Jaguars post record-setting week
The Mill Valley track and field team broke its way into the school record books in fine fashion at the KU Relays last weekend.
On Friday, senior Dominique Burgin leaped his way to a third-place medal in the long jump. Burgin set the school record with a mark of 22-feet and 1/4-inches.
In the 1600-meter run, Griffin Lee finished in 12th place with a 4:33.45 time, which set another school record.
Mill Valley junior Cody Ptacek also made the record books with a 6-foot mark in the high jump, putting him in a five-way tie for 16th place.
On the girls side, junior Mindy DeGroot took home a second place medal in the high jump, while tying her personal best and the school record. DeGroot made a leap of 5-feet, 5-inches to tie her mark.
In other events, Burgin placed 14th in the triple jump with a 40-5 leap and took fifth in his 100-meter dash heat with a time of 11.24.
Maike Pieper finished sixth in the 100-meter high hurdle heat, with a 17.06 time.
The Jaguars squad backed up the KU performance by taking first place in both the boys and girls meets at the DeSoto Invitational on Tuesday.
The Mill Valley boys earned eight first-place medals en-route to scoring a team total of 150 points. Winning top medals were Burgin (triple jump, 100-meter dash), Griffin Lee (800-meter run, 1600-meter run, 3200-meter run) and Andrew Sudduth (110-meter hurdles). Both the 4x100-meter and thrower relay teams also took first place.
In girls' competition, the Jaguars edged out Gardner-Edgerton, 109-103, to win the meet. Winning first-place medals were Trinity Wright (pole vault), Stuart (triple jump) and Angie Matlack (3200-meter run). The 4x800-meter relay team also finished first place.
In a tune-up for the KU Relays last Thursday, the Mill Valley girls placed second at the Louisburg Invitational. Taking first-place finishes for the girls were DeGroot (high jump), Hillary Johnson (1600-meter run), Matlack (3200-meter run) and the 4x800-meter relay team. Pieper had a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. Aubry Hale (800-meter run) and Stuart (triple jump) also took second place medals.
The boys finished sixth in the 16-team field as Jason Andrews took first place in the long jump.
As a team, Louisburg won both the boys and girls meets.