Thursday, April 17, 2014

Outdoor Track Continues in the Fast Lane

Coming off their dominant dual-meet victory last Monday, our outdoor track & field Hawks suited up twice this week, planting another decisive dual-meet win over their opponents on Monday before once again putting up some spectacular finishes at the Injury Fund Class A Relays on Wednesday.

On Monday, our guys knocked off LaSalle, Toll Gate, and St. Pat's by respective scores of 116-38, 146-8, and 154-0.  Once again, the Hawks were led by Lee Moses, who was part of our wining four-man relay team (Stravato, Cute, Gaynor, and Moses), recorded an 11.0 in the 100-meter run and a 21'1 in the long jump.  Cute (11.4) and Stravato (11.5) also ran strong races in the 100-meter, and Gaynor ran 23.2 in the 200.  They were joined by Kurt Rousseau, who  ran an outstanding 54.1 for a freshman in the 400, while Colin Tierney was his usual, all-state self in the 1500, clocking in at 4:08.9.  Gage Powell dominated the hurdles, finishing with a time of 16.9, and Ben Murphy topped out in both the high jump and the triple jump.

In field events, sophomore Shane Olson threw the javelin 150 feet, and stalwarts John Celona (176'8) and Alex Cerbo (47'5) rang up the boards in the hammer and discus throws, respectively.

On Wednesday in the Injury Fund Class A Relays, the Hawks continued to ring the proverbial bell, as they finished first in the 4 X 100, 4 X 200, triple jump, shot put, high jump, and javelin, while finishing second in the distance mile relay and the discus.

So far. so good for outdoor track.  Another banner in the future?  Probably a good bet.