41st Jesuit-Sheaner Relays
March 19, 2005
The 41st Jesuit-Sheaner relays presented the hardest working man in the metroplex. Mesquite Poteet's Jansen Hyde was all over the field during the competition. Competing in 5 events, Hyde walked away with four golds and a silver. He won the 100 meter dash, long jump, triple jump and his specialty the 110 hurdles. He came up short in the 300 hurdles. He was edged out by St. Mark's Clayton Knight.
There were a couple of records tied or broken Saturday. In the boys 4A high jump, Shawn Schmidt of St. Mark's tied the meet record with a leap of 6-8. Nic Frawley of Midlothian won the pole vault with a record setting performance of 15-6. Plano's Scott Macpherson continued to show his dominance in the distance event by winning the invitational 1600 meter run. His time of 4:12.24 is the fastest time in the state run this year. The distance medley crew from Southlake Carroll came to perform and perform is what they did. Winning the event in a record time of 10.36.43.
One of the highlights of the day was the record breaking performance by Arlington Bowie's Brad Sellars. The future Georgia Tech athlete broke one of the oldest records in the books. The former record holder is the one and only Michael Carter of Thomas Jefferson. On his second throw of the competition, Brad unleashed a monster of a throw with a toss of 194-6. That throw broke the record but Brad was not finished. On his 5th throw, he let out another monster throw, eclipsing the new record with a mark of 196-11. With that throw, Sellars broke the Jesuit Meet record, the Bowie school record, and a personal best, but it only tied him with the family best record. Brad's dad also threw 196-11 while he was in high school. There will be some great arguments discussing who is the best discus thrower in this household...until Brad tosses it 200 feet.
This year's competition marked the 2nd annual girls invitational 1600. Missing from the field was last year's champion Erin Bedell of Plano West. Erin was busy this weekend competing for her country at the World Jr. Cross Country Championships were she placed 28th. Nevertheless, it was a strong field competing. Julien Rosen of Richardson led pretty much the whole race to win the event in a time of 4:59.03.
Desoto, led by strong field events and a win in the 4x100 won the 5A boys competition. The 4A boys champions were the mighty tigers of Lancaster.