The Eagles had two more student-athletes from the Boys Track & Field team with exceptional performances at Friday’s OHSAA District Tournament at Amherst High School. Kevin Sherman and Garrett Fess joined Tyler Jones and Lucas Blaufuss as the four Eagles that will advance to the regional track and field meet this Wednesday (5-24) at Amherst High School.
Garrett placed in second place in the 300 hurdles with a season best time of 41.51 seconds. Garrett will try and qualify for the regional finals on Wednesday.
Junior pole vaulter Lucas Blaufuss and sophomore discus thrower Tyler Jones (both pictured below), qualified at the district meet on Wednesday at Amherst High School.
Lucas posted a 13 foot 9 inch jump to place first overall in the District. The 13’9″ jump tied a personal best which he achieved during his school-record breaking jump at the SWC Championships. The junior is now a conference and district champion, and will have to place in the top four out of 16 participants next week in order to advance to the State Finals in Columbus.
Tyler followed up a personal best throw of 148 feet and third place finish at last week’s SWC Championships with a 146 foot 2 inch throw at yesterday’s District Meet. The throw would be good enough to place him in the top four, advancing him to next week’s Regional Meet at Amherst. Tyler will also look for another top four finish in order to advance to the State Meet.
All four student-athletes have been nominated for our 1st Annual Spring Sports ESPY Award.
The NOHS ESPY (Excellence in Sports Yearly) Awards provide a reward for our student-athletes that recognize their performance and hard work throughout the season. The four award categories include:
- Male-Student Athlete of the Spring Season
- Female Student-Athlete of the Spring Season
- Breakthrough Athlete of the Spring Season
- Best Team of the Spring Season
Spring sports ESPY voting will close on May 31st
The spring sports nominated winners will join the fall and winter season winners for a final end of the year vote for the NOHS 2016-2017 ESPY Award Winners.
Congratulations boys, Go Eagles!
Additional District place winners:
Garrett Fess- 5th Place 110 Hurdles
Kevin Sherman – 6th Place 300 Hurdles
Garrett Fess – 7th Place High Jump
Jamie Kennedy – 7th Place Pole Vault
Andrew Bussman – 8th Place Shot Put