2016 Varsity Boys Track & Field
Coach Peter Livingstone-McNelis
Asst. Coaches Michael Small & Mike Hicks
Vol. Asst. Coaches Thalmus Allen, Aaron Gipson & Richard Martinovich
5-25 - BCS Conference Meet
The boy's and girl's team with the loss of two of
its top performers (Michael Small & LiLi Martin) unable to compete due to
injuries both teams performed admirably. On the boy's side, the team took 10th
out of 15 teams but were only 10 points out of 6th place which would have been
easily made up if Michael had been able to compete in the 100 meter dash &
Long Jump and team might have moved up even further if Travon Blakely could have
competed in the high jump (knee issue). There were, however, a number excellent
performances turned in for the day in the Red Division such as: Donovan Cash who
took 2nd in the 400 meters with a personal record of 53.83, Sophomore Leo Juarez
who tied for 2nd in the pole vault with a vault of 9' 6" setting a new personal
record by 1 foot, Sophomore AJ Byrd who took 3rd in the 100 meters with personal
record of 11.78, Junior Mubark Hasan who took 5th in the 300 hurdles recording a
new personal record of 43.83, and Sophomore Austin Currie who smashed his discus
record with a throw of 99' 03" which was good for 5th in the competition.
5-21 - MHSAA Regional
The boy's track team comprised of 2/3 underclassmen performed admirably against
very stiff competition on Friday, May 20 at the Regional Championship taking 9th
out of 14 teams. In so doing many individual and season long records were
broken. Leading the charge for the team were two Senior Captains, Michael Small
and Austin Salome. In the sprints Michael Small wound up qualifying for the
State Championship with a 2nd place finish in the 100 meter dash with a career
P.R. of 11.33. He also earned two additional Regional medals by finishing 5th in
the Long Jump and being a part of the 4 x 100 team consisting of Sophomore AJ
Byrd, Freshmen Vernard Whitehead, and Freshmen Raekwon Little which took 5th.
While Austin Salome set a new career P.R. in the 3200 meet run with a time of
10:28 which was good for a 7th place medal and wound up just missing out on
another medal in the 1600 with a season personal record of 4:54. Austin was also
part of 4 x 800 relay team consisting of Junior Travon Blakely, Junior Mubark
Hasan, and Sophomore Seth Ansel that took 5th. Seth Ansel also turned in a fine
performance in the 800 meter run finishing one place out of the medals with a
season P.R. of 2:07.
5-16 - Comstock Invitational Division 3&4 Champions
The boy's teams won the Division III/IV Team Championship out of 9 schools that
competed in yesterday's Comstock Colt Invitational and finished 2nd overall in
the meet losing only to Division II powerhouse Wayland High School. A major
reason for the team's success was the dominance of the relay events as all four
relay team finished either 1st or 2nd in the meet with 3 out of the 4 teams
setting personal records. In addition, the 4 x 100 team comprised of A.J. Byrd,
Raekwon Little, Donovan Cash, Michael Small met the State Qualifying Standard.
Outstanding individual performances were also turned in by Michael Small 1st in
100m, AJ. Byrd 3rd in both 100 & 200, Donovan Cash 3rd in the 400, Murbark
Hasan 3rd 300 hurdles, Austin Salome 3rd 3200, and Vernard Whitehead's 2nd place
performance in the high jump.
Comstock Varsity Boys Results
5-6 - Parchment Relays
Comstock's Boy's & Girl's Team ran competitively in the inaugural Parchment
Relays on May 13 which included the following teams: Gull Lake, Vicksburg,
Allegan, Delton, Plainwell and host school Parchment. This meet featured many
relays which are not typically run during the regular season to include the
short and long distance sprint medley, throwers relay, distance medley relay as
well as standard relay events. In addition, scoring for the field events were
based on adding the top performance of the top 2 athletes from each team.
