Varsity Boys Track

Varsity Boys Track
Coaches:  Jordan Ousley (Head Coach); Brian Smith, Bryan Woods, Bill Blackburn, Taylor Killings, Aaron Alexander and Ray Tetrault (Asst. Coaches)

Manager:  Gabrielle Long
       
Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Drake Blackburn
Depril Duncan
Steven Edwards
Javias Gray
Andra Nash
Keegan Paul
Octavio Serrano Soliz
Eduardo Vasquez
Julian Wallace
Quincy Armstrong
Nathanael Elkin
Elias Fuentes
Blake Miller
Malakai Smiley
Chris Thomas
Cody Westerman
Mitchell Wyrick
Deonte Young
Logan Caudill
Logan Pitner
Mikel Prevost
Chris Qiu
Bryan Stoltzfus
Trayton Sutton
Noa Wainscott
Amarion Alsup
Israel Burlingame
Issac Elkin
Danny Johnson
Plez Lawrence
Dre'Veon Lewis
Isaiah Marden
Ashton Roberts
Bray'Kale Robinson
Jarece Rogers
Brayden Schleper
Ta'Shy Stewart
Treyton Wells


Date Opponent Time Score
Mar. 1 HSR @ IWU 5:30 pm
Mar. 9 HSR @ IWU 10:00 am
Mar. 16 HSR @ U Indy 

Mar. 23 HSR Finals @ IU 2:00 pm
Apr. 6 Columbus North Invite (T)   The boys track team finished seventh out of nine teams in the very competitive Columbus North Invite on Saturday.

Top performer for the Kats was Quincy Armstrong, who won both hurdle events with a time and PR of :14.88 in the 110 hurdles and time of :39.6 in the 300 hurdles. Armstrong teamed with Andra Nash, Noa Wainscott, and Chris Thomas to place third in the 4x100 relay with a time of 44.36. Thomas, Nash, and Armstrong then teamed up with Julian Wallace
in the 4x400 relay to take third place with a time of 3:34.

Wainscott, a sophomore, took fourth place in the 100m Dash with a time of 11.58 and then took sixth place with a jump of 6’0” in the high jump, which is a PR for Noa.

Elias Fuentes tied for fourth place in the pole vault with a vault of 10’6”.

Overall the boys competed well and as a team we got better going against state level competition in our first meet of the year. We will look to continue to improve in our next meet, which is Tuesday evening at Tipton where we will compete in a triangular meet with Tipton and Western.

- Coach Ousley
Apr. 9 Tipton/Western (T) 5:00 pm Kokomo 77, Western 64, Tipton 24
Top performers included Javias Gray, who tossed the discus 124'3" to take first place. The 4x800 team of Eduardo Vazquez, Bryan Stoltzfus, Nathaniel Elkin, and Treyton Wells took first, while the 4x100 unit of Chris Thomas, Andra Nash, Plez Lawrence, and Steven Edwards took first as well.

Quincy Armstrong was a triple winner, taking first place in the 110 Hurdles, 200-meter Dash, and 400-meter Dash. Julian Wallace took first in the 800-meter run and Steven Edwards took first in the 100-meter Dash. Octavio Serrano-Soliz took first in the 300-meter Hurdles, while Logan Caudill took third.

To go along with being part of the winning 4x100 team, Lawrence, a freshman, was runner-up to his teammates in both the 100 and 200. Big shout out to Plez for doing so well in his first outdoor meet.

We were able to mix it up some and rotate athletes to different events they do not always do, as well as get several of our first-time track athletes some valuable experience. We have a lot of work left to do and we will continue to strive to be the best we can be. Our next meet is this upcoming Saturday at the Marion Relays. Hope to see you there!
- Coach Ousley
Apr. 13 Marion Relays (T) 11:00 am The boys track team took part in the Marion Relays this past weekend and placed seventh overall, just four points behind rival Marion.

Crown Point won the event with 106 points.

Overall the boys competed hard and made improvements from last week.

We had two winners in the meet. Quincy Armstrong took first in the 110 hurdles tying his PR with a time of 14.88 seconds.

Our other winner was freshman Jarece Rogers, who took first in the long jump with a jump of 21 feet even. It was the first meet of the season for Jarece, and he was the only freshman in the final field!

Other highlights included Steven Edwards taking second place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.22 and our 4x400 team of Julian Wallace, Noa Wainscott, Chris Thomas, and Armstrong taking third
with a season best of 3:32.43.
​Coach Ousley
Apr. 17 Logansport (T)   (W) 75-57
Top performers for the Kats included triple winner Quincy Armstrong, who won the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.97, the 300 hurdles with a time of 38.75, and he also teamed with Andra Nash, Noa Wainscott, and Chris Thomas to take first in the 4x400.

Thomas and Nash joined up with freshman Plez Lawrence and senior Steven Edwards to win the 4x100 with a time of 43.78. Edwards added to his win total by taking the victory in the 200-meter dash.

Javias Gray swept the throwing events, winning the discus with a throw of 117'9" and the shot put with a toss of 43'7".

