Against some of the top competition in the region, the George Jenkins Eagles Boys Track Team again displayed their talent as they came away with a dominating team victory, winning the team title with a point total of 107.5 points, besting 2nd place Lake Wales by 48.5 points. The Eagles scored in 14 of the 17 events, breaking three school records in the process.
Tyson Williams continued his dominating season in the hurdle events as he again took home the wins in both the 110 and 300 Meter Hurdles. For his efforts, Williams was awarded the Most Outstanding Male Performer of the meet. William’s time of 14.37 in the 110MH lowered his own school record and positioned him as one of the top hurdlers in Florida.
Williams was not the only Eagle to break a school record on the day as both Riley Ott and Nate Ashley accomplished that feat. In the 400 Meters, Ott ran away from the competition taking home the win in a new school record of 49.56. Ashley jumped to a new school record of 44-0” in the Triple Jump, taking home 5th place in the event.
After a brief absence from the distance events, Brady Zimmerman ran strong and proved he is one of the top distance runners in Florida. Zimmerman began his day running strong in the 1600, his first run in the event this season, finishing in a time of 4:28.58, just two seconds off his personal best. Zimmerman then came back only a little over an hour later running a very strong 3200, placing 3rd in the event as well.
In other running events, Austin Cowans and Frosty Rudolph ran to 3rd and 4th place finishes in the 200 Meters. In the hurdles, Damarcus Sneed and Steele Alleva both ran to new personal bests in the 110MH, placing 2nd and 4th respectively. Sneed also had a strong showing the 300MH, placing 5th in the event. Thomas Townley ran a big two-second personal best in the 800 Meters with a time of 2:01.10, earning a 7th place finish.
The Eagles’ field events athletes also had strong showings with Steele Alleva, Kyle Murawski, and Ethan Suman leading the way in the Pole Vault. Alleva took home the win with a jump of 13-5.35”, while Murawski finished close behind in 2nd place and Suman rounding out the scoring with an 8th place finish. On top of his hurdle performance, Damarcus Sneed again improved on his season best in the Long Jump with a mark of 21-5.25, earning a 5th place finish. In the throws, Cameron Jones and Stephen Mansker both competed to 8th place finishes, with Jones in the Shot Put and Mansker in the Discus.
The Eagles will continue their season Saturday, March 16 as they compete in the Polk County Championships at the Bob English Family Track. The Eagles will be looking to accomplish their first major goal of the season as the compete to win their 4th consecutive County Championship.