Vikings boys track & field finishes 4th in state

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The Viking squad, which placed sixth overall at states last year, also had the first-place finish for Division II schools on Saturday.


State champions were seniors Preston Richardson and Wesley Shrieves.


Richardson repeated as a double state champion in the shot put (57’1”) and discus (170’8”). With Saturday’s two titles, he is now a four-time state champion.


Shrieves won the long jump event with a 22’7” mark. He also came in second in the triple jump (42’2.75”).


“I am extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last two years in this sport,” said Broadwater head coach Eric Hack after the state championships.


“Preston and Wesley have led our team to heights we will likely not see again for a long time,” he said.


Some other top performers for the boys team were Brendon Burrows, who picked up more than his projected points in both the shot put and discus; Nick Gomer, who became the second Broadwater athlete to break 5 minutes in the 1600m run and Adam Bowen, who finished in the top 10 for the 200m.


The boys 4x100m relay team, comprised of Shrieves, Bowen, Tyler Major and John Gordon, finished sixth with 46.26.


For the girls events on Saturday, Savana Davis and Hazel Tankard both set new school records in their respective events.


Davis had a 28’2.75” mark in the shot put and a 72’10” mark in the discus, while Tankard clocked 29.37 in the 200m and had a 15’1.75” mark in the long jump.


“In terms of the meet, all of our athletes, boys and girls, performed at or above their expected placement coming in,” Hack said.



2014 VISAA State Outdoor Track & Field Championship Results


Girls Events


800m dash: Jenna Pittman, 3:07.30.


1600m run: Meadow Noonan, 6:32.83.


300m hurdles: Lauren McClaskey, 1:08.16.


4x400m relay: Sydney Parks, Hazel Tankard, Meadow Noonan, Julie Xiong, 4:59.17.


Long jump: Hazel Tankard, 15’1.75”; Julie Xiong, 11’11.25”; Lauren McClaskey, 11’3.75”.


Triple jump: Hazel Tankard, 30’5.5”.


Shot put: Savana Davis, 28’2.75”; Rachel Spencer, 21’6.5”.


Discus: Savana Davis, 72’10”; Rachel Spencer, 63’4”



Boys Events


200m dash: Adam Bowen, 23.21.


400m dash: Jordan Long, 1:02.43.


800m run: Jack Buchholz, 2:23.47; Jordan Long, 2:38.88; John Hart, 2:38.89.


1600m run: Nick Gomer, 4:57.90; Jackson Rose, 5:23.80; Jacob McClaskey, 5:58.


3200m run: Nick Gomer, 11:56.78.


4x100m relay: Adam Bowen, John Gordon, Tyler Major, Wesley Shrieves, 46.26.


4x400m relay: Robert Fritz, Jordan Long, Malik McCaskill, Michael Riopel, 3:50.90.


4x800m relay: Nick Gomer, Jackson Rose, Jack Buchholz, Frank Long, 9:55.03.


High jump: Wesley Shrieves, 6’; Matthew McCaskill, 5’10”.


Long jump: Wesley Shrieves, 22’7”; Matthew McCaskill, 18’7”; Tyler Major, 17’6.5”.


Triple jump: Wesley Shrieves, 42’2.75”; Matthew McCaskill, 39’2.5”; John Gordon, 36’8.5”.


Shot put: Preston Richardson, 57’1”; Brendon Burrows, 46’1.5”; Michael Riopel, 36’4”.


Discus: Preston Richardson, 170’8”; Brendon Burrows, 152’6”; Dontae Weatherly, 94’3”.



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