Cardinals start out strong at PIL City Relays

The varsity girls’ track team placed second at the City Relays on April 1 with 70 points, losing to Cleveland by 4 points at Cleveland High School. The boys’ took third with 69 points, behind Wilson and Cleveland. Next up for the Cardinals is a meet against Benson and Grant at Lincoln on April 8.

The girls took first in the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, and 4×800 relays. “Not only were the PIL relays fun to watch, but they also exhibit the diversity and depth in our team,” senior pole vaulter Chaucie Edwards said.

Top performers include Edwards, who took third in the vault  with a height of 7’6, sophomore Colette Jesson, third in the javelin (100′), and senior discus thrower Jonah Rose, fourth with a throw of 102’6”.

“Overall, it was a good meet for us,” senior varsity relay runner Josiah Langstaff said. “I saw a lot of great performances, especially from the younger guys.” The boys won inthe distance medley and shuttle hurdle relays and placed second in the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×800.

“Although our distance squad won the distance medley relay, we got upset by Cleveland on the 4×800 and 4×400 relays, which stung a bit,” Langstaff said. “We’ll just use that as a good learning experience and motivation going into the meat of the season.”

See link below for complete results.