Girls and Boys Track takes First and Third Respectively at Bobcat Relays

Written by: Lane Barrette, Editor in Chief

To avoid bad weather, the Bobcat Relay was moved up to April 5. With over 15 medalists as a whole, the girls’ team took first, while the boys’ team took third.

“[The meet] was awesome. All of our high jumpers placed and got medals. It was fantastic,” said high jump coach Garrett Eckols. “It was a lot of fun to see everyone come out and watch all of the events in the stands.”

The team had several people break their previous personal records (PR), including junior Emily Tady in the 3200M.

“[Setting a PR] feels amazing. It feels like you didn’t do as good as you did until you hear the time and know you beat your previous time by over ten seconds. It’s a really good feeling,” said Tady.

Several long distance runners placed, including Bryant Byers who placed 2nd in the 1600M, as well as Rylea Oliver, who set a three second faster PR in the 800M.

“Overall, on our perform today on the distance side, was a B+. Our Girls 4×800 relay team looks very strong and our boys are really learning a lot,” said Peterson. “We know that we have a lot more work for us to be where we want to be, which is state qualifying.”

*List of Placements:

Kyle Alcanter – 3rd in Boys 110 Meter Hurdles, and 3rd in Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

Jenna Zydlo – 3rd in Girls 100 Meter Dash, and 3rd in Girls High Jump

Rylea Oliver – 3rd in Girls 1600 Meter Run, and 2nd in Girls 800 Meter Run

Bryant Byers – 2nd in Boys 1600 Meter Run

Joe Phillips, Kyle Alcanter, J.C. Watson, Nolan Ford – 2nd in Boys 4×100 Meter Relay

Olivia Cavanaugh – 3rd in Girls 3200 Meter Run

Katie Fulkerson, Ellie Dusselier, Jenna Zydlo, Brooklyn Vittitow – 2nd in Girls 4×400 Meter Relay

Nick Porth, Kyle Alcanter, Jackson May, Alex Antle – 3rd in Boys 4×400 Meter Relay

Ellie Dusselier – 1st in Girls High Jump

Ethan Wilkinson – 3rd in Boys High Jump

Amy Eberth – 2nd in Girls Pole Vault

Isabella Nusbaum – 2nd in Girls Long Jump

Jaiden Smith – 2nd in Girls Javelin Throw

Lucy Lally – 3rd in Girls Javelin Throw

Kendall Novo-Gradac – 1st in Boys Javelin Throw