The TCS boys and girls track and field teams competed yesterday at the LaGrange Academy Sports Complex in the region I-AA Championship and are buoyed by the camaraderie, esprit de corps, and their best efforts for both the upcoming AAC Championship (29 April) and the State GISA Championship from 21 April to 23 April. Students who place among the top four at region earn a berth to compete at state. TCS had six All-region athletes advance in individual events and two relay teams make the standard. On the girls’ side, Madison Clark placed 4th in the 300m intermediate hurdles with a 1:04.30, while Alyssa Briggs garnered silver for her horizontal leap of 12’08” in the long jump. The girls 4X400m relay team of Madison Clark, Finley Love, Ava Morelle and Alyssa Briggs earned 4th with a time of 6:10.50. Celeste Jeoffroy and Macy Michaud placed 7th and 8th in the shot put with tosses of 21’09” and 19’0”, respectively, while Macy and Finley picked mirrored that result in the discus event with throws of 52’01” and 41’11”, respectively. The 4X100m relay squad of Jeoffrey, Michaud, Clark, and Briggs placed 5th with a 1:02.53. Finley Love and Ava Morelle placed 9th and 10th in the 400m dash in 1:30.36 and 1:33.44, respectively. Madison Clark and Ava Morelle placed 7th and 9th in the 200m dash with 33.90 and 41.86, respectively. Macy Michaud and Celeste Jeoffroy raced to 6th and 8th in the 100m sprint in 15.40 and 16.15, respectively. In the boys’ action, Aiden Misnuner qualified for state with his 4th place in the discus at 86’00” as Gabe Cronin heaved one into the sectors for 10th at 61’03”. Senior Alex Yager earned a spot with his personal best high jump of 5’02” for fourth overall. Misnuner and Charles Young garnered 7th and 11th, respectively in the shot put with pushes of 27’06” and 21’02”. In the triple jump, Nick Elliott and Schuyler Nebel hopped, stepped, and jumped to 5th and 6th, at 29’03” and 22”01”, respectively. The boys 4X100m team of Gabe Belden, Jack McGrew, Nick Elliott, and Drew Elliott nipped Howard School at the line for 4th to qualify in 54.18. Drew Elliott placed 5th in the 300m Intermediate Hurdles in 51.57, as brother Nick placed 6th in the 110m High Hurdles in 22.16. In the 3200m race, Ryan Gaffneystone and Noah Velasco placed 6th and 9th in 13:03 and 14:44, respectively. In the 1600m race, Noah reversed his fortunes from the long race and garnered bronze in 5:41 as Ryan earned 6th in 6:17. In the 800m, Ryan changed history from last year with a 4th place in 2:38 as Noah placed 11th in 3:45. Jack McGrew earned 8th in the 400m with a 1:13.57. In the 200m race, Nick Elliott edged out brother Drew for 7th in 28.12 to Drew’s 28.33. In the electrifying 100m dash, Drew Elliott leaned across the line for 8th in 13.07 as Alex Yager placed top ten in 14.02.
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