Tiger Track and Field places 4th at Taco Bell Classic

William Mulloy wins

The Tiger Track and Field team traveled down to Columbia, South Carolina this past weekend to take place in the 2015 Taco Bell Classic. The Tigers competed with some of the best in the South, and they walked away with a fourth place finish, the best finish ever for St. X at the Taco Bell Classic.

Team Scores
1) Banneker – 40
2) DeMatha Catholic – 30
3) Mallard Creek – 26
4) St. Xavier – 25
5) Goose Creek – 21.50

The Tigers opened up the scoring weekend Friday night during the 4 x 800 meter relays. The Tiger 4 x 800 meter relay team of Matthew Thomas, Ben Kleine-Kracht, Eli George and William Mulloy were gunning for the school record (7:52), and they came very close to completing their goal. The Tigers won the event with a great time of 7:54.72. That time puts them at #15 in the nation and one second away from qualifying for New Balance Nationals Outdoor (NBNO).

Thomas, Klein-Kracht, George, Mulloy

The next day, both Mulloy and Thomas scored in the 1 mile run. Mulloy placed 2nd with a time of 4:19, and Thomas placed 8th with a time of 4:23, a new PR for him. Considering it was a packed field, they both ran good races and brought the team 9 points. NBNO qualifying time for one mile is 4:13.

Over in the Shot Put, Jake Glass a heck of a day, as he threw a 58-03.75. It was a personal record throw for him, and he finished 3rd in a great field. This throw places him at 30th in the nation. Also with this throw, he qualifies to go to NBNO with the qualifying throw being 55-07.

Other results by Tigers
100 meter dash – Ricky Garr – 118th (12.31), Trevor Hill – 138th (13.24)
200 meter dash – Max Masterson – 84th (23.67), Jack Raque – 111th (24.62)
400 meter dash – Trevor Hill – 83rd (58.31)
800 meter run – Eli George – 32nd (2:02.86), Ben Kleine-Kracht – 44th (2:03.99)
3200 meter run – Andrew Garvey – 17th (9:41.12), Henry Geisler – 28th (9:56.70)
110 meter hurdles – Dallas Ford – 51st (17.57), Jack Raque – 60th (18.35)
4 x 100 meter relay – Ricky Garr, Max Masterson, Jonathon Coats and Patrick Ritter – 37th (45.62)
4 x 400 meter relay – A team – William Mulloy, Matthew Thomas, Mike Ervin and Patrick Ritter – 30th (3:37.64)
B team – James Bryant, Dallas Ford, Jonathon Coats and Nick Poole – 3:48.81
4 x 800 meter relay – B team – Tyler Just, Michael Porter, Nick Poole and Stephen Wolf – 8:34.06
Long Jump – Max Masterson – 37th (20-06.00), Ricky Garr – 83rd (17-01.50)
Triple Jump – James Bryant – 75th (36-03.00)
Shot Put – Joe Fisher – 45th (40-10.50)
Discus Throw – Ervin James – 37th (122-07), Michael Richards – 53rd (110-05)

Watch the Tigers
100 meter dash
200 meter dash
400 meter dash – Trevor Hill
800 meter run – Eli George and Ben Kleine-Kracht
1 mile run – William Mullloy and Matthew Thomas
3200 meter run – Andrew Garvey and Henry Geisler
4 x 100 meter relay
4 x 400 meter relay – A team and B team
4 x 800 meter relay – A team, B team and A team post-race

NEXT RACE
Brother Borgia/Coach Cooper Invitational – St. Xavier High School – Saturday, April 18th

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About Cole Bollinger

Editor for WSTX Sports

Posted on April 14, 2015, in Tiger Track and Field and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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