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Kent City Boys crown Four Regional Champions; Boys Track & Field

Advance Newspapers, May 18, 2009 7:31 p.m.

KENT CITY BOYS CROWN FOUR REGIONAL CHAMPIONS: The Kent City boys tracksters ran, jumped, and threw to an impressive fourth-place finish in the 16-team Division 3 regional meet at West Catholic, crowning four regional championships, setting three new school records, and sending three athletes to the state meet.

Sophomore Isaac Austin defended his regional title from a year ago in the pole vault with his 13-6 effort.

Junior Alex Wilson was a two-time regional champion in both the 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs. His times of 4:19.97 and 9:29.29 were both school and O-K Silver Conference records. In what turned out to be a mini state meet, Wilson defeated several all-state cross-country and track runners in his events, including a state champion.

Sophomore Logan Howe was crowned regional champion in the long jump with his 20-7¾ jump, but also broke a 30-year-old school record in the 100 meter dash with his second-place finish. Kent City’s Clare Murphy held the record with his 10.9 run in 1979. Howe actually broke the record twice during the day, running a 10.82 in the prelims and then a 10.69 in the finals. Howe also qualified in the 200 meters with third-place time of 23.1.

Roger Krum also qualified for state with his fourth-place effort in the high jump (5-7), while Darryl Sluka was sixth in the 800 meters (2:02.97) and Dalton Sherratt was eighth in the 400 meters at regionals (53.99).

“The entire team performed superbly when it counted. Even my athletes that didn’t score or qualify for the state finals ended their seasons on a positive note, with outstanding performances. Kent City athletes have traditionally rose to the occasion when it matters most,” Kent City coach Jeff Wilson expressed.

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