GUERNSEY – Last week was a busy one for the Guernsey-Sunrise spring athletes.
There was a Best of the East track meet held at the beginning of last week in Douglas and the weekend concluded with the regional track meet at Newcastle.
GS had several athletes qualify for the Best of the East track meet held May 9. This is a meet that you must qualify for by running a certain time, and jumping/throwing a certain distance.
“Schools from all four classifications on the East side of the state competed in this event, so it was ulta-competitive,” said head track coach Doug Horton. “Our students represented Guernsey-Sunrise really well on Monday.”
DISCUS 65-0.5 Alexis Atwood ninth
100-METER DASH 12.83 Taylor Sterner 14th
400-METER DASH 1:04.69 Jayden Gross seventh
800-METER SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY 2:01.44 fourth
4X400 METER RELAY 4:50.10 Relay Team seventh
HIGH JUMP 4-10 Taylor Sterner seventh
LONG JUMP 15-4.5Taylor Sterner15th
DISCUS 78-4.5 Joey Lewis 13th
SHOT PUT 31-8.5 Joey Lewis fifth
At the Newcastle regionals the team did extremely well and are looking forward to state.
“Saturday was an amazing day,” Horton said. “We had a ‘good day to have a good day.’ Rylie threw over 2 feet over her best throw ever in the shot put to come out of nowhere and place sixth in a very tough region. The same thing with Berkleigh, she had her best day of the year.
“Dominic Ramirez found a new level of running. He ran a sub 2:15 800 in the 4x8 relay. Those kids ran out of their mind breaking the 10-minute barrier which would have placed at state last year. Kolten, Julian and Aiden as well as Dom have a lot to be proud of. The girls had a particularly great regional and I am very proud of them.”
Regional Track results:
May 13/14 Newcastle
GSHS qualify 8 in 11 events
Afton Kelley eighth HJ 3'11"
Rylie Thompson sixth shot put 30-5
Berkleigh Pafford eighth TJ 26-10.75
seventh LJ 12-7.5
fourth PV 7-6
seventh 3200 11:53.13
eighth. 1600 5:29.37
Nathan VanNatter eighth TJ 35-7.5
Jacob Roper sixth Discus. 106-4
second shot put 42-4.25
seventh discus 106-0