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Raceday Central | Tiger Track and Field at the Johnny Con Invitational

Ricky Garr | Photo by Jana Bollinger

Saturday, April 15th | Male High School | Louisville, KY

Ricky Garr | Photo by Jana Bollinger

RACEDAY INFORMATION

Johnny Con Invitational
Friday, April 15th
Male High School
Louisville, KY

EVENT ROSTER

4×800: Patrick Schaefer, Grady Shiftlet, Nick Poole, and Ryan Guenthner (ALT- Tanner Boling)
110 Hurdles: Beck O’Daniel and Jonny Dumuolin
100: Ricky Garr, Nick Lamattina, Patrick Jones, and Teddy Masterson
4×200: Brock Mayer, Nick Lamattina, Ricky Garr, and Jax Goldberg
1600: Cooper Marchal, Thomas Knepshield, Clint Sherman, Andrew Edwards, Clay Meiers, and Ken Barlow
4×100: Max Masterson, Ricky Garr, Beck O’Daniel, and Jax Goldberg
400: Clint Sherman and Brock Mayer
300 Hurdles: Beck O’Daniel and Jonny Dumuolin
800: Nick Poole, Grady Shiftlet, and Patrick Schaefer
200: Nick Lamattina and Brock Mayer
3200: Eric Portaro, Ryan Guenthner, Joey Schrepferman, Will Perrone, Lincoln Williams, and Jonny Vaughn
4×400: Ricky Garr, Tanner Boling, Beck O’Daniel, and Jax Goldberg
High Jump: Jax Goldberg
Long Jump: Max Masterson
Pole Vault: Barry Banta and Nick Meredith
Shot put: GJ Wellinghurst and Jack Hummel
Discus: GJ Wellinghurst and Jack Hummel

COVERAGE

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Last Race: BoJangles Classic in Columbia, SC

Raceday Central | Tiger Track and Field @ Lenny Lyles

Saturday, March 25th | Central High School | Louisville, KY

Jonny Dumuolin in the third leg of the 4×400 at Regionals last year | Photo by Jana Bollinger

RACEDAY INFORMATION

Lenny Lyles Invitational
Saturday, March 25th
Central High School
Louisville, KY

ENTRIES 

4×800 – Eoin Corbett, Pierce Walker, Clint Sherman, and Nick Poole (A team); Dalton Bishop, Jonny Vaughn, Clay Meiers, and Seth Goodwin (B team)
110 Meter Hurdles – Jonny Dumuolin and Beck O’Daniel
100 Meter Dash – Ricky Garr and Max Masterson (A); Zack Martinez and Paul Russell (B)
4×200 – Clay Erwin, Brock Mayer, Brian Mazzoni, and James Bryant (A); Greyson Galloway, Nick Lamattina, Paul Russell, and Connor Burke (B)
1600 – Ryan Guenthner and Cooper Marchal (A); Grady Shiftlet and Will Perrone (B)
4×100 – Ricky Garr, Beck O’Daniel, Jax Goldberg, and Nick Erwin, ALTERNATE – Max Masterson (A); Patrick Jones, Nick Lamattina, Paul Russell, and Connor Burke (B)
400 Meter Dash – Tanner Boling and Brock Mayer (A); Okko Quaye and Zack Martinez (B)
300 Hurdles – Jonny Dumuolin and Beck O’Daniel
800 Meter Dash – Eoin Corbett and Nick Poole (A); Clint Sherman and Pierce Walker (B)
200 Meter Dash – Ricky Garr and Jax Goldberg (A); Nick Lamattina and Patrick Jones (B)
3200 Meter – Thomas Knepshield and Andrew Edwards (A); Eric Portaro and Lincoln Williams (B)
4×400 – Tanner Boling, Beck O’Daniel, Jax Goldberg, and Jonny Dumuolin, ALTERNATE – Clay Erwin (A); Okko Quaye, Paul Russell, Connor Burke, and Greyson Galloway (B)
Long Jump – Max Masterson and Nick Erwin (A); Brian Mazzoni and James Bryant (B)
High Jump – Jax Goldberg and Nick Erwin
Triple Jump – James Bryant
Shotput – G.J. Wellinghurst and Justin Voelker
Discus – G.J. Wellinghurst and Justin Voelker

 

COVERAGE

Twitter: @WSTXSports 
Last Race: Harry Greschel Invitational

Who’s In and Who’s Out for Track and Field State

Who's In Who's Out

The Tiger Track and Field team won Region 3 AAA over the weekend and many Tigers punched their tickets to the State Meet on May 23rd. For some Tigers, they will be watching the other Track meets to see where they stand. We will update this post throughout the week to show you who is in and who is out.

