Varsity Track & Field vs. SPAA conference schools
A perfect day for track and field today, and there were a bunch of excellent performances from our Blazers!
Both our boys (76 points) and our girls (62 points) placed runner-up in the meet to Victory Christian, which is quite an accomplishment given our numbers.
– Dylan White was a monster in the throws, winning the shot put with a new school record and state-qualifying throw, and then winning the discus with a new personal record (2nd best on the all-time Woodlawn list). In the discus, he was joined by Ethan Essex (PR), Wesley Neal, and Syedgull Noor Ali (PR) in the top 5 places! Syedgull also set a PR in the shot put.
– Not to be outdone, Aubrey Dantzler also had a breakthrough throw in the shot put, smashing her old PR and the school record in the process! Alyssa Verratti and Ginger Jacobson also PR’d in the shot, and Alyssa added a PR in the discus as well.
– Our girls dominated the jumps, with Megan Dailey winning both the long jump and triple jump, and Kasey Price coming in 2nd in the triple with a state qualifying jump. On the other side of the runway, Natalie Boyle cleared 6 feet in the pole vault to snag another 8 points for our team.
– Megan also had a terrific early-season time (state qualifying) to win the 100m dash. Jesse Jacobson set PRs in both the 100m and 200m, and was joined by Jack Hager and Ethan Mason in the top 5 places of the 100m.
– In the middle distances, Kasey wowed the crowd with her 2nd-best time ever (state qualifying) in the 400m to win that event. RJ Klein did the same as he led the 800m from wire to wire in this first attempt at that distance. In the boys 400m, Jesse took his third 3rd place of the meet with a state qualifying time, while Wesley smashed the 60-second barrier with a nice PR.
– Our distance crew represented as well, led by Jackson McGeough’s PR victory in the 3200m and Adina Jacobson’s new PR in the 1600m (state qualifying and 3rd best on the all-time Woodlawn list). Gael Garza (1600m) and Aiden Lemons (3200m) both took 3rd place with new PRs. And our boys 3200m relay appears to be on a mission as they took the win in a time that is only 5 seconds off the school record.