Over the weekend of February 22, Indoor Track & Field season came to a close. The Bulldogs competed in Indoor Conference Championship with the men’s team finishing 3rd overall and the women’s team 5th. At this meet 4 school records were broken in the men’s 60m and 60m hurdles, and women’s long jump and 200m. These records were broke by seniors Randy Fry (60m) and Jordan Davis (60H), senior Ray Hart-Wilson (LJ) and sophomore Taylor Sinclair (200m). Fry, Davis, and Hart-Wilson all earn All MIAA honors.
At this meet Fry earned Most Valuable Runner, and in the previous week (Feb. 18) was named MIAA Track athlete of the week. Alongside Fry that week Taylor Sinclair was also named MIAA Track athlete of the week for the women.
Current ranking leave the men’s team ranked at 22 in the nation for the week of February 26, 2019. These current rankings also rank the men’s high jump squad second in the nation, the 60m squad fourth in the nation, as well as the 200m squad fourth in the nation.
The top 20 national athletes qualify for Indoor Track Nationals. Following the current rankings this week Senior Randy Fry (60m-8th, 200m-9th), Jordan Davis (HJ-3rd), Junior Denzel Tinsley (60H-16th), and Sophomore Nicholas Jackson (HJ-20th). These Bulldogs will continue practice this week and compete in Indoor Nationals in Boston, Massachusetts on March 8-9.
School records broken this season include Randy Fry in the 60m (6.85s) and 200m (21.99s). Jordan Davis in the 60m hurdles (8.03s). Nicholas Jackson in high jump, jumping 2.03 meters. Junior John Hamilton in triple jump, jumping 13.42 meters. The 4x200m record is now 1:30.40 ran by the team of Donovan Ervin (fr.), Derek Plitt (fr.), Jordan Davis (sr.), and Randy Fry (sr.). For the women, Taylor Sinclair broke the record in the 200m with a time of 26.35s. Also, Rayona Hart-Wilson in long jump, jumping 5.35 meters.
Aside from the jumping and sprinting squads, the distance squad highlighted indoor conferences with both men and women’s DMR teams medalling. The men’s team, which was made up of all freshmen (Robert Diebold, Michael Spurio, Jordan Kurdi, Brendan Jorgensen) ran 10:50 finishing in second place. “I’d love to see them get after it and chase the school record next winter,” says Coach Darm. The women’s team, brought home bronze running 13:36 with a team of three freshmen and one junior (Corra Hamilton, Alyssa Vida, Sydney Feekings, Kyla Sovran).
“As a whole, I am extremely proud of the progress the distance team made throughout the season. We improved consistently with everyone running personal bests, which is a coach’s dream. I am looking to build upon our success and have a strong outdoor season,” concluded Darm.