Automatic Qualifiers
Anyone who finishes 1st or 2nd in the Region. There are 7 Regions in each class, these athletes take up 14 of the 24 spots.

10 Extra Qualifiers
After all 7 of the regions are done. The times/marks for all athletes in 3rd place and beyond are ranked by their regional performance. The Top 10 athletes in each event make it to state to fill out the 24 qualifiers. All 10 spots can go to one region, it is based strictly off the time/mark from the regional.

Check the additional qualifying marks here.

Regions Already Run – Region 3, Region 4, Region 6

Regions Yet to Run – Region 1, Region 2, Region 5, Region 7

IN THE STATE MEET

Athletes who have been officially qualified for the 2015 Kentucky Track and Field State Meet

William Mulloy, 800 meter run, Sr.

Mulloy qualified for State by winning the Region 3 AAA with a time of 1:56.44. He defeated Darius Payne of duPont Manual by over a second. Mulloy finished 2nd in the 800 last year at State. After 3 regions, Mulloy is currently the number 3 overall seed for the 800.

Jaylon Hibbs, 110 and 300 meter hurdles, Sr.

Hibbs won both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles this past weekend. After 3 regions, Hibbs sits as the number 3 overall seed in the 110 meter hurdles and the number 7 overall seed in the 300 meter hurdles.

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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 places 2nd at 2015 Male Invitational

Max Masterson placed 3rd in the long jump on Wednesday. | Photo via Varsity Views

Max Masterson placed 3rd in the long jump on Wednesday. | Photo via Varsity Views

The Tiger Track and Field team participated in the Male Invitational on Wednesday night and left with a 2nd place showing.

Team Scores
1) North Hardin – 142
2) St. Xavier – 90
3) Male – 78
4) Eastern – 74
5) Pleasure Ridge Park – 55

Results for Tigers
100 meter dash – Ricky Garr (11th – 11.63), Sam Mishloney – (23rd – 12.05), Jonathon Coats (28th -12.30), Joe Butler (33rd – 12.76)
200 meter dash – Brock Mayer (19th – 24.32), Jonathon Coats (26th – 25.02), Sam Mishloney (28th – 25.63)
400 meter dash – Patrick Ritter (3rd – 52.64), Brock Mayer (6th – 54.23)
800 meter run – Ben Kleine-Kracht (2nd – 2:01.45), Clint Sherman (15th – 2:12.59), Johnny Vaughn (17th – 2:14.35)
1600 meter run – Tyler Just (2nd – 4:36.86), Eli George (3rd – 4:42.12), Joey Schrepferman (10th – 4:53.17), Jacob Young (11th – 4:56.06), Cooper Marchal (16th – 4:59.86), Andrew Edwards (18th – 5:05.48)
3200 meter run – Patrick Schaeffer (1st – 9:55.96), Cole Bollinger (2nd – 9:56.80), Henry Geisler (3rd – 10:03.75), Eric Portaro (15th – 10:41.08), Nick Grove (16th – 10:42.07), Brennan Schaeffer (17th – 10:47.56), Ken Barlow (24th – 11:33.01)
110 meter hurdles – Dallas Ford (5th – 16.88), Jack Raque (8th – 17.36), Johny Dumoulin (12th – 18.42)
300 meter hurdles – Jack Raque (2nd – 42.31), Owen Johnson (5th – 43.35), Dallas Ford (12th – 45.14), Johny Dumoulin (13th – 46.56)
4 x 100 meter relays – Max Masterson, Sam Mishloney, Ricky Garr and Ben Ruiz (12th – 45.74)
4 x 200 meter relays – Owen Johnson, Max Masterson, Patrick Ritter and Jonathon Coats (8th – 1:35.10)
4 x 400 meter relays – Eli George, Patrick Ritter, James Bryant and Nick Poole (5th – 3:36.72)
4 x 800 meter relays – Clay Meiers, Michael Porter, Nick Poole and Clint Sherman (3rd – 8:43.47)
High Jump – Mike Ervin (9th – 5-04.00), Zac Rapp (10th – 5-02.00)
Pole Vault – Barry Banta (4th – 10:06.00)
Long Jump – Max Masterson (3rd – 19:06.50), Ricky Garr (12th – 18-00.50)
Triple Jump – James Bryant (10th – 37-06.00)
Shot Put – Evin James (3rd – 46-05.75), Joe Fisher (5th – 43-02.75)
Discus Throw – Evin James (4th – 115-07), Joe Fisher (9th – 108-05)

