Track And Field – Sento Soft http://sentosoft.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:00:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sentosoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Track And Field – Sento Soft http://sentosoft.com/ 32 32 Big Rapids Cardinal track and field athlete is having a strong season https://sentosoft.com/big-rapids-cardinal-track-and-field-athlete-is-having-a-strong-season/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 05:00:41 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/big-rapids-cardinal-track-and-field-athlete-is-having-a-strong-season/ BIG RAPIDS – Brogan Jones has two words for the person who talked him into performing for athletics this season: Many Thanks. Jones was among the top point producers for Big Rapids that year. He was a sophomore who came for track and field in his freshman year. “Owen Westerkamp, ​​I play tennis with him, […]]]>

BIG RAPIDS – Brogan Jones has two words for the person who talked him into performing for athletics this season:

Many Thanks.

Jones was among the top point producers for Big Rapids that year.

He was a sophomore who came for track and field in his freshman year.

“Owen Westerkamp, ​​I play tennis with him, and it’s fun,” Jones said of the cardinal elder, who went to the state meeting in the 100. “I thought I would do it. I’m trying to get better at hockey. That was the main goal.”

Toward the end of the season, Jones had to admit he was glad he was coming out.


“I’m doing really well in my freshman year,” he said. “Our relays, the 4x4s, were really fun because everyone is cheering and running back and forth across the field.”

The team‘s best time was a 3:40.69 at the Fulton Invitational for first place.

“We often finish first and win a lot of medals,” he said.

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Ketcham boys set 4×800 relay record and reach Nationals https://sentosoft.com/ketcham-boys-set-4x800-relay-record-and-reach-nationals/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:03:15 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/ketcham-boys-set-4x800-relay-record-and-reach-nationals/ This, thought Nick Castorina, would be the last race of his sporting career, the last 800 meters of a chapter that would soon be closed. His view of the watch was momentarily obstructed during his second lap, so he chose to ignore it. The plan was simply to go all out and pretend his relay […]]]>

This, thought Nick Castorina, would be the last race of his sporting career, the last 800 meters of a chapter that would soon be closed.

His view of the watch was momentarily obstructed during his second lap, so he chose to ignore it. The plan was simply to go all out and pretend his relay team was a second behind him and that he was a second off his personal best and a second from a record.

“Before I looked at the scoreboard, I checked my watch and saw they were done under eight minutes,” said Roy C. Ketcham’s track and field coach Charles Ropes as he watched the team compete at the state championships last weekend. “I thought, ‘Oh my God.’ They really cracked eight minutes. That’s great.”

Castorina was already content after crossing the finish line, content in believing that he had drained the tank and done his best. He was then rushed by his teammates, and Eddy Corporan slung an arm over his shoulder and turned his attention to the scoreboard.

The animated response of her bulging eyes and nearly drooping jaw was the image that was worth 1,000 hours of training.

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“We look at the board and say, ‘Wait. That’s 7:55. Oh my god, we did it!” said Castorina. “That was on our minds all season. We’ve been waiting for this for a long time.”

The school had been waiting even longer for a group that would do this.

The quartet of Castorina, Corporan, Connor Hitt and Nick Taylor broke the program record in the 3,200m relay that had stood since 1976. They clocked a time of 7:55.43, beating the previous 8:08 mark.

Their performance provided an encore to Castorina’s swan song and earned them a place in a national tournament that weekend.

“It’s really cool,” Ropes said. “The boys realize how old this record is and how important it is to break it. It’s a great performance and they didn’t break him by a second or two, they made it by a lot.”

Ketcham placed sixth overall in the race but third among public schools within its classification.

“The families have such a support system and that makes moments like this very special,” Ropes said of the state tournament at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. “The kids had their parents, aunts, cousins, all up there.”

Castorina ran a personal best of 1:53.62 on the final leg, which was the second fastest split time of any runner in the event and a time good enough to set the Ketcham record in the 800 meters. He’s beat his previous best by nearly four seconds, which Ropes says is “a bit surprising at this level.” Hitt, a sophomore, had a split of 1:58.69.

Taylor and Corporan are juniors, so three of the four members of this team are expected to return next season, and Ketcham reckons on maybe having a shot at section and state titles.

The boys qualified for the New Balance Nationals outdoor tournament, which is being played at the University of Pennsylvania this weekend. They will compete in the 4×800 relay championship class on Saturday night. Joining them there is long-distance runner Abby Kowalczyk, who competes in the Freshman Girls’ mile and 2-mile races.

