The facts: Tristan won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes while helping Okemos, which had gone undefetaed in dual meets, take first place in the CAAC Blue meet on Friday at Jackson. His times were 10.9 and 22.52 seconds, respectively, in the 100 and 200. He also has the fastest times listed in the both the 100 (10.9) and 200 (22.04) in the honor roll that determines who will compete in the Greater Lansing Honor Roll Meet on May 27 (it’s moved to a Tuesday this year) at Waverly. Bolas, who also plays football, will compete next in the Division 2 regional on Friday at Davison.
From coach Brian Harrod: “I challenged him in front of everyone on the first day of practice to really step up and take the leadership role in the sprint group. He’s really taking that and running with it. He’s worked really hard in practice, and obviously it’s paying off. He has superseded what I expected of him this season. He had a good year last year, but he got injured after the MSU (Spartan Classic) outdoor meet. This year, he stayed healthy because he’s taken the extra time to do stretching and cool downs. Our conference is really strong in the sprints, so to be a champion in the 100 and 200 is pretty significant. Those kinds of points in a league meet are huge, and they definitely helped us win.”