Track Sends Six to Championships


The Ross/Pierson Track & Field squad ended their 2010 season with six athletes competing in the Division III Championships on Tuesday May 25 at Connetquot High School.

Pierson’s Stephen Early, who had qualified for the pentathlon, was scratched from that race so he could be a member of the 400 meter relay team. Also on the relay team were Charles McIntosh and Brandon Zeidner from Ross and Oliver Lauro from Pierson. The team ran a time of 47.64 seconds, which was not their best time and did not qualify them for the final.

Charles McIntosh also competed in the 100-meter dash, finishing with a time of 11.83 seconds. McIntosh missed qualification for the final by nine-hundredths of a second.

Christian Gonzalez of Pierson ran the 400-meter dash in 58.33 seconds, also narrowly missing qualification for the final.

Despite the fact none of their competing athletes qualified for further rounds, this is the first time that Ross/Pierson has had this many athletes competing in the championship. With quite a few returning athletes, next season looks promising.

“Hopefully, we will continue to improve and go further in this meet and beyond,” said coach Jim Kinnier.