STEVENSVILLE — The speed, athleticism and leaping ability that landed Corey Robinson on the All-Bayside football team as a receiver also is serving the Kent County High School senior well in outdoor track and field. Robinson won the long jump and triple jump at last week’s meet hosted by Kent Island, and improved his best distance in the triple jump by nearly 3 feet.
Eight additional Trojans established PRs, most of them in multiple events.
Sophomore Cecilia Llamas headed the 1600 meters and anchored Kent’s 4x800 relay that placed second.
The March 27 meet marked the debut for freshman Hannah Beattie, who led off for the 4x800 relay and scored in the discus.
Senior Brandon Mitzel, now in his 12th sports season, scored his first point ever by placing fifth in the shot put.
Dan Mitzel, who is Brandon’s twin, was the runner-up in the 3200 meters in a super race. Mitzel (11:40) and Kent Island’s J.P. Kougoures (11:41) dueled throughout, swapping second and third a couple of times each lap. Mitzel stayed on Kougoures’ shoulder on the final lap, started his finishing kick with about 200 meters to go, and won the sprint to the finish line en route to a PR.
Also notable: TaeKwon Duggins placed third in three events and Marlee Berghaus was third in the 3200 meters.
Coach Rich Shaw said the effort Kelsey Dumpson and Kevin Mallory are putting forth in practice is starting to pay off in the meets.
There were four schools at the meet: Kent Island, Kent County, Parkside and Queen Anne’s. Complete results for the Trojans are printed here; personal bests are listed in bold. The top 10 place-finishes are noted.
100 meters: Kelsey Dumpson, 13.3, seventh.
200 meters: Dumpson, 29.3, eighth.
400 meters: Dumpson, 1:06.7, fourth; and Hannah Beattie, 1:16.0, sixth.
800 meters: Cecilia Llamas, 2:51, fifth; and Marlee Berghaus, 3:10, ninth.
1600 meters: Llamas, 6:24.1, first; and Molly Grafton, 7:16.3, fifth.
3200 meters: Berghaus, 13:52. third.
4x800 relay of Beattie, Berghaus, Grafton and Llamas, 12:08, second.
Shot put: Beattie, 17 feet, 10.5 inches, sixth.
Discus: Beattie, 51 feet, 4 inches, fifth.
100 meters: TaeKwon Duggins, 11.8, third; and Jarrod Roderick, 12.9.
200 meters: Duggins, 24.9, third; Corey Robinson, 25.3, fifth; Kevin Mallory, 25.8, seventh; and Will Ashmore, 27.0.
400 meters: Robinson, 54.9, third; Mallory, 58.9, fifth; and Roderick, 1:03.
800 meters: Dan Mitzel, 2:35; and Sam Buckel, 3:06.
1600 meters: Buckel, 6:35.2.
3200 meters: D. Mitzel, 11:40, second;
Long jump: Robinson, 18 feet, first; and Duggins, 16-7.75, third.
Triple jump: Robinson, 38 feet, 1 inch, first.
Shot put: B. Mitzel, 29 feet, 6 inches, fifth; and Giuseppe Gordillo, 26-0, eighth.
Discus: B. Mitzel, 63 feet, 2 inches, sixth; and Gordillo, 59-9, seventh.