- Dylan Dudley
Vikings finish in top four, set several PRs
Fort Worth, TX - As they continue to build toward district and state championship meets, both teams set multiple personal records at the Fort Worth Country Day Spring Invitational. Led by two first place finishes by senior Jackson Reed and a first place finish from senior Emily Grimes the boys and girls teams each placed fourth respectively.
The boys were led by Reed as he finished first in the triple jump with a personal record mark of 39-8.5. Reed also crossed the finish line first in 110M hurdles with a personal record time, 16.14 seconds.
Brian Larson placed first in the pole vault with a vault of 10-0 feet. Larson was also a part of the winning distance medley relay who took first place with a time 11:50. Matt Chiapetta, Joe Jackman and Alex Aleman also ran legs of the winning relay.
The Vikings also placed second in several events. Phillip Spears was second in the high jump, Alex Terry second in shot put, Jackman second in the mile run and Chiapetta ran second in the 400M.
“The boys have improved tremendously over the course of the season, I am proud of their efforts. I look forward to seeing them continue to work and set more PRs,” said head coach Brian Farda.
The girls who placed fourth overall as a team as Grimes won the 300M hurdles with a winning time of 51.58. Hampton Hohenberger finished second in the 400M sprint in a time of 1:04:97.
Senior sprinter Da’Sha Davis finished third in both the 100M and 200M races.
“Our girls have seen improvements as well as we have progressed. All of the girls are doing what has been asked and with that will come improved results as the season finishes,” concluded Farda.
Both track teams will return to the track, April 13 as they host the Larry Holmes Sr. Invitational.