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Troy thinclads post personal bests — advance to divisionals

by JIM DASIOS The Western News
| May 17, 2022 7:00 AM

Five Troy tracksters will be moving on to divisionals.

The District 6-B Conference track and field championships took place this past weekend, May 14.

Places one through six are guaranteed a trip to Frenchtown this weekend, May 20-21, and a chance to advance to the state meet.

Trojan distance ace, junior Trevor Grant led the charge churning through the Bigfork winds. Grant posted a personal best and a school record in the 1600 meter run.

With a time of 4:40.81, Grant would [place second and break the Troy school record he set just a week ago. His previous record was 4:41.19.

Grant would also place third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:10.57.

Sophomore Marcus Hermes placed sixth in the 800 meter, setting a personal best of 2:17.70. Less the one half of a second separated the fifth from seventh place finishers.

Sophomore Jacob Gromley placed fifth in the discus. Gromley’s toss of 110 feet 4-1/2 inches would be a personal best.

Gromley placed sixth n the shot put. Gromley’s heave landed at 35 feet 9 inches.

With a leap of 31 feet 5 inches, Lady Trojan junior Izzy Tunison would set a personal best in the triple jump. Tunison would place second.

Freshman Cortenie Rogers took third place in the 100-meter hurdles. Her time was a personal best of 18.66.

In an odd twist Troy freshman Cody Todd and freshman Baracko Garcia tied for seventh place in the triple jump. Both jumped 35 feet 6-1/2 inches. They missed qualifying for divisionals by 1-1/2 inches.