Boys Middle School Track, Boys Varsity Track · Boys’ T&F narrowly miss second place at Gene Edmonds

KV’s boys’ track and field team competed in Rensselaer Central’s Gene Edmonds Relays on Friday, April 29, 2016, falling to Twin Lakes (102) and runner up RCHS (91) to KV’s 90 points. Eight teams competed. Last year KV finished in 5th place with 75 points.

KV opened the night opened solidly with nothing worse than a 2nd place finish in the first 6 relays and ahead of RCHS in each.

KV’s throwing duo of Darin Kapella and Lucas Bohannon placed 2nd in shot put for their combined distances and 3rd in discus. With a dominate win in pole vault by Nick Schoonveld and Logan Nowak, KV scored one more point than RCHS, 14 more than TL.

The margin did not hold, however, as KV got blanked in high jump and scored only 2 points in long jump, where RCHS and TL both competed strongly.

KV never recovered, mustering a 3rd and two 5th place finishes in the last three relays.

Top finishes:

Varsity sprint medley:  Adam Buckmaster, James Hemphill, Oscar Gutierrez, Isaac Tillema (2nd)

9th / 10th sprint medley:   Bryant Phegley, Jacob Stansberry, Gavin Tillema, Nick Schoonveld (1st)

Varsity distance medley:   Chad Hill, Isaac Tillema, Kreed Gentz, Danny Rockley (2nd)

9th / 10th distance medley: Cameron Edwards, Phil Bein, Ryder Smith, Trevor Conley (1st)
3200m relay:  Danny Rockley, Val Peterson, Bryce Niewoehner, Ryder Smith (Season best time)
Varsity 400m relay:  Oscar Gutierrez, Gavin Tillema, Adam Buckmaster, Isaac Tillema


KV competes next on Tuesday, May 3rd at home versus Covenant Christian, 21st Century Academy, and Wheeler.