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Tiger Track and Field team looks to win their 3rd straight Region Championship this weekend

Patrick Ritter | Photo by The Courier-Journal

Patrick Ritter | Photo by The Courier-Journal

The Tiger Track and Field team will look to win their 3rd straight Region Championship on Saturday, as the Tigers host Region 3 AAA at Brother Thomas More Page Stadium.

Tiger Track and Field Roster for Region 3 AAA

4 x 800 meter relay – Matthew Thomas, William Mulloy, Ben Kleine-Kracht and Eli George (Alternates – Tyler Just, Michael Porter and Nick Poole)
110 meter hurdles – Jaylon Hibbs and Dallas Ford
100 meter dash – Ben Ruiz and Sam Mishloney
4 x 200 meter relay – Max Masterson, Ricky Garr, Patrick Ritter and Owen Johnson (Alternates – Ben Ruiz, Brock Mayer, Jaylon Hibbs and Colin O’Daniel)
300 meter hurdles – Jaylon Hibbs and Jack Raque
1600 meter run – Matthew Thomas and Cole Bollinger
4 x 100 meter relay – Jaylon Hibbs, Max Masterson, Ricky Garr and Colin O’Daniel (Alternates – Owen Johnson, Ben Ruiz and Sam Mishloney)
400 meter dash – Colin O’Daniel and Brock Mayer
800 meter run – Eli George and William Mulloy
200 meter dash – Ben Ruiz and Brock Mayer
3200 meter run – Andrew Garvey and Patrick Schaeffer
4 x 400 meter relay – Colin O’Daniel, Patrick Ritter, William Mulloy and Eli George (Alternates – Owen Johnson, Matthew Thomas, James Bryant and Brock Mayer)
Long Jump – Max Masterson and Ricky Garr
Triple Jump – Mike Ervin and James Bryant
Shot Put – Jake Glass and Ervin James
Discus – Jake Glass and Evin James
Pole Vault – Barry Banta

Tiger Track and Field to participate in Eastern Relays this weekend

 

The Tiger Track and Field team will be taking on the toughest competition of the year when they participate at Eastern Relays this weekend. Teams from all over the Midwest and Southeast will travel into Louisville for the biggest meet in the state of Kentucky each year. The Tigers will look to improve on their 16th place finish from last year.

Tiger Track and Field Roster for Eastern Relays

4 x 800 meter relay – Matthew Thomas, Ben Kleine-Kracht, Eli George and Tyler Just
110 meter hurdles – Dallas Ford
300 meter hurdles – Jack Raque and Owen Johnson
1600 meter run – Matthew Thomas, Andrew Garvey and Cole Bollinger
4 x 100 meter relay – Max Masterson, Ricky Garr, Ben Ruiz and Brock Mayer
Sprint Medley Relay – Ricky Garr, John Hinkebein, Sam Mishloney and James Bryant
800 meter run – Eli George, Ben Kleine-Kracht and Tyler Just
200 meter dash – Ben Ruiz
3200 meter run – Andrew Garvey and Henry Geisler
4 x 400 meter relay – Patrick Ritter, Ben Kleine-Kracht, Eli George and Matthew Thomas
Long Jump – Max Masterson
Triple Jump – Mike Ervin
Shot Put – Jake Glass and Ervin James
Discus – Jake Glass
Open 100 – John Hinkebein, Sam Mishloney and Joe Butler
Open 1600 – Patrick Schaefer, Clay Meiers and Clint Sherman
Open 3200 – Joey Schrepferman, Brennan Wheatley and Andrew Edwards
Open Triple Jump – Mike Ervin
Open Shot Put – Joe Fisher and Michael Richards
Open Discus – Evin James

 

 

 

 

Tiger Track and Field tied for first after Day 1; 4 x 800 Relay Team Wins!

The 4 x 800 relay team made its mark on the national stage. | Photo by Jana Bollinger

The 4 x 800 relay team made its mark on the national stage. | Photo by Jana Bollinger

The Tiger Track and Field team has gotten off to a good start at the Taco Bell Classic in Columbia, South Carolina. After the first day, the Tigers are tied for first with Marvin Ridge High School (Waxhaw, NC) at 10 points.

The 10 points the Tigers got on day one came from a great race by the 4 x 800 meter relay team. The relay team of Matthew Thomas, Ben Kleine-Kracht, Eli George and William Mulloy won the race with a time of 7:54.72. They are very close to the Kentucky state record of 7:52 and qualifying for New Balance Outdoor Nationals (7:53).

You can watch their great race here.

Day 2 starts at 8:30 am with the 3200 meter run.

