Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, the George Jenkins Boys Track Team proved that last year’s success was no fluke as they easily bested the 28 other teams and took home the team title in the season opening George Jenkins Invitational at the Bob English Family Track accumulating 133 points, easily besting 2nd place Sarasota by over 70 points.
The Eagles were led by Sophomore Terrance Denson who opened the scoring for the Eagles with a 2nd place finish in the Long Jump with a new Personal Best of 23-0.50, shattering his own school record by more than 8”. Denson also won the 400 Meters with a new Personal Best of 50.18 and placed 5th in the 200 Meters with a new Personal Best of 22.82. To finish his night, Denson anchored the winning 4 x 400 Team also consisting of Harley Lauscar, Riley Ott, and Tyson Williams to a 1st place finish and the 2nd fastest time in school history with a time of 3:27.86, less than 0.50 off the school record.
In the field events, the Eagles were led by their 3 Senior Discus athletes as Andy Labrada placed 2nd, followed by Ryan Gutierrez in 3rd, and Jordan Domineck in 5th. Also, Sophomore Damarcus Sneed pointed for the Eagles in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump with 8th place finishes in both events. The Eagles vaulters did not disappoint either as Sophomores Riley Ott and Kyle Murawski finished 2nd and 3rd respectively, both clearing 13-0.
In the sprints, the Eagles were led by Sophomore Jaden Rudolph who placed 3rd in both the 100 and 200 Meters. Sophomore Austin Cowans also ran well for the Eagles placing 4th in the 100 Meters. The 4 x 100 Relay team of TJ Odom, Cowans, Debritton Mobley, and Rudolph also ran to a 6th place finish.
The Eagles’ hurdlers also had great performances as Sophomore Tyson Williams won the 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 15.17, closely followed by Damarcus Sneed who finished 2nd. Christian Harvey also ran to a new Personal Best time on the day and a 5th place finish. In the 300 Meter Hurdles, the Eagles again showed their depth as Williams ran to a 3rd place finish, followed by Sneed in 4th place, and Junior Wyland Alleva running to a 7th place finish.
Brady Zimmerman led the Eagles distance and mid-distance runners with a 4th place finish in the 3200, while also placing 6th in the 800. Sophomore Thomas Townley also pointed for the Eagles in the 800 with a new Personal Best time of 2:08.17, good enough for 8th place. Along with Zimmerman and Townley, Harley Lauscar and Chase Jones ran to a 2nd place finish in the 4×800 Meter Relay with a time of 8:23.00.
The Eagles will continue their season this Saturday, February 24th, at the Berkeley Prep Invitational as they compete against more than 25 teams as they continue on their mission of winning the County, District, and Regional Titles and earning their way into the State Meet in Jacksonville on May 4th.