Since the Shamrocks won the KHSAA state track meet a few weeks back, three track student-athletes have chosen to continue their seasons. Two have already competed with noteworthy results, and one will compete next weekend:
+ Recently graduated senior Robbie Springfield (pictured above after capturing the state high jump title) competed in and WON the Kentucky USATF Championship in the long jump with a school record leap of 23’-02.75! Robbie has been long-jumping now for all of three months and his 23’ mark makes him eligible for acceptance onto UK’s track team (he has already chosen to go there for academic reasons).
+ Rising senior Jack Baum competed in the mile at race in Nashville and ran a 4:16.2. This time places him second on our all-time list as the mark bests Don Noe’s 4:17, which was our school record for 45 years until Trevor Warren broke it this year (4:13). Baum’s time is the junior school record.
+ Rising sophomore Ryan O’Dea will compete on June 15 at the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina after having qualified to compete in the freshman two-mile race there. Ryan is currently ranked #78 nationally for freshmen two-miler/3200m runners.
+ Finally, graduated senor and UK commit Trevor Warren was just awarded the Courier-Journal Track Athlete of the Year!