 

Tiger Track and Field to participate in Taco Bell Classic this weekend

After a week of training in Louisville, the Tiger Track and Field Team will travel down to Columbia, South Carolina for the start of the Taco Bell Classic. The Taco Bell Classic is one of the more prestigious meets in the South, and the Tigers will try and leave their mark.

Tiger Track and Field Roster for Taco Bell Classic

4 x 800 meter relay – William Mulloy, Matthew Thomas, Eli George and Ben Kleine-Kracht; Tyler Just, Michael Porter, Nick Poole and Stephen Wolf
110 meter hurdles – Dallas Ford and Jack Raque
100 meter dash – Ricky Garr and Trevor Hill
JV 1600 – Patrick Schaeffer, Cooper Marchal, Cole Bollinger,Johnny Vaughan, Ryan Guenthner, Brennan Wheatley, Kyle Yates, Andrew Edwards, Corbett Campbell and Jacob Young
1600 meter run – William Mulloy and Matthew Thomas
4 x 100 meter relay – Ricky Garr, Max Masterson, Jonathon Coats and Patrick Ritter
400 meter dash – Patrick Ritter and Trevor Hill
800 meter run – Eli George and Ben Kleine-Kracht
200 meter dash – Max Masterson and Jack Raque
3200 meter run – Andrew Garvey and Henry Geisler
4 x 400 meter relay – Mike Ervin, Patrick Ritter, Matthew Thomas and William Mulloy; James Bryant, Dallas Ford, Jonathon Coats and Nick Poole
Long Jump – Ricky Garr and Max Masterson
Triple Jump – James Bryant and Mike Ervin
Shot Put – Jake Glass and Ervin James
Discus – Joe Fisher and Michael Richards

 

 

2015 Tiger Track and Field Event-by-Event Preview: Distance

William Mulloy will be a force to be reckoned with in the distance events this season. | Photo by Jana Bollinger

William Mulloy will be a force to be reckoned with in the distance events this season. | Photo by Jana Bollinger

Part five in a 5 part series previewing the 2015 St. Xavier Track and Field Tigers: Distance

 

EVENTS

800 meter run

1600 meter run

3200 meter run

WHERE DID THEY FINISH LAST YEAR?

800 – William Mulloy (2nd), Eli George (5th at Regional)

1600 – William Mulloy (1st), Max Mudd (5th)

3200 – Chris Striegel (2nd), Spencer Hayden (13th)

KEY RETURNERS

William Mulloy (SR) – 800, 1600

Eli George (SR) – 800

Spencer Hayden (JR) – 3200

OVERVIEW

Last year at State, Senior William Mulloy was one of the main contributors for the Tiger Track and Field Team. He contributed in 20 of St. X’s 65 points. This year should be no different. He is the favorite once again in the 1600 and a legit chance to contend in the 800. Throw in a possible 3200 and running in the 4 x 400 meter relay, and he has a chance to have one great Saturday.

“I’m working on becoming a smarter racer,” said Mulloy. “Last year I got myself into some pretty tricky situations because of flawed racing tactics. Also doing all of the extras to become the best athlete I can be whether it’s my diet or weight lifting/cross training.”

What kind of cross training is he doing?

“Well unfortunately I was on the bike and in and out of the pool all fall due to injury,” said Mulloy. “But even now that I’m healthy and running, I’ve found that I have had a hard time getting away from those things. So while we are in the process of building mileage and getting in shape, I’ll hop on the bike or in the pool because they are both great ways to stay in shape while not having to worry about injury.”

In the 800, look for Senior Eli George to be the 2nd participant again this year at Region for St. X. George was going into Region with a lot of confidence, but a quick start ruined his race.

“Everything felt good, the weather, my legs, and we were doing well on the day,” said George. “I went out 4 seconds faster for the first 200 than I usually do. Just a huge mistake that a junior shouldn’t have made.”

How far can he go this year?

“It’s tough to say,” said George. “I had a nice indoor time that I was nowhere near last year around that time. If I work hard, I can see 1:57 being a real possibility. As for state, it’s just about racing my team. I don’t see any problem getting past regional, but I just have to be one of the two that coach chooses to put in the 800.”

One of the people that could be coming for that second spot in the 800 is junior Matthew Thomas. He was injured most of last year’s track season, and he could make some noise in May. He will most likely also be the second participant in the 1600, so be prepared to hear more about Thomas this season.

In the 3200, the Tigers lost Chris Striegel to graduation. They return junior Spencer Hayden, but he is currently out with an injury. Hayden should be back before state, but it will be interesting to see how fast he recovers. While Hayden is absent, look for senior Andrew Garvey to step up and fill that spot. He really turned it on at the end of last year, and if he continue that into this year, he could turn some heads in Lexington.