St. Mary’s – The St. Mary’s Middle School Track team welcomed back the 8th graders this week and were able to produce some outstanding performances on the home track. On the boys side, 8th grader Nathan Sternenberg led the way in both the sprints and the high jump with individual wins in the 100, 200, HJ and anchored the winning 4×100 team of Will Clement, Matthew Wyant, and Lance Parrish. Brycen Beck had a personal best in winning the 400 in a time of 1:08.42. Not to be outdone the distance runners swept the 800 (Riley Gramley, 2:43.84, Owen Gramley, 2:45.73, and Will Kranenburg, 2:46.1) and flipped that in the 1500 (Kranenburg, 5:29.63, O. Gramley, 5:33.20, R. Gramley, 5:40.07)
On the girls side strong performances were spread across the track as well as the field events. 8th graders Jensyn Ford, Carson Hall, and Lila Reed led the way on the track. Ford posted an individual win in the 200 (29.39), Reed won the 400 (1:14.49), but it was Hall that really stood out turning a really tough double in winning the 3000 in a season best 13:04.6 and the 800 in 2:57.45. 7th graders Mackenzie Walker PR’d in winning the 100 hurdle event (18.22), and Ryker Rothfus continued her dominance in the High Jump with a a season best 4’4″ jump for the win. The 6th grade girls weren’t to be outdone with Kelsey Dunn winning the discus (52-04 PR), and Sarah Metwally (22’8.5″, Sydney Alexander (21’5.5″), and Kate Stillwell (21’3″) sweeping the triple jump event in their very first attempt at the event.
The MS Track Team will next be in action on Thursday, April 27th at Eagle Point High School.