Wainscott took first in the high jump with a jump of 5'10", Malakai Smiley took first in the pole vault, and freshman Jarece Rogers took first in the long jump with a jump of 19'9".

Eduardo Vazquez won in the 800-meter, and Julian Wallace took first in the 400-meter to round out the Wildkat winners.
​Coach Ousley
Apr. 20 Muncie Relays (T) 10:00 am The Wildkats traveled to Muncie Central to make up the relays that were postponed from Saturday. The Kats finished third overall as a team with a score of 91. Muncie Central took first with 99, Huntington North took second with 96, and Delta was fourth with 86.

Overall the Kats had a pretty solid evening. Steven Edwards started the night off with a victory in 100-meter dash clocking in a time of 11.02. Edwards then teamed up with Andra Nash, Noa Wainscott, and Chris Thomas to take first in the 4x100 with a time of 44.14.

Drake Blackburn took the victory in the pole vault with a vault of 12'0", and Quincy Armstrong then delivered a meet record in the 300-meter hurdles by clocking a time of 38.32 seconds. Armstrong joined with Thomas, Julian Wallace, and Wainscott to win the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:29.25.

Along the way we had great performances by Javias Gray in the throwing events in which he took third in shot with a personal best throw of 43'11" and he took second in discus with a PR throw of 126'0".

The distance medley relay team of Eduardo Vazquez, Thomas, Wallace, and Bryan Stoltzfus also delivered a third place finish with a time of 11:31 and last, but not least, the sprint medley relay team of Plez Lawrence, Ta'shy Stewart, Edwards, and Nash took second place with a time of 1:40.41.

It was an overall good meet for the guys and we were able to set some new personal bests tonight.
​Coach Ousley
Apr. 27 Kokomo Relays (H) 11:30 am Click for complete results.
On cool and rainy Saturday the team competed in the 95th annual Kokomo Relays and took fourth place overall behind winner Noblesville, Crown Point, and Mount Vernon.

The Kats won three events on the day. Those included the discus, which saw Javias Gray win with a throw of 124'0". Javias later added to his day by taking fourth place in the shot put.

Armstrong took first in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.15 seconds. He also participated in two third-place relays, the shuttle hurdles and the sprint medley.

Our other winner was the middle distance medley team of Chris Thomas, Eduardo Vazquez, Noa Wainscott, and Wallace. They won with a time of 6:01.68 just edging out Noblesville, who came in
second with a time 6:01.80.

Overall we had a solid day despite the poor weather conditions.
Coach Ousley
May 3 North Central Conference @ L Jeff TBA The Wildkats walked away as the runner-up, taking second place in our conference with a team score of 88. Harrison High School won the conference crown as the Raiders put up an impressive 173.50 points. Third place belonged to Arsenal Tech who came in with a score of 67. McCutcheon and Marion tied for fourth with 66, Muncie Central was sixth, Jeff was seventh, Anderson eighth, Logansport ninth, and
Richmond was tenth.

For the Kats there were several impressive performances. Quincy Armstrong walked away a triple winner for team as he won both hurdle events and was a member of the winning 4x400 team. In the 110 hurdle Quincy set a personal best with a time of
14.56 seconds, while in the 300 hurdles Quincy broke his own school record and also set the NCC record with a time of :37.68! Quincy owns the #1 time in the state in the 300 hurdles and is currently Top 5 in the 110 hurdles. He teamed up with Julian Wallace, Noa Wainscott, and Chris Thomas in the 4x400 relay at the end of the meet to win in a season best 3:28.86.

Our other winner was senior Steven Edwards in the 100-meter Dash. Steven came in seeded #1 and did not disappoint as he took first in the prelims with a time of 10.94 and then came back in the finals and won with a time of 10.84, tying the previous school record and only a tenth of a second from his own record he set a couple weeks back.

We had several other big time performances that helped us take second place as a team.

The 4x800 relay team of Eduardo Vazquez, Bryan Stoltzfus, Ashton Roberts, and Wallace started the meet off for us by taking second place with a season PR of 8:33.17, which is a little over a 27-second drop from that relay’s previous PR. All four boys had tremendous runs.
Wallace also took second in the 400 and fifth in the 800 to cap off his evening.

Javias Gray had a great evening throwing as he took third in the shot put with a season best throw of 44 feet even, and he also took fifth in the discus with a throw of 126’2”.

Drake Blackburn and Mitchell Wyrick took third and fourth, respectively, in the pole vault, and Thomas took fifth in the 400.

Overall it was a great evening of competition for the guys.

We are now gearing up for the state tournament coming up in a couple weeks, so we will build off this result and keep working to be at our best for the
tournament.
Coach Ousley
May 9 McCutcheon (H) 5:00 pm (W) 92-39
Senior Javias Gray set a PR in the shot put by recording a throw of 45'2" to take second place. Senior Steven Edwards cruised to a first place finish with a time of 11.29, while Quincy Armstrong ran a 37.87 to take first in the 300 hurdles and ran 22.98 to take first in the 200 dash, which is not an event he normally competes in.

