By Scott Kindberg
Two Jamestown High School records fell and another one was nearly eclipsed at the Erie County Interscholastic Conference Track & Field Championships on Friday at Strider Field.
Jamestown’s Mitch Moore crosses the finish line in the 800-meter semifinal at the Erie County Interscholastic Conference Track & Field Championships on Friday at Strider. His winning time of 49.34 is second on the Red Raiders’ all-time list. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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Jamestown’s Megan Marsh set a new school record in the 800 meters, posting a time of 2:21.40, breaking the old mark of 2:24.25 set by Nicole O’Neill in 1997.
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Senior Summer Haight posted a time of 15.04 seconds in her 100-meter hurdles trial heat to break her own record of 15:14, which she set last week; sophomore Megan Marsh placed fourth and was clocked in 2:21.40 in the 800 final to break the previous mark of 2:24.25 that Nicole O'Neill established in 1997; and senior Mitchell Moore continued to close the gap in his quest for the school mark in the 400 meters as he turned in a blazing 49.34 in the semifinals. Manny Leeper holds the standard of 48.64, which he set in 1974.
It was a banner day for the Red Raiders, leaving assistant coach Ron Graham with an ear-to-ear smile.
''I had kids there today who were freshmen and sophomores who weren't competing. They were on my hurdle crew, and to see these upperclassmen break school records and do phenomenal things on the track (was great),'' he said. ''I show them what Mitch Moore and Summer Haight did as freshmen and there are kids who have run as well as Mitch and Summer (at comparable ages). They see it and that light goes on and they start to want something.''
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Haight, Marsh and Moore put on quite a show on a cool afternoon.
''To break a school record probably means more to me,'' Graham said. ''The kids want to win and they want to break records. ... If your program is breaking records than your program is strong. If you're rewriting your record book, the kids have bought into something.''