By RANDY GREGORY
It has become readily apparent that the boy’s track team from Rockford likes to live on the edge. After topping Grandville in the opening meet of the OK Red season by a slim margin of 71-66 on Tuesday, April 16th, the Rams headed north and east to compete in the Warrior Invitational at Chippewa Hills High School on Saturday, April 20th. When the points had been tabulated the Rams emerged in first-place with 120 points and had nipped the host squad by a mere eight points.
The Rams claimed first in five of the seventeen events led by three of the relay squads taking home top honors. There were also two individual events the Rams placed first in as well.
Austin Benoit and Nate Woznick led the way for the Rams. Benoit and Woznick both captured an individual event and were a part of two relay teams that also came out on top. Benoit won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.19 and was a member of the 4×400 and 4×800 relay squads. Woznick won the 400-meter run with a time of 51.70 and also ran a leg of the 4×200 and 4×400 relays,
The 4×200 team consisted of Nick Simms, KC Zenner, Tyler Bradfield and Woznick. Their winning time was 1:34.39. The 4×400 team was comprised of Kenan Swihart, Grant Aman, Benoit and Woznick. They came home with a time of 3:34.33. The 4×800 quartet consisted of Chris Coles, Drew Woznick, Benoit and Aman. They recorded a time of 8:18.48.
The Rams lone second-place finisher was Connor Coughlin who cleared 11’6” in the pole vault.