Ten athletes competed in the 2018 Bojangles’ Track & Field Classic over the weekend. This two-day meet featured some of the top athletes in the nation and was represented by 197 teams and one international team. The Timberwolves performances were anything less than shy as three competitors competed in the finals in the sprinting events, multiple school records were broken and even a few personal records were achieved.
Alan Alvarez finished his day placing 4th overall in the 100-meter dash and 5th overall in the 200-meter dash. His time of a 21.62 broke his own school record previously recorded earlier this season.
LJ Gray finished in 7th place overall and tied his personal best with a time of a 14.39.
Rhone’ Allen finished tied for 7th place in the 200-meter dash and placed 6th in the 400-meter dash. Her time of a 57.27 in the 400-meter dash set a new school record previously held by her.
The girl’s 4×800-meter relay team of Brawnwyn Koellner, Alaina Monaco, Kaliyah Clary and Shekinah Brown shattered another school record for the second time this season. They ran a time of a 10:15.02 and placed in the top 20 in the event.
Kaliyah Clary ran a personal best in the 800-meter run with a time of a 2:33.41.
8th graders TJ Peebles and Kaniya Johnson displayed why their futures will be bright. Peebles competed in the 400-meter hurdles and recorded a time of 1:00.16. With this time he placed 27th out of 63 runners and was the only non-high school competitor in the event. Kaniya Johnson recorded a new personal best with a time of a 25.64, which ranked her 25th overall out of 125 runners in the 200-meter dash. She also recorded another personal best in the 100-meter dash with a time of a 12.62, which ranked her 29th out of 144 runners.
Senior Khyra Strawder had a consistent day hitting her average of “32’5” in the triple jump.
With a combined boys and girls team scores, the Timberwolves finished 30th overall out 105 teams that scored at the Bojangles’ Track & Field Classic.