Track Team Takes Third Place in Duck Roost Relays

Posted March 12, 2014 / Last updated March 17, 2014

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In their season opener on Saturday, March 8, the Blue Jay varsity track and field team placed third in the Duck Roost Relays, hosted by St. Amant High School. With 94 overall points, the Blue Jays finished behind St. Amant (204) and Central (99) High Schools. Two Blue Jays, senior Liam Fitzgerald and sophomore Mark Jaunet, won their events.

Jaunet won the javelin throw event with a toss of 142-03, adding ten points to the team’s total. Junior teammate Michael McMahon took fourth place with a throw of 129-02.

Fitzgerald took first in the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:31.04, adding 10 points to the team’s total. Junior teammate Matthews Vargas finished just behind Fitzgerald at 10:36.80.

In the discus throw, senior Dominic Engolia finished third with a throw of 117-01.

In the triple jump, sophomore Malachi Hull and junior Ryan Roberts placed fourth and fifth, respectively, with leaps of 39-01.00 and 37-04.00.

Several relay teams helped add Blue Jay points to the board. The relay team of seniors Grady Burnett and Henry Hingle and juniors Bobby Comeaux and McMahon took fifth place in the 4 x 200 meter relay. In the 4 x 100 meter relay, the team of junior Daniel Augustin, seniors Anthony Genova and Hingle, and junior Evans Schmidt finished in 48.15, enough to secure fourth place in that event. Burnett, Genova, Comeaux, and Schmidt also added 8 points to the team’s total with their second-place finish in the 4 x 400 meter relay.

In the 1600 meter run, junior Michael Schwing and senior Sean Stephens finished in second and third place, respectively, with times of 4:47.62 and 4:57.72.

Senior Genova finished third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.41. Freshman Richmond Wall also finished in the top 10 of that event with a time of 12.06.

Gabriel Navar and Burnett took fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 800 meter run, finishing within one second of each other.

Comeaux took fourth place in the 400 meter dash, with a time of 53.70.

Wall and Hingle finished in the top 10 of the 200 meter dash.

In the 300 meter hurdles, McMahon and sophomore Francesco Pineda finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with times of 47.28 and 48.39.

The track and field team returns to action on Saturday, March 15 when they travel to the north shore to participate in the Christian Brothers Relays, hosted by St. Paul’s.