Varsity Track at Mills Springs Academy
Yesterday the Cougars came back to Mill Springs to compete in another exciting meet. Unfortunately, the results have not been posted; however, both of the girls and guys teams performed well. For the ladies, Sophomore Alyssa Briggs performed well in the long jump. Freshmen Madison Clark, Ava Morelle, and Finley Love conquered the long distance events. Morelle and Love also faced the infamous 400 meter sprint and succeeded. Due to the lack of team members showing up, the girls could not compete in the 4×100 or 4×400. Finley Love represented the girl’s team in discus striving to do her best. Madison Clark was unable to compete in the 300 meter hurdles due to an injury. The girls were not able to sprint in the 200 meters due to injury and lack of coming to the meet; however, the girls thrived in the meet with the challenges they faced, way to go! The boy’s team experienced competing in new events such as Nick Elliott and Jack McGrew partaking in the triple jump. Senior Aidan Briggs came out and crushed the long jump! Sophomore Gabe Belden took the reins by stepping in for Drew Elliott in the 100 and 200 meters along with participating in the long jump. In addition to attempting the triple jump, Nick Elliott engaged in the 110 meters high hurdles. Nick Elliott stepped up and competing the 200 meters along with Belden. Senior Alex Yager helped the boys in competing the 400 meters. For the distance races (3200, 1600, and 800), Ryan Gaffneystone and Noah Velasco took the races in stride, great job! For the boys 4×100 Gabe Belden, Nick Elliott, Jack McGrew, and Ryan Gaffneystone succeeded in running the relay, in addition. For the 4×400 Jack McGrew, Liam Walsh, Alex Yager, and Nick Elliott finished the night in stride! For the shotput and discus, Aiden Misnuner, Charles Young, and Gabe Cronin (first time thrower) threw and put well against mighty competition. Great job to everyone who participated in the meet. Please come and join us in our next meet at Atlanta International School on March 30 at 4, go Cougars!