Times quickly drop for Kent run­ners

Kent County News - - SPORTS -

SNOW HILL — With their first in­door track meet now his­tory, a hand­ful of Kent County novice run­ners were able to see tan­gi­ble proof of their im­prove­ment Dec. 12 when they re­turned to the Worces­ter County Recre­ation Cen­ter.

Sopho­more Matt Rickloff ran a per­sonal best in the 300 me­ters and was a mem­ber of the 800-meter re­lay that placed sev­enth in a sea­sonbest time.

Tad Ja­cob bet­tered his time in the 300 and 500 me­ters.

Sam Buckel (800 me­ters) and Katie Wade (55 me­ters) also ran faster than they did the week be­fore.

Among the “vet­er­ans,” sopho­mores Leah Maier, Mar­lee Berghaus and Molly Grafton posted PRs.

Grafton took nearly 10 full sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous best in the 800 me­ters, while Maier low­ered her PR in the 500 by al­most 4 sec­onds and an­chored the 1600 re­lay that placed eighth.

Berghaus ran a per­sonal best in the 3200, but did not place high enough to score. The field over­all was more com­pet­i­tive due to the ad­di­tion of some new run­ners, in­clud­ing re­cently crowned 1A state cross coun­try cham­pion Sarah Con­don of Cam­bridge-South Dorch­ester.

Con­don was fourth in 13:08.6. Berghaus was ninth in 13:42.5, one spot out of scoring.

The meet drew track and field ath­letes from nearly 20 schools in Delaware and the eastern shores of Mary­land and Vir­ginia. Some of the in­di­vid­ual events had more than 45 en­tries. Scoring was through eight places.

Com­plete re­sults for the Tro­jans are printed here. Per­sonal bests are in bold.

GIRLS

55 me­ters: Katie Wade,

9.2; and Trista Strong, 9.7. 300 me­ters: Maddy Ken­dall, 51.4; Keira McColi­gan, 56.4; and Me­gan Speak­man, 57.6.

500 me­ters: Leah Maier, 1:35.8, 10th.

800 me­ters: Ce­cilia Lla­mas, 2:56.6; McColi­gan, 3:09.9; and Molly Grafton, 3:17.4.

1600 me­ters: Lla­mas, 6:21.8.

3200 me­ters: Mar­lee Berghaus, 13:42.5, ninth. 4x400 re­lay of Berghaus, Ken­dall, Lla­mas and Maier, 5:00.65, eighth; and Strong, Wade, McColi­gan and Speak­man, 5:33.3.

BOYS

55 me­ters: Thomas Golds- bor­ough, 7.2; Jar­rod Rod­er­ick, 7.9; and Kenny Jones, 8.4.

300 me­ters: Tad Ja­cob, 42.9; Matt Rickloff, 43.5; and Chris­tian Phillips, 44.1. 500 me­ters: Ja­cob, 1:23.4; and Drue Wal­ters, 1:26.0. 800 me­ters: Bran­don Myers, 2:30.9; and Sam Buckel, 3:13.7.

1600 me­ters: Buckel, 7:02.8.

55-meter hur­dles: May­owa Taiwo, 9.7; and Dy­lan Conner, 10.6.

4x200 re­lay of Taiwo, Rickloff, Phillips and Golds­bor­ough, 1:46.8, sev­enth.

4x400 re­lay of Taiwo, Rickloff, Phillips and Ja­cob, 4:23.0.

Shot put: Bran­don Mitzel, 29 feet, 10 inches; Myers, 2606; and Giuseppe Gordillo, 23-08.

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