VCHS boys track teams takes home five first place finishes from SCC meet

The VCHS boy’s track team began their journey towards state at the South Central Conference meet in Litchfield Tuesday evening.

Cutis Gordon and Ethan Meyer held up their end of the bargain, with Gordon taking first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.96 seconds and pole vault with a height of 14 feet; while Meyer took first in triple jump at 41 feet, 9.75 inches.

The 4×200-meter relay team consisting of Bobby Bradley, Trevor Smalls, Ethan Ferguson and Blake Barth rounded out the first-place finishes with a time of 1:36.77.

Other top performances came from Blake Barth in the 300-meter hurdles, completing it in 46.19 seconds to finish third; the 4×200-meter relay team (consisting of Bradley, Smalls, Barth and Meyer) finishing in 45.55 seconds to finish third.

Overall, Vandalia finished fifth overall with 61 points as a team. They will resume action at IHSA sectionals next Thursday in Newton. 

Results

1st Place:110H-meter hurdles Curtis Gordon 14.96; Pole Vault: Curtis Gordon 14’0”; Triple Jump: Ethan Meyer 41’9.75”; 4×200: Bobby Bradley, Trevor Smalls, Ethan Ferguson, Blake Barth 1:36.77

3rd Place:

300H: Blake Barth 46.19; 4×100: Bobby Bradley, Trevor Smalls,Blake Bath, Ethan Meyer 45.55

4th Place:100: Ethan Meyer 11.45; Pole Vault: Zane Steele 12’0”

6th Place:High Jump: Brandon Kirkland 5’6”

Blake Barth flexes after running the second to last leg of the 4×100-meter relay at the South Central Conference meet Tuesday evening, which ended up with a first place finish.

Curtis Gordon leaps over a hurdle, winning his race by a significant margin.

Curtis Gordon charges forward for a pole vault attempt at the South Central Conference meet Tuesday evening.

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