Boo Williams Winter Break Invite - Dec 27, 2008
One Relay Gold, One Silver, and Three Bronze Medals - Grafton brings home some hardware
Seven Grafton student-athletes spent Saturday competing at the First Annual Boo Williams Winter Break Invitational. Jessica Dance started off the meet with a current season best jump of 5'-2" in the high jump, finishing third. The boys 4x800 relay team (Eric Graves, Brian Gorwitz, Kyle King, and David Gunnerson) decreased their current Group AA season-leading time (and school indoor record) by five seconds to 8:25.13, finishing with a gold medal against light competition. Brittiny Wolfe continued Grafton's success by finishing with a silver medal in the girls 500 meter with a time of 1:25.08, just 3/100ths of a second off of her school record time. In the boys 500 meters, David Gunnerson finished with a bronze medal with a season-best time of 1:08.77, dropping his state qualifying time by 3/10ths of a second; Eric Graves finished eighth with a PR time of 1:11.68, dropping his time by 1.5 seconds and a regional qualification; and Mark Yancey running the 500 meter for the first time, finished with a PR time of 1:13.53. Completing the meet for Grafton was Brian Gorwitz and Kyle King in the boys 1000 meter. Running the 1000 meter for the first time, Kyle finished with a bronze medal with a PR time of 2:42.86 and a regional qualification, missing state qualification by 1.75 seconds. Brian Gorwitz also dropped his time by 7/10ths of a second with a new PR of 2:48.77. Additional regional qualification recap: Eric Graves (500m), Mark Yancey (500m), and Kyle King (1000m).
Given the Christmas holiday and school on holiday break, Coaches Pregler and McGrath were very pleased with the performances today. We dropped times and qualified additional athletes for regionals. It was a successful meet for the "Running Clippers."