The Sherwood High School boys team claimed its first outdoor track division title since 2006 with an 89-49 win over Springbrook. The team improved to 6-0 in the only division that has seven teams.
Randy Ribiero won the long jump (19-09), high jump, triple jump (40-08.50), and 110-meter hurdles (16.1) to lead the team effort. Alex Cole earned wins in the 100 and 200-meter dashes in 11.4 and 23.2 while Jackson Reams, Kyle Tockman and the Sherwood distance crew dominated the distance events.
Springbrook found success in the sprint relays, as they claimed fifteen points from the 4x100 (45.2), 4x200 (1:34), and 4x400 (3:32). Without distance runner Willy Wise and top sprinter Mitchell Pollard, Springbrook did not stand much of a chance at holding off the larger Sherwood squad.
Coach Dan Reeks points to the first division meet against Quince Orchard and Clarksburg that was the deciding meet for the division title. In that meet, Reeks says, the team had more athletes and it was more of an all-out effort, even if the team is in better shape now than they were then. The result was a win by twenty points over Clarksburg and a win by thirteen points over Quince Orchard. The team has since lost a few athletes to the rigors of AP classes, but the core of the team is still intact.
The girls mtchup was a lopsided 101-44 victory in favor of Sherwood. The Springbrook girls' team is so small that many events were run by only Sherwood athletes. Evelyn Putman ran 26.5 in the 200-meter dash and jumped 14-06 in the long jump while Jackie Weiss won the 1600 in 5:38 and doubled back to win the 3200 in 12:57.
Springbrook sophomore Lindsay Pinckney won the 100-meter dash in 13.5 and the long jump in 15-10.50.