Shorthanded track team opens season with solid effort

Emma Williams collected a silver medal Saturday with her performance in the long jump at the Greenhill Relays.
Emma Williams collected a silver medal Saturday with her performance in the long jump at the Greenhill Relays.

Despite missing several team members still involved with winter sports, the Bishop Lynch track team made its debut Saturday at the Greenhill Relays in Addison.

Bishop Lynch competed well on both sides – boys and girls – with several athletes earning Top 5 finishes.

The top finishes of the meet went to Kelly Nary and Emma Williams, who each won silver. Nary cleared 4-10 in the high jump and Williams turned in a best of 15-7 in the long jump event.

Also on the girls' side, the 800-meter relay team finished third and the 400-meter relay team finished fourth. Jane Onuoha also had a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.20.

Natalie Lark earned a pair of fifth-place finishes with a height of 8-6 in the pole vault and a distance of 15-2 in the long jump.

On the boys' side, Jaire Moore and Ty Ellard earned bronze medals with their finishes in the 100-meter dash and high jump, respectively. Moore clocked an 11.65 in his event while Ellard cleared 5-8 in the high jump.

The 800- and 1600-meter relay teams each won bronze as well, while the 400-meter relay finished fifth.

Tad Searson and Jacob Lewis turned in fourth-place finishes. Searson clocked a time of 57.46 in the 400 meters while Lewis reached 20-2 in the long jump event.

Cole Rappaport turned in a time of 20.12 in the 110-meter hurdles for a fifth-place finish.

The Bishop Lynch track team returns to action today when they compete at the Ron McNeil Invitational, taking place at Kimbrough Stadium in Murphy.