Vermilion Varsity Coed Track continues to grow and achieve as a team

On Tuesday, April 4, the Sailor Boy’s took to the track again and continue to improve their marks as 10 of the athletes ran, threw or jumped their best mark ever on the track placing third in the meet. Leading the way for the boys were Doug O’Donnell as he took 1st in the 300 Low Hurdles with a time of 43.80 and 4th in the High Hurdles with a time of 19.09 seconds. Justin See took 1st in the 800 meter run in a personal best time of 2:14.3. Josh Baxter took 4th in the 400 meter run with a personal best time of 55.72 seconds.

We had some freshman newcomers to the team making their debut runs with Isaac Lindo in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:04 to take 3rd place. Also freshman newcomer Bradley Truitt finished 3rd in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 50.49 seconds. Congratulations to these young men and the effort put forth by the entire Sailors Team!!

On Tuesday, April 11, the track team showed their speed as they finished second. The girls continue their amazing season as they had an all-around great night and missed out on first place by 1.5 points.  It was a total team effort. Taking first place spots were Cece Dillon in the 100m dash, 200m dash, and high jump; Emily Wagner in the 1600m run; Caitlyn Schnur in the long jump; Theresa Albrethsen in the shot put; and Bri Gasdick, Caitlyn Schnur, Carrington Partin, and cece Dillon in the 4 x 100 meter relay.

The boys also did an outstanding job. They have been running shorthanded most the season, and again last night many of the younger athletes stepped up. Coming in first place were Dour O’Donnell in the 300m hurdles and Luke Pena in the long jump.

The team competed again on Saturday, April 15, finishing sixth in the Edison Invitational, which included a total of 11 teams. The ladies scored in 12 out of the 17 events. Leading the way was a strong performance by the 4x200m relay team of Bri Gadick, Caitlyn Schnur, Carrington Partin, & CeCe Dillon. The ladies were able to drop almost 3 seconds from their best time this season to finish first in the event.

The Boys team is very young this year but has a lot of heart and continues to improve with every meet. The young freshman and sophomores are getting a lot of work during the week and on the weekends as they continue to improve their times, jumps and throws every day. This week they finished 9th out of 11 teams but had 12 career personal best performances on the day.


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