|BUCC BOYS CLAIM DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP...
MAY 25, 2013 - WEST MILTON
The Covington boys track team won a district championship on Saturday, edging Lehman Catholic for the title. Covington tallied 94.50 team points to 92 for the runner-up Cavaliers.
But it was a bittersweet victory for Covington as both Lane White and A.J. Ouellette came away with injuries - White being forced to scratch in the 400 and 200 as the favorite.
Ouellette was winning the finals of the 100 meter dash, but appeared to re-injure his hamstring 50 meter into the race. He still managed to qualify with a third place finish in the time of 11.47.
"It's kind of scary (when you have teammates who are injured)," said Covington senior Troy Cron. "I feel bad for those guys. I told Lane that I wish I could give him my hamstring because he has a lot more going for him than I do."
Cron doesn't give himself enough credit, but the senior did pick up the slack as he swept the 110 and 300 meter hurdles - winning the 300 in a school record time of 39.34. His time of 15.07 in the 110 meter hurdles was good enough to beat Taylor Cordell of West Liberty-Salem, a competitor who Cron has battled against throughout their high school careers.
"I have been going back and forth with that guy (Cordell) for the last two years," Cron said. "He really looked smooth in the prelims, so I kind of expected him to beat me. I have high expectations for myself, so it was kind of nice. I ran well in both races."
Dustin Fickert (800 meter run), Trent Tobias (pole vault) and Ryan Craft (high jump) all took second in individual events, while the 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams placed second as well.
Ouellette (100 meter dash), Ben Miller (110 meter hurdles) and Alex Schilling (1600 meter run) all took third, while Dalton Bordelon placed fourth in the 300 meter hurdles.
The 4x800 meter relay team also advanced to the regional meet with a fourth place finish.
BOYS REGIONAL QUALIFIERS:
1st - Troy Cron - 110 meter hurdles - 15.07
1st - Troy Cron - 300 meter hurdles - 39.34
2nd - Dustin Fickert - 800 meter run - 1:58.50
2nd - Ryan Craft - high jump - 6-00.00
2nd - Trent Tobias - pole vault - 13-00.00
2nd - 4x200 meter relay - 1:34.51
(Dalton Bordelon, Trent Tobias, Brandon Magee, Dustin Fickert)
2nd - 4x400 meter relay - 3:28.69
(Ryan Craft, Brandon Magee, Alex Schilling, Dustin Fickert)
3rd - A.J. Ouellette - 100 meter dash - 11.47
3rd - Ben Miller - 110 meter hurdles - 15.58
3rd - Alex Schilling - 1600 meter run - 4:35.09
4th - Dalton Bordelon - 300 meter hurdles - 42.19
4th - 4x800 meter relay - 8:41.81
(Dustin Fickert, Matt Carder, Nathan Dunn, Alex Schilling)
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS:
1. Covington 94.50
2. Lehman - 92
3. Anna - 77
4. West Liberty-Salem - 75
5. Fairlawn - 55
6. Troy Christian - 46
7. Russia - 44
8. Spring. ECA - 43
9. Ansonia - 28.50
10. Miami East - 28
11. Houston - 23
12. Fort Loramie - 15
13. Bradford - 10
13. Newton - 13
15. Botkins - 8
16. Riverside - 4