May 17, 2012 Bulldog Sports Round Up
- Published: May 17, 2012
Brown breaks record, girls 2nd
Junior distance runner Alexandria Brown smashed the Yellow Springs High School record of 5:30.21 when she won the conference championship race in the 1600-meter run at last Saturday’s Metro Buckeye Conference Track & Field Championships. Brown finished in 5:23.59.
But despite Brown’s victories the Bulldogs came up a few points shy of the title, tying Dayton Christian for second place with 79 points. Meanwhile Emmanuel Christian pulled out the win in the last couple of events to win with 98. The Bulldogs finished ahead of Troy Christian, Xenia Christian, Middletown Christian and the Miami Valley School.
Joining Brown on the all-conference first team with wins in their events were Angela Allen in the discus and the 4×800-meter relay team. Allen won the discus on her first toss of the competition when the platter soared 93 feet and 7 inches. With Brown anchoring, the 4×800-meter relay squad of Lois Miller, Riki Kida and Nikki Worsham easily captured the conference title in 11:40.55.
“All four of our relay teams did well,” Coach Vince Peters said. “The 4×100 and 4×200 squads each had their season-best performances and placed second overall. The 4×400 squad also had their fastest time of the year while finishing fourth.”
Running on the second-place 4×100-meter relay team was AnnDee Pettiford, Kennedy Harshaw, Rachele Orme and Angela Allen. Camara Cross teamed with Harshaw, Ormer and Allen on the runner up 4×200-meter relay squad.
Third-place results went to Miller in the 3200-meter run and Harshaw in the shot put. Those earning fourth-place finishes were Pettiford in the long jump, and Brown in the 800-meter run. Fifth-place finishes went to Miller in the 1600-meter run, Harshaw in the long jump and Taylor Beck in the shot put. Finishing in sixth were Christina Brewer in the 800-meter run, Kida in the 3200-meter run and Pettiford in the 100-meter dash.
Truss sets MBC record, boys 4th
The YSHS boys track team came in fourth place in the MBC championships last week on the back of first-place finishes by senior Antone Truss, whose performance made the record books.
Truss won the competition and put up a new league record by clearing 6´7˝ in the high jump. That jump also tied the YSHS school record, set by Steve Nelson in 1977 and matched by Aaron Lucas in 1991. Truss also won the long jump with a leap of 19´11˝ and came in third in the 100-meter race in a time of 11.74.
Overall the team came in with 54 points, behind league winner Troy Christian.
The 4×400-meter relay team of Cameron Henderson, Bryce White, Cameron Miles and Truss also got bronze with their performance. Sixth-place finishes were recorded by Nick Whalen in both shot put and discus, Dylan Boczar in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, Connor Gravely-Novello in the 3200-meter run and by the 4×1600-meter relay team of Henrik Korsch, Levi Perry, Max Mullin and Miles.
Great efforts were also displayed by Kalonji Cross, Devon Lewis, and Nkosi Ngqakayi, according to Coach John Gudgel.
McKinney boys win conference
The McKinney boys track and field team got revenge on the team that eked out a victory ahead of them at the McKinney Invitational a few weeks ago. At the Metro Buckeye Conference championships, held at YSHS, the Bulldogs bested Emmanuel Christian to take the league title. The girls team placed third.
“Today everyone fought with Bulldog pride and gave their very best, fighting for every point,” said Coach Isabelle Dierauer. “We are very proud of our teams.”
Oluka Okia made the record books for the second time this year by tying the high jump record of 5´4˝ set by AJ Wagner and winning the competition. Earlier in the year, Okia broke the McKinney pole vault record, an event which Okia also won at the MBC meet by clearing 7´6˝. He also placed third in the long lump with a leap of 15´5˝.
The Yellow Springs jump team performed well. In the high jump Kaner Butler crossed 4´10˝ and placed fourth. Gabe Trillana came in second in the long jump with a leap of 6´. Kaliyah Fulton crossed 5´ to place second in the pole vault and got fourth with a height of 3´10˝ in the high jump. Rhona Marion placed third in the girls’ long jump with a leap of 13´3˝.
The throwers delivered as well. Joe Plumer had an awesome day despite his injured foot. He threw the discuss 90´1˝ and improved his personal best in the shot put by three feet throwing 35´2˝ and winning both events. However the big surprise of the day was Dee Johnson, who placed sixth in the shot put with 22´8˝ and fourth in the discuss with a toss of 76´5˝.
The distance runners once more proved that they belong among the best in the conference. CJ Johnson (first in 5:18.83) and Levi Brown (second in 5:45.07) totally controlled the 1600-meter run. In the 800-meter run Johnson ran a 2:26.86, placing third and Brown came in sixth in a time of 2:43.27. In the 4×400-meter relay, Johnson and Brown ran together with Cameron Haught and Hayden Orme and secured the conference win in a dramatic race, placing second in a time of 4:32.15. Charlotte Walkey placed third in the 1600-meter with a time of 5:57.36 and finished the 800-meter run in a new personal best of 2:41.05 good for second place.
The McKinney hurdle crew added some points for their team as well. In the 200-meter girls hurdle race once more Julian Roberts and Olivia Brintlinger-Conn were running together in the fast heat. Roberts second in 33.10 and Brintlinger-Conn came next in third, with 33.22. In the boys race, Duard Headly placed fourth in 33.81. Other hurdle finalists were Butler (third place), Marion (third place) and Brintlinger-Conn (fourth place).
Sprinter talent Roberts took advantage of the warm weather and shaved about a second off her personal best so far and placed fourth in the 200-meter in a time of 29.01. The boys 4×100-meter relay team (Headly, Johnson, Trilliana and Haught) placed third in 1:00.11. The girls (Allison, Skinner, Worsham and Creighton) fought with heart and overcame a dropped baton, placing fourth in the 4×100-meter in 1:08.36. The boys 4×200-meter crew (Haugth, Buttler, Sherwood and Perry) ran with a 1:55.16, a season-best time, and came in second. The girls 4×200-meter relay (Allison, Creighton, Worsham and Creighton) placed fourth in a time of 2:15.41.