Kowalczyk already holds the Ketcham record in the girls over 3,000 meters, her 10:11 beating Gabrielle Cuccia’s previous mark by 28 seconds. The promising ninth-grader has played throughout the running season this school year and is part of the reason for the optimism about the future of athletics at Ketcham, Ropes said. She and Hitt are young standouts whose names will be heard often for years to come.

Also, the coach said, Jon Scampoli owes a little gratitude. The senior excelled for them as a pitcher, but he also helped recruit several athletes who filled important roles for the team.

“There are some nerves but the big pressure was states,” said Castorina. The senior is going to Binghamton University but is unsure if he will run there. “I wasn’t content with just getting there, I wanted to do well there. I went to the States for the winter season, but the other guys on the relay team are young and it was their first time. I wanted it to be unforgettable for us.

“The Nationals will be my last high school race, but I don’t feel like there’s that much pressure. It’s something we will enjoy.”

Stephen Haynes: shaynes@poughkeepsiejournal.com; 845-437-4826; Twitter: @StephenHaynes4

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Recap Cal at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships https://sentosoft.com/recap-cal-at-the-ncaa-outdoor-track-and-field-championships/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 12:01:18 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/recap-cal-at-the-ncaa-outdoor-track-and-field-championships/ The best season in Cal Track and Field‘s recent history came to an end this past weekend. Thirteen Golden Bears competed in 10 events at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The eight Cal women accumulated 12 points and finished 21st as a team. The five Cal Men accumulated 13 points and tied for 18th place […]]]>

The best season in Cal Track and Field‘s recent history came to an end this past weekend.

Thirteen Golden Bears competed in 10 events at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The eight Cal women accumulated 12 points and finished 21st as a team. The five Cal Men accumulated 13 points and tied for 18th place as a team. Typically, only the top 8 finishers would score points. Winners get 10 points; Second place gets 8 points; the rest is reduced from 6 to 1 for 3rd through 8th place. Incidentally, Florida won both the men’s (54 points) and women’s (74 points) team championships. Cal would need to have at least 5-6 top 3 finishers (per gender) to truly be a team championship contender.

Nonetheless, it’s been a long time (apparently since the inaugural championship in 1922) since four Cal Bears earned (and scored) First Team All-American honors.

Up to that year, Cal had not had four First Team All-American pitchers since 1922 – the very first NCAA championships ever held. This year’s group, the Assistant Coach Mohammed Satara as “the best he’s ever coached,” gave Bears fans plenty to get excited about, including an all-time NCAA record set by Alekna and a third hammer national title from Rogers.

The highlight, of course, was senior Camryn Rogers, who hit a three-pointer in the hammer throw. Canadian “Calympian” also set a new college record. If you missed it, check out her record-breaking throw-in my previous post.

With her record-breaking season, Camryn Rogers has been shortlisted for the Honda Award for Track and Field.

Rogers now owns the top 11 women’s hammer throws in college history.

Teammate junior Anna Purchase also scored with 7th place in the same event.

A pair of Cal men also shared the podium in Discus. Freshman Mykolas Alekna was just inches away from Virginia freshman Claudio Romero. Teammate Iffy Joyner finished 4th overall.

In other events, Josh Johnson (men’s shot put) and Ezinne Abba (women’s 100-meter dash) were honored as 2nd Team All-Americans.

Hakim McMorris performed well (top 4) in 4 of the 10 decathlon events (100m, long jump, 400m and 110m hurdles) and finished 19th overall. Despite Cal’s prowess in the throwing disciplines (not to mention that his brother Malik is not only a soccer player but also a Cal weight thrower), Hakim can certainly improve in shot put (13th), javelin throw (18th) and discus throw (20th). .

Ivar Moisander (men’s hammer throw), Busola Akinduro (women’s triple jump) and the quartet of Jada Hicks, Jordyn Grady, Maisie Stevens and Aysha Shaheed (4x100m relay) were also eligible to compete in NCAA national championships for the first time when they landed or were DQ’ed at the bottom of the 24 competitors’ deep fields, as in the case of Cal’s relay team.

While there is some ambiguity as to the future facility for the program if/when the prime properties of Edwards Stadium are rumored to be taken over by the university, Robyne Johnson, director of Cal Track and Field/Cross Country, has a good job in her third year accomplished season. Due to COVID, Johnson has repeatedly referred to this season as her “first real year” in interviews.

