Senior night delivers 27 PR’s and a DOMINATING win for the Boys from The Wood
Senior boys: Wyatt Blake, Nate Bolin (4 year), David Brown (4 Year), Cole Burden, Drew Fletcher, Austin Haskett (4 Year), Zaric Priest, Grant Raake, Bryson Smith, Jaydon Street, Tyler Welty (4 year)
MEET HIGHLIGHTS: New school record in the 400 by John McGlothlin, 27 season PR’s, 7 CAREER PR’s, a dominating performance a week before conference!
After 2 weeks with rain outs and meet make up dates, with another familiar chance of storms in the forecast, the Boys from The Wood were able to run and jump against athletes in different colored jerseys and what a night it was! As an old song goes, the Boys “showed up and showed out”!
Competing in a 5 way meet with Conference contender Northview, Owen Valley, Indian Creek and lighthouse Christian, the Stangs were firing on all cylinders throughout the meet.
The boys 4×8 of Doering, Siek, Roland, and Gough ran an almost season best of 9:20.58, which was strong enough for a 2nd place finish.
Following suit was Bolin in the 110 Hurdles, with a 2ns place finish. He was close to a season and career PR with a time of 16.74. Jackson Ludlow also ran and finished in a time of 20.05.
The 100 meter dash laid witness to 2 career PR’s and 3 season PR’s for the Stangs.
ZRaake (11.60), Love (11.85), Curtis, Cam (11.90 Career), GRaake (11.99 Career), Bland (12.39). We have been dealing with injuries throughout the year, and trying to get everyone healthy for the end of the season has always been the goal. It was nice to see some of these boys get to run and then accomplish their best time of the season is like icing on top!!!!! Very proud of them and their effort!
In the pole vault, senior Wyatt Blake, dealing with shin injuries was off for the night and that left the mat to Junior jarrod Robbins. Robbins, a first year jumper, was able to set a new Career PR with a vault of 8’6. A very cool accomplishment!!
Boys shot put lead to a 3rd and 5th place finish for the Stangs. Senior Tyler Welty (41’8.75) finished in 3rd place and fellow senior Zric Priest (39’3) was in 5th. Also throwing well for the Stangs was Davis (38’8.25 Career PR), O’Connor (37’8), Ludlow (35’10.5), Bitner (33’4), and Kelso (30’6.25 PR).
Disc allowed Welty to improve on his Career PR and launch the disc 122’11, which was strong enough for a 1st place finish. Not to be outdone by the senior, Freshman Elliot Buehl also tossed the disc a Career PR distance with a launch of 110’6.50! O’Connor (109’7), Burden (95.60 Career PR), Smith (86’7), Street (82’8), Bitner (72’2) rounded out the throws for the Stangs!
Long Jump showcased Senior David Brown as he won with a leap of 21’8.25. Going for the double jump win was on the agenda for Brown but was thwarted by a new jumper from Northview. The jumper, on his first attempt, jumped and did not make it to the jump mat, flew laterally on top of the standard, damaging it and causing the HJ to be cancelled for the night!
Blake Love was also able to score points in the LJ, with a jump of 18’10. Freshman, Zack Raake had his first turn at LJ on the season and was able to jump 17’ 7.50.
Haskett and Nelson lead the charge for the Stangs in the 3200. Haskett was able to cruise to a somewhat easy win (9:58.77) and Nelson, after running a Career PR in the mile, turned around and ran a tough race and finished in 4th with a time of 11:08.36. Freshman Elijah Gill also competed in his first HS 2 mile and ran a time of 12:18.93.
The boys from the 4 x4 team (Bolin, ZRaake, Doering, McGlothlin) continued their dominating season performance and won the race with a time of 3:35.98. The goal for this team is a Conference Championship and a shot at a regional birth with a top 3 finish at sectionals!
The boys 200 meter dash watched as John McGlothlin won with a dominating performance. His time of 22.29 was one of the fastest for the team in the last 3 years! Cameron Curtis tied a Career PR (24.76), Senior Grant Raake also ran a Career PR, with a time of 25.09. First year runner and sophomore Shane Wickens also ran a PR time of 26.42. Freshman, Kyle Hiatt rounded out the Stangs with a time of 26.65.
Senior Austin Haskett ran the 800 meter run and paced for a time of 2:00.56, which was strong enough for a 1st place finish. Junior Luke Roland was 2nd for the Stangs and ran a PR time of 2:20.32. Dylan Robertson and freshman Anthony Richardson both ran PR times (2:30.78, and 2:31.99).
The 300 hurdles unfolded and witnessed as senior David Brown ran his first ever meet 300 hurdles and nudged out fellow senior Nathan Bolin for the win. David ran a 44.11 and Nate was right behind him with a time of 45.19, for the 1-2 finish! The 300 also gave sophomore Aden Siek and junior Kolin Repass a chance to compete and they both ran a season PR with a time of 47.54 and 46.32, respectively!
The 4x team of GRaake, Brown, Curtis, Love, ran a competitive race (2nd fastest time of the season) and finished in 2nd place on the night, with a time of 46.02.
The 1600 meter run lead junior Liam Nelson to a new career PR, his first time breaking the 5 minute barrier, with a time of 4:55.82. The same race allowed fellow junior Izaiah Doering to also set a career PR with a time of 5:02.02. Not to be outdone by the upperclassmen, sophomore Elliot Gough also set a Career PR with a time of 5:11.72. Luke Roland and Anthony Richardson also PR’d on the season as both ran well and finished with 5:17.07 and 5:26.48.
In the 400 meter run, John McGlothlin broke his school record with a time of 49.26. John has been aiming to break his own record all season, and this was very cool to watch him do it again! Especially since he was not being challenged by anyone else in the field. Z. Raake ran a nice lap and finished with a time of 53.47 and a 4th place finish. Shane Wickens and Elijah Gill also both ran strong races and set new season PR’s. Jackson Kiser also ran his first 400 of the year!
After 2 weeks of not being able to compete, it was a great night to be a Stang!
PROUD TO BE THE COACH OF THESE YOUNG MEN!!!