A little rain doesn't stop track sectionals

New Media Producer: Mike Mardis

A little rain didn't slow down Thursday night's boys' track sectionals at Central High School.

There were lots of umbrellas for the on and off rain. It was messy.

The first event, boys 4 by 800 meters, was finished off by Memorial's Owen Gogarty after a nice comeback as the Tigers hold off Castle by two-tenths of a second.

In the 110 meter hurdles, North's James Gott, a three-time winner Thursday night, just edged Castle's Reggie Thompson.

In the 100 meter dash, Harrison's Darius 'Hollywood' Henderson picked up a close win over teammate Brandon Kimbrew. And, in the high jump, Alex Miller of Central won the title with a jump of 6 feet 4 inches, despite some pretty crazy conditions.

"This weather is not what I was hoping for," Miller said, "Starting off in the mud, my first attempt I slipped, I went to 6-6 and tried to do a different approach and all three were super ugly."

"I mean the conditions were pretty tough," Marcel Garcia of Memorial said, "Sectional is always during rainy season, work toward our strengths and make sure we can run our best times.

Team standings: Castle 1st, Memorial 2nd. The Regionals will be next Wednesday night at Central.