Track Pictures from Two Weeks Ago:
His and Hers Meet Update:
From the “scorching” sun (as evidenced by my own brightly-hued nose) to the old-school methodology employed to communicate results (the timing and scoring “tech” went down mid meet), this year’s His and Her Invitational was an unusual 8+ hour(!) experience for those Trojans who attended. Some very strong performances were turned in by both the Boys’ and Girls’ squads:
- Senior Keith Pease ran way from the pack in winning the 1600 meter run in an impressive 4:20.08. Despite running alone for the final 200 meters, Pease pushed through the line to continue an undefeated streak in the event for this outdoor season. Pease was the 1600 meter Champion in the 2012-13 Indoor Track and Field season.
- Senior Katie Fisher, competing in her first Pentathlon, had a strong debut in the series of challenging events. Katie started the day placing tenth of seventeen in the 100m hurdles and finsihed with a solid seventh place finish in the 800 meter run. It was in the middle events that Katie continued to excel (as she has in individual competition), tieing for first in the high jump (with eventual Girls’ Pent winner Warsaw’s Karmen Auble), and coming in third in the long jump. Katie also demonstrated some considerable range in placing seventh in the shot put. Due to issues with the scoring tech, the official results are not yet in.
- After false starting in the Boys’ 100m finals earlier in the meet, senior Brian Smith (21.78) easily won the Men’s 200 meter dash. The 2011 New York State Champion in the event, Brian took control of the race at the 100 meter point and cruised to a commanding finish.
- Odyssey junior thrower Victoire Kothor followed up her first appearance on the Democrat and Chronicle‘s All-Greater Rochester team for her efforts this past indoor season by winning the Girls’ Shot (48-00.00) in the first big invite of the outdoor season.
- Odyssey sophomore Calvary Rogers (51.48) placed second overall in the Boys’ 400m dash, bested only by Brockport’s Denzel Knight (50.14). In placing second, Calvary earned his first t-shirt of the day. (Places first through third are awarded color coded t-shirts, while places 4 through 8 receive ribbons.) Junior captain Julio Santos (52.80) placed fifth in the same heat.
- The Boys’ 4 x 400m relay won the vent going away, beating runner-up Brighton by more than 6 seconds! The relay consisting of Smith, Rogers, Santos and Pease. Both relays (4 x 100m and 4 x 400m) were running togetehr for the first time this season.
- This year’s new look Athena Boys’ 4 x 100 meter relay, defending Section V Class AA Champions, consisting of Smith, fellow senior John Hampton, and juniors Santos and Alex Wiegand placed second (43.82) to a speedy East High (43.56) squad. Coming into the final leg, Hampton came off the curve to give Smith the stick nearly 20 meters behind East’s anchor. Smith simply ran out of real estate barely missing an oporuntity to catch East for the win.
The Athena/Odyssey Trojan Boys squad finished the meet in second place, only 8 points behind the team from Victor. This upcoming week will be a busy one for the teams as they compete in three meets over the next six days: Varsity division meets with Hilton and Churchville-Chili on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, and the Hilton Runnin’ Cadet Invite on Saturday for select Varsity student-athletes.