I’ll end with a series of great photos of Golden Bears in action, followed by a list of their results.

NCAA Outdoor Championships Complete Roundup – California
Hammer throw women:

-national champion Camryn Rogers (First Team All-Americans)
-Seventh place Anna purchase (First Team All-Americans)
Discus throw men:
-Second place Mykolas Alekna (First Team All-Americans)
-Fourth place Iffy Joyner (First Team All-Americans)
triple jump women:
-23. place Busola Akinduro

Shot put men:
-10. place josh johnson (Second Team All American)
Women’s 100 meters:
-15. place Ezanne Abba (Second Team All American)
Decathlon:
-19 place Hakim McMorris
Hammer throw men:
-20. place Ivar Moisander
Women’s 4 x 100m relay:
-Semifinalists Jada Hicks, Jordan Grady, Maisie Stevens, Aysha Shaheed

GO BEARS!

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Athletics closes the season at the NCAA championships https://sentosoft.com/athletics-closes-the-season-at-the-ncaa-championships/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:21:40 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/athletics-closes-the-season-at-the-ncaa-championships/ story links EUGENE, Arch.— The University of Memphis track and field wrapped up its outdoor season this weekend after three athletes competed in the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Division I track and field championships. After four full days of competition, the championships concluded on Saturday afternoon at Hayward Field. Senior Cole Riddle finished […]]]>

EUGENE, Arch.— The University of Memphis track and field wrapped up its outdoor season this weekend after three athletes competed in the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Division I track and field championships.

After four full days of competition, the championships concluded on Saturday afternoon at Hayward Field.

Senior Cole Riddle finished the weekend as a Second Team All-America Honoree after placing 14th in the men’s pole vault. In the field of 24 athletes, Riddle had a peak height of 5.30 m.

Robbie Watsonwho made his debut at the outdoor championships, finished the men’s hammer with a best time of 65.24 m (23rd) and received the Honorable Mention All-America.

DeeNia McMiller finished her college career with an Honorable Mention All-America. She threw a 64.36-yard record in the women’s hammer and placed 19th

Riddle, Watson and McMiller were three of the 31 American Athletic Conference athletes who qualified and competed for the championships.

Complete results

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Worthington Christian earned two podiums https://sentosoft.com/worthington-christian-earned-two-podiums/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:24:05 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/worthington-christian-earned-two-podiums/ The Worthington Christian girls track and field team achieved the results they were looking for on the final day of the Division III state meeting on June 3-4 in Ohio State. There were 13 athletes for the Warriors after they scored 67 points against Fairbanks (66) for their first regional championship since 1994 on May […]]]>

The Worthington Christian girls track and field team achieved the results they were looking for on the final day of the Division III state meeting on June 3-4 in Ohio State.

There were 13 athletes for the Warriors after they scored 67 points against Fairbanks (66) for their first regional championship since 1994 on May 27 in Lexington.

The only running event where Worthington Christian qualified for the state finals was the 800 meter relay, which featured seniors Grace Hall and Audrey Mousa, junior Maria Klausman, and student Jamie Custer.

Senior Brooke Holloway, the first athlete in program history to compete in the pole vault, also represented the school in a June 4 state finals.

The Warriors finished in the top half of the podium in both events, with the 800 relay finishing third (1 minute, 44.57 seconds) and Holloway fourth in the pole vault (11 feet, 8 inches).

Worthington Christian finished seventh en route to the final of the 800 relay.

“It was a great surprise,” Hall said. “We got our school reports in the regional league and (in the regional preliminary round) our time wasn’t that good. We had to fix a few things in the handoff, but I think we fixed it (during the finale). We broke our school record (in the state finals) again, so I’m very happy with the result.”

Hall, Klausman and Mousa also ran in the 800 relay, which finished eighth in the state last season.

Hall added a 15th place finish in the 100 (12.75) and ran with junior Jane Bechtel and sophomores Rachel Fife and Natalie Woodfin in 16th place in the 400 relay (52.0).

Mousa was 14th in the 200 (26.26) and Custer was 11th in the 400 (1:00.34). Custer joined senior Sydney Diedrich, junior Ellie Cain and freshman Natalie Ryan in 11th place in the 1,600-second relay (4:10.21).

