Showcasing their depth in the Bob English Relay Meet, the GJHS Boys Track Team once again dominated the competition, coming away with the Team Title with a total of 168 points. The Eagles more than doubled the total team points of 2nd place Ocala Forest, who finished with 82 points.
The meet was highlighted by the Eagles breaking 2 school records and tying another. The first record to go down was the Shuttle Hurdle Relay as Steele Alleva, Tyson Williams, Christian Harvey, and Damarcus Sneed shattered the record by more than 3 seconds with a time of 1:01.10 seconds, beating the 2nd place team in the event by more than 8 seconds. Also going down was the 4×400 Relay record with Harley Lauscar, Tyson Williams, Riley Ott, and Terrance Denson just narrowly edging out the previous record by 0.5 second with a time of 3:27.14, beating 2nd place Lake Wales by more than 5 seconds. The 4×200 team consisting of Austin Cowans, Riley Ott, Terrance Denson, and Jaden Rudolph also ran extremely well, easily winning the event while tying the school record with a time of 1:29.84.
In the individual running events, Tyson Williams ran a huge PR in the 300 Meter Hurdles with a time of 39.18, almost 2 seconds better than his previous best time. Williams, only a sophomore, is now the second fastest 300 Meter Hurdler in school history. Finishing closely behind Williams was Damarcus Sneed who ran to a 3rd place finish. In the 800 Meters, Harley Lauscar ran to a 2nd place finish with a new season best time of 2:04.66. Lauscar was followed closely by teammates Chase Jones and Brendan Moore, who placed 3rd and 6th respectively. Brady Zimmerman ran to an easy victory in the 1600 Meters with a time of 4:34.82, while teammates Thomas Townley, Seth Brickhouse, Ryan Chapman, and Reed Childers finished 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th.
In the field events, the Eagles were led by pole vaulters Riley Ott and Kyle Murawski, who finished 1st and 2nd. Ott soared to a new PR of 13-5.25 while Murawski cleared 12-11.50, his current PR. Both sophomores, Ott and Murawski are both ranked in the top 8 in Class 4A in the Pole Vault. Also having a great day of competition were the Eagles’ long jumpers as Terrance Denson jumped to a 2nd place finish, followed closely by Damarcus Sneed who finished 3rd. Andy Labrada and Jordan Domineck continued their strong showing in the Discus, with Labrada finishing 3rd and Domineck finishing 4th.
The Eagles will continue their season this Thursday at the Bob English Family Track as they compete in the Lakeland City Meet. Come on out and support our program as we continue on our mission of winning County, District, and Regional Titles.