Golden Eagles News · Boys Track and Field finishes in Runner-Up at Gary Smith Invitational


Monday night our team traveled to Olentangy Orange for a quad meet with Buckeye Valley, Delaware Hayes, Olentangy Orange. In what turned out to be a beautiful night for track and field, our team was able to win in strong fashion. There were many great performances and personal bests throughout the meet. On Saturday our team traveled to Thomas Worthington for the historic and prestigious Gary Smith Invitational which included 16 total teams. In what seemed a little like a district meet from the standpoint of size and competition, our young men competed very well finishing 2nd to a strong Thomas Worthington team. To put into perspective what kind of season our team is having we are now 49-2 on the season with both losses coming against Thomas Worthington in what has been great competition to the end of the meet to decide the winner. Here are the highlights:

4 x 1600- Christopher Lee, Cale Borland, Gabe Ghering, Eli Lengl- 5th(season best by 30 seconds)

4 x 800- Cole Vennemeyer, Ryan Cummins, Braden Buckler, Jatan Pokar- 4th

110 Hurdles- Alec Carr- 2nd(Career best and 4th fastest time in school history)

100 Meter- Shane White- 2nd(career best and 2nd fastest in school history), John Ledyard-8th(career best)

4 x 200 relay- John Embaugh, Jayden McConnell,Justin Embaugh, Shane White- 3rd(season best time and 4th fastest in school history)

4 x100 relay- Jake Summers,John Ledyard, Justin Embaugh, Shane White-3rd place (10th fastest in school history)

400 meter- Jayden McConnell-1st(Career best), Owen Wilhelm- 8th

300 Hurdles- Alec Carr(2nd), Cam Long(4th and career best time)

800 meter- Jake Ross-7th

4 x 400- Jayden McConnell, Ryan Tripp, Owen Wilhelm, John Embaugh- 3rd(season best and 10th fastest time in school history)

HJ- Owen Wilhelm-1st, Ryan Tripp-4th

LJ- Ryan Tripp-8th

Shot Put- Mark Ruffing-2nd, Grant Ferris-5th

Discus- Mark Ruffing-1st, Matthew Vonalmen- 5th(career best)

Pole Vault- Cole Vennemeyer-5th, Micah Evans- 6th