Mousa will compete for Biola University in La Mirada, California.

“It was really stressful but I knew our team was going to be really good this year and had full confidence that we could achieve what we just achieved (during the state finals),” she said.

Holloway previously competed for Westerville South before signing on to Worthington Christian for her senior season. She plans to compete for Mount Vernon Nazarene.

“Last year at the regional tournament I sprained my ankle and couldn’t finish jumping,” she said. “I probably would have done it (last year), so I’m generally happy to be (this season). My freshman year I had a total brain fart and everything went wrong and I ended up in the regional league with no height. (This year’s state meeting) was a good day.”

The Warriors opened the state on June 3 by finishing their 3,200 season consisting of Diedrich, juniors Ellie Cain and Zoe Ward and freshman Natalie Ryan in 14th place in 10:01.2.

Ward was also a state qualifier in cross country last fall.

“It’s so much fun,” she said. “I’ve looked at all the other teams and ours is great. We have so many people that managed to say what’s so cool.”

Diedrich, who finished 15th with Cain, Custer and Klausman in the 1,600 relay last season, plans to compete at Cedarville, where she is considering becoming part of the track program.

“We have a lot of fun running together,” said Diedrich. “We have made great progress compared to last year.”

Also in the regional competition were Diedrich in the 800, Hall in the long jump, Klausman in the 200, Ryan in the 400, Ward in the 3,200, and seniors Lily Bauman and Morgan Lawrence in the discus.

Other eligible returnees include junior Sylvia Fulks (middle distance) and students Emily Barron (discus, shot put) and Annie White (distance).

“The Regionalliga was outstanding,” said coach Mark Mousa. “The girls did as well as one could have hoped. Getting all four squadrons up and running was one of the goals and we knew that our (800 squadron) would be the strength of our team. The seniors left a great legacy.”

•Leila Boussedra couldn’t help but be annoyed with her performance at the Division I state meeting on June 4th.

That Thomas Senior finished 11th in the 3,200 (11:18.49), improving on her personal best of 10:55.42 to finish second at the May 27 regional meeting at Pickerington North.

“She called as soon as she finished racing and apologized,” said trainer Andy Cox. “I said, ‘There’s nothing you need to feel sorry for. You’re at the state meeting. You’re one of the top 18 runners and have one of the best times we’ve had at Thomas Worthington when you ran at 10:55 in the regional league. Nobody can ever take that away.’ ”

Boussedra finished a turbulent school year competing in both field hockey and cross country in the fall for a college scholarship.

At the March state indoor meeting, she placed fifth in the 3,200m (11:01.05) and tied for 20th place in the 3,200m (10:16.9) with sophomores Meghan Kemp and Caroline Murphy and senior Hadley Kulina.

In the spring, she fell nearly 45 seconds from her 3200 time after winning Pickerington North’s Stingel Invitational in 11:39.72 in her second competition of the season. She also had victories at the Newark Invitational (11:36.4), Thomas’s Gary Smith Invitational (11:12.22), and the OCC-Cardinal Division meeting (11:28.63).

And she received a scholarship to run cross country and track at Ohio University.

“She’s going to do great things at OU next year,” said Cox. “She ran four races for cross country and was offered a scholarship. Then she continued to improve throughout the track season. They get a good one when they come to Athens.”

Boussedra, Kulina and newcomers Alaina Smullen and Molly McClellan won a championship title in the 3,200 relay (9:48.89).

“Last year our numbers were well below what we traditionally have at Thomas Worthington,” said Cox. “We had 40 sophomores and freshmen (this year) who had never run before. That energy and excitement was quite evident. We’ve been trying to take advantage of that all season.

“The culture has definitely returned to normal. … (It was) very competitive and (we) gained a lot of experience. I think that was a stepping stone for the coming seasons. I think we will be good for the next few years.”

