Sunday, January 3, 2016

Meet Report #4: The Rochester Relays January 2, 2016

Dante, Chris set records at Rochester Relays 

BK comes home with a 3rd place and two 8th place finishes 
Improving is not always about a personal best time or winning an event. Improving is measured in any positive change, however small, that leads you to becoming the student athlete you want to be.
Its been at least four years since Bishop Kearney Track and Field has competed in the famous Rochester Relays. We were able to compete in several events this year due to the quality of our athletes and size of our team. A meet unlike any other meet of the season, the Rochester Relays brings Class C and Class D athletes together to compete in each event as a team or relay. Times and distances of each athlete are combined to determine final results of each event.

BK athletes took on the challenge of this highly competitive meet in several events; girls 4x200 meter, boys 55 meter, boys shot put, and  boys 4x200/400/800.


Girls Varsity

Top Performances 
Due to a last minute schedule change and some quick work by Alex, our girls 4x200 team was able to compete. Zoe, Alex, Sam and Carleigh ran against teams from larges schools with at time of 2:09.92. The BK girls finished 15th overall against a tough field of relay teams.

A note of special thanks to Alex and her family for making the last minute adjustments that kept this relay team running!

Full results here



Boys Varsity

Top Performers
Boys 55 meter relay team finishes 8th overall. Dante sets new BK season record!
Dante, Chris, and Mike ran the 55 meter relay. Each athlete running in an individual heat with times combined to establish the final score. Dante continues his Personal Record streak by improving his time for the third meet in a row. Dante ran the 55 meters in 7.13 seconds (new season record) to place 14th out of 69 runners in individual competition. Chris ran a 7.38 to finish 28th and Mike ran 7.5 to finish 32nd.

The team of Dante, Chris, and  Mike finished 8th (of 36 teams) in overall relay competition!

Boys Shot Put relay finishes 3rd overall. Chris sets new BK season record!
The shot put relay has two throwers combining their best distances for overall ranking. Defending Class C champion, Chris, threw for 46 feet 7 inches to set a new season record. Chris placed second in overall competition behind Class C's Batavia. Ricky continued his steady performance with a throw of 34 feet 9.25 inches to finish 16th overall.

The Shot Put team of Chris and Ricky finish 3rd (of 36 teams) in overall relay competition!

Boys 4x200 relay finishes 8th overall.
Mike, Freddy, Ricky, and Dante put on a strong run against a large, competitive field in the boys 4x200 meter relay. A good start with solid middle-running was punctuated by a come-from-behind finish by Dante in the last leg of the relay to secure an 8th place finish with a time of 1:44.18.

Boys 4x400 relay finishes 11th overall. 
The 4x400 team of Ian P., Scott, Nick, and Judah finished just out of scoring range with a time of 4:20.88.

Boys 4x800 relay. 
The team of Sean, Owen, Jack and Matt G, had to overcome illnesses as well as the clock in this difficult race. They finished with a time of 10:28.01 and are looking forward to running this again when all are healthy.

Full results here


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