Track Update from the St. Joe Christian Meet

Track Update from the St. Joe Christian Meet
Posted on 04/24/2019
Track bannerTrack update from Coach Feiden:

The track team ran at St. Joe Christian, on Thursday evening. The girls scored 168 points and the boys tallied 180 points, and both held off Christ Prep Academy to win both sides of the meet.

The girls were led by Mikenna Peters with 1st's in both the 100 and 300M hurdles, as well as running part of the 4x100, which also finished 1st, and took 2nd in triple jump. Her teammate Faith Stevens took 1st in triple jump, as well as 4th in high jump, and ran a spot on the 4x200 which finished 1st. Also adding points and medals were Hannah McGivern in the 100M (2nd) and was also part of the 4x1 & 4x2.

On the throwing side, the girls placed in all three events, with Amanda Lowell earning a bronze in discus, Lea Moose, nabbed silver in javelin, and Lowell also added a point in shotput. Jumping events saw the Lady Jays lock down big points in high jump - Daire Stelljes in 3rd, Faith Stevens 4th, and Lexie Smither in 5th, long jump had Lea Moose earning gold, Lexie Smither silver, and Lara Lieske earning points in 6th place, and triple jump was a 1/2 finish for Stevens and Peters.

The open evens earned points in every race, in the open 100M the ladies locked down 2nd and 3rd from Hannah McGivern and Gretchen Raney, Tori Norman earned a 2nd place finish, Josie Raney 5th in the 200M. The 400M race saw Lea Moose and Ashlynne Crockett finish 7/8, and the open 800M race saw Katy Tharp finish 2nd with a season best time of 2.38.90, while Katie Groom finished 6th. Lindsay Goodwin also added a second place medal in the mile, and anchored the girls 4x8 for another silver. Bella Clark rounded out the distance races with a 4th place finish in the 3200M race. The relays ran well and finished first in both the 4x100 and 4x200, those teams comprised of Mikenna Peters, Daire Stelljes, Gracie Raney in the 100, Gretchen Raney, Faith Stevens, Daire Stelljes, and Hannah McGivern in the 200. The girls 4x8 ran for 2nd and was comprised of Katy Tharp, Bella Clark, Katie Groom, and Lindsay Goodwin.

The boys had a great night at the SJC meet as well, earning 180 points and a 1st place plaque. The Jays were led by Max Davies who finished 1st in his two open races - the 800M and 1600M, while also stepping in to anchor the 4x4 team.

In the jumping events, the Jays saw strong showings from Sophomore Quinn O'Malley in long jump, earning gold, Cole Vandel with a silver in triple jump, with Matik Heskin finishing 6th, and Ryan Borylo nabbing a 3rd place medal in high jump. In the throwing events, the Jays cleaned up with Thomas Tharp winning gold in shotput, silver in discus, and teammates Jacob Brown and Rylan RIchardson also placing 2nd and 3rd respectively in shot, while Zach Scroggins finished 4th in discus. Richardson, Scroggins, and Brown also went 2,3,4 in javelin for the Jays. The running events were also another source of a pile of points for the men's squad. Ryan Borylo finished 2nd in the 100M, followed closely by teammate Chad Fowled in third (.02) back of Borylo. Ryan also finished with a silver in the 200M dash, and also anchoring the 4x200 to a gold medal. The 400M race saw Drake Stelljes finish 3rd, with Borylo in 6th, and Max Davies and Zac Howerton nailed 1st and 3rd for the Jays in the 800M race. The relay teams ran well and the 4x200 team of Stelljes, Brandon James, O'Malley, and Vandel handling gold medal duty, the 4x400 team of Stelljes, Howerton, Vandel, and Davies wrapped up a good night by taking 2nd, and the 4x800 team of Matik Heskin, Isaac Helmich, Mickey Roales, and Zac Howerton also finished 2nd.

It was a windy, but successful night for the Blue Jays and they took advantage of every event to score well and wrap up another first place sweep!

Updates on the LeBlond Eagle Invitational will be out soon, so stay posted for some exciting news!

Thanks Coach Feiden for the update!