Chaney earns, OCC Runner of the Year
The Boys Track team put together one of their best team efforts this year while posting 104 points at the 2018 OCC Track and Field Championships. In Track, individual accomplishments create team success, and that is what happened for the Knights. As Brayden Chaney completed his last OCC race for another championship award, the Knights Team captured the 3rd place finish.
Brayden Chaney had himself a fantastic track night, placing first in the 200 meters with a time of 22.89 and besting his own 400 meter OCC record of 49.3 to the new record of 48.89. For his efforts Brayden Chaney was awarded the OCC Runner of the Year. Chaney would join Michael Taylor, brother Brady Taylor and Jonathon Kandel in the 4 x 200 relay to finish first with a time of 1:31.88. Brayden , Michael, Jonathon and Trevett Boughman went on to set school history by not only winning the 4 x 400 relay but also a new school record. The “Horsemen” needed no more than 3:27.86 seconds to finish race and set a record that was first established in 2004.
Boughman matched up with Grady Hay, Cale Ogi and B. Taylor to finish 5th in the 4 x 100 meter relay. Grady Hay finished with a PR in the Pole Vault of 13’00 and earned 8 team points with his second place finish, while Emmet Myers took over the 8th spot. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Ethan Raber, Branton Shepler, Josh Mellor and J. Kandel finished 3rd for the Knights. Michael Taylor placed 6th in the 400 meter run and finished 3rd in the Long Jump with a distance of 20’03.5”.
In the distance races Jonathon Kandel was 6th in the 800 meters, while Caiden Carter placed 8th in the 3200 meter run.
An up and coming young freshman, or should I say “up and arrived”, Lane Grahman has put on some kind of show this year in the Shot Put. Lane took home his first, first place OCC Championship Medal in the Shot Put with a toss of 46’06.00”. Also improving throughout the year and getting a PR was Eric Barbey, who’s Shot went 45’06.00” to place second. In the Discus it was Jacob Goudy placing second with a distance of 134’03” with Graham finishing in 5th place. Goudy went on to place 7th in the High Jump with a jump of 5’08”.
The Knights will host the District on Thursday and Saturday.