The Monroe Central jr. high boys track season started this week with 3 straight meets. The team finished their week going 4-2 only losing to two very talented Selma and West Jay teams.
Thursday the JH Bears fell short against West Jay 73-67 but defeated Blackford (37) and Wes-Del (19).
First place finishers for the week were Brady Hiatt with 10 blue ribbons, Carter Miller with 8, Isaac Morgan with 7, Haston Cope and Briar Butler with 2 each, Stetson Bennett and Jeremiah Ullom with 1 apiece.
“It was a great week of learning and improving with everyone getting better as the week progressed,” said Coach Ross Braun.
“Our motto this year is teamwork and toughness and I have pushed it every single day at practice. Last night in the last race, the 4 x 400, this team showed more toughness and teamwork than I may have ever seen on the track. Throughout the entire race, the team was running back and forth across the infield of the track to cheer our runners on at both sides of the track. We had 4 personal best splits by all of our 4 x 400 team members and finally, when our anchor Isaac Morgan, crossed the finish line just half a second faster than West Jay and collapsed, over 30 jr. high Bears ran over to pick him up with cheers and hi-fives. With over 40 young men on this team at all levels of the sport, I could not be more proud of how hard they have worked and their willingness to learn. This is going to be a fun season for sure!”
The Bears will be in action next week at Union City with Inspire Academy on Monday and Driver on Wednesday.