– Michael Reich

sports@thisweeknews.com

@ThisWeekSports

THOMAS

•OCC cardinal status: Olentangy (116.5), Dublin Jerome (97), Marysville (93), Hilliard Darby (84), Olentangy Berlin (69.5), Thomas (63)

•Seniors Lost: Leila Boussedra, Riley Chase, Elise Coles, Ella Fledderjohann, Hadley Kulina, Kennedy Macerollo, Trinity Murphy, Autumn Novak, Pearl Richardson and Summer Rogers

•Key returnees: Habiba Bundu, Julianne Conroy, Chaneya Garner, Jillian Jenkins, Zoe Limbach, Piper Lowe, Molly McClellan, Alaina Smullen, Rosalie Smullen and Andrea Tubbs

•Late season: 10th (35) in district behind Westerville Central (103), tied 20th (11) in regional behind Gahanna (73), didn’t score in state

WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN

• MSL Ohio Rankings: Bexley (142.5), Columbus School for Girls (115), Worthington Christian (96), Columbus Academy (90), Buckeye Valley (80.5), Grandview (77), Wellington (32), Whitehall (20)

•Seniors Lost: Lily Bauman, Sydney Diedrich, Grace Hall, Brooke Holloway, Morgan Lawrence and Audrey Mousa

•Key returnees: Emily Barron, Jane Bechtel, Ellie Cain, Jamie Custer, Rachel Fife, Maria Klausman, Natalie Ryan, Zoe Ward and Natalie Woodfin

•Late season: Second (127) in district behind Fairbanks (183), first (67) in regional association, tied 16th (11) in state behind champion North Robinson Colonel Crawford (44)

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UNI Athletics: King ranks 5th in the NCAAs, best of any Panther since 2009 https://sentosoft.com/uni-athletics-king-ranks-5th-in-the-ncaas-best-of-any-panther-since-2009/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 03:50:24 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/uni-athletics-king-ranks-5th-in-the-ncaas-best-of-any-panther-since-2009/ story links varsity athletics at NCAA championships Hayward Field | Eugene, Oregon 8th-11th June 2002 EUGENE, Arch. – Darius King earned his fourth All-America honor with a fifth-place finish at the 2022 NCAA Division I track and field championships. King secured a place in the finals and […]]]>

varsity athletics at NCAA championships

  • Hayward Field | Eugene, Oregon
  • 8th-11th June 2002

EUGENE, Arch.Darius King earned his fourth All-America honor with a fifth-place finish at the 2022 NCAA Division I track and field championships.

King secured a place in the finals and his spot with the night’s first throw, throwing 20.04 meters (65 ft, 9 in).

King is the first Panther to earn Division I First Team All-America honors in the shot put. UNI has awarded several Panthers in Division II including Mike McCready who won in 1971. Justin Baker competed in the shot put in 2015 and placed 20th. Justin Romero was 19th in shot put in 2012.

He competed in the NCAA championships with the country’s fifth highest mark in the shot put with a throw of 20.33 meters (66 ft, 8.5 in).

King holds UNI indoor and outdoor school records in the shot put. He has broken his own record twice this year after setting the original mark in the 2021 outdoor season. He finished the West preliminary round 2022 with the current record of 20.33 meters.

This was his third outdoor appearance at the NCAA championships. He finished 10th at the 2022 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the shot put and finished seventh at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

King narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships in discus. He finished 13th with a throw of 54.83 meters (179-10). His personal best at the event is 57.09 meters (187-4).

UNI Athletics has sent its most competitors to the shot put and NCAA championships since 2016 with King Tom Yezek in the discussion Friday.

King in NCAA competitions

  • 2022 outdoor: 1st team AA (5th place – 20.04 meters)
  • 2022 Halle: 2nd team AA (10th place – 19.58 meters)
  • 2021 outdoor: 1st team AA (7th place – 19.69 meters)
  • 2021 Halle: 2nd team AA (12th place – 18.69 meters)
  • 2020 Outdoor: cancelled
  • 2020 Indoor: Qualified as No. 14 when Championships were cancelled
  • 2019 Outdoor: 23rd place
  • 2019 Indoor: not qualified
  • 2018 Outdoor: 23rd at the West Prelims
  • 2018 Indoor: not qualified


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Tom Yezek will compete Friday at 7:35pm CT. He is No. 32 in the nation in the discus. His throw of 58.21 meters (191-0) is third on UNI’s all-time list for the best discus throws in program history.

This is his first appearance at the NCAA championships. He competed in the NCAA West prelims in 2022, 2021, 2018, and 2017.

At the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Championships, he finished second in the discus throw to teammate King.

