Boys Varsity Track · Boys Track finishes 2nd at NIC Meet


Thursday, May 11, 2017

5:00 PM

Place

2

Points

118

Meet Recap

18423685_728196794029292_239767487819546275_nProjected to finish over 60 points behind Penn, the Elkhart Central Boys Track Team fought to a tie after 15 events, only to fall by 9.  This came two nights after the Lady Blazers team also took 2nd to Penn.

JT Webb led the team with 1st place finishes in the 100, 200, and 4×100 relay and 2nd place in the long jump. Webb was joined in the champion relay team by Desmond Johnson, Adam Moon, and Bernard Gilbert, who won the long jump. Gilbert’s jump of 22′ 8″ is the 4th best in school history.

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18342108_728196144029357_7385933682028163506_nThe 4×800 meter relay team won its 3rd straight NIC title. The team consisted of Luis Perez, Elias Soto, Christian Taylor, and Adam Delks who ran the 8th best time in school history.

The 118 points scored by the Blue Blazers was just 1 shy of their total when the won the NIC Championship in 2015. “From the minute the long jump pit opened to the 4×400, our team had its foot on the gas and never let up,” said head coach Jake Balch.  “This was the gutsiest performance I have ever seen across 16 events.”

JT Webb was voted MVP for the NIC while Coach Balch was named Coach of the Year.

The team will travel to Goshen next Thursday for the Sectional meet.

Here is a list of the Blue Blazers who placed in the meet:

18342666_728195860696052_1920197264768105014_n (1)4×800 Meter Relay
1st: Luis Perez, Elias Soto, Christian Taylor, Adam Delks 8:13.23

100 Meter Dash
1st: JT Webb 11.08
6th: Bernard Gilbert 11.56

1600 Meter Run
3rd: Nathan Dibley 4:38.61

4×100 Meter Relay
1st: Bernard Gilbert, JT Webb, Desmond Johnson, Adam Moon 43.50

18446650_728197164029255_8753592906841833463_n300 Meter Hurdles
5th: Josh Harris 41.97

800 Meter Run
2nd: Luis Perez 1:59.84
5th: Elias Soto 2:05.55

200 Meter Dash
1st: JT Webb 22.63
3rd: Adam Moon 23.03

3200 Meter Run
5th: Nathan Dibley 10:17.74

4×400 Meter Relay
3rd: Christian Taylor, Adam Delks, Luis Perez, Kyran Pearson 3:31.7918402802_728196964029275_6446697014334659328_n

High Jump
5th: Tycory Edwards 6′ 0
8th: Seth Collings 5′ 10

Long Jump
1st: Bernard Gilbert 22′ 8″
2nd: JT Webb 21′ 1.25

Pole Vault
2nd: Mikey Holtz 12′ 0
3rd: Noah Sears 11′ 6

Opponents

School Place Points
Penn High School
1
127
Elkhart Central High School
2
118
South Bend Riley High School
3
73
Mishawaka High School
4
68
Saint Joseph High School
5
61
Jimtown High School
6
54
New Prairie High School
7
37
South Bend Adams High School
8
29
Bremen High School
9
24
Marian High School
10
14
South Bend Washington
10
14
South Bend Clay
12
2
John Glenn High School
12
2