Keeping George Jenkins’ strong pole vault tradition alive, Sophomore Riley Ott soared over a height of 13-9.5’ at the State Meet in Jacksonville, finishing 6th overall. With his finish, Ott becomes the 5th different Eagle pole vaulter to medal in the past 5 seasons, while bringing home the 7th state medal in the event in that same period. Teammates Steele Alleva and Kyle Murawski, both underclassmen, just missed the podium as they both cleared a height of 13-3.5’, placing 10th and 11th respectively.
The Eagles just missed out on 2 more state medals as Steele Alleva ran to a 9th place finish in the 300 Meter Hurdles while Andy Labrada placed 9th in the Discus.
Also just missing out on the chance to earn a medal was the 4×400 relay team of Terrance Denson, Breilyn Sullivan, Harley Lauscar, and Riley Ott who ran to an 11th place finish in prelims, missing qualifying for the finals by only 0.3 seconds and nearly matching their school record time they ran at the Regional Meet the week prior. Jordan Domineck threw his 2nd best Discus attempt of the season, good enough for an 11th place finish as well.
Other amazing performances were turned in by Brady Zimmerman (1600), Damarcus Sneed (110MH & Long Jump), Austin Cowans (200), and the 4×800 Relay team of Thomas Townley, Chase Jones, Harley Lauscar, and Brady Zimmerman.
The Eagles completed their 2018 season repeating as the Regional Runner-Ups and District Champions, while winning their 3rd straight County Championship. The Eagles also broke 8 school records this year and went a perfect 6-0 in regular season invitational meets. The Eagles have not lost a regular season invitational meet in two seasons. The Eagles will also be returning 9 of the 13 State qualifiers and will look to add to that number next season.
We appreciate all the support this season!