NEXT RACE
Kentucky Dream Mile – Saint Xavier High School – Friday, May 1st, 2015

Tiger Track and Field team places 9th at 2015 Eastern Relays

Dallas Ford | Photo by The Courier Journal

Dallas Ford | Photo by The Courier Journal

Results Highlights from the 2015 Eastern Relays 

4 x 800 meter relay – Matthew Thomas, Ben Kleine-Kracht, Eli George and Tyler Just – (1st – 8:03.87): Watch

Shot Put – Jake Glass (1st – 58-06.50)

Discus – Jake Glass (7th – 135-04)

800 meter run – Eli George (8th – 1:59.33): Watch

4 x 400 meter relay – Patrick Ritter, Matthew Thomas, Eli George and Ben Kleine-Kracht (6th – 3:35.87): Watch

 

Raceday Central | Tiger Track and Field Takes on Eastern Relays – Day 2

Saturday, April 25th | University of Louisville | Louisville, KY

Eastern Relays

RACEDAY INFORMATION

Eastern Relays
Saturday, April 25th
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 9:30 am Field Events begin – Rolling Schedule
    • Long Jump
    • Discus
    • High Jump
    • Triple Jump
    • Shot Put
    • Pole Vault
  • 10:00 am Running Events being – Rolling Schedule
    • 4x800m relay
    • 110m hurdles
    • 100m dash
    • 4x200m relay
    • Mile run
    • 4x100m relay
    • 400m dash
    • 300m hurdles
    • 800m run
    • 200m dash
    • 2000m Steeplechase
    • 4x400m relay

COVERAGE

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Live Feed: 
Last Race: Brother Borgia/Coach Cooper Invitational
USA Today HS Sports: Eastern Relays set this weekend at UofL
Tiger Track and Field to participate in Eastern Relays this weekend
Tigers win Brother Borgia/Coach Cooper Invitational! Results…
Tiger Track and Field places 4th at Taco Bell Classic

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Raceday Central | Tiger Track and Field Takes on Eastern Relays

Friday, April 24th | University of Louisville | Louisville, KY

Eastern Relays

RACEDAY INFORMATION

Eastern Relays
Friday, April 24th
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • Running Events start at 5:00 pm – Rolling Schedule
    • Middle School Boys Mile
    • Open Mile
    • Open 100m
    • 1600m Sprint Relay (200-200-400-800)
    • 4000m Distance Medley (1200-400-800- 1600)
    • Middle School Girls Mile
    • 800m Sprint Medley Relay (100-100-200- 400)
    • 3200m
  • Field Events Start at 6:00 pm – Rolling Schedule
    • Open Pole Vault
    • Open Long Jump
    • Open Triple Jump
    • Open Shot Put
    • Open Discus

COVERAGE

Twitter: @WSTXSports, @TigerSports_TV
Last Race: Brother Borgia/Coach Cooper Invitational
USA Today HS Sports: Eastern Relays set this weekend at UofL
Tiger Track and Field to participate in Eastern Relays this weekend
Tigers win Brother Borgia/Coach Cooper Invitational! Results…
Tiger Track and Field places 4th at Taco Bell Classic

LIVESTREAM

 

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.

