|Coaching Staff: Tom Byrnes (head coach); Bill Blackburn, Phil Cox, Scott Mathias, and Ricke Stucker (assistant coaches), and Steve Cusick (volunteer coach)|
Managers: Mae Brandon, Arianna Cooper, Kheyarra Johnson, Abrianna Vawter
Qin Wei Yang
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|Mar. 3||HSR @ IWU||5:30 pm|
|Mar. 11||HSR @ IWU||10:00 am||Kokomo boy’s track and field team ran its second meet of the season at Hoosier State Relays qualifier meet at Indiana Wesleyan University on March 11th.|
Kokomo results included:
3200 Meter Run:
Max Esponda 10:34.72 13th
Cory Dea 10:40.56 14th
Coy Brandon 10:55.52 17th
60 Meter Dash:
Andrecus Eddington 7.10 2nd
Joseph Nieto 7.57 20th
Andra Nash 7.69 28th
Chris Thomas, DeShawn Winston
Antonio Jones, Aion Jones 1:44.08 18th
Andrecus Eddington, Julian Wallace
Taflinger, Graves 3:44.28 5th
Cory Dea, Coy Brandon
Max Esponda, Justin Tafliner 8:53.64
Anthony Fox 36’04.50” 24th
- Coach Brynes
|Mar. 16||Indoor @ Ben Davis (CG) (T)||5:30 pm||Kokomo boy’s track and field team put its full team in action Tuesday night at Ben Davis High School. We had good performances and efforts. Overall, we are very young and have a lot to learn over the next couple of months.|
Our results included:
Andrecus Eddington 100 Meters 11.06
200 Meters 23.01
Andra Nash High Jump 5’06”
Long Jump 19’06”
Justin Taflinger 1600 Meters 4:57.96
Max Esponda 1600 Meters 5:00.6
Nathan Pine Discus 121’08
Julian Wallace High Jump 5’06”
Cameron Julbert Discus 109’11”
Joseph Nieto Pole Vault 10’00”
Our next meet is the 2nd week of spring vacation at home against Peru on April 5th at 5:00.
- Coach Byrnes
|Mar. 25||HSR Finals @ PU||2:00 pm|
|Apr. 5||Peru (H)||5:30 pm||(W) 87-45|
The Wildkats won nine events and were led by quadruple winner Andrecus Eddington. The speedy senior won the 100 meters in 10.95, the 200 in 24.00, and anchored both the 4x100 relay (46.20) and the 4x400 relay (3:50.03).
Junior Justin Taflinger won the 1600 in 5:00.15 and was on the victorious 4x 400 relay. Senior Coy Brandon placed first in the 800 meters with a 2:21.40, and freshman Chris Thomas was a member of both winning relays.
Junior Nathan Pine won both throwing events with a 40'1" shot put heave and a 127'00" discus toss. Sophomore Drake Blackburn and junior Joseph Nieto both cleared 10'0" in the pole vault with Blackburn winning on fewer misses.
Sophomore Andra Nash had an outstanding leap of 20'2 ½ " to garner a 2ndplace ribbon.
- Asst. Coach Stucker
|Apr. 11||Tipton/Western @ Tipton||5:00 pm||Western 76, Kokomo 56, Tipton 35|
Andrecus Eddington led the Kats with three victories out of our six event wins. He won the 400 meters in 54.41, anchored the 400 relay's 44.56, and the 1600 relay's 3:43.72.
Joseph Nieto won the 200 meters with a 23.80, Corey Dea crossed the line first in the 3200 in 10:53.60, and Drake Blackburn captured the pole vault at 10'6".
- Asst. Coach Stucker
|Apr. 15||Marion Relays||11:00 am||Kokomo finished fourth with 80.5 points behind Marion's first-place score of 113.|
|Apr. 18||Lafayette Jeff (H)||5:30 pm||(L) 84-47|
The 4 x 800 relay team crossed the line first in 8:50.94 and was composed of Max Esponda, Coy Brandon, Justin Taflinger, and Julian Wallace. Joseph Nieto won the 200 meter dash with a :24.23, and Drake Blackburn leaped 10'0" to get 1st place in the pole vault. Andra Nash went 19'6.25" to win the long jump, and Anthony Fox heaved the
shot 40' 6.5" and got the victory. Nathan
Pine spun the discus 123' 2" for his first
- Asst. Coach Stucker
|Apr. 22||Muncie Relays (T)||10:00 am||Kokomo finished 6th with 42 points.|
The 4 x 800 Relay team was the Wildkats' only win. Max Esponda, Coy Brandon, Julian Wallace, and Justin Taflinger sliced 10 seconds off their season best with an 8:40.59 effort.
Capturing a 3rd place ribbon was the Distance Medley Relay (1200, 400, 800, 1600) of Coy Brandon, Tyler Shelley, Alex Ward, and Corey Dea in 11:50.12. Finishing in 4th place was
the Sprint Medley Relay (100, 100, 200, 400) with a 1:41.04 time.- Asst. Coach Stucker
|Apr. 25||Marion (T)||5:30 pm|
|Apr. 29||Kokomo Relays (H)||11:30 am|
|May 5||NCC @ Lafayette Jeff||5:30 pm|
|May 11||Logansport (H)||5:30 pm|
|May 18||Sectional @ Kokomo||5:00 pm|
|May 25||Regional @ Kokomo||6:00 pm|
|June 2||State Finals @ IU||TBA|