The ‘ice-out’ of last week’s season opener made this our debut and, with only practice for the last four weeks, the kids (and coaches) were anxious to get started. When all was said and done, we came away with 4 firsts, 4 seconds, 3 thirds, 1 fourth and 1 fifth. Not bad, but more important were the post-season qualifying marks attained.
Ahmir Johnson showed up this season a different person than the gangley soph of last year. Visibly bigger and stronger, even doing drills at practice we noticed an improvement in co-ordination and power. The long jump saw him pop a 2ft+ PR, his previous best being 20-0 at last spring’s SOL Champs. 22-3 is #2 PA and 3.5 inches short of the indoor school record (Ijelu 22-6.5).
In the triple jump, we figured MAYBE 45 ft for the first meet. (His PR was 43-2.5). His second attempt caught all of the board, had decent extension and a stretch landing. 46-7 is #1PA and only 5.5 inches off of Folarin Ijelu’s indoor school record of 47-0.5. Both jumps get him to States.
Our second state -qualifier was Rahsheed Wright’s 23.28 200 win.
Other Results (MOC = Meet of Champs, SQS = State Qual. Standard):
60M Shamere Dunswell 7.26(MOC)/7.31 3rd place
60HH Liam Davies 9.59PR/10.37 3rd place
200M Rahsheed Wright 23.28 (SQS) 1st place
800M Cam Christopher 2:03.12 (MOC)
Mile Ben Hoyer 4:52.67 5th place
4×200 1:36.04 (MOC) 2nd place (Dunswell 23.6, Sam Kane 24.8, Wright 23.4, Selverian 24.5)
4×400 3:43.61 2nd place (Papazian ?, Christopher 52.0, ____________? , Hoyer 56.5)
4×800 9:07.91 4th place (Schwemmer, Cantos 2:12 PR, __________, __________)
HJ Max Davies 5-6 6th place
LJ Johnson 22-3 (SQS) 1st place
TJ Johnson 46-7 (SQS) 1st place
Pole Vault Kevin Joo xxx
Shot Put Justin Cooper 44-8 3rd place