2nd place finish for the Stangs
Tuesday night was a beautiful night for a meet, with the sun shining brightly and a slight wind from the west, Terre Haute South provided the track and field, the Stangs from the The Wood, provided the competition.
In the second 3 way meet of the season, the Stangs got off to a fast start and although most of our athletes completed a workout on Monday, that did not stop them from displaying mental toughness as they went through another workout on Tuesday!
The 4×8 team of Haskett, Doering, Roland and McGlothlin set a season PR with a time under 9 minutes (this is the first time our team has been under 9 minutes since 2017) and a 1st place finish!
The 100 meter dash saw a slew of Mustangs compete! Times did not look great on paper as we had only 1 athlete with a PR (Cole Burden 13.68), but knowing that they were competing a day after a workout, we are OK with these results and happy with the effort.
The 200 meter dash saw 3 Stangs reach a PR. Kolin Repass (25.51), Cole Burden (26.29), and freshman Kyle Hiatt (26.50) all ran personal best times.
The 400 meter dash saw John McGlothlin and Zack Raake finish 1st and 3rd.
It also allowed junior Luke Roland an opportunity to run his first open 800 of the season and that led to a PR of 1:00.89. Freshman Elijah Gill and junior Jarrod Robbins also competed and ran season PR times also (1:07.19 and 1:09.72)
The 800 meter run featured 7 Stangs competing. Senior and IU commit, Austin Haskett, ran his first open 800 of the season and was able to win the race! Roland, Gill, Mendoza, Robertson, Robbins, and Kiser also competed in the race. Many of our athletes were within 1-3 seconds of a PR, even after a workout on Monday!
The 1600 and the 3200 led a few of our Mustangs to a great work opportunity! Haskett won the mile in a tough competed race against Cael Light from THS. The race also had Nelson seconds away from a PR and sophomore Elliot Gough ran a CAREER PR of 5:17.71, while Doering was within seconds of a career PR also. Freshman Anthony Richardson was able to get his first mile in on the season. The 3200 was led by Nelson who finished in 2nd place with a very competitive time of 10:56.94, after running 2 othe races. The 2 mile again, watched as Elliot Gough set another CAREER PR with a time of 11:32.02. A very strong day for him indeed.
The hurdle races were exciting but did not go as planned. Senior, Nate Bolin, got off to a slow start in the 100 high hurdles and although he managed to hit almost every hurdle, still managed a 6th place finish. He more than redeemed himself in the 300 hurdle race, as he galloped to a winning time of 45.17!
The 4×1 relay finished 3rd, as the Mustangs have not had the same lineup in this event yet, and are still working through injuries and lineup configurations!
The 4×4 team of Bolin, Doering, Raake, and McGlothlin ran a season PR and finished in 1st place. The time of 3:39.70 is the best on the season so far!
David Brown had a solid night and was a double winner in both the long jump and the high jump, 6’3 and 20’11 respectfully! First year jumper, Kolin Repass also PR;d in HJ and cleared 5’4.
Wyatt Blake, on a borrowed pole because he shattered the one we had in practice, was able to compete and vault to 11’ to take 1st place for The Wood! First year vaulter, Jarrod Robbins (J-Rob), was also able to PR on the season, as he cleared 8 feet in only his 2nd meet!
With limited entries for both throwing events, not all the throwers got to compete in both events. However, good things still happened for our throwers as senior Tyler Welty continued his 2nd meet in a row with a shot put over the 42 foot mark, which was strong enough for a 2nd place finish. Freshman Josh Webb also PR’d on the evening with a toss of 22 feet.
In the Disc, senior Jaydon Street, Jerron Kelso and Mark Hart all had season PR’s for the Stangs!
On a night where the kids could have complained about being tired or not having enough recovery time, they didnt! They instead, buckled down, gritted their teeth and competed their butts off. A lot of fortitude was displayed throughout the evening by all the athletes! I was incredibly happy to see them not back down!