The Red Devils traveled to Anderson in their first NCC match up of the season. Coach, Britni Gettinger was pleased, “after analyzing results from this meet and our previous meet I’m really impressed with improvements across the board. We will continue to make adjustments until we find the winning combination.”
The girls team showed the most improvement. Leading the way for the lady Red Devils was senior, Payton Vanmiddlesworth taking the win in both the 1600m and 3200m events. Next leading point getter was junior Nakala Bennett. Bennett won the 400m, placed second in the 200m, and rounded out her efforts with a third in the 100m. Freshman Brianna Hillard won the 800m, other Freshmen scoring were Jayci Allen with second in both high jump and 300m hurdles; Loni Eubanks placed third in the 200m; Tamia Hamilton long jumped her way to third place, and Molly O’Brien threw her discus into second place, while Aubrey Uhte rounded out scoring by the Freshmen with a second place in the 100m hurdles. Also, securing big points were Seniors Brendy Mendoza with second in the 3200m and third in the 1600m and Lauren Carr threw both her discus and shot put into third place. Rounding out the 47 points for the team was Sophomore Aaliyah Porfidio-Brown long jumping into second place.
Leading the way in points for the boys team was Junior Josh Jones with first place in both the 3200m and 1600m and also, second in the 800m. Next leading point earner was Sophomore Gage Puterbaugh winning the 200m and placing third in the 100m. The 400m was the strongest event for the boys with Junior Vincent Narcisse winning and Freshman Darius Hogg placing third. Sophomore Owen Rogers secured second in the 110m and third in the 300m hurdles. Field events saw Junior Koream Jett place third in high jump, Sophomore Sekaye Maitland take second in long jump, while both throwers obtained personal records. Seniors Tyrus Jenkins PR’d with his shot put securing third place while Raynor Eddy dominated discus with his PR and win. The boys team tallied 39 points.
The intermediate school track team will travel for their first meet this coming Monday to South Dearborn and to Union City on April 10th.
You can see the high school action twice next week as they host East Central on Tuesday the 9th and travel to the Marion Relays, Saturday the 13th. Come support your Richmond Red Devils Track and Field team!