Varsity Boys Track

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Coaches:  Jordan Ousley (Head Coach); Brian Smith, Bryan Woods, Bill Blackburn, Phil Cox, Taylor Killings, Aaron Alexander, Jim Purnell (Asst. Coaches)
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Jack Aviles
Gavin Bitner
Cory Dea
Kaijon East
Anthony Fox
Jordan Hicks
Aion Jones
Darrick Kirby
Casey Lawson
Varteese Mayfield
Nate Pine
Justin Taflinger
Alex Ward
Drake Blackburn
Depril Duncan
Steven Edwards
Javias Gray
Donovan Harrison
Tim Kemper
Paul Lancaster
Andra Nash
Keegan Paul
Shemar Robinson
Eduardo Vazquez
Julian Wallace
Blake White
Max White
Brady Wiese
Quincy Armstrong
Cameron Bryant
Michael Clay-Brown
Nathaniel Elkin
Elias Fuentes
Quinton Isenhower
Jyson Purnell
Malakai Smiley
Chris Thomas
Cody Westerman
Mitchell Wyrick
Deonte Young

Sam Baity
Brook Bufkin
Ja'Qwan Burnett
Wilmer Corrales Quintana
Chris Qiu
Caleb Smith
Torian Smith
Malachi Spencer
Bryan Stolsfuz
Noa Wainscott

Date Opponent Time Score
Mar. 8 HSR @ PU 5:30 pm  
Mar. 10 HSR @ IWU 10:00 am  
Mar. 24 HSR Finals @ PU 2:00 pm  
Apr. 10 Tipton/Western (H) 5:00 pm (W) 91-41
Leading the way for the Wildkats was Corey Dea, who won both the 1600 and 3200. Other winners included Steven Edwards in the 100-meter dash,
Andra Nash in long jump, Jordan Hicks in high jump, Julian Wallace in both the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run, as well Quincy Armstrong taking first in both hurdle races.

The 4x8 squad of Justin Taflinger, Alex Ward, Eduardo Vazquez, and Wallace took first, then Wallace teamed up with Chris Thomas, Noa  Wainscott, and Armstrong to take first in the 4x400. Thomas and Wainscott were also on the winning 4x100 team that also featured Nash and Edwards.
- Coach Ousley
Apr. 14 Marion Relays  (T) 11:00 am The Wildkats finished in 4th place.
Apr. 17 Logansport/Harrison (H) 5:30 pm Kokomo 72.5, Harrison 68, Logansport 26.5
Leading the way for the Kats was triple winner Steven Edwards, who won the 100, 200, and was a member of the winning 4x1 team. The 4x1 team also included Andra Nash, Noa Wainscott, and Quincy Armstrong.

Armstrong also won the 300 Hurdles, while Nash also won the long jump. Drake Blackburn took the pole vault, while Nathan Pine claimed both the shot
put and discus.

Julian Wallace took first place in the 400 and second place in the 800, as well as combining with Max White, Alex Ward, and Justin Taflinger to win the 4x800.
- Coach Ousley
Apr. 21 Muncie Relays (T) 10:00 am Kokomo placed fourth at the Muncie Relays.
The only overall winner we had was Drake  Blackburn, who won the pole vault with a vault of 12 feet. Also in pole vault Malakai Smiley took second place.

Other notable performers were Kaijon East, who
placed second in the discus, and Nathan Pine, who was third in the shot put. Quincy Armstrong took second in the 300 Hurdles, and Corey Dea took fourth in the 3200.

Our Distance Medley Relay team of Julian Wallace, Justin Taflinger, Alex Ward, and Max White took third place, and the Kats Sprint Medley Relay of Wallace, Andra Nash, Noa Wainscott, and Chris Thomas was also third.
- Coach Ousley
Apr. 24 Marion (H) 5:30 pm (W) 69-62
Leading the way for the Kats were double winners Corey Dea and Quincy Armstrong. Armstrong took first in both the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles, while Dea took the blue ribbons in the 1600 and 3200.

Max White was also a double winner as he won the 800 and then teamed up with Julian Wallace, Alex Ward, and Justin Taflinger to win the 4x800.

