Boys Varsity Track · Boys’ track falls to Highland amid some strong performances


Boys’ track and field fell to visiting NCC rival Highland on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, scoring 40 points to the Trojan’s 92.

The Kougars took three events:  Colton Wright continued his tear in the 300m hurdles, posting a PR 41.30 and another 2 second margin of victory.  Wright also added a PR high jump effort of 6’0″ to claim second place.

Drew Kirincic bested the pole vault field, with a leap of 11’00’ in the dark, leading the way for a KV sweep of the event.  Bryce Brodner (10’06”) and Jason Celorio (9’00”) contributed to the domination.

In distance, Micah Adams took a turn at the 1600m, taking control 700m into the race and running away from the field in 4:49, en route to a 12 second PR.  Teammate Ethan Tillema mounted another home-stretch surge to pick off an opponent and provide a one-two KV punch in a PR 4:51.

“We have guys running and performing lights out,” said Coach Adams.  “There are PRs that don’t always make the scorebook.  Ryder posted the fastest 400m split of his life in the 4×4 relay, putting his teammates into position to race and get out their best times.  We came up short but we’re starting to grow some 400m runners.”

“We’ve had some freak minor injuries and accidents, some sickness, some other distractions in some event groups.  Those who aren’t in two or three sports are finding out that you can’t work hard enough in one season to make the gains you want.  I see some guys starting to get hungry,” concluded Adams.

Other scorers included:

  • Cameron Sheehy, 2nd place in 3200m (10:25.4, a PR of 28 seconds);
  • Adam Collard, 2nd in the 800m (2:14.7);
  • Isaiah Clair, 2nd in the 110m hurdles (18.4);
  • Nick Urnik, 3rd in the 100m dash (12.0);
  • Alex Gronkiewicz, 3rd in the long jump (18′ 09″, a PR of 1’7″);
  • Tillema, 3rd in the 3200m (10:57.1);
  • Ryder Smith, 3rd in the 300m hurdles (45.4 PR);
  • Garrett Brewster, 3rd in discus (120’01”)and shot put (37’01”).

Track and field competes next at the Twin Lakes Relays (hosted this year at Delphi High School), Friday, April 19, 2019.