Varsity Boys Track & Field
Coach Rob Nieto, Asst. Coaches Michael Small & Thalmus Allen
5-19 - KVA Conference Meet
The KVA track championships were held at Comstock High School Tuesday, on a cold and windy day. The boys team fell short by 4.5 points of it's season goal of winning the KVA Conference. There were many all KVA runners from Comstock that ran well, like they have all season. The relay team of Zach Richards, Travon Blakely, Ethan Barber and Austin Salome took first in the 4x800. Zach also took a first in the one mile run. The relay team of AJ Byrd, Alee Holmes, John Ferraro and Michael Small took second in both the 4x200 and 4x100. Michael also took second in the 100m dash. Other runners finishing with all KVA honors were Skylar Rizzolo, Alee Holmes and Austin Salome.
5-15 MHSAA Regional Runner Up
On Friday, the Comstock Varsity Track team competed in it's regional meet at Gobles High School. A total of nine runners qualified for the state meet in seven different events. The boys team had it's best finish at regionals in 20 years, finishing runner-up in a 15 team field. The Relay team of Austin Salome, Ethan Barber, Tra'von Blakley and Zach Richards finished first in the 4x800 relay, qualifying for the state meet. Zach was just getting started with the 4x800, because he led from start to finish in the one mile run, winning with a time of 4:35. Zach also qualified for state in the 800m run, finishing second. Tra'von Blakely won the high jump with a personal best jump of 6'4". The relay team of Aj Byrd, John Ferraro, Michael Small and Alee Holmes qualified for the state meet in two events Friday. In the 4x100 and 4x200, finishing second in both relays. Other runners medaling Friday were Ethan Barber in the pole vault, John ferraro in the 400M dash, Alee Holmes in the 200M dash, Michael Small in the 100M dash, Austin Salome in the one mile run, and Skylar Rizzolo in 110m hurdles. Outstanding job by the track team at Regionals, you should be very proud! The team will look to win conference tomorrow here at Comstock, when they compete in the KVA Conference Invitational.
5-1 - Bangor Invitational Runner Up
On Friday the Comstock Track Team ran in the Bangor Invitational. Facing the best competition this season, the Colts rose to the challenge and finished second out of eight teams, missing first place by three points. The relay team of Michael small, AJ Byrd, John Ferraro and Ali Holmes had a great day finishing first in the 4x100 and 4x200. Ali Holmes capped off an outstanding day finishing first in the 200M dash with a time of 23.47 seconds, and first on the 4x400 relay with teammates John Ferraro, Skylar Rizzolo and Zach Richards. Michael Small pr'd in the 100M dash finishing first with a time of 11.34 seconds.
4-28 - Comstock 83 - Parchment 54
The boys team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 83-54 victory. Alee Holmes had a stellar day, taking four first place finishes as part of the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 relay, and the 200M dash with a time of 23.26. Travon Blakely finished first three times in the meet, jumping 6' in the high jump, winning the 800M run edging out Ethan Barber by a hair, and as part of the 4X800 relay. Other runners taking first were Zach Richards in the 3200M run and Skylar Rizzolo in the 300M hurdles. Great job to all the runners, the track team will compete Friday in the Bangor Invitational.
4-17 - Comstock Invitational Champions
The Comstock Track team took part in the Comstock Invitational against five other teams. In absolutely perfect weather conditions, the team performed it's best in their biggest meet so far this season. Michael Small started off an impressive day with a PR at long jump, with a jump of 19'5", good enough for first place. Small also took first in the 100M dash and as part of the 4X100 relay team along with AJ Byrd, John Ferraro and Alee Holmes. Travon Blakely also pr'd on the day, with a high jump of 6' and a run of 2:14 in the 800M run. Other boys taking first were Zach Richards in the 1600M run, Austin Salome in the 3200M run and Skylar Rizzolo in the 110M hurdles
4-14 - Comstock 83 - Delton-Kellogg 53
The Comstock Varsity Track team competed in a dual meet Tuesday, versus conference foe Delton-Kellogg. The boys team had a great meet, coming through with a victory 83-53. Tra'von Bakely had a stellar day, with four first place finishes in the long jump, high jump, 4X800 and 800M run. Skylar Rizzolo swept the hurdle events winning the 110M and 300M hurdles. The freshmen are continually improving and it showed with key contributions from AJ Byrd and Seth Ansel. The boys team is now 4-1 for the season and look to take home a trophy on Friday, when they host the Comstock Invitational.
4-1 - KVA Dual Format Comstock 64 - Constantine 73
Tri Meet Format - Comstock 76 - Constantine 76 - Lawrence 23
Running in ideal weather conditions, the Comstock track team competed in a double dual meet Wednesday, against Constantine and Lawerence. The boys fell to Constantine 73-64, but defeated Lawrence 76-23. Newcomer Travon Blakely had an impressive day, winning the long jump, high jump and taking second in the 800M run. Captain Skylar Rizzolo also ran a great meet winning the 110M and 300M hurdles. Alee Holmes won the 200M dash with an impressive time of 22.55 seconds. Others taking first were Zach Richards in the 400M dash and 1600M run. Austin Salome took first in the 3200M run.
3-30 - Comstock Tri Meet
Comstock - 65.5
Hopkins - 62.5
Mendon - 46
The Comstock Varsity Track and Field team competed in their first meet of the season Monday, in a tri meet against Mendon and Hopkins. The team has worked hard for three weeks preparing for the season, and Monday it was time to have some fun. The Boys team came out victorious defeating both Hopkins and Mendon, in a very close and exciting meet. The last race of the day decided the meet between Comstock and Hopkins with the winner of the 4x400 taking the victory. The relay team of Alee Holmes, John Ferarro, Skylar Rizzolo and Zach Richards pulled out the win with a time of 3:41. Other Comstock boys taking first in the meet were Alee Holmes, Austin Salome, Zach Richards, and Skylar Rizzolo.
3-30 Varsity Boys Results
4-21 Varsity Boys Results