Several members of the Montgomery Catholic boys and girls track teams turned in strong performances last weekend in the AHSAA Class 3A state meet at Troy University.
The girls team finish 17th out of 23 teams in the meet.
Brianna McClure had an awesome meet, competing in four events. She placed eighth in the long jump at 14-07.25 and ran a great 100-meter hurdles, placing ninth with a time of 18.46. Brianna placed ninth in the high jump at 4-06.00 and placed 17th in the 300-meters heat at 56.13.
The girls’ 4×800-meter relay team placed fourth. Alexandra Gilbert, Lizzie Terino, Jessica Taff, and Savannah Szabo rounded out the team, which ran an 11:13.13 time.
Szabo also ran strong in the 800-meter race, recording a 2:36.40 time to place sixth.
In the 1600 meters, Gilbert ran 6:19.62 to finish 13th.
In the 3200 meters, Terino, a freshman, ran 13:13.68, her personal best, to take 9th place.
For the boys’ team, eighth-grader Wellington Westendorf was probably the youngest competitor in the javelin and threw a very respectable 114-09 to finish 16th.
Josh Glenboski ran a very nice 800 meters. His time of 2:11 was his best time this year. Especially impressive was the way he competed the entire race, passing guys throughout the second lap.
The boys 3200-meter relay team – Glenboski, A.J. Mayhan, Walker Catoe and Nolan Plate – put together an almost a perfect race. Since they were the fastest team in the slow heat, they had to win the heat in a fast time to have a chance of scoring.
Each one ran best or near-best times for the season. Glenboski led off with a very strong leg at 2:15. Mayhan was tough and kept the team in the front with a 2:21. Catoe had the best race of the day as he improved his personal best by almost 15 seconds with a 2:23. Plate ran a perfect anchor leg in 2:14 to bring the team home. The Knights won the heat, finishing 9th overall.
Congratulations to the Knights for a great meet and a successful season.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic’s Josh Glenboski.