Civic Memorial Eagles And The Roxana Shells Have Good Day In The Finals In Charleston

CHARLESTON – Civic Memorial Eagles 4×800 meter team places 8th in the Class 2A State Boys Track Meet on Saturday. The 8th place finish is the first medal in school history.

In the prelims, the 4×800 team ran an 8:09.80 and came into the finals seeded 6th. In the finals Justice Eldridge started off the race, Eldridge then handed the baton to Lucas Naugle who then passed off the baton to DJ Dutton. Dutton then came around the track and handed it to the anchor of senior Aslan Henderson who crossed the finish line with a time of 8:12.67.

” We wanted to come out strong in the race and try and finish in a high spot. We wanted our senior Aslan Henderson to metal since this is his last chance here. The rest of us are juniors so we have time but Henderson doesn’t. This trip has been amazing and we are glad we are here.

This was the first state medal in school history. Later in the day, Jackson Collman was able to bring the Eagle’s first individual medal when he placed 7th with a time of 9:43 in the 3200-meter race. Last year Collman did not medal as a sophomore so one of his goals this year was to medal and that goal was complete. Next year he hopes to finish higher than this year.

Roxana’s Ashton Noble took second place in the discus on the final day of the boy’s state track meet in Charleston. Noble’s best throw was 51.01 to place 2nd. As a junior, we should see him next year here in Charleston.

Chris Rhodes
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