Yezek by year

  • 2022 Outdoor: MVC – 2nd Discus / 3rd Shot Put
  • 2021 Outdoor: MVC champion in the discus (55.76 meters) | 55.42 m in the heats
  • 2021 Indoor: Single start
  • 2020 Halle: MVC – 2nd shot put
  • 2018 Outdoors: Participated in shooting and targeting at the West Prelims
  • 2018 Indoor: Participated in shot put at MVC Championships
  • 2017 Outdoors: Discus Contest at the West Prelims

UNI’s top marks in discus fish
1. Brent Lower 199-6 (60.81 m) 1979
2. Jordan Williams 193-5 (58.95m) 2013
3. Tom Yezek 191-0 (58.21m) 2022
4. Isaac Holtz 190-8 (58.12m) 2017
5. Matt Haven 187-10 (57.26m) 1984
Matthew Schiffer 187-10 2014

Yezek is a graduate student from Northwood, Iowa.


UNI NCAA HISTORY (CURRENT)

  • 2022 – Darius King – 5th (shot put)
  • 2021 – Darius King – 7th (shot put)
  • 2020 – cancelled
  • 2019 – Darius King – 23rd (shot put)
  • 2018 – Jacob Smith – 6th (400 hurdles)
  • 2017 – Brandon Carnes – 13th (100m)
  • 2016 – Paige Knodle – 8th (Heptathlon)

    • Justin Baker – 15th (Hammer)
    • Brandon Carnes 18th (100m)

  • 2015 – Justin Baker (shot put)
  • 2014 – Paige Knodle – 4th (Heptathlon)
  • 2013 – Jordan Williams – 12th (discus)

    • Paige Knodle – 17th (heptathlon)
    • Daniel Gooris – 12th (decathlon)

  • 2012 – Olimpia Nowak 12th (Heptathlon)

    • Daniel Gooris – 10th (decathlon) / 22nd (pole vault)
    • Jordan Williams – 14th (discus)
    • Justin Romero – 19th (shot put)

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The spring track and field season concludes with local victories https://sentosoft.com/the-spring-track-and-field-season-concludes-with-local-victories/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 14:04:41 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/the-spring-track-and-field-season-concludes-with-local-victories/ June 06, 2022 The spring track and field season concludes with local victories By Tim Morris Middletown High School North’s Hailey Guerrieri found himself in an unfamiliar and challenging position. The defending champion in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles at the Monmouth County Outdoor Track and Field Championships was all alone. It may be dangerous. Lose […]]]>
June 06, 2022

The spring track and field season concludes with local victories

By Tim Morris

Middletown High School North’s Hailey Guerrieri found himself in an unfamiliar and challenging position. The defending champion in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles at the Monmouth County Outdoor Track and Field Championships was all alone. It may be dangerous. Lose your focus, jump a hurdle and your race is over.

“It’s hard to be up front,” she said. “It’s easier when you have someone who pushes you. I was a little nervous. It was raining just before the race and I wanted to be a little more careful not to slip. I had to stay focused.”

The Lion Senior did just that, defending her county title in 15.50 and winning by 0.62 seconds, a big margin in a short race.

Guerrieri doesn’t usually have to worry about concentration. As she discovered, she’s not the fastest out of the blocks. Most of her running focuses on the runners in front of her as she picks off one at a time.

When Guerrieri single-handedly won her second straight county championship, she passed an unexpected test by running alone.

Guerrieri didn’t stop at the hurdles championship; The versatile lion also won the long jump title with a personal best of 17-2 ¾.

Guerrieri announced that she has committed to Monmouth University, where she will team up with former Middletown North teammate Rhett Schnoor.

For the Middletown North boys, Levi Wilson hopped, hopped and jumped in the triple jump to victory. His 43-7 defeated CBA’s Kam Coleman 43-3 ¾ for the win. Both jumps were among the top 25 in the state that year.

It was another day in the CBA office as the Colts trotted out to the county championships, more than doubling runner-up Freehold Township’s score of 155.5 to 51. Middletown North hosted the May 11-13 meeting.

Individually on the track, sophomore Jack Falkowski won the 1,600 in 4:19.66 while Coleman cleared the 110 hurdles in 14.97. Falkowski’s time has been one of the 10 fastest runs in New Jersey to date.

CBA’s fielders had one field day and won four events. Tyler Mayerhoff won the discus throw with a throw of 175-3 while Jack Ostrowski threw the javelin 161-7 to secure his title. The long jump was hotly contested with 20 jumpers over 20 feet. It was CBA’s Jaidin Hayes who traveled the furthest, making his mark 22-5 ½ from the board. Chris Brown rounded out the field winners for the Colts, clearing in the high jump 6-4.

