School, meet records fall at Hershey
Brady’s performance at the Hershey/North Platte St. Patrick Invite Saturday at Hershey included some exceptional efforts.
A school record and several personal marks highlighted the day for Brady.
While team scores aren’t kept officially, the Brady boys would have placed third with 65 points and the Eagle girls would have been fifth with 66.
“The size of the schools at the meet was pretty good with Hershey, Sutherland and St. Pat’s,” Brady coach Rich Britten said. “We’re pretty happy with what we did with the few (athletes) we had there.”
Brady competes next in the Elwood Invitational Friday.
Eric Roe finished with three gold medals and one silver. He swept the hurdles events winning with 110 high hurdles with a time of 15.6 seconds and the 300 intermediates at :44.1.
His time in the 110s was much improved on his previous best, Britten said.
Roe also ran on the winning 4x400 relay that included Chase Viter, Trevor Mann and Cody Most. Their time was 3:52.0.
Brady’s runner-up 4x100 foursome was Cody Warren, Levi DeStefano, Dayne Porter and Roe.
DeStefano threw 44-3 in the shot for second place which, Britten said, was a big improvement for him.
Valerie Most also earned three gold medals and a silver. She set a meet record in the pole vault with a top effort of 9-6. She couldn’t quite get over on her attempts at a school record 9-9.
Most also won the 100-meter low hurdles with a time of 16.5 seconds. Her best high jump of 5-1 also took gold.
The Eagles’ 4x100 foursome of Shaylin McClellen, Michaela Jurgens, Most and Autumn Hild earned runner-up honors with a time of 54 seconds.
Hild was limited to competing in the relay due to shin splint problems.
“Normally she’d be running the 400 and the 200 and possibly the 800,” Britten said. “She wanted to run the relay. We iced and rested. Hopefully we’ll be getting her back in full health soon.”
McClellin couldn’t quite get the gold medal, but her 16-4 runner-up long jump was a new school record breaking her old mark by a couple of inches. Jurgens took silver in the 400 with a time of 1:06.
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