A Night of PRsSaturday, March 18 2023 - SPC Indoor Championship
It’s an honor to get to compete in one of the best conferences in the state. The Wildcats are very young this year, many of the key contributors are underclassmen. It is big to be able to see what it takes to be competitive at the state level, and the team gets that every time we line up against our SPC rivals.
Friday night was a night with some big breakthrough performances and also some opportunities for learning and growth.
The jumps crew really brought a great start to the meet. Freshman Stephon Griffin jumped a 10cm PR to finish 5th overall, his jump of 1.75 was just 3cm off our indoor frosh/soph school record. In the horizontal jumps Michael Jackson had a great series in triple jump to come away with a PR. James Kulekowskis added a PR in the long jump (to go with his PR in the 400).
The distance guys came away from Lewis with nearly 100% PRs. The 4x800 was a group of 3 underclassmen who got a taste of varsity racing. Diego Arce, Adrian Castillo and Raymond Churchill all ran PR splits. The 3200 guys Arnold Arce and Luke Adair ran tough and together and both PRd and broke 10:30 for the first time. Josh Kodura ran his first 800 and battled tough the whole way. Tyler Schick ran a double PR in the 800 and 4x400, and Ubaldo Rodriguez ran a 6 second PR to break 5 for the first time.
Christian Crowder has emerged as the team leader bringing positive energy in all he does and he brought the same energy in his 400 on Friday, rocketing out to the lead at the bell and hung tough (inspired by David Goggins, or so he said) the second lap to run a 2 second PR. Torrance Freeman ran a PR in the 200. And rookie junior Nigel Osei Asare dropped a huge PR in the prelims in the 55 to run 6.84, the only junior who has run faster than that is some guy named Kahmari Montgomery.
This team is together and is bringing tons of positive energy each and every day, that momentum is going to pay off in big ways as the season continues to progress.