Early Season Success

Hey all you Camel Fans, the track teams continued Camel tradition this weekend with a great meet! We spent most of the morning dodging raindrops and trying to by-pass the wind. The runners were able to finally get some competition under their belts. With the entire team represented, the Lady Camels ran away with the first place trophy proving that they are ready for a competitive season full of championships. Saturday was a true team effort as many ladies ran excellent times for a first meet out. The 4×800 meter Relay of Sidney Reagor, Gracie Florimonte, Kayla Kavanaugh, and Jennah Flairty set the pace for the day by cruising to a first place finish. The 4×200 meter relay team of Kaitlyn Donoghue, Becca Cline, Devan Carrigan, and Brooke Buckler kept the pace going by clinching 1st. Not far behind, the 4×200 B relay of Emily Orth, Sophia Lauer, Emily Steele, and Hannah Roaden cemented the 4th place finish showing the Lady Camels a depth that is much needed for the season. In the 1600 meter run, Jennah Flairty and Gracie Florimonte finished in tandem with first and second place. In the 400 meter dash, Becca Cline pulled in a first place finish, followed closely by Devan Carrigan with 4th place. In the 800 meter run, Jennah Flairty continued leading the Camel Caravan with first place, while Kayla Kavanaugh pulled in second place. Sidney Reagor added the 3200 meter run first place feather to the Camel collection, and the 4×400 meter of Brooke Buckler, Devan Carrigan, Emily Steele, and Becca Cline cemented the deal for the Lady Camels with the final championship of the day. Throughout the day, young Camels got out of the gate and some experience under their belt as veteran Camels knocked the rust off. It was an outstanding day for the entire team.

Congratulations to the boys team who pulled in a 3rd place finish against some tough competition. Leading off the day, the boys 4×800 team of Thomas Comer, Jared Neiser, Mark Chaplin, and Colton Conroy placed 3rd, the 4×100 meter relay of Gunnar Froelicher, Alex Dowds, Dylan Rich, and Kyle Edgley placed 3rd, Parker Younse kept it rolling with a 3rd place finish in the 400 meter dash, followed closely by Shawn McGrath. Mark Chaplin ran a tight race and finished 2nd in the 800 meter run, and Andrew Hyden joined the mix by whisking the 2nd place spot in the 200 meter dash. As the sun began to peak out, Mark Chaplin and Thomas Comer finished 2-3 in the 3200 meter putting the Camels close to edging the meet. With a 3rd place finished from the 4×400 meter team of Parker Younse, Kyle Edgley, Jacob Verst and Shawn McGrath, the Camels showed a depth and fighting spirit to fill the day great results. Overall it was an exciting day for the Camels as they showed that every squad counts!