In the relays, CBA dominated, winning the 4×100, 4×400 and 4×800. Tyler Straley, Aidan Kane, Declan Picadio and William Feddeler carried the baton around the take in 45.11 to win the 4×100. Ben Skrincosky, Picadio, Aidan MacManus and Joe Silvestri conquered the 4×400 in 3:25.82. The team of Jason Gentile, Zach Shroba, John Holovach and Matt Herman won the 4×800 in 8:14.50 for the Colts.

Holmdel’s Zach Rabkin was also county champion. The Hornet scales 12-6 to win the pole vault.

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Class B Athletics: Boys from York, girls sweep state titles https://sentosoft.com/class-b-athletics-boys-from-york-girls-sweep-state-titles/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 21:49:26 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/class-b-athletics-boys-from-york-girls-sweep-state-titles/ BAR HARBOR — Lexi Brent, a senior at York High School, crossed the finish line after completing only the second 300-meter hurdles of her life. She turned and hugged runner-up Charlotte Williamson, another senior from York, and within moments expanded the group hug to include her classmate Olive Gaetano. Finishing 1-2-6, the Wildcats trio clinched […]]]>

BAR HARBOR — Lexi Brent, a senior at York High School, crossed the finish line after completing only the second 300-meter hurdles of her life.

She turned and hugged runner-up Charlotte Williamson, another senior from York, and within moments expanded the group hug to include her classmate Olive Gaetano. Finishing 1-2-6, the Wildcats trio clinched the Class B Outdoor State Athletics Championship at Mt. Desert Island High School on Saturday afternoon.

“We were really hungry for a win,” said Brent, who also went 1-2 with Williamson in the 100 hurdles and led two winning relays. “Every single international match, it seems like we’re second or third and the boys are winning. It was hard to watch.”

Saturday proved to be a standout day for the Wildcats, who won both the girls’ and boys’ state titles for the first time in school history. Both teams had become runners-up a year ago. On the indoor track that winter, York’s girls finished second while the Wildcat boys won a state title.

“We have a really great group of seniors, so helping them make that happen is very special,” said York-based student Cary Drake, who won the 1,600 and 3,200, placed third in the 800 and on the victorious 4-by Wildcats contest. 800 relays. “I’m glad I was able to contribute to my painful crowd of events.”

Of the 24 schools that participated in the Girls’ Reunion, York finished 113 to 70 points for runner-up Cape Elizabeth. Host MDI was third with 57, followed by Old Town (50), Cony of Augusta (46) and Gardiner (39).

Brent’s hurdle win times were 15.30s in the 100 and 47.23 in the 300. She came from behind on the backstretch on the final lap of the 4×400 relay and handed York a one-second win over York Cape Elizabeth at 4:13.64.

“I’m so happy,” Brent said. “I’ll probably cry.”

The York Boys passed runners-up Leavitt of Turner by a similarly lopsided margin, 97-57. Freeport was third with 47.5, followed by Greely of Cumberland (43), Yarmouth (40), MDI (39) and Old Town (36).

“We had 11 girls and 19 boys who all scored,” said York coach Ted Hutch. “So it was definitely a shared experience.”

Junior Matt Charpentier led the York boys with two individual wins in the shot put and discus. His final throw in the shot sailed 59 feet, one inch — and landed three-quarters of an inch short of the meet’s 43-year-old standard set by Lawrence’s Jim Dawson. No one else threw within 10 feet of Charpentier, whose 162-11 discus shot won by more than 30 feet.

The Wildcats also received individual wins from Christian Burke in the pole vault (12 feet, 9 inches) and Hunter Pruett in the 800 (2:02.07).

Miles Burr, a sophomore from Mt. Desert Island, set the only competitive record of the day by winning his 100-meter dash in 10.95 seconds. He won the finals in 11.03 and later added the 200 title in 22.41.

This story will be updated.

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SEC Athletics Awards Announced https://sentosoft.com/sec-athletics-awards-announced/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 22:07:50 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/sec-athletics-awards-announced/ story links COLUMBIA, Mon – The Southeastern Conference announced this week that six members of the University of Missouri’s men’s and women’s track and field teams were honored with postseason awards. Mitch Weber is a first-team All-SEC honoree for his 2022 championship title in discus. His best throw of the season of […]]]>

COLUMBIA, Mon – The Southeastern Conference announced this week that six members of the University of Missouri’s men’s and women’s track and field teams were honored with postseason awards.

