Mason Boy's Track won another District Championship on Friday. It was the fourth team title in the last five years for the Comets. Mason’s 136 points was comfortably ahead of Princeton (67) in second place and third-place Moeller (64).
The meet was the best of times, and the worst of times. After a rocky start in the 4x100 relay, and an unfortunate DQ it appeared the Mason Comets shook their demons with many great performances.
At the finals, the team won the first 5 events of the day, and nearly won the 6th. The team had winners in the 100, Josh Dooley, 110 Hurdles, Asad Maiden, Pole Vault, Leslie Pil and High Jump, Asad Maiden again. The team also won the 4x200 relay, with Liu, Chanatry, Court and Cummings.
On Wednesday the team garnered a few points with the 2nd place 4x800 team and the winning long jump by Josh Dooley. Freshman sensation Reece Pontious also qualified to regionals with a leap of just over 20 feet.
The team qualified Alex Notton in the 1600 and Zach Taylor in the 400 meter dash. Toward the end of the night the team was rolling with well over 100 points, and after a double qualification by Liu and Cummings in the 200, they were on their way to a team title.
Tom Clark then qualified in 4th with a new PR in the 3200 and the end of the night looked bright with the city’s top 4x400 ready to line up for a hopeful victory. After 2 legs the team was slightly ahead, but disaster struck and a baton was bobbled. Fortunately after a quick pick up, Robert Diehl took off and brought the team back into the mix, with Ethan Valentine closing the deal for 3rd and a trip to Dayton next weekend.
The Comets won six events and will send athletes to Regionals in 13 of the 17 events. Overall, it was a true team effort scoring big in almost every event. The Regional Championships are Wednesday and Friday this week at Dayton's Welcome Stadium.
CONGRATULATIONS! GO COMETS!!