 

Raceday Central | Taco Bell Classic, Day 2

Saturday, April 11th | Spring Valley High School | Columbia, SC

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 on Day 1. | Photo by Jana Bollinger

RACEDAY INFORMATION

Taco Bell Classic
Saturday, April 11th
Spring Valley High School
Columbia, SC

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30 am – 3200 Meter Run

9:00 am – Triple Jump Finals

10:00 am – Discus Finals

10:30 am – 100 meter dash Trials

12:00 pm – 110 meter hurdles Trials

1:20 pm – 4 x 100 meter relay Finals

1:55 pm – 110 meter hurdles Finals

2:15 pm – 100 meter dash Finals

2:30 pm – Shot Put Finals

2:30 pm – Long Jump Finals

3:00 pm – Pole Vault Finals

3:05 pm – Mile Finals

4:00 pm – 400 meter dash Finals

5:45 pm – 800 meter run Finals

6:15 pm – 200 meter dash Finals

6:20 pm – 3200 meter run Finals

7:05 pm – 4 x 400 meter relay Finals

COVERAGE

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Last Race: St. X/Male/Trinity Meet

Day 1 Results

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

Raceday Central | Tiger Track and Field Travels to Columbia, South Carolina for Taco Bell Classic

Friday, April 10th | Spring Valley High School | Columbia, SC

William Mulloy | Photo by Jana Bollinger

William Mulloy | Photo by Jana Bollinger

RACEDAY INFORMATION

Taco Bell Classic
Friday, April 10th
Spring Valley High School
Columbia, SC

EVENT SCHEDULE

6:00 pm – JV Boys Mile Run

6:30 pm – Pole Vault Trials

7:00 pm – 200 meter dash Trials

7:45 pm – 4 x 800 meter relay Finals

COVERAGE

Twitter: @WSTXSports, @TigerSports_TV
Last Race: St. X/Male/Trinity Meet
Tiger Track and Field to participate in Taco Bell Classic this weekend

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.

 

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

Colin O'Daniel will be all over the leaderboards in the sprints this season. | Photo by Jana Bollinger

Colin O’Daniel will be all over the leaderboards in the sprints this season. | Photo by Jana Bollinger

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

 

EVENTS

100 meter dash

200 meter dash

400 meter dash

WHERE DID THEY FINISH LAST YEAR?

100 meter dash – Taijon Smith (5th at Region), Cedric Miller (6th at Region)

200 meter dash – No participants at Region

400 meter dash – Colin O’Daniel (5th at State), Joe Butler (6th at Region)

KEY RETURNERS

Taijon Smith – 100 meter dash

Colin O’Daniel – 400 meter dash

Joe Butler – 400 meter dash

OVERVIEW

The Tiger Track and Field has never been know for their sprinting, but with experience and talent coming back, this could be a big year for the Tiger Sprinters.

Senior Taijon Smith will lead the Tiger Track and Field team in 100 meter dash. He failed to make State last season, as he finished 5th at Region. He is the 3rd best returning 100 meter sprinter in the Region this season, so he could make some noise and possibly make it to Lexington.

In the 200, Juniors Colin O’Daniel and Joe Butler are two of the best St. X has to offer, and they would be the most likely representatives in this event. O’Daniel will most likely not run in the 200 this year at Region and State, as he will probably run in the 400, 4 x 400 and 4 x 200 meter relay along with jumping in the High Jump. So, that probably leaves Butler as the only likely candidate to run in the 200 this year at Region. There is always the possibility that they will just not put anyone in the event, however, like they did last year.

O’Daniel is coming off a very impressive sophomore campaign. After finishing 4th at Region, he shocked the Kentucky High School Track world with a 5th place showing at State. Now, as a Junior, O’Daniel will no longer be looked over. He will be one of the favorites for a podium finish this year.

“I am very excited for the 400 this season,” said O’Daniel. “With my experiences last year I know how to properly train for it and know what it will take to run the best I can. I think with my hard work I can take #1. Also my goal is to drop a second from my PR and get the [400] record at St. X.”

Who could surprise people this year, though?

“Sophomore Ricky Garr could be a good 100 runner this year,” said O’Daniel. “Max Masterson for the 200. [Jonathon] Coats also for both 100 and 200. Patrick Ritter has also improved greatly on his 400 and is one of our top competitors.”

Next up: Distance