Many Blair champions at MAPL meet

Many Blair champions at MAPL meet
Rhett Moroses
2019 Boys' Track

On Saturday, May 11th, Blair hosted the MAPL Outdoor Track and Field Championships. There were many Blair athletes who won events for the Bucs.

Leading the way for the Blair girls' squad was senior Madison Jones '19 and junior Ashlyn Alles '20. Madison finished 1st while Ashlyn finished 2nd in both the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash. Alles also placed 1st in long jump.

The Lady Bucs also placed 1st in the 4 x 100 meter relay, which included Savannah Lee '20, Ashlyn Alles '20, Nicole Patterson '22, and Madison Jones '19. Blair also won the 4 x 400 meter relay that included Savannah Lee '20, Nicole Patterson '22, Madina Shabazz '20, and Alexandra Bakulina '21.

Savannah Lee placed 3rd in the 400 meter dash and Kendra Payne '20 was crowned champion in pole vault to finish the girls' accomplishments for the day.

For the boys' squad, Aaron Armitage '21 led the Bucs with placing 1st in the discus throw. Senior captain Kerem Ayhan '19 placed 2nd in the 400 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and in the 4 x 400 meter relay that included Aidan Riano '20, Will Arnold '19, and Morgan Jones '21. Arnold also placed 3rd in the 800 meter dash as James Hinsperger '20 also contributed to the success by placing 2nd in javelin. 

Overall, the boys' squad finished 4th as the girls' squad finished 3rd. Head track coach Roy Wilson was extremely proud of his team's performance.

"The girls and boys showed up and delivered an series of exceptional performances, leaving the day with multiple meet and school records," said Coach Wilson. "This performance highlights just how far we have come as a program. In particular, on the girls side we were one of the three schools to earn 100+ total points with a spread of 30 points between 1st and third. It was a great day and will make me miss the team that much more. I am thrilled they all have come this far and look forward to hearing about how far they go in the seasons to come."