Senior Julian Wallace competed in just the 800 and ran his way to victory with a time of 2:02. Bryan Stoltzfus recorded a PR in the 1600 with a time of 5:04.12 and also participated in the winning 4x400 team with Andra Nash, Ashton Roberts, and Amarion Alsup as they ran a 3:57.

Freshman Jarece Rogers took first in the long jump with a jump of 20'03" and fellow freshman Ta'shy Stewart took third in the long jump with a measurement of 18'02".
​Coach Ousley
May 16 IHSAA Sectional @ Kokomo 6:00 pm Kokomo wins boys track sectional. Click for complete results.
The Kats got the meet started off on the right foot as the 4x800 relay squad of Eduardo Vazquez, Bryan Stoltzfus, Ashton Roberts, and Julian Wallace won with a time 8:32.21, which is their season best.

The Wildkats then cranked up the speed as Steven Edwards set a sectional record of 10.83 seconds in the 100-meter dash prelims and Quincy Armstrong set the sectional record in the 110 hurdle prelims with a time of 14.56 seconds.

After the break Armstrong broke his own sectional record set 15 minutes earlier with a time of 14.53 seconds as he took the blue ribbon in the 110-meter hurdles. The original sectional record had been 14.60 and had stood since 1951.

Not to be outdone Steven Edwards broke the sectional record again as he raced to a first place in the 100-meter dash finals in a time of 10.74 seconds. This time also reset the school record that he had broken earlier this season with a time of 10.83.

While the Kats were burning up the track, freshman Jarece Rogers and freshman Ta’Shy Stewart were doing damage in the long jump. Stewart had just started jumping a couple weeks ago, but he jumped 19’05”, which was good enough for eighth place,
which allowed him to score. Rogers meanwhile registered a jump of 21’8.25”, which was good enough for second place and a regional berth. We didn’t score any points in long jump last year, so nine points this year was big for our team.

Back on the track the 4x100 relay team of Chris Thomas, Noa Wainscott, Andra Nash, and Edwards recorded a win in a season best 43.45 seconds. The boys had to come from behind to win in dramatic fashion as Edwards blazed down the track to overtake the Logansport team, which had been ahead. It was a big win, as it was our second relay win of the day.

Thomas then turned right around and was able to take runner-up in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.01 seconds.

It was then Quincy’s turn in the 300 hurdles and he cruised to a win in a time of 38.84 seconds. Also in the 300 hurdles Octavio Serrano-Soliz scored an important sixth place finish for the Kats.

In the 800-meter run, Wallace held off challengers and was able to hold on for the win in a time of 2:03.62 and fellow senior Vazquez took fourth place with a time of 2:08.64.

To cap off our evening the 4x400 team of Wallace, Wainscott, Thomas, and Armstrong took first place with a time of 3:27.81. This gave us two triple winners for the night in Wallace and Armstrong.

We had several other athletes place in their events and scored key points that contributed to our championship.

Thank you to everyone who came out and cheered on the team; we appreciate your support.

Your next chance to catch the Kats in action will be Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm, as we will take part in the Kokomo Regional, here at Walter Cross Field. We will be trying to qualify several athletes for the state meet. Hope to see you there!
- Coach Ousley

The KHS regional qualifiers:
Jarece Rogers: Long Jump
Julian Wallace: 800m Run
Chris Thomas: 400m Run
Steven Edwards: 100m Dash
Quincy Armstrong: 110 & 300m hurdles
4x100 Relay
4x400 Relay
4x800 Relay
May 23 IHSAA Regional @ Kokomo 6:00 pm The Kokomo Boys Track team finished fourth in the Kokomo Regional last night at Walter Cross Field. Penn High School won the meet with a score of 59, Mishawaka was second with a score of 53, and Goshen was third with a score of 47.

The Kats have six athletes advancing to the state meet in Bloomington at Indiana University next Friday afternoon!

Quincy Armstrong will be competing in both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles after winning both events at the regional. In the 110 hurdles he ran a 14.39, which broke the school record of 14.47 held by Dalon Liggon, which was set in 2003. Quincy then raced to victory in the 300 with a time 38.30 seconds.

Steven Edwards was our next qualifier as he took second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.90.

Steven then teamed up with Chris Thomas, Noa Wainscott, and Andra Nash to take aecond in the 4x100 relay with a time and season best of 43.17, which punched their ticket to the state meet!

We finished our qualifying for state in the 800-meter run, which turned out to be the race of the night, where Julian Wallace finished third in a qualifying
time 1:56.57, which is a career PR for Julian. He raced very smart and made a push with about 200 meters to go in the race to put himself in position to hold off the other competitors.

Overall our boys did a great job and we are excited to head to Bloomington next Friday to compete in the state meet.

Thank you everyone for your support and we hope to see you in Bloomington cheering on the Kats!
- Coach Ousley

Click for complete results.
May 31 IHSAA State @ Bloomington    

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