Saturday, February 21, 2015

BK Indoor Track Team competes at Section V Sectional Meet

BK Indoor Track Team competes at Section V Sectional Meet

What could be better but to finish an already exciting season with a championship! And thats exactly what the Bishop Kearny team did at the Section V Sectional Meet.

Junior Chris Jackson dominated the shot put ring and took home the Section V Class D title for BK throwing a distance of 42 feet 4 3/4 inches. Chris will move on to the State Qualifying Meet on February 28th.

In the boys 600 meter it was Junior Sean Carroll crossing the finish line 1.38.81 to place 11th overall. A fantastic accomplishment in his first year running track events.

Talent & Attitude: Ricky Ian Chris Dante 4x200
Dante Green ran hard to a 9th place finish in the 55 meter (7.20) and 8th place in the 300 meter (40.43). Ricky Russotti just missed placing in the top 10, finishing the 300 meter (43.32) in 11th place.

The boys 4x200 relay team (Green, R. Russotti, C. Jackson, Pawluckie) finished 6th overall with a time of 1.53.74.

Hardest working kids on the track! Alex Jyl Jess Carleigh

The girls 4x200 relay team led by senior Jessica Meyer (Meyer, J. Russotti, LaPietra, Wallace) finished 10th overall with a time of 2.19.30.

The 2014-2015 season is punctuated by the performances of Samantha Dickson and Alicia Oppett who both posted varsity-level times in their events while running on the modified team. We've seen  tremendous individual growth on the part of all competitors. First-year athlete, Scott, excelled as a sprinter while hurdlers Ian, Jyl, and Lillianna made new ground in the event.

2015 wraps up the indoor track careers of our teams three seniors; Jessica Meyer, Brian Sikora, and Joe Tanner. Jessica has been a stand-out shot putter, sprinter, and has been invaluable as a team leader. Brian Sikora remains one of our best shot put athletes and team leaders. Brian's determination in the face of injuries this season is truly remarkable. Joe Tanner is perhaps the teams most versatile athlete with talents as a sprinter, distance runner and shot putter. Brian and Joe will continue their track and field careers for one more season with the outdoor track team.

I'd like to extend a special acknowledgement and note of thanks to the parents, grandparents, family and fiends who made the performances by these student-athletes possible. Without your help, guidance and understanding we could not achieve our dreams.

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