Grandstaff breaks Crestview record, Knights 8th at Minster
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM
MINSTER — The Crestview boys track team placed eighth in a 15-team field at the Minster Memorial Invitational over the weekend, evening its record at 14-14 on the season. The girls team placed 14th to fall to 2-15 on the young campaign. The host Wildcats dominated the standings in both the boys and girls events, winning each division handily.
Crestview’s Mycah Grandtsaff continued his outstanding season with a win in the 3200m run, racing to a time of 9:39.70. Grandstaff’s mark fell just 0.66 seconds from equalling a meet record in the event, but was good enough to set a new personal record and to break a 24-year-old school record in the event. Grandstaff’s time tops that of Darrel Clayton, who set the mark of 9:40.70 for the Knights in 1990.
While no other Knights brought home first-place finishes, junior Malcolm Oliver impressed with a 19-foot-3-inch performance in the long jump, which was good for a runner-up finish and was just two-and-a-half inches behind Minster’s Jacob Dues for first. Oliver’s leap was nearly a full foot longer than third-place Cody Meyer of Houston.
Zack Jellison was found frequently among the leaders in his events on Saturday. Jellison posted a time of 24.16 to place fourth in the boys 200m dash, and was a part of both the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. Jellison, along with teammates Sage Schaffner, Preston Zaleski and Alex Cunningham, placed third in the 4x100 with a 46.37.
That same group was together for the 4x200, but came away fourth in that race, posting a 1:37.78 time to finish behind Minster, St. Marys and St. Henry.
Dylan Grandstaff placed sixth in the 800m run while the 4x800 relay team of both Grandstaffs, along with Justin Gibson and Charles Thornburg, also placed sixth.
Top finishers for the Lady Knights were Jamie Moore, who was eighth in the pole vault at an even 8-00.00 and Grace Callow, who placed sixth in both the 100m dash (14.32) and the long jump (14-03.00).