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Raptors are Back, Snag Runners Up Finish at March Madness

During the summer of 1985, the Fat Boys had a big hit with their song "The Fat Boys are Back".  After enduring one of their least competitive seasons ever in 2016, it is now safe to say that Ravenwood's boys track & field team is also back.  The Raptors placed in 13 of 18 events, scoring 87 points to finish within striking distance of champ Mt. Juliet.  Highlights from the meet included:

  • Three sport (cross country, soccer, track) superstar Jack Dang came from behind with a furious kick to win the 800m in a PR of 2:01.79.
  • Sophomore Matthew Rigsby led most of the way in the 3200m, got passed early in lap 8, then outkicked Hume Fogg's Will Hileman to win in 10:01.75, his PR.
  • The 4x200m (Jacob Castillo, Tim Cody, Elijah Dryer, and Jordan Smith) and 4x400m (Jacob Castillo, Jordan Smith, Elijah Dryer, and Tim Cody) relay teams both won.
  • Competing in his first high school outdoor meet, Gabriel Sleenhof scored in both the shot put and discus throw.
  • After injuring himself during last year's March Madness and subsequently missing the entire outdoor season, junior Dmitri Lindsey returned triumphantly with a 3' PR in pole vault, good enough for third place.

Here are all of Ravenwood's top 8 finishes:

100m - Elijah Dryer (3rd), Ehidiamen Imeokparia (6th)
200m - Ehidiamen Imeokparia (6th), Andrew Mason (7th)
800m - Jack Dang (1st), Jacob Castillo (5th)
1600m - Jack Dang (8th)
3200m - Matthew Rigsby (1st), Kevin Frost (8th)
4x100m - 2nd (Elijah Dryer, Andrew Mason, Ehidiamen Imeokparia, Anthony Holmes)
4x200m - 1st
4x400m - 1st
4x800m - 5th (Kevin McGinnity, Ian Brown, Trevon Miller, David Story)
high jump - Ian Brown (8th)
pole vault - Dmitri Lindsey (3rd)
shot put - Gabriel Sleenhof (3rd)
discus throw - Gabriel Sleenhof (7th)