Weather cooperates, Cardinals see first action
April 30. 2013 1:52PM
St. Mary High School track athletes competed well enough to satisfy their coach Saturday at the Tom Main Invitational in Chester. The event was the first date on the Cardinals’ schedule that didn’t get canceled or postponed due to weather.
Leading the Cardinals were Leon Maxwell, Ally Mullaney and Mikayla Brown, all earning third-place finishes.
Maxwell’s podium finish came in the discus. His toss of 122.4 feet was a personal best.
Brown’s 100-meter dash of 13.0 was one tenths of a second from earning her an automatic bid to the state meet.
Mullaney earned her third place finish with a 17.3 mark in the 100-meter hurdles.
“After having our first four meets of the year cancelled due to weather, it was great to get a meet in,” said Blaine Bacon, Cardinals head track coach. “With 20 teams participating – a number of them being Class A schools – I thought our kids competed well.”
Finishing in seventh place for the Cardinals were Jacob Glazier in the long jump and Anna Wolles in the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run.
In all, 21 Cardinal runners, jumpers and throwers made the trip to Chester.