A-W boy tracksters place second

Posted April 14, 2016 at 5:00 am


By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team garnered runner-up honors at the co-ed Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union Relays in Marcus April 4 in the first outdoor meet of the season.

The Westerners finished with 79 points, tying for second with MMC/RU, behind first place Kingsley-Pierson-Woodbury Central.

Placing First

Ty DeRocher won the 400-Meter Dash with a time of 54.61 seconds.

The 4 x 200-Meter Relay team of Derrin Sanchez, Tyler Waterbury, Austin Allard and Aaron Allard had a time of 1:39.12.

Austin Allard won the Long Jump with a best leap of 19 feet 4.75 inches.

Placing Second

The 4 x 100-Meter Relay of Caleb Colt, Dylan Irizarry, Austin Allard and Aaron Allard had a time of 48.09 seconds.

The 4 x 100-Meter Shuttle Relay of Sanchez, DeRocher, Waterbury and Aaron Allard had a time of 1:07.40.

Placing Third

DeRocher finished with a time of 16.81 seconds in the 110-Meter High Hurdles.

In the field events Brenden Hansen had a 105 feet 2 inch throw in the Discus.

Placing Fourth

Christian Wolthuizen had a time of 58.33 seconds in the 400-Meter Dash.

Leighton Blake had a leap of 5 feet 4 inches in the High Jump.

The Medley Relay team of Aaron Allard, Austin Allard, Derrin Sanchez and Casey Wall had a time of 4:18.53.

Placing Fifth

Blake had a time of 12.36 seconds in the 100-Meter Dash.

Sanchez had a time of 25.73 seconds in the 200-Meter Dash.

Waterbury had an effort of 17 feet 1.5 inches in the Long Jump.

Placing Sixth

Waterbury had a time of 25.86 seconds in the 200-Meter Dash.

Wall had a time of 11:52.33 seconds in the 3,200-Meter Run.

Brenden Hansen had a throw of 31 feet 9 inches in the Shot Put.

Coach’s comment

“I was pleased with the results even though we do not have a full team yet. DeRocher did well in his events especially in the hurdle events. Both Aaron and Austin Allard competed well in short events. It was great to see Waterbury scoring some points in his first high school track meet. Overall, I am pleased and hope for better things in the upcoming meets,” said A-W Head Boys Track and Field Coach Kent Johnson.


The Westerners are at Sioux Center’s co-ed meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 14.

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