Other winners included Drake Blackburn in the pole vault and Andra’ Nash in the long jump.
- Coach Ousley
Apr. 28 Kokomo Relays (H) 11:30 am Complete results  or  Team Scores
Highlights for the Kats included Quincy Armstrong taking second in the 110 Hurdles with a time of 15.32, Steven Edwards claimed second in the 100 with a dash of 10.98, and Drake Blackburn took second in the pole vault with vault of 11 feet, 6

Armstrong teamed with Andra Nash, Julian Wallace, and Malakai Smiley to take second in the shuttle hurdles with a time of 1:07.62. Edwards and Nash teamed up with Chris Thomas and Noa Wainscott to take third in the 4x100 with a time of 45.55, and Julian Wallace teamed up with Edwards, Thomas,
and Armstrong to claim third in the Sprint Medley with a time 2:32.42.
- Coach Ousley
May 1 Maconaquah/Taylor @ Mac. 5:30 pm Kokomo 84 - Maconaquah 66 - Taylor 14
Some highlights include Quincy Armstrong winning both the 110 and 300 Hurdles, Steven Edwards won the 100, Chris Thomas took the 200, Julian Wallace claimed the 800, Nathan Pine took first in the discus,
and Drake Blackburn won the blue ribbon in the pole vault competition.

Overall the boys ran well in our final meet before conference. We limited the guys to only competing in a couple events in order for them to be fresher
come Friday night.
- Coach Ousley
May 4 NCC Tournament @ IWU 5:30 pm On Friday night the Kats traveled to Indiana Wesleyan for the North Central Conference Meet and placed seventh out of 10 teams with a score 63.5.

Harrison was the champion with a score 105.5. Anderson was second with 99, McCutcheon came in third with 79, followed by Jeff with 66.5, Tech with 65.5, and Marion with 64.

The boys competed hard despite having a couple setbacks.

High place getters for the Kats were Drake Blackburn, who placed second in pole vault with a vault of 12’6”, and Quincy Armstrong, who was second in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.58. Armstrong was also third in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.08.

Max White, Alex Ward, Justin Taflinger, and Julian Wallace placed third in the 4x800 with a time of 8:46. Nathan Pine placed third in the discus with a throw of 127 feet, and Kaijon East was fourth in the
discus with a throw of 124 feet. Steve Edwards was 5th in a highly competitive 200 at 22.97.

Armstrong, Chris Thomas, Taflinger, and Wallace placed fourth in the 4x400 with a time of 3:32.
- Coach Ousley
May 10 Logansport (T) 5:00 pm  
May 17 IHSAA Sectional @ Kokomo 5:00 pm Last night, Kokomo won their 61st sectional title in boys track!

The boys won with a score of 127 while Pioneer was runner-up with a score of 88. This title was a TEAM title in which everyone contributed so we could achieve our goal.

Our individual standouts included Quincy Armstrong, who won the 300 hurdles with a sectional and school record of 38.05! He then joined up with Chris Thomas, Justin Taflinger, and Julian Wallace to win the 4x400 with a time of 3:32.

Taflinger teamed up with Max White, Alex Ward, and Wallace to win the 4x800 with a time of 8:40!

To go along with his two relay victories, Wallace won the open 800 with a time of 2:05, and then he was runner-up in the 400 with a time of 51.73!

Julian ended the night a triple winner and joining him as triple winner was Steven Edwards, who first claimed victory in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.95 and the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.31. Edwards then teamed with Andra Nash, Noa Wainscott, and Chris Thomas to claim the 4x100 victory with a time of 44.24!

Overall it was a great night and I could not be prouder of our boys.

Our journey continues next Thursday night as we head to Warsaw to compete in the regionals! Thanks for all your support and we hope to see you in Warsaw!
- Coach Ousley
Click for complete results of the Kokomo sectional.
May 24 IHSAA Regional @ Warsaw 5:00 pm Leading the way for the Kats were two state  qualifiers!

Quincy Armstrong placed first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 38.62, and Steven Edwards placed third in the 100 with a time of 11.21! Both boys will take part in the state meet on June 2nd in Bloomington on the
campus of Indiana University!

Other high points for the Kats included Armstrong taking fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of :15.13, and Edwards taking sixth in the 200 with a time of :23.5. Julian Wallace placed ninth in the 800 with a time of 2:01.37, which is a personal best for him, so way to go Julian! Wallace also joined Armstrong, Justin Taflinger, and Chris Thomas to PR in the 4x4 with a time of 3:30!
- Coach Ousley
June 2 IHSAA State Meet @ IU   Steven Edwards finished 12th in the 100 meter dash in prelims with a run of 11.07.  Quincy Armstrong finished 10th in the 300 hurdles in a time of 39.10. Congratulations!!

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