Boys Varsity Track
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Feb 2, 2019
RCSTF Captain's Chains Athletes of the Meet: White, Volk, Hood
The Rockford Christian boys track and field team opened the 2019 season at the 5th Annual Jerry Lowe Invitational hosted by Rockford Auburn. The squad finished 4th place out of 19 schools and scored 54 points. The Royal Lions accumulated 21 personal bests, 9 program top ten performances, 2 event victories, and broke 2 school records.
The fiery competition was sparked with Malachi White’s (Sr.) first attempt in the long jump. His leap of 20’ 4” placed him 6th out of a field of 38 athletes. White book ended the meet with a school record 41’ 8” in the triple jump – good enough for 2nd place.
Co-captain Riley Wells (Sr.) won the 800m in 2:00.78. Wells ran an aggressive race with 200m splits of 28-29-30-33. Brent Brunner (Sr.) and Stephen Thomas (So.) ran open personal bests in the same race finishing in 2:04.73 (3rd place) and 2:07.72 (5 th place), respectively. Brunner’s race efforts move him to RCSTF #7 all-time indoors.
The 4x400m relay of co-captain Noah Fulcomer (Sr.), Brunner, Andy Volk (Sr.) and Wells won the final event of the day from the “slow” heat. Their mark of 3:39.44 is the 8th fastest in program history. Volk’s 54.4 split was a personal best and his first race since his sophomore year.
In his first indoor race ever Davis Hood (So.) broke Frosh/Soph school record in the 60m Dash. The time of 7.48 also rates him #5 on the varsity list. Noah Ross (So.) ran a big personal best in the same race – dropping two tenths to 7.77.
Jaden Ferlita (Sr.) also had a big 2 foot personal best in the shot put. The lone thrower tossed 45’ 10” and placed 7th making him the sixth best RC shot putter indoors.
The 4x200m relay of Connor Cunningham (Sr.), co-captain Skyler Blanton (Sr.), Kody Page (Sr.) and Hood circled the track in 1:38.73 taking 5th place. Their combined splits of 25.3, 23.8, 25.2, and 24.3 rate them #5 within program history.
Complete results from the meet could be found at http://www.accuracetiming.com/results/2019/jl_19b.pdf
The Royal Lions will compete again in two weeks at the Auburn field house on Saturday, February 16. Rosters and meet information will be provided on the RC You Know Facebook page and on Twitter @rcyouknow.