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Boys Track Starts Strong

(Andrew B /Media)

After a canceled meet against Bishop Hartley on Friday, April 1, the boys track team officially started its season with a quad-meet against KIPP Academy, London, and Rosecrans at home on Wednesday, April 6. 

In relays events, Academy triumphed, with a first place in the 4×800, a first place in the 4×100, and third place finish in the 4×400.

Gabe A. leaped to victory in the 110m hurdles at 18.49, followed by Kevin W. in fifth (21.53) and Stavros M. in sixth (21.68). In the 300m hurdles, Kevin came second at 48.22 while Gabe earned third (49.89), trailed by Maish in fifth (51.78). In the high jump, Charlie H. placed third with a height of 5’4”, followed by Justin A. in seventh with a height of 5’0”. Ben A. put himself into third place in shot put with a 37’2”, and followed that with a third place in discus (80’9”). 

In the 100m dash, Gabe E. flew to a second place in 11.90, followed by Carter J. in fourth at12.12, and E.J. J. in seventh with a time of 12.16. Gabe once again dashed to a second place in the 200m dash with a time of 24.79, followed by Zech K. (24.86) in third, Carter J. (25.01) in fifth. Jack DeL. (25.26) landed a seventh place. Zech(56.00), Alek B. (58.07), Ayden N. (58.22), and Jack S.(59.25) placed third to sixth, respectively in the 400m dash. 

In the 800m, Dorian B. and Charlie S. finished sixth and seventh, respectively, with times of 2:42.18 and 2:51.28. Jono H. ran to a 5:26 mile, good for first in the event, followed by Elliott S. in second (5:28.73), Xander H-V R. in sixth (5:47.17), and Dorian in seventh (6:01.53). Stephen W. and Matthew T. posted the top two times in the 3200 of 13:22.71 and 16:45.37, respectively. 

After a second place finish in this meet, the squad has a packed week ahead.

It runs at Big Walnut on Monday, April 11 and hosts Amanda Clearcreek and Fairfield Union Wednesday, April 13. To cap off the week, the squad will run at Whitehall on Friday, April 15.


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