Boys Come Up Short Against Wilmington
David Schurter 5/12/21
On Tuesday, the warriors had their first home meet of the season as they hosted Wilmington. Despite some really strong performances, the boys’ team came up short as they lost to the wildcats. A loss may be rare for the boys’ team, but this is no distraction from the main goal, which is to compete at states later this season. Today we will look at Tuesday’s performances and look ahead to the meet against Burlington next week!
Beginning with the field events, seniors Logan Cosgrove and Zack Jellison took first and second in the shotput with personal bests of 47’8” and 35’. Cosgrove and Jellison also placed first and third in the discus with personal records of 119’ and 89’11”. In the javelin, senior Alex Kent placed second with a throw of 120’. In triple jump, senior Mykease Driggers placed third in 36’11” and in the long jump, seniors Tucker Stikeman and Guy Jacob placed second and third jumping 17’4” and 17’1”. Lastly in the high jump, Ryan Tracy and Javin Willis tied for third clearing 5 feet.
To the track events, in the 400m hurdles, Tucker Stikeman finished first in 61.4 while junior James Christie, a distance runner, placed third in 65.5 running hurdles for the first time. In the mile, junior Ajay Haridasse took the win running a new pr of 4:39.9 running sub 4:40. Fellow junior Thomas Dowd finished third running 4:48. Freshman Ollie Polster also ran a new pr of 5:17. In the 100m dash, Mykease Driggers pulled away with the win running a new pr of 11.0. To the 800, junior Mike Roberto finished second with a new pr of 2:04.2. Other prs include David Schurter at 2:21, Sam Bangtson at 2:22.8, Brian Purcell at 2:23, Matt McCoy 2:25, William Mezikofsky 2:25.9 and Declan Carney at 2:46. In the 400m, junior Bradley Diaz once again ran away with the win running 51.1. Tucker Stikeman also finished first in the 200m running a new pr of 23.0. In the relays, the 4x100m team ran a 47.7 while the 4x400m team of Roberto, D’Ambrosio, Haridasse and Diaz took the win running a fast time of 3:36.6.
Even after a tough loss, the boys are not too worried about the results as they are just focused on putting in the work and preparing for Burlington. On paper, these two teams are evenly matched and it could go either way, but when all is said and done, the boys’ team is just focused on improving week by week, no matter the result of the meet. The two meets against Watertown and Wilmington so far have brought several great performances, but the work is not done as there is still time to improve even more. As always, it’s a great day to be a warrior!