Our team finished 2nd in the region meet. As we have done all season we competed very well in the field events but struggled on the track. In the field we had the following boys score:
Stephen Christenbury – 2nd in Decathlon, 2nd in High Jump, 5th in Discus Churchill Akhigbe – 2nd in triple jump Eston Pahlow – 1st in pole vault Caleb Littlejohn – 4th in high jump Gavin McKay – 2nd in pole vault, 3rd in long jump Dorian Hopkins – 1st in triple jump, 1st in discus, 4th in shot Mason Pahlow – 4th in pole vault Marcus Love – 5th in long jump Vincent Perkins – 4th in triple jump DJ Brown – 2nd in shot Matthew Rhodes – 2nd in discus
On the track we were not able to produce those same type results but we did have a few good moments: Sellers Shy won the 400 in setting a personal record of 49.21 Shy joined DeVonte Nelson, Jalen Hollimon, and Jordan Helton to win the 4x200 relay Gavin McKay finished 2nd in the 110 hurdles and 3rd in the 300 hurdles DeVonte Nelson finished 2nd in the 200 Mason Pahlow finished 5th in the 400 The 4x100 team of Shy, Hollimon, Helton & Nelson finished 2nd The 4x400 team of Shy, Nelson, Helton and Edwin Shy finished 3rd The 4x800 team of Joseph Barnes, Rob McFadden, JP Wood, and Lawson Touliotos finished 3rd
Those boys that finished 1st in an event will automatically qualify for the state meet. We will also have a few qualifiers based on performance. Those are DJ Brown - shot Matthew Rhodes - discus Churchill Akhigbe - triple jump Stephen Christenbury - high jump 4x100 relay team
Last week began with the regional decathlon and we had Stephen Christenbury represent us. Stephen did a great job finishing 2nd overall. His best events were discus and shot but he also did a great job in the high jump and 400. We were all very proud of his effort.
The lower school capped a great season with a convincing team victory in the Shelby League Championships. The top individual was Jaxon Hammond who placed 1st in the 100, 200, and 400. For his efforts he was named Co-Most Outstanding Athlete of the Meet. But the strength of the team was in the total number of guys we had earning points throughout the meet helping the Owls outscore runner-up ECS by over 30 points. Congrats to Coach Johanson on leading her team to the championship in her final coaching event at MUS.
This week the regional track meet begins on Tuesday and will finish on Thursday. The Owls have several athletes hoping to preform well enough to advance to the state meet in late May.
The team had another pretty good day winning the team scoring over 10 teams once again fueled by excellent field event performances. Dorian Hopkins was 2nd in the shot, discus, and high jump. Gavin McKay won the pole vault and was 4th in the long jump. Matthew Rhodes had a good discus performance. On the track Marcus Love placed in the 110 hurdles. DeVonte Nelson, Sellers Shy, and Jordan Helton placed in the 100, Alex Warr won the 1600 and was 6th in the 800. Both 4x100 and 4x400 teams scored points as well. One of the highlights of the meet was 8th grader Kaleb Conway finishing 2nd in the 800 with a time of 2:12.64.