FORK UNION TRACK AND FIELD NEWSLETTER
MAY 2013—CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
FRIENDS AND RIVALS RUSS GARVER AND PETER LOMONG GO 1-2 IN STATE 800.
FUMA TAKES IT TO THE WIRE IN BITTERSWEET END OF 2013 The 2013 VISAA State Track Championships turned into a dual meet between powerhouses Fork Union and Woodberry Forest. In the end, Woodberry outlasted FUMA by a margin of 15 points. It was the first championship for the Tigers since 1986. FUMA had championship efforts turned in by Clyde Gross, Russ Garver and two relay teams. The 4x800 set a new meet record of 7:54.66 topping Saint Christopher’s. Nemuel Okaah led off the effort with a personal best 2:01 and then the big three (Lomong, Lomong and Garver) took it from there. All three were under two minutes with Alex Lomong closing it out in 1:56.5. Peter Lomong and Garver returned later in the day and brought the house down in the 800 with a 1-2 finish. The 4x100 ran for redemption after the VPL and they got it with a 43.4 win. The effort of Malcolm Cook, Charles Clardy, Clyde Gross and Arnel Combs gave FUMA a fourth title in a row in the event. Junior Tyron McDade had a big day as well with a personal best 15.01 in the high hurdles and a season’s best 6’2 in the high jump. The day however belonged to Clyde Gross, his two wins in the hurdles and his relay heroics earned him the meet’s MVP award.
CLYDE GROSS 5 STATE TITLES 5 PREP LEAGUE TITLES 3 STATE RELAY TITLES STATE MEET RECORD 300IH 2013 VISAA MVP 2013 TEAM MVP
Inside this issue: VPL AT FUMA
2013 CROSS COUNTRY
WOODBERRY DEPTH TOO MUCH FOR HOST FUMA THE SCORERS VPL STATE MEET COOK GROSS CLARDY GARVER COMBS LOMONG P LOMONG A MCDADE LOMONG P LOMONG A OKAAH OKAAH GARVER COOK GROSS ODENYO MCDADE DAVIS DAVIS LARKINS ODENYO SQUATRIGLIA THOMPSON CLARDY STRICKLAND MAYFIELD STONE COMBS MAYFIELD WRIGHT WRIGHT UPTEGRAFF LARKINS SQUATRIGLIA
A seemingly lonely weekend at FUMA turned into the back drop of perhaps the best Prep League meet ever. FUMA figured to struggle against the deeper Tigers of Woodberry Forest in the six team meet. The home team got off to a great start in the field events and weathered many of Woodberry’s better events but in the end succumbed to a seven point defeat. The last time the Blue Devils lost a Prep League Meet on home soil was the 2004 Indoor Championship—to the Tigers. FUMA racked up wins from Clyde Gross (hurdles), Charlton Larkins (throws) and Russ Garver(800). Larkins has been among the more consistent performers on the year. Garver shook off the accelerated schedule in the 800 to claim his first ever title. Freshman Alex Lomong notched a huge personal best in the 400 with a 50.19, a performance that would win most years was good enough for fourth. The show stopper came in the 4x400 where WFS and FUMA both ran 3:24. Unfortunately, like the meet the Tigers were just a little ahead.
VOLUME 8, ISSUE 5
BOB JENKINS 1933—2013 FUMA CLASS OF 52 We are sad to report the passing of 2009 Gus Lacy honoree Bob Jenkins. Bob was twice the National Coach of the Year and is in the South Carolina Hall of Fame. He passed away peacefully on April 29, 2013. Jenkins gave credit to Gus Lacy as his inspiration for wanting to become a high school coach. He is credited with bringing Track and Field in South Carolina to National prominence. Our condolences go out to the Jenkins family.
FEW SIGNEES CAN BOAST SUCH A GLAMOROUS LOCATION FOR SIGNING!
TOP MARKS LONG JUMP TRIPLE JUMP HIGH JUMP POLE VAULT SHOT PUT DISCUS 4X800 110 HH 100 1600 4X100 400 300 IH 800 200 3200 4X400 THE WINGED F
KENTUCKY SIGNS FUMA STANDOUT CLYDE GROSS BEST OF LUCK!
DONDRE WRIGHT ARNEL COMBS TYRON MCDADE RAINS MAYFIELD CHARLTON LARKINS CHARLTON LARKINS OKAAH, GARVER, LOMONG, LOMONG CLYDE GROSS MALCOLM COOK ALEX LOMONG COOK, ODENYO, GROSS, CLARDY ALEX LOMONG CLYDE GROSS RUSS GARVER CLYDE GROSS PETER LOMONG LOMONG, GARVER, OKAAH, LOMONG
FOUR MORE YEARS OF ROYAL BLUE UNFORMS
20’9 1/2 40’2 3/4 6’2 13’6 50’4 157’1 7:54.66 14.51 11.30 4:30.04 42.63 50.19 38.94 1:57.15 22.41 10:01.51 3:24.98 Page 3
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2013 CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE SEPT. 3—RAGGED MOUNTAIN CUP SEPT. 7—FUMA INVITATIONAL SEPT. 14—WFS INVITE SEPT. 20—FUMA VS. BLUE RIDGE SEPT. 26—JAMES RIVER CHALLENGE OCT. 5—VIRGINIA MIDDLE SCHOOL INVITE OCT 12—ALBEMARLE INVITE OCT. 18—FUMA VS. SAINT CHRIS OCT. 25—FUMA VS. WFS THE NOV. 1—VPL WINGED F NOV. 8—STATE MEET WILL FLY AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER!