The Bureau Valley boys opened up their season on Saturday at the Sauk Valley Gold Medal Meet.
In the shot put, the seniors had a great day with Justin Buckman finishing third with a throw of 45-8 along with teammates Andrew Jacobs (42-1) and Austin Sietter (41-10) finished in the top six. In the long jump, freshmen Michael Eastwood jumped a personal best 18-1 1/2 1 to finish fifth.
The 4x4 of Tucker Schoff, Ryan Taylor, Daniel Trone and Kane Eastwood ran a great race to beat the field with a time of 3:43.18. In the 4x8 Kane Eastwood, Taylor, Yulian Osorio and Trone finished fifth with a time of 9:05.97 while the 4x2 Tucker Schoff, Hunter Schoff, Will Konneck and Joe Fisher finished sixth (1:44.02).
Konneck, a sophomore, also had good individual day as well with second -place finishes in the 60 (7.56) and 200 (24.95). Michael Eastwood continued his great day with a third place finish in the 200 behind Konneck.
Tucker Schoff claimed second (8.88) in the 60 meter high hurdles with his brother Hunter taking seventh.
Kane Eastwood finished second in the 800 (2:11) with teammate Andrew Smith getting a top 8 (2:20) performance as well. In the 400, Trone (fourth, 56.20) and Taylor (56.36) both finished in the top 5.
After running in the school hallways, BV coach Nick Hartz said it was nice to get the Storm track running some real competition and thought they had a “great first meet.”
“I was happy to see all the kids do well. We had some of the young kids really do a great job plus a lot of upperclassmen showed great improvement from last year. The kids have put in a lot of hard work early and will need to keep putting in the extra effort as we move forward in the season.”