The Masuk boys track team dominated in their events Saturday at SWCs.To make it to SWCs they needed a qualifying time in one of their events, and only a few guys made it. During this meet many of them also qualified for states.
Kicking off the meet, the first event the boys ran was the 4 by 200 meter relay. The members of this 4 by 200 team are Ethan Palmich, Colin Valle, Colin Hope and Jake Dellapiano. This was their first time running it and they impressed everyone. They started off last in their heat, or group, but they powered through and ended up in 2nd place. Out of everyone running the 4 by 200 they placed 6th overall.
Colin Valle said,
“ Running the 4 by 200 for the first time was pretty fun, but the handoff felt iffy. But we still came in 2nd in our heat and 6th place overall for the 4 by 200. Overall I think everyone did a great job and gave it all they had.”
In the 55 meter hurdles, Maxwell Pizzalato got a time of 9.13 seconds. In the preliminary rounds and then during the finals, he ran all out and got 8.77 seconds. He got second place in hurdles out of everyone. In addition to this, he did shot put, throwing a notable 41 feet 4.75 inches. With this throw he landed himself in 5th for shot put, scoring more points for Masuk.
Jake Dellapiano ran 55 meters in 6.82 seconds. This sprint landed him in 3rd for the meet. He also ran the 300 meter dash, placing 7th overall. Ethan Palmich joined him in the run and scored 11th overall.
Masuk dominated in the field event long jump with three long jumpers who qualified for SWCs. Masuk long jumpers were Jonah Lesiw, Andrew Babson, and Connor Pardue. Placing 9th place, 12th place, and 19th place respectively. In the high jump event, Daniel Hyde jumped an impressive 5 foot 8 inches, a new personal record and second best at the meet.
The Masuk boys track team ran, jumped and threw their best at the meet, and those going to states hope to perform even better.