Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Boys Track Places 2nd at Tusky Valley Invitational Behind Jackson’s Record Setting Performance


The boys track team placed 2nd out of 13 teams at the Tusky Valley Invitational on Friday night. Junior Damian Jackson broke the school record in the 110 meter hurdles during prelims and then broke his newly set record again during finals with a time of 14.38. The girls team placed 8th out of 11 teams in a loaded girls field.

The boys had 2 meet champions in Jackson in the 110 hurdles and junior Jimmie Painter in the long jump. Other placers for the boys were senior Austin Hinzman (2nd – high jump, 2nd – long jump), junior Malik Shaver (2nd – 300 hurdles, 2nd – 4×2 relay, 2nd – 4×4 relay, 6th – 100), junior Justin Christian (2nd – 4×2 relay, 2nd – 4×4 relay, 4th – 400), junior Ravel Ray (2nd – 4×2 relay), junior Derrick Brown (2nd – 4×2 relay, 4th – 4×1 relay, 5th – 200), senior Nolland Almestica (2nd – 4×4 relay, 5th – 4×8 relay), sophomore Dennis Charnes (2nd – 4×4 relay, 5th – 4×8 relay, 6th – 800), junior Marcus Sims (4th – 4×1 relay), senior Zach Rankin (4th – 4×1 relay), junior Calvin Dudley (4th – 4×1 relay), sophomore Cam Ray (5th – 4×8 relay), senior Dev Patel (5th – 4×8 relay), and senior Owen Hartwig (6th – 3200).

Placing on the girls side were junior Rachael Fogg (4th – long jump, 4th – 4×1 relay, 4th – 4×2 relay, 6th – 100), junior Ashley Martinez (4th – 100 hurdles, 4th – 4×1 relay, 5th – 300 hurdles, 6th – 4×4 relay), junior Halie Stevens (4th – 4×1 relay), sophomore Morgan Ross (4th – 4×1 relay, 4th – 4×2 relay, 5th – high jump), junior Libby Vanderark (4th – 4×2 relay, 5th – 200, 6th – 4×4 relay), freshman Carly Wightman (4th – 4×2 relay, 6th – 4×4 relay), and sophomore Amber Hankins (4th – 4×4 relay).

The teams are back in action tomorrow as they host Mogadore and East at 4:30.

photos courtesy of Leah McGraw