County Champs!

Saturday, May 10 2014 - Varsity County

The boys track team completed their championship week sweep, adding to the frosh/soph county championship that they won last Friday and the conference title on Tuesday by winning the team varsity championship at home Friday night.  Team scores are as follows:

Pawnee 36.5
Auburn 47
New Berlin 69
Riverton 73
Williamsville 93.5
Rochester 105
Plains 132

The title is the third in a row, and the third in the history of the team.  Individual place winners include:

County Champs:
Mitch Johnson, 800 meters
Matt Utterback, High Jump
Daniel Plunkett, 1600 and 3200 meter runs
Jake Wayda, 110 hurdles

Jake Wayda, pole vault
4x800 relay (David Plunkett, Mira Patocka, Connor Riddle, Mitch Johnson)
Tyler Johnson, 1600 and 3200 meter runs

Third Place:
Mira Patocka, 800 meter run
Zach Schmitt, discus
4x200 relay (Jake Eames, Joseph Livingston, Tyler Watkins, Joe Reinert)

Fourth Place:
David Shultz, long jump
Ron Thongsithavong, discus
Jake Wayda, 300 hurdles
4x100 relay (David Shultz, Joseph Livingston, Tyler Watkins, Joe Reinert)
4x400 relay (David Plunkett, Mira Patocka, Mitch Johnson, Daniel Plunkett)

Fifth Place:
Jake Eames, long jump
Joseph Livingston, 100 meter dash
David Plunkett, 400 meter dash
David Shultz, 300 hurdles

Sixth Place:
Joseph Livingston, 200 meter dash
Chad Kennedy, 400 meter dash
Jakob Verhulst, 110 meter hurdles
Jake Eames, triple jump

First time varsity invite scorers:
Jake Eames, long jump (5th), triple jump (6th)
Chad Kennedy, 400 meter dash (6th)

Personal Records (PR's)
David Plunkett (400 meter dash): old 54.29, new 54.14
Chad Kennedy (400 meter dash): old 57.91, new 57.33
Daniel Plunkett (1600 meter run): old 4:30.04, new 4:28.96
Jake Wayda (110 high hurdles): old 16.28, new 15.88
David Shultz (long jump): old 17'1.25", new 17'5"

State Qualifying Marks:
Daniel Plunkett (1600) 4:28.96
Tyler Johnson (1600) 4:34.91
The state qualifying time in the 1600 is 4:37.24

School Records:
I omitted this from the last 2 lists on purpose.  Mitch Johnson made Pleasant Plains track history last night, becoming the first person to break the 2 minute barrier in the 800 meter run.  He set a new school record, besting his previous mark of 2:01.53 by running 1:59.83.  This mark also bested the state qualifying time of 2:01.24.  Congratulations Mitch.