Other athletes included Jared Horstman, who got 13.48 in the 100m, 17.01m in the long jump, and 34.06m in the triple jump. “I liked being there,” Jared explained. “It was kind of relaxing since we were just there to compete as juniors, not as team, so there wasn’t as much pressure.”
Stephanie Russo got 31.16 in the 200m and 15.21 in the 100m. Alex Majors got a 55.34 in the 400m and a 24.79 in the 200m. “It was kind of cool,” reflected Alex. “There wasn’t as many people there, so less people to be with, but oh well. I still had fun.”
Jon Stone ran a 2:20.63 in the 800. Later, Jon Stone looked back on the meet: “Well, it was just like any other meet, so I ran hard as I would normally do. It’s just that there weren’t that many people there, so there was less people to cheer on.”
Keven McDowell got a 2:23.00 in the 800m and a 55.42 in the 400m. Keven pointed out, “It was different.There wasn’t as many New Haven people there, so you saw a lot of your other schools. I’ll be glad for the next meet when we have everybody.”
Robbie Cichon ran the 1600 meter, getting the time of 6:19.71. Lastly, Abby Perdue ran in the 100m hurdles, recording the time of 22:35.
In the throwing events, Lauren Bergner participated in the shotput and discus. In the shot put she threw 30.08m and placed 4th, and in discus she threw 69.08m. Alex Majors threw shot put, throwing 38.05. Nathan Allgaier threw shot put and discus, throwing 32.07m in shot and 70.01 in discus. In the jumping events, Ereka Bailey jumped 14.01m in the long jump and 30.00m in the triple jump.
Coach Aaron Peirick oversaw all the events the juniors participated in and reflected on the event: “Well, we weren’t going in in with the ideal crew, and the weather wasn’t ideal: it was windy and cold. But they did pretty well, nonetheless. The athletes didn’t go about it like they didn’t need to compete, since it was cold and windy, the seniors weren’t there, and it was all varsity competitors, but they ran hard and did their best.”
The Owensville meet was different from all the other meets, so it was a bit more relaxed, but it was also interesting to see how just the juniors would do at a meet. Overall, both girls and boys teams placed 13th.