Northwest Boys Track and Field dominates first race at Jaguar Invitational

Allison Stoff, NHS DeTail

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Varsity and junior varsity boys track earned two first place trophies in the opening race of the 2017 season at the 4th Annual Jaguar Invitational on March 17.  Varsity senior sprinter Cam Hesker collected four gold medals while freshman Matt Waldman led the JV winning three races.

 

Northwest Boys Track and Field celebrate winning first place at Seckman High School on March 17.  Photo courtesy Shannon Campbell

 

Many runners took first place in their events. One runner senior Josh Hunt (V) took second in the 1600 with a time of 4:42. Hunt said, “I’m definitely excited we had a really good offseason and it’s time to do work.”    

 

Senior Josh Hunt running in his 4×800 meter relay as the anchor. His relay team included Paul Miles, Elvis Ambrocio and Joey Keller.  Photo courtesy Shannon Campbell

 

Another runner Freshman Matt Waldman (JV) took first place in the 800 with a time of 2:19. He won 3 medals, each in different events. Waldman competed in the 4×4 the 4×8 and the open 800. Waldman stated, “I had a feeling I was going to do good but I didn’t know I was going to do as good as I did.”

 

Matt Waldman running in his 4×800 meter relay at Seckman.  Photo courtesy Shannon Campbell

 

Daniel Nicholls (JV) a sophomore took second in the 1600 at Seckman. He ran the 1600 with a time of 5:08. Just 8 seconds behind Cody Poskin a freshman who took first place in the mile with a time of 5:00. Nicholls said “He has been running all winter and is ready for the season.”   

Daniel Nicholls Running in his 4×800 meter relay. The relay team finished with a time of 9:22.  Photo courtesy Shannon Campbell

Cody Poskin running in the JV 4×800 meter relay with Daniel Nicholls and Matt Waldman.  Photo courtesy Shannon Campbell

 

TaJae Blue competed in the Long jump, 4×200 meter relay, and the 4×100 meter relay. TaJae ran the 4×100 meter relay with his relay team including Andrew Frisch, Dylan Rogers, and Cameron Hesker. Blue stated “Hard work in the off season definitely pays off.”   

TaJae Blue competing in one if his three relays he ran in during the meet.  Photo courtesy Shannon Campbell

 

Each runner is excited and ready to run hard. Many of the boys are confident and prepared to race this season. Their next scheduled meet was March 22, 2017 at NHS.     

 

  

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