On Wednesday March 29th, Oxford Track and Field travelled to take on the Wolves of Clarkston High School. The Girls' team saw many outstanding performances throughout the day and were paced by several first place performances. Kerstin Hufstedler brought home a victory in the 3200m run with a time of 12:35. First-year member Antonia Vackaro capped of a four-event day with a victory in the Long Jump with a mark or 14' 10". Jessica Campbell out-threw the field with a distance of 102' 6" in the Discus and third-year hurdler Micah Dymond brought home victories in BOTH the 1oomH and 300mH with times of 17.6 and 51 seconds, respectively. There were great efforts on and off the track! Ultimately, the Oxford Girls Track and Field team fell to Clarkston by a score of 91-39.
In a meet that went back and forth all evening long, the Boys' team also saw outstanding performances in all events. The 3200m Relay team of Scott Masterson, Zachariah Smith, Sam McMaken, and Riley Feeney kicked things off with a victory in a time of 8:17.2. The distance crew was strong for the Wildcats all meet long who went on to take first in each of the distance events. Dominic Bruce doubled with wins in the 1600m (4:42) and the 3200m (10:12.3). Ulises Rodriguez also did well in those events taking third in both with times of 4:51 and 10:28. Riley Feeney followed up his relay victory with a win in the 800m (2:04) and anchored a dramatic come-from-behind finish in the final 20m of the 1600m Relay (3:38) along with Scott Masterson, Kohli Johnson, and Peter Bagans. Other first place finishers on the track included Scott Masterson (400m-53.1) and Shane Ross (300mH-44.6). Oxford showed even more strength in the field event areas. Oxford athletes took first place in every single field event. Ben Krause won both Discus and Shot Put with throws of 137' 1" and 45' 6". Parker Fleming (High Jump-5' 10), Ray Luvine (Long Jump-17' 10") and Sam Murray (Pole Vault-11') also found victory. Overall, Oxford scored 29 out of a possible 36 points in the field events. It was a good day to be a Wildcat! At days end, the Oxford Boys' Track and Field team would leave with a victory over the Wolves by a score of 68-55.
By all accounts, it was a day full of fantastic efforts and great results. In all, no less that 145 personal best records fell during the meet with full results still to be reported. Thank you to all of the parents that turned out to support Oxford Track and Field to the very end!
Both teams return to the track on Wednesday, April 19th, when they travel to Rochester Adams High School. The following Saturday, April 22nd, the Wildcats will compete in the friendly confines of Oxford Stadium for the first time this season as they host the 55th Annual Elmer Ball Oxford Invitational. Please visit www.oxfordtrack.com for more detail.