On Thursday, April 22, 2021 the Trojan Girls and Boys Track & Field teams traveled to Wes Del to compete in a 3-way meet vs. Knightstown and Wes Del. Weather conditions were much more favorable than earlier in the week when the Trojans hosted a home meet in blinding snow and wind. On Thursday at Wes Del the weather queued up for top performances with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 50s with a slight breeze out of the West. The New Castle coaches continue to be impressed with how this team comes out to compete every meet and rallies around each other to push their teammates to perform at their best. As the season inches closer to tournament time marks posted by most athletes are steadily improving.
Boys Meet Summary:
The Trojans were victorious as a team scoring 88 points. Wes Del was 2nd with 37 points and Knightstown was 3rd with 25 points. The Trojans won 11 out of 15 events in the meet, and in 8 of those events NC took 1st and 2nd place. New Castle was dominant in all three relay events, both hurdle races, as well as all running events from the 200 meter dash through the 3200 meter run. Several Trojans were victorious in multiple events.
Junior Kyle Gabbard was victorious in both the 110 meter high hurdles as well as the 300 meter hurdles with times of 17.40 and 45.6 seconds respectively. In both hurdle races Gabbard had his teammates hot on his heels in 2nd place with freshman Brayon McRoberts eclipsing the 110 high hurdles race in 19.30 seconds and senior Ethan Moore completing the 300 hurdles in 46.70 seconds. In the sprints, NC took the top two spots in the 200 and 400 meter dash races. In the 200 meter dash, sophomore Brevan Thrine broke the tape first in 25.52 seconds followed closely by sophomore Jaykwan Guerrero with 26.71 for 2nd place. Freshmen Issac Madden and Colten Lawson blasted the competition in the 400 meter dash with Madden 1st (57.60) and Lawson 2nd (58.96).
In the distance events the Trojans were unstoppable, leaving all competitors in their dust. Junior Andrew Fewell won both the 1600 and 3200 meter events by significant margins running by himself throughout each race. Fewell won the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:48.13 followed by his teammate, senior Ayden Humbles, in 2nd with 5:01.38. Later in the meet, Fewell won the 3200 meter run in 10:17.95 followed by fellow teammate, junior Skyler Dickey, in 2nd with 10:28.74. In the 800 meter run it was junior Caleb Grow leading the way in 1st place with a time of 2:15.28 which was eleven seconds ahead of teammate, sophomore Bradley Henderson, in 2nd crossing the line in 2:26.06.
The senior throwing duo of Matt Bell and Nate Smith continued their winning ways in the shot put. Bell took 1st place with a toss of 43 feet 6 inches followed closely by Smith in 2nd with 41 feet 5 inches. In the discus Bell placed 2nd by throwing 129 feet 7 inches and Smith was 3rd with 117 feet 2 inches.
Starting off the meet with a victory was the NC 4×800 relay squad consisting of Fewell, Grow, Henderson, and Moore who finished well over a minute ahead of second place Wes Del. NC’s time was 9:25.42. A bit later in the meet the Trojan 4×100 relay squad consisting of Roberts, Gabbard, Thrine, and Guerrero secured 1st place with a time of 49.40 seconds. To close the meet the Trojans were victorious in the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:49.59. Those securing the 4×400 win for NC were Madden, Grow, Lawson, and Moore.
Others scoring for the Trojans were Thrine with 3rd in the 100 meter dash (12.14), and Guerreo with 4th place in the 100 meter dash (12.40) as well as the long jump (15 feet 9 inches).
NC Boys Results:
4×800 Meter Relay – 1st – Andrew Fewell, Caleb Grow, Bradley Henderson, Ethan Moore 9:25.42
100 Meter Hurdles – 1st – Kyle Gabbard 17.40, 2nd – Braylon McRoberts 19.30
100 Meter Dash – 3rd – Brevan Thrine 12.14, 4th – Jaykwan Guerrero 12.40
1600 Meter Run – 1st – Andrew Fewell 4:48.13, 2nd – Ayden Humbles 5:01.38
4×100 Meter Relay – 1st – Braylon McRoberts, Kyle Gabbard, Brevan Thrine, Jaykwan Guerrero 49.40
400 Meter Dash – 1st – Isaac Madden 57.60, 2nd – Colten Lawson 58.96
300 Meter Hurdles – 1st – Kyle Gabbard 45.60, 2nd – Ethan Moore 46.70
800 Meter Run – 1st Caleb Grow 2:15.28, 2nd – Bradley Henderson 2:26.06
200 Meter Dash – 1st – Brevan Thrine 25.52, 2nd – Jaykwan Guerrero 26.71
3200 Meter Run – 1st – Andrew Fewell 10:17.95, 2nd – Skyler Dickey 10:28.74
4×400 Meter Relay – 1st – Isaac Madden, Caleb Grow, Colten Lawson, Ethan Moore 3:49.59
Long Jump – 4th – Jaykwan Guerrero 15 feet 9 inches
Discus Throw – 2nd – Matt Bell 129 feet 7 inches, 3rd – Nate Smith 117 feet 2 inches
Shot Put – 1st – Matt Bell 43 feet 6 inches, 2nd – Nate Smith 41 feet 5 inches