Times quickly drop for Kent runners
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.
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.
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.