Eagles Still on Top In MEAC Track

05/02/2014

The Boys Track and field team won their 5th straight conference championship by 4 points in front of New Hanover High School.  They did this through some surprise performances and a never quit attitude.  The winner was named all conference in each event and the top 8 scored.

 
In the 100m dash Zan richardson came away with the upset win running a personal best 10.64 and a school record.  Damien Batts placed 2nd in the 200 with a personal best 22.89.  Ebrima Darboe and Tyree Gaithight both ran a personal best 23.22 and 23.37 for a 3rd and 4th place finish.  Rylee smith placed 7th overall with a time of 53.92 in the 400.
 
In the 800m Stephen Wilson ran like a man on a mission breaking the school record running a 1:57 and taking 1st place.  David Fletchner ran a personal best placing 5th at 2:03 and Joe Harty fought through to finish 6th at a 2:05.3.  In the 1600m Daniel Lancaster placed 3rd with a time of 4:39 and Joe Harty was 5th at 4:44.In the 3200 Will Mayo ran a personal best at 10:30 to finish 4th and Daniel Lancaster was 6th at10:43.  
 
The 300 hurdles saw Damien Batts finish 4th with a time of 42.05 running a personal best.
 
The 4x100m team of Andre Stukes, Tyree Gaithright, Zan Richardson, and Damien Batts finishes with a1st place against favorite Laney with a season best 43.41.  In the 4 X 200m the team of Tyree Gaithright, Ebrima Darboe, Zan Richardson, and Damien Batts ran a season best 1:30.15 to finish 1st.  In the 4 X 800m the team of David Fletchner, Joe Harty, Stephen Wilson, and Rylee Smith finished 1st with a time of 8:26.09.  
 
In the High Jump Ben Jackson tied for 3rd with a jump of 5'8 and Tyree Gaithright finished 4th at 5'8.  Bruce Kopka repeated as the conference championship in the pole Vault with a jump of 12'6.  Daniel Suggs was 3rd with a jump of 12'00.  Luka Abraham broke the freshman record and finished in a tie for 4th with a jump of 10'6".  Charles dent finished 8th in the Long jump with a mark of 18'10".  In the Triple Jump Durwin Hamilton jumped 38'11" to finish 6th.
 
In the Shot Alex Banoczi was 3rd with a throw of 47'11.5" and Russell Corbett was 4th at 44'6 and John Suggs was 8th at 38'5".  Alex Banoczi was 2nd in the Discus with a mark of 141'5".  Russell Corbett was 6th overall and John Suggs was 7th.
 
This was complete team effort.  They persevered through a tough day and came out on Top.  Please Congratulate these Gentleman and winng 5 straight.  it is a huge accomplishment to say the seniors have never lost this meet.