Poling, Wagner, Michel qualify for state meet

The Seacrest Country Day School Invitational was a day of importance on Thursday.

Not only was it a major meet, with eight schools, the competitors’ times were compared with state guidelines to determine their eligibility for the state meet later in the spring.

Charter School’s Rosie Poling qualified for state competition by winning the 800, 1500 and 3000 meter runs.

Josh Wagner qualified in two events as he won the 1500 and 3000 meter runs. Patrick Michel qualified as he won the boys long jump.

The girls team won the competition easily, while the boys came close to the winners, Village School.

The girls tallied 128.5 points, compared to Village School, who had 55. Village School won the boys with 104 points, while the second-place Charter School registered 96.50.

“If Colin McMullen had been able to compete we would have won the meet,” coach Roger Raymond said.

McMullen is out with a right hip in jury. He usually runs in the 100 meter dash, 4x100 relay and long jumps. In comparing the times and distances recorded in the meet, his usual marks would have picked up enough points for the team to win. It is not known when he will be back.

The meet also didn’t have the discus competition, which Charter School’s Trevor Dye would have been favored to win, which would have been worth 10 points.

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