Eagle girls win SHC, boys 2nd
ARNOLD—With an Eagle distance runner sidelined by illness on Thursday, Brady coach Rich Britten was unsure his team had enough fire power to beat Mullen at the Sandhills Conference meet in Arnold.
Sophomore Molly Hannon has been a regular scorer for the Eagles but she was unable to run.
“I was worried we didn’t have quite enough points left in us,” Britten said.
But the Eagle girls earned 133 points, enough to beat Mullen by 11.
“The girls performed very well,” Britten said. “With the wind the way it was we didn’t have great times but the kids worked hard.”
Two Brady girls earned individual gold medals. Junior Megan Polt took first in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes while freshman Valerie Most improved her personal best by two inches in the high jump by clearing 5-0 for the win.
The Eagles also brought home golds in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
“Taking first in the relays is like icing on the cake,” Britten said.
The Eagle boys also performed well but couldn’t match the depth Mullen brought to the track.
The Broncos took the title with 156 points to Brady’s 123.
The Eagles finished with two individual gold medals and a first place in the 4x100 relay.
Senior Kyle Pohlman marked a personal best distance in the triple jump at 42-7 for the win while classmate Brad Ward took first in the high jump by clearing 6-0.
The difference between Brady’s score and Mullen’s, Britten said, came in a big chunk in the middle distances.
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