Track Sectionals Result and Regionals Preview

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After an abrupt cancellation, the Lewis Cass Tracc Pupz were forced to return back home. Read Carl Jay’s story about our adventure to Kokomo High School here.  
On our trip to Kokomo, we piled into a bus thinking “tonight is the night we prove ourselves.” The heat sheets reduced our stress levels and reassured many of us that we’ll do alright. Our runners felt they needed to save energy for more important races. A rainy evening paved way for unwanted pre-race nervousness. The entire team grew increasingly angered about the situation.

The Lewis Cass Tracc Pupz has a few people seeded highly in their events. Bailey Scoot was seeded fifth in the mile, and he placed second behind Brayden Curnutt. He placed third in his heat in the 800 meter run.

“I came in extremely nervous, and I knew I had to get out of my comfort zone to really do well. I’m happy with my times and I gave it my all,” said Bailey Scott.

Dominic Gilbert was seeded fourth in the 800 meter run, but he placed 16th. In the two mile race, Carl Jay and Samuel Miller were seeded 12th and 17th respectively. Sam placed 10th and Carl placed 13th. The 4×400 meter relay team consisting of Roland Trusty, Dominic Gilbert, Erick Hardy, and Erik Mayorga were seeded 3rd in their heat. The team placed 9th overall. Our 4×100 meter relay team was seeded second in section 1 of 2 finals with an impressive time of 49.97 seconds. Nathan Jones, Roland Trusty, Erick Hardy, and Seth Brown make up this team. All athletes ran extremely well, but they succumbed to 9th place.

“We are possibly the greatest group of athletes ever assembled according to Beau Wicker,” says Erick Hardy. After causing an immense level of excitement, Beau Wicker became one of our most beloved fans.

In the 100 meter dash, Nate Jones and Roland Trusty were seeded third in the second and third heat preliminaries. On the contrary, Roland failed to report to his lane and was disqualified from any future races that evening.  Bryce Hagen, an exceptional student and athlete, was seeded 7th in the first heat of 110 meter hurdles and placed 15th overall. At the 300 meter hurdles, Bryce Hagen placed 16th with a pr of 51.77 seconds. Nate Jones ran the 200 meter dash at the 3rd seed with a time of 24.98 seconds. He finished at 18th, and Seth Brown received 20th place. Gannon Davis and Erik Mayorga ran the 400 meter dash seeded at second and sixth in the first heat. They both made new personal records but placed 18th and 16th respectively.

Friday was a great day for field events. In long jump, Bryce Hagen, seeded tenth in his flight, placed 15th with a personal best of 15-11.25 feet. In discus, Joe Shaffer opened the second heat with a throw of 107 feet even. In light of a substantial rain, everyone’s throws were affected. I felt confident in my throws and even threw two personal records; however, my new best of 127’ 7” was not enough to make it to finals. In shot put, I moved up to place third over two others and outlast my previous best of 44 feet 11 inches. Jake Martin placed 7th ahead of his 11th place rank.

“The opening height was lower than expected. I was grateful for the grateful for the Kokomo athlete that helped me fix my hand positioning.” said Carl Jay, who forgot his spikes at home.

The big bang at the end of the season definitely felt like a movie. Many records were surpassed, and a lot of guys ran their personal best. Bailey Scott and I move on to regionals this Thursday at Kokomo High School. The ranks are not posted yet, but we want to win. This track season is incredible, and I’m going to miss all the seniors and teammates. Thank you Coach Jones, Mrs. Wood, Coach Bauer, and Coach Shaffer for your inspiring words, and thank you seniors.

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