Roy C. Ketcham Spring Track & Field
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Ayden Virgo started out the State Meet with the 100m dash where he won his heat and qualified second leading into Saturday's final for Division 1 athletes. Unfortunately, he injured his heel at the end of his qualifying run and was unable to contend for the tilte the next day. His heel injury also caused him to fail in the high jump. Fortunately, he still has a year left to his high school career.
At the State Qualifier on May 30 and 31, there were some excellent performances, including a pair of 2nd place finishes which propelled Ayden Virgo to the State Meet in Middletown. Tony Burgos came up just short in the 200m dash where he finished second, but failed to hit the State standard by a mere 0.10 seconds. Tony also finished a very respectable 4th in both the 100m dash and the long jump. Both pole vaulters performed admirably where Jason McDonough finished 3rd with a clearance of 13 feet, 6 inches, and Charlie Hatzmann finished 4th with a clearance of 13 feet. Jyaire finished 9th in the shot put and freshman standout Nick Castorina ran a gutsy 2:02 800m run.
The last couple of weeks have been very exciting for our boys track and field program. We placed a very respectable 3rd at the Northern Counties meet on Saturday, May 17th. Many many athletes achieved their personal bests and qualified for the Class A meet the following Thursday. The Class A performances were equally impressive even if the times were not as fast as the week before (strong head wind). Nevertheless, Roy C. Ketcham scored more points in thiis meet than any meet over at least the last 10 - 15 years, and finished 4th overall! Tony Burgos scored most of our points, placing 2nd in both the 100m dash and the long jump, and also placing 3rd in 200m dash. Ayden Virgo placed 2nd in the high jump with an official record tying clearance of 6 feet, 4 inches. He also finished 4th and 6th in the 100m and 200m dashes. These two boys combined with Landon Snead and Jyaire Stevens to finish 5th in the 4x100m relay. Because of an equipment issue, the pole vault was moved to Pearl River on Friday where Jason McDonough finished 3rd and Charlie Hatzmann placed 4th with clearances of 13 feet, 6 inches and 13 feet, respectively.
Here is a link to pictures taken by Mr. McDonouggh at the Northern County meet: Northern County Pics
Some notable performances have been achieve this season, none more prominent than Ayden Virgo's high jump clearane of 6 feet, 4 inches at our duel meet against John Jay, thus tying a school record that has stood since 1975! He subsequently met the state standard at the Green Dragon Relays where he cleared 6 feet 2 inches. Below you will find attached the performances from each of our meets thus far this season. If possible, I have included splits.
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