Rayvon Grey and David Adams soared to a first-place finish and recorded a new meet record in the long jump relay to help the Beacon High School outdoor track and field team place second at the Pirate Relays at Pearl River on Saturday.
Of the 33 teams competing at the event, the North Rockland squad took first with 71 points, followed by Beacon’s 58.
“Braving the cold, wind, and rain of the morning portion, the outdoor season got off to an excellent start,” Beacon coach Jim Henry said in a statement.
Together, Grey and Adams bounded forty three-feet, nine inches to best a 29-year-old meet record by more than a foot and a half, according to Henry.
Adams also won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of 56.25.
Grey and Richard Kish went a combined 88-8½ in the triple jump relay for first, while Terrel Davis and Tobbi Akinwunmi cleared 11-10 in the high jump relay for the victory.
“Overall, there were lots of very good performances in less than optimal conditions,” Henry said.
Colin Battersby competed to a third-place finish in the 2,000-meter steeplechase (6:38.53) for the third-best steeplechase time in Bulldogs’ history, according to the coach.
In the pole vault relay, Mars English and Mikey Robertin cleared 19-0 for third.
For the Bulldogs on the girls’ side, Jummie Akinwunmi and Grace Baisley went 9-2 for first in the high jump relay.
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