RECAP: Tiger Track and Field wins Brother Borgia/Coach Cooper Invitational by 1 point!
After a great performance down at the Taco Bell Classic in Columbia, South Carolina last weekend, the Tiger Track and Field team won the Brother Borgia/Coach Cooper Invitational on Senior Day at St. X.
1) St. Xavier – 103
2) Covington Catholic – 102
3) Trinity – 91
4) Male – 83
5) Elizabethtown – 58.50
The Tigers fell behind early, but they battled back thanks to a strong showing in the Discus and the 2 mile. The 4 x 400 meter relay team capped off the win with Eli George out kicking a Central runner. That spot ended up being the difference with the Tigers winning with 103 points, one point ahead of Covington Catholic.
To start off the day, the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Eli George, Michael Porter, Nick Poole and Tyler Just finished 2nd with a 8:17. Porter and Poole both had personal best 800 runs, as Porter ran a 2:06 leg, and Poole ran a 2:05 leg.
Dallas Ford and Jack Raque had a great day, finishing 3rd and 5th respectively in the 110 meter hurdles. Ford ran a 17.02, and Raque ran a 17.91.
Andrew Garvey is getting very close to qualifying for the Dream Mile, as he ran a 4:33.35 today. Qualifying for the Dream isn’t an exact science, but a 4:28 should do it. He will have the chance to do just that at the Dream Mile next Saturday at Eastern Relays. Cole Bollinger finished 3rd with a 4:41.45
After breaking through last week at Taco Bell, Jake Glass threw another 58-00.00 to win today’s event. Evin James placed 3rd with a throw of 46-06.50.
In the 800 meter run, Eli George placed 2nd with a 2:02.27, and Tyler Just placed 3rd with a 2:03.99. They were also a main part of the comeback, as they brought in 14 points. Barry Banta continues to impress in the Pole Vault, placing 5th with a 10-00.00.
Matthew Thomas made his debut in the 3200 meter run today, and he didn’t disappoint. He battled for 8 laps and ended up taking home the win with a 9:40. Henry Geisler placed 5th with a 10:18, and Patrick Schaeffer placed 6th with a 10:21.
The final push began after Mike Ervin tied for 7th in the High Jump with a jump of 5-06.00, and placd 8th in the Triple Jump with a jump of 38-02.75. He began a streak of good performances, as the Discus throwers helped reel Covington Catholic back in. Jake Glass won with a throw of 152-05, Evin James finished 5th with a 127-09, and Michael Richards finished 7th with a 115-09. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Owen Johnson, James Bryant, Patrick Ritter and Eli George placed 3rd. Patrick Ritter and Eli George surged into contention, as they ran a 52 and a 51 second leg.
100 meter dash – Owen Johnson – 17th (11.97), Ben Ruiz – 18th (12.07), Patrick Ritter – 19th (12.09), Josh Russell – 23rd (12.27), Joe Butler – 28th (12.83)
200 meter dash – Ricky Garr – 15th (24.61), Ben Ruiz – 19th (24.94)
300 meter hurdles – Jack Raque – 4th (42.91), Owen Johnson – 8th (43.66), Dallas Ford – 11th (45.41)
3200 meter run – Joey Schrepferman – 8th (10:29.70), Andrew Edwards – 13th (11:07.08), Kyle Yates – 17th (11:34.48)
400 meter dash – Jonathon Coats – 15th (57.40)
4 x 100 meter relays – Max Masterson, Ricky Garr, Brock Mayer and Jonathon Coats – 9th (45.47)
800 meter run – Michael Porter – 9th (2:11.10), Nick Grove – 19th (2:17.33), Jacob Young – 24th (2:20.94)
Long Jump – Max Masterson – 9th (19-00.75), Ricky Garr – 13th (18-03.75)
One Mile Run – Clint Sherman – 10th (4:56.16), Brennan Schaefer – 14th (4:59.94), Ken Barlow – 18th (5:08.40), Corbett Campell – 24th (5:29.69)
Triple Jump – James Bryant – 15th (34-04.75)
Eastern Relays – University of Louisville – Saturday, April 25th