Teams from both Pennsylvania and Delaware gathered at the 14th running of the Unionville Invitational in Kennett Square, Pa. Dock’s speed and strength was on display all day as the boys showed impressive dominating performances, come-from-behind wins, and school records en route to 5 first place finishes and 4 more in the top 8.
Austin Kratz made it 3 years in a row taking wins in both the 100m and 200m dashes. Austin was dominant in both sprints and crossed the line with season best times in both races.
Ian Anderson out leaned his opponent at the finish line to take the win in the 400m by 1 100th of a second and Nick Smith found another gear as he pushed past a pack of four to win the 300m intermediate hurdles at the finish line with less than 3 tenths of a second separating first from fourth place.
Ethan Schimek hit a new personal best in the 110 meter high hurdles running 17.03 for 7th place.
In the field Alex Martin threw a new school record throw in the Shot Put (which make is now six competitions and six school records for those who are counting). Alex pushed the steel ball a distance of 49 foot 4.50 inches for 3rd place over all among some excellent competition.
Nick Smith hit a new mark in the Long Jump with a leap of 19 foot 5 inches to take 4th overall.
The 4x100m relay team of Austin Nice, Nick Smith, Praise Zoegar, and Austin Kratz took 2nd to a strong Neshaminy team running a new school record time of 44.10 in the process. The old record of 44.40 belonged to this same quartet from earlier in the season.
To close out the meet, the boy’s 4x400m relay powered past the competition early and didn’t look back as they and won the mile relay by eight seconds over their next closest competitor. Marques Brockington, Nick Smith, Ian Anderson, and Austin Kratz took the race in a new season’s best time of 3:30.31.