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Boyd off to a fast start for TCHS track

By Lenny Sementi
Chris Boyd is leading the way in the early spring for Tuscola’s boys track team. The junior thrower captured first in both the shot (54.95’ PR) and disc (146’4”) in the Warriors first home meet of the year helping coach Ryan Hornaday’s squad down both Arcola and Newton in a triangular last Tuesday the fifth. 

He was just as strong this past Saturday in the Warriors first invite of the season taking second in both events at the ALAH Invite in Arthur helping the Warriors to a third place finish at the thirteen team event behind just the host Knights and St Teresa. Haven Hatfield added to the points total as well. The senior took fourth in the shot and fifth in the disc at Arthur and third in both in the home meet earlier in the week. Tyson Macauley was a few spots back in the shot landing in fifth place overall in the triangular.  

Krish Patel wrapped the scoring in the field events at Arthur with a third place 38.5’ leap in the triple jump. He won the triple at the home meet Tuesday also joining both Will Foltz in the pole Vault clearing a personal best 12.85’ and Connor Lewis in the long jump PR’ing at 19.85’ both donating first place team points to the Warrior victory.

Relays did some damage at the Invite providing seconds in both the 4×200 and 4×400-meter relay, a third in the 4×800 and a fourth in the 4×100. Senior Logan Wallace took part in the three of the four, as did Junior Ben Hornaday. Patel, Foltz Bryce Graves and Boston Broady took part in two each while Riley Nolan and Thomas Brown took their laps in the longer of the four races.  

Graves came up big at Arthur in the open 400 setting a personal record turning a fast lap in 54.75 seconds. Jackson Barrett took home a bronze and a PR also crossing the line in ten minutes and 20 seconds in the 3200-meter. Barrett PR’d in the 1600 as well ending his day in sixth a few steps behind Josiah Hortin who took home fourth place hardware with a PR of his own finishing in four minutes and 51 seconds. Tristan Gadomski wrapped up the team points in the open runs capturing fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.82, another PR. 

Gadomski PR’d in both the 110 and 300-meter hurdles at home on Tuesday. David Hornaday set a personal best in the 300’s also just missing going sub fifty to take third in the grueling race. Hunter Branca joined the PR party at Tuscola clocking in at 25.05 seconds in the 200-meter dash placing him in the runner-up spot.

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