The varsity Track&Field team traveled to Creekview on Wednesday, April 11, for the last meet of the regular season. They came home with the girls' 2nd place team trophy, 23 medals, over 25 new personal records, and are well positioned for the region meet to be hosted at Cambridge next week on April 18 and 20.
Varsity Track and Field Excels in Last Regular Season Meet at Creekview, Wednesday, April 11th
Apr 13, 2018
The field events kicked off the meet. Connor McDaniel ('19) brought home the silver medal, tying the 5'10" jump made by the winner, but on a later attempt. Erin Greene ('18) brought home silver in the pole vault, being the first to clear 9'6" among the competitors. Michaela Prevallet ('20) also added to the team score in the pole vault with her 9' clearance, and placing fifth. Turner Mignerey ('19) added to the silver medal count with his 11'6" clearance in the pole vault. Kelechi Nwakanma ('18) had an impressive triple jump of 31'0.25" that laid claim to the bronze medal, and set a new personal record by over 1.5 feet. While not medaling, points were also scored by David Allan ('19) for a sixth place long jump of 16'7", Phillip Michael Collins ('21) with a fifth place and personal best by over 10' discus throw of 101'9.5", Harmoni Brown ('19) had a fourth place mark at 28'1" in the shot put, and Charlie Goodell ('20) threw for a 39'03" personal record and 6th place finish.
Running started with the longest race first, and Afton Hirschi ('20) ran a personal best time of 12:08 to bring home the silver medal for the girls' team. Jack Filan ('19) led the boys' race the entire time, bringing home gold in 9:45.29, followed in fourth place by Chris Anderson ('18) in 10:24.
The Cambridge 4x100 relay team comprised of Taya Jackson ('19), Lexi Lay ('20), Kelechi Nwakanma ('18), and Michaela Prevallet ('20) brought home gold, finishing in 51.48 seconds. The boys 4x100 teams scored for the boys, with the 'A' team of Evan Bell ('19), Ayoub Nuru ('20), Hayden Gardella ('21), and Christian Graham ('20) bringing home the bronze medal with a time of 46.04 seconds, and the all freshmen 'B' team of Andrew Pardo, Stratton Tripp, Ryan Counts, and Jackson Dickman finishing in 48.93 for fourth place.
The Lady Bears finished first, second, third and fifth in the girls' 1600m race. Sophomore Ashley Sechrest set a new school record with her first place time of 5:15.66, and was followed by seniors Lily Elston and Chloe Phelps in 5:39.50 and 5:39.87. Junior Clarissa Beck added to the girl's team point total with her fifth place finish. In the boys' 1600m, juniors Jack Donovan and Carson Ertwine earned points. Jack placed 2nd in a personal best time of 4:41.05, and Carson finished 6th with a time of 4:44.89.
In the 400m dash, the girls' team continued to rack up points with Lexi Lay's ('20) gold medal winning time of 1:00.63, and Kathryn Suplee's ('21) 5th place time of 1:05.59. Lexi Lay also earned a silver medal in the 200m dash with a time of 27.38, and Quiniche Peets ('19) brought home a bronze medal with a 13.53 finish in the 100m dash. The boys added to their point total in the 400m with a third place, bronze medal from Jack McHale('20) in 53.92, and Evan Bell's ('19) fifth place finish and personal record of 54.92. Hayden Gardella ('21) set a personal record with his time of 24.32 in the boys' 200m, earning points with his fifth place finish.
Michaela Prevallet ('20) and Taya Jackson('19) continued to do well in the hurdles, as they have all season. Michaela finished second in the 100m hurdles with a 16.90 time, and earned another silver in the 300m hurdles in 47.85. Taya earned the gold in the 300mh, finishing in 47.31, and fifth place in the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.92. Junior Garrick Kourany set a school record with his gold medal winning time of 16.01 in the boys' 110m hurdles, and Spencer Gray('20) finished in the points with a sixth place finish in 19.74. For the boys' 300m hurdles, Caelan Jones ('21) and Michael Hudson ('20) set personal records with their fourth and fifth place finishes in 45.16 and 45.85 seconds.
The Cambridge girls finished 2nd, 4th and 6th in the 800m. Delaney Goodell ('19) finished in 2:23.79, just shy of her personal best and school record. Julianna Finelli ('20) was also a fraction of a second of her personal best with a time of 2:30.38, and Isabel Suero('19) set a personal record by nearly four seconds with her time of 2:34.85. For the boys, Yahya Merchant('20), set a personal record of 2:08.33 and finished in fourth place.
The meet ended with strong finished in the 4x400m relay by both teams. The girls' team of Ryan Jackson ('20), Lexi Lay ('20), Kathryn Suplee ('21), and Julianna Finelli('20) earned silver with their time of 4:25. The boys earned the bronze medal in 3:41 and was comprised of Jack McHale ('20), Hayden Gardella'(20), Evan Bell ('19), and Tanner LeeMaster ('18).
Overall, the Lady Bears finished in second place behind host Creekview, and the boys finished in third, with six gold medals between them. The team is now preparing for the region meet on April 18 and 20th, where the girls have a great chance of bringing home the first place trophy, and both teams should have their share of qualifiers for the sectional meet on the 28th. We hope everyone has a chance to come out after school and watch some of these events on either day to cheer on these athletes and show Cambridge pride to the other eight schools in region 7!