The boy’s track and field team has improved to 4-0 in the conference and 7-1 overall after two wins last week against Coopersville and Grand Rapids Central. The Hawks won all seventeen events against the Central Rams on their way to a 127-7 victory. They won fifteen events on their way to a 97-40 victory over the Broncos. “On paper, it looked as though we breezed through these wins, but statistically, we didn’t improve a lot of our performances. We have come off three meets in six days. It was a toll on the boys to be physically and mentally prepared, and ready to improve,” commented Coach Myers.
Even though the Red Hawks didn’t improve in every event, there were still some notable performances to be noted. Freshman distance runner Conner Mora continues to turn in some of the area’s best times in the 1600m and 3200m runs. Junior Andrew Klompstra has established himself as one of the top discus throwers in the league. Sophomore Hank Porter has set the standard high in the league’s long jump event. Porter has not been defeated this season. The 3200m relay team of Austin Mora, Alex Bray, Conner Mora and Achrim Tillbrooke continue to lower their conference leading time. Junior James Putnam continues to improve his league leading 100m and 200m dash times.
“With these wins, I’ll have to give the credit to our assistant coaches. They continue to prepare the boys and have continued to establish personal bests in our distance, throwing, and high jumping events,” added Myers.
The Hawks have a tough battle this week against an improving Forest Hills Northern team, and complete it with the Red Hawk Invitational at Red Hawk Stadium.