SSMS boys win another track meet

From Staff Reports

April 2, 2008 - ELKHART - Sulphur Springs Middle School seventh and eighth grade boys won first place at the Elkhart track and field meet on March 28.

The seventh-grade boys had seven first-place finishes and eight second-place finishes.

In the eighth-grade, the Wildcats had 10 first-place finishes and seven second-place finishes.

Eighth Grade

Kendrick Daniels led the way with five medals during the meet as he was first in the 400 meters with a time of 54.3 seconds and was first in the high jump at 5-8. He was also third in the long jump and was a part of the 400-meter relay team along with Kryshad Ivery, Erick Simmons and Cody Clayton in a time of 46.5. He also ran a leg on 4x400 relay team with Ivery, Johnathan Carlisle and Clayton.

In the distance events, the Wildcats placed three runners in the 2,400 meters as Jordan McLarry won the event, while Ryan Dulude and Arron Pierce finished fourth and sixth respectively. McLarry also won the 1,600, while Justin Owens was fourth and Pierce finished sixth. In the 800 meters, Owens was first while Dakota Brown finished second.

In the other running events, the Wildcats were led by Francisco Garcia with a second place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, while Blake Macek andDulude finished in third and fifth, respectively. In the 300 hurdles, Brown, Clayton and Garcia finished in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the 100-meter dash, Ivery, Dadrian Smith and Sean Hoffman finished in third, fourth and fifth, respectively. In the 200 meters, Simmons was second, while Carlisle and Hoffman were fourth and fifth. The 4x200 relay team of Smith, Simmons, Brown and Carlisle finished first in a time of 1:42.

In the field events, Ivery finished second in the long jump at 16-6. Clayton was first in the triple jump with a leap of 36-3, while Carlisle was fourth in the triple jump. In the high jump, Matt Harris was fourth, while Ivery was sixth.

In the shot put, Bradric Hill was third, while Owens and Hoffman finished in fifth and sixth place. Hoffman was first in the discus, while Owens finished in second. Blake Macek rounded out the field events with a second place finish in the pole vault.

Seventh Grade

Connor Cooper led the team by winning four medals, one silver and three bronze. He finished third in the 4x100 meter relay with Steven Moreno, Duke Johnson and Jarod Newton and placed second in the 4x200 meter relay with Matthew Brice, Canyon Gibby and Jordan Jackson. He finished third in the 200-meter run and was third in the triple jump.

In the field events, Gibby and Jaquarius Johnson were fourth and sixth in the long jump, while Gibby and Moreno were fourth and sixth in the triple jump.

In the high jump, Jordan Jackson was second, while Mason Doss and Dustin Churchman were third and fourth, respectively. In the shot put and discus, Jenner Jackson finished in first place, while Newton and Cade Price were second and third in the shot put. Justin Yager and Price were second and fourth in the discus.

In the running events, Uriel Gutierrez was first in the 2,400-meter run and second in the 1,600 meters. Churchman was second in the 2,400 and first in the 1,600 meters. Brice rounded out the 2,400 meters with a fourth place finish.

In the 800 meters, Cabo Sanvig finished in first place, while in the 110-meter hurdles, Doss finished in second place, Gibby was third and Jenner Jackson was fourth. In the 300-meter hurdles, Gibby was first, Moreno was third and Doss was fourth.

Johnathan Crook was third in the 400 meters, while Jaquarius Johnson and Fryer finished in fourth and fifth, respectively. In the 200 meters, Crook and Jordan Jackson finished in fourth and fifth place. In the 100 meters, Newton was second, while Jordan Jackson and Fryer were third and fourth.

The 4x400 meter relay team of Crook, Fryer, Bryce and Jaquarius Johnson finished in first place.

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