Greenway ties MHS track record in 200-meterMitchell High School’s Jason Greenway won three individual events along with being part of a winning relay team on Saturday en route to being named athlete of the meet at the Al Sahli Invitational track meet in Aberdeen.
By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
ABERDEEN — Mitchell High School’s Jason Greenway won three individual events along with being part of a winning relay team on Saturday en route to being named athlete of the meet at the Al Sahli Invitational track meet in Aberdeen.
Greenway tied a school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.9 seconds in the team’s first meet of the season. He also won the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and the long jump.
“We weren’t even out of the month of March and he already broke a record,” Mitchell coach Geoff Gross said. “He was also a quarter of an inch away from the school’s long jump record. It just comes from his athleticism and competitiveness. You can’t really coach that.”
Greenway was joined by Mitchell Berens, Jade Miller and Nick Kummer on the 400-meter relay team that took first place. Mitchell also had a third-place finish in that race from its B team, which consisted of Tyson Allen, Gramm Johnson, Keenan Shannon and Mason Wenzel.
“That was exciting for our varsity squad and our junior varsity squad,” Gross said. “We had very good handoffs.”
Miller also had a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash.
Gross was pleased with the team’s performance in the first meet of the season.
“We had a very nice day,” he said. “We didn’t overload the kids with events. We just wanted to get out on the track and get experience under our belts.”
Although no Mitchell girls won events, Gross was pleased with the team overall.
“The girls had a nice day,” he said. “I don’t look at times so much as efforts.”
Mitchell got a fourth-place finish in the girls’ 1,600-meter relay from Jesse Volek, Taylor Volesky, Berkley Rietveldt and Megan Farnham.
The Kernels return to the track Thursday when they travel to the Huron Invitational.
Gross said some of the relay teams could still change.
“We’ll change those all through the year,” he said. “Nothing is set in stone. We’ll see where we rank and that will dictate who will be in certain relays.”