Portland Boy’s have strong showing at Regional Track Meet
With temperatures in the mid to high 90’s, Portland knew they got the first win of the day by grabbing the ONLY big shade tree in the stadium area at the Regional Track Finals at Mason High School. But that wasn’t the only medal they would get.
The day was a hot one and Portland’s hottest jumper, Andrew Maynard, started the day off qualifying for the finals and grabbing their first medal. Maynard would follow that up with his second medal of the day in the 100m. Noah Simpson launched a new personal record in the Discus and grabbed Portland’s third medal of the day and a 5th Place finish. Brett Beard High Jumped to a 6th Place finish and another Portland Medal. Next was Portland’s 4x200 Relay team of Ethan Patrick, Michael Almy, Beard and Maynard turn, another season best 6th Place and 4 more medals. Portland’s 4x100 Relay team of Baron Seal, Reiss Phillips, Patrick and Maynard raced to another season best time, a 6th Place finish, and 4 more Portland medals. Ethan Patrick was good and loose after both relays and snagged another medal with his 6th Place finish in the 200m. The 4x400 Relay of Dustin and Dylan Wolf, Yannis Maurer, and Caiden Pelc ran a season best finishing just out of a medal spot. Dylan Wolf had a season best in the 400, Caiden Pelc turned in a great time in the 800, and Braiden Kehr in the Shot and Drew Miller in the Pole Vault all finished just out of medal contention, but are all underclassmen and will all be right in the mix of things next year.
Overall, the Portland boys had a very solid day with all the medals, personal bests, and experience their young athletes garnered at their first Regional Track meet. With only 5 seniors on their 40 man roster, the team is heading in the right direction.