Trojans get back on track this spring

At the May 12 track and field meet, Kent County senior Giuseppe Gordillo won the discus with a personal best of 79 feet and came within 2 inches of his PR in the shot put with a second-place throw of 28-8. He is headed to the University of Maryland in the fall to study architecture.

FEDERALSBURG — Senior Giuseppe Gordillo established a personal best in the discus and flirted with a second PR last week when the Trojans competed in their first outdoor track and field meet in 14 months.

Due to work schedules and other commitments, Kent County traveled to Colonel Richardson on May 12 with only eight of the 12 athletes on its roster. They all scored.

Kent boasted winners in Gordillo, Cecilia Llamas, Josephine Kilby and siblings Jacob and Haylee Bohle.

“Overall I was pleasantly surprised with our performance,” coach Rich Shaw said. “This is the first time, since I’ve been coaching, that every member of our team scored at least one point.”

Due to COVID protocols, only one visiting team was permitted. A “typical” outdoor meet in past years included as many as five schools.

The meet moved along so quickly that some of Kent County’s athletes did not have adequate rest between events. Shaw said he and assistant coach Henry Sabetti would rework entries to try to accommodate for that in future meets.

“Regardless, it was great to be back at a track meet and competing again,” he said.

Gordillo had a super day, winning the discuss (79 feet) and placing second in the shot put (28 feet, 8 inches). His previous best in the discus was 73-7.5; his PR in the shot is 28-10.

It’s also worth mentioning that senior Brandon Myers placed third in the shot, ahead of two Colonel Richardson competitors, even though he was using his non-dominant hand. Myers had surgery in mid-April to repair an injury suffered during the football season.

Kilby, an unknown talent because she is a freshman, ran away from the field in the 400 meters. Her winning time of 1 minute, 26 seconds was 16 seconds faster than her nearest challenger.

Llamas led the 800 meters in 2:59 and at twice that distance stopped the timer in 6:34.

Haylee Bohle (17:18) and older brother Jacob (14:34) swept the 3200.

Because there were few entries in the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter events, boys and girls ran together at Shaw’s request. This affected only one Colonel Richardson runner and gave the Trojans someone to run with, but the lack of a break meant that the Bohle siblings ran the 3200 meters about 15 minutes after finishing the 1600.

Printed here are complete results for Kent County.

GIRLS

100 meters: Josephine Kilby, 16.4, third.

200 meters: Kilby, 37.6, third.

400 meters: Kilby, 1:26, first.

800 meters: Cecilia Llamas, 2:59, first.

1600 meters: Llamas, 6:34, first; and Haylee Bohle, 7:18, second.

3200 meters: Bohle, 17:18, first.

BOYS

100 meters: Jon Conner, 15.1, sixth.

200 meters: Gabriel Johnson, 27.4, second; and Conner, 29.7, fourth.

400 meters: Conner, 1:12, third.

800 meters: Brandon Myers, 2:38, second.

1600 meters: Jacob Bohle, 5:53, first.

3200 meters: Bohle, 14:34, first.

Discus: Giuseppe Gordillo, 79 feet, first.

Shot put: Gordillo, 28-8, second; and Myers, 26-3, third.

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