Boys Varsity Track · Boys Varsity Track finishes 1st place at Bedford North Lawrence @ Bedford North Lawrence

  Place Points
Edgewood High School 1st 67
Bedford North Lawrence High School 2nd 65

What started off as a sunny morning/afternoon, led to a sun filled, nice night for a track meet @ Bedford.
The Mustangs started off with a bit of a hangover, if you will, and ran a slow 4 x 8 to start the meet. Although it was a slow time for them they still manages to win and score 5 points for the team.
With this being our first dual meet of the season, a lot of athletes got run and compete and the coaches from Bedford did a great job of being very efficient and smooth.
Tyler Strickland was up to his normal ways as he double won the 110 high hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Nathan Bolin suffered a minor knee injury in warm-ups, and that, compounded with a hit hurdle on the 3 set caused his time to be slightly off his normal. Even in saying all of that, his time was still very strong. However, that small hiccup he had allowed enough space for Joel Strickler to seize the moment and finish .04 seconds ahead and for a 3rd place finish!
John McGlothlin had a huge night for the Stangs. He won the 100, 200, 400 and was the anchor on the winning 4×4 team. John was responsible for 20 points in this meet and it just shows the high level of athlete he is. A very gutsy and powerful showing for him, especially as a sophomore. We also had 4 kids PR in the 100m. Grant Raake bested his season PR to a 12.51, first year runner Drew Fletcher bested his PR time and improved it to a 12.65 and 2 freshman were able to record their first times of the season as Braydon Cornwell ( 13.81) and Lincoln Hammond (14.58) competed well.
The Wood had 4 runners give the 1600 run a shot. Liam Nelson emerged as the best runner for Edgeood with a time of 5:20.40. 2nd for the Mustangs was freshman Andre Adkins (5:53.78), followed by Keenan Sims (5:58.64) and Jarrod Robbins (6:08.71).
Izaiah Doering and first year runner Eddie Mendoza also competed in the open 400 m run. Zay was 2nd for the mustangs, just missing out on a PR (58.36), and Eddie, in his first 400 race had a nice run and finished with a 1:09.78.
Bolin got back on track, pun intended, and ran a very nice and smooth race in the 300 hurdles. He ran a very nice time of 44.04 and placed 2nd for the Mustangs!
Tristan Bland also continues to work the hurdles and for a first year track guy and new to hurdles, he has done a super job!
The 800 meter run allowed Austin Haskett to work on his turnover and speed, which he did. Austin won the race with a time just a few seconds off the school record (2:00.31). Aden Siek continued to run the 800 well and finished in 3rd place with a time of 2:12.24. The 800 also saw first year runners Madison Ingram, Jarrod Robbins, and Keenan Sims all go out an compete. Dylan Robertson also competed and was just shy of breakign his PR time in the 800.
In order from the 200 win by John McGlothlin, Ethan Hill finished 3rd overall. Drew Fletcher improved his PR time to a 25.82 and the 2 freshmen, Braydon Cornwell and Lincoln Hammond also got their first 200 meter runs of the season.
After some discouraging remarks made by some of the Bedford 4 x 4 runners, the Stangs were fired up and ready to cut lose out of the stable. They did just that, winning the race with a close to PR time, and beating the team from Bedford by over 6 seconds.
Another bright spot for the Stangs was from senior standout jumper Noah Bise. Last week Noah jumped to a new personal and school record in the long jump. The record had stood since 1975. This record only lasted 3 days and we watched as Noah increased his new school record to a distance of 22-1.75. Ethan Hill, Nathan Bolin, Drew Fletcher and Cole Flora also saw PR’s in LJ.
Colton Bowman was a broght spot in Disc, increasing his PR to a new 137 feet. Colton has been very busy and working hard to make a run at conference, sectionals and regionals!
Tyler Welty was the best thrower in Shot put for the Stangs with a best throw last night with a 39 foot plus.
Pole vault was another example of the hard work these guys are putting in. Caleb Waugh tied his PR with a jump of 10-6 and looked for a moment like he was going to break the 11 foot barrier but toe kicked it at the very end of his jump. Rhyse Fehrenbach, coming back after missing substantial time with sickness, was able to clear 9-6 and will hopefully use this time to get back into the 10 foot range as we prepare for the conference meet in a little over 2 weeks.
The Mustangs move to 17-1-1 on the season and will run their next meet, this Saturday, at the Mustang Invite, when they will host a slew of top teams from the state.
BHSN, BHSS, Jeffersonville, Springs Valley, Martinsville, Moorseville, Pike, Evansville Mater Dei, are just a few of the 13 teams that will be competing in this invite! What a day it should be!!!