Mitch Weber is a first-team All-SEC honoree for his 2022 championship title in discus. His best throw of the season of 197-10 / 60.30m came in the third round of the conference competition and he never gave up his lead. He threw three season bests at the SEC championships and is Mizzou’s first-ever SEC men’s discus champion.

Georgi Nachev is a second-team All-SEC honoree in the triple jump. He won a bronze medal at the 2022 SEC Outdoor Championships and finished fifth at the NCAA West Prelims with a season best jump of 16.27 m / 53-4.5. He will compete at the NCAA Championships on June 10th.

Isabella Sokolova was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in the heptathlon. In her collegiate heptathlon debut, she placed sixth in the conference championships with 5,037 points and set personal bests in six of seven events. Sokolova also finished in the top three in four out of seven disciplines in the heptathletes.

Rec Rowan was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for the discus fish. He threw a personal best of 186-3 / 56.77 m, advanced to the NCAA West Prelims and is currently ranked 9th on Mizzou’s top 10 list.

The conference also nominates a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports to highlight one student-athlete from each school who gives back to his or her community through superior service efforts. Mikayla Reed and Christopher Konrad Mizzou represented in the 2022 team.

Reed does a total of 87.5 hours of community service during her time with Mizzou and spends time with youth sports organizations in Columbia and at the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education, school and counseling psychology.

Conrad does a total of 44 hours of community service during his time with Mizzou and spends the majority of his time with youth sports organizations in Columbia. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and is currently enrolled in Mizzou’s MBA program.

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Solid performance for track and field in the NAIA Outdoor Nationals, Barber and Ludwick All-Americans https://sentosoft.com/solid-performance-for-track-and-field-in-the-naia-outdoor-nationals-barber-and-ludwick-all-americans/ Sun, 29 May 2022 20:35:29 +0000 https://sentosoft.com/solid-performance-for-track-and-field-in-the-naia-outdoor-nationals-barber-and-ludwick-all-americans/ story links GULF SHORES, Alabama- The Ottawa University track and field team had multiple national qualifiers this week at the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Braves produced two All-Americans over the course of the three-day meeting at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium. Jacob Ludwick finished […]]]>

GULF SHORES, Alabama- The Ottawa University track and field team had multiple national qualifiers this week at the 2022 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Braves produced two All-Americans over the course of the three-day meeting at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.

Jacob Ludwick finished fifth in the men’s javelin throw with 60.88 m, a personal record. Ludwick’s performance earned him All-American status and a trip to the USA U-20 Nationals on June 25th in Eugene, Oregon. There was not one, but two All-Americans in the javelin. Laurel Barber won a medal and All-American status in the women’s javelin throw, finishing seventh with a throw of 42.81 m.

The men’s 4×100 relay team of Javion Bell, Peyton Hajok, James Wilson-Shirah and Jaylan Washington put on an impressive performance and finished 14thth in a field of 41 teams. Her time of 41.36 was close to breaking the top eight.

Andrew Sprague was a national qualifier in both discus and shot put, finishing 13thth and 30th in the respective events. Ottawa had two national qualifiers in the women’s 400 meter hurdles involving Nina Barbeiro and Destiny Escobar.

From the coach Jim Whittaker
“This Braves squad was well represented overall. Coach Houser had the throwing roster ready, and it was evident from Day 1. Our javelin throwers were phenomenal, both bringing home some hardware. It was also great to watch Andrew Sprague compete one last time. This guy was one of the most consistent athletes I know and that consistency has brought him to Gulf Shores every year he’s been with us.

The men’s 4×100 team missed the finals by just .19, and if Nina and Destiny could have mustered some of the magic that went into their conference championship race, they might have had a shot at becoming All-Americans too.

Of the nine athletes we enrolled, seven were first-time qualifiers. They got to experience the championship-level intensity and speed we told them about. The amazing thing about this group is that we only complete three of them. The returnees should have a chance to return there and improve on this year’s finish. Overall it was a great way to end the funnest season I’ve had as a head coach.”

From the coach Steven Paternostro
“It felt good to drive up to the national championship with so many athletes that it required two shuttles. Our staff are used to accommodating all of our national qualifiers and coaches in a single minivan and to show up with so many is a good indication of how far this program has come and where our future is headed.”

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