Broncs track team competes at invitational

By Ray Conner

Kern Valley’s boys track squad was in competition at the Kern Invitational on March 9 at Liberty High School.

Being shorthanded kept the team from being able to compete against the others schools that had full compliments of athletes.

Despite the Broncs being under manned, they still were able to collect 13 PR’s.

The highest finisher for Kern Valley was Joey Galvan in the high jump. His jump of 5’ 6” was a PR and good enough to finish in eighth place.

Jackson Weghorst was 10th in the triple jump as he soared 36’ 1”. Weghorst’s jump in this event was a PR.

Angel Olivares ran both the 800m and the 1600m races where he set PR’s. He was 44th in the 800m in a time of 2:56.50. He would follow that up with a 50th place finish in the 1600m with a time of 6:27.55.

Isaac Phillips competed in two hurdles events and finished 25th in both. He ran the 110m hurdles in 22 flat, while his time in the 300m hurdles was 51.25. Phillips time in the 300m was a PR.

Nolan Wicker also competed in the hurdles events and finished in 28th for both. His time in the 110m hurdles was 24.6 and he finished the 30m hurdles in a time of 59.72.

The following Kern Valley athletes had PR’s in their respective events: 100m race-Tristan Beckham 12.62 (47th), 200m-Brian Webster 26.88 (47th), 400m-Baden Mota 55.83 (22nd), Shot Put-Ed Bunting 37’ 11 ½” (26th), Jonas Bordner 31’ 6” (46th), Michael Porter 29’ 8” (47th), Discus-Christopher Richey 72’ 5” (53rd), Webster 64’ 2” (55th).

Two Broncs did not have PR’s in their events, but were the highest finishers for Kern Valley in the event. Colin Clark ran the 200m in a time of 26.85 to take 46th, while Bunting tossed the discus 87’ 4” for a 44th place finish.

Head coach Sabine Mixon said, “The Kern Valley boys’ team attended the Kern Invitational at Liberty High School. Unfortunately, we had some members that were not able to participate due to illness and had to scratch from several events. We are excited to get healthy and compete in the Delano Relays on Friday, March 22.”