On the boy's side the top performances were turned in by the Distance
Medley Relay team comprised of Travon Blakely, Rodrigo Juarez, Austin Salome,
and Seth Ansel which took 2nd place and the 4 x 800 Relay team of Travon
Blakely, Seth Ansel, Mubark Hasan, and Austin Salome which took 3rd place.
5-3 - Comstock Meet
Both the Girl's and Boy's Track & Field teams had outstanding performances
in and outside of the oval of Comstock's Track Stadium with Boy's Team finished a strong
2nd. Team scores were as followed:
1) Parchment 126 pts.
2) Comstock 115 pts.
3) Brandywine 75 pts.
4) Lawrence 21 pts.
5) Buchanan 8 pts.
4-27 vs Bridgman Dual Results
4-22 - Comstock Invitational - 3rd Place
The team was lead by Sr. Michael Small in the short
sprints who finished 2nd in the 100 with a career P.R. of 11.30, a 2nd place
finish by Sr. Donovan Cash with a P.R. of 54.16 in the long sprint (400m), 1st
and 2nd place performances from Junior Travon Blakely and Sophomore Seth Ansel
in the middle distance event (800m), and two 3rd place performances by Austin
Salome in the long distance events 1600 and 3200m while Sophomore Mubark Hasen
turned in the top hurdler performance with a 2nd place finish in the 300 IM
setting a new P.R. of 45.01 in the process. In the field events, Sophomore
Austin Currie was the top thrower finishing 1st in the shot put and 4th in the
Discus while in the pole vault a crew of three vaulters including Sophomores Leo
Juarez (8' 6") Johnny Warren (8') and Mubark Hasan (8') who were all able to
clear the entry height of 8' which marks the first time this season that this
has happened and the first in several years for Comstock that we had more than
one vaulter clear entry height.
4-27 - Comstock 58 - Bridgman 66
The Boy's Track Team had by far there best meet of the year setting a number of personal records and being in a position to finish 2nd in a field of 9 teams going into the last event. Unfortunately, the Mendon's 4 x 400 won the event and by doing so eked out Comstock's Boy's Team by only 5 point while Quincy which won the event was only another 5 points out.
The Boy's Team had several first place finishers including Michael Small with a new P.R. in the 100 (11.45), Seth Ansel tying his 800 PR in 2:12, and the 4 x 800 Relay Team consisting of Travon Blakely, Mubark Hasan, Austin Salome, Seth Ansel) setting a new P.R. of 8:55 which bested the field by 8 seconds. In addition, the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 Relay Teams took 2nd and the 4 x 400 Relay took 3rd. Other medalist at the meet included Austin Salome 3rd in 3200, Raekwon Little 4th in the 100, Mubark Hasan 4th in the 300 hurdles and Connor Nolan 4th in 800.
4-22 Comstock Invite Results
4-20 - Comstock 29 - Berrien Springs 107
4-20 vs Berrien Spring Dual Results
4-15 - Gull Lake Invitational
On Friday, April 15 both the Comstock Girl's and Boy's Track & Field Teams competed at the Gull Lake Invitational. At this meet, thirteen other teams competed including six Class A schools. Yet despite the intensive level of competition, there were several athletes that recorded some very high finishes. On the boy's side, Travon Blakely tied for 1st in a field of 23 high jumpers with a jump of 6' 4" nearly tying the high jump school record after nearly clearing a couple of attempts at the school record height of 6' 5". Other outstanding performances were turned in by Seth Ansel who finished 5th out of field of 33 runners in the 1600 in time of 4:58 and 7 out of 27 runners in the 800 with a time of 2:12, Raekwon Little in the 100 who ran 8th out of 33 runners and posted a Regional Qualifying Time of 11.76 as well as the 4 x 800 Relay Team consisting of Travon Blakely, Mubark Hasan, Seth Ansel, And Austin Salome which averaged 2:14 a leg. In the boy's field events, Austin Currie shattered his discus record by nearly 15 feet throwing 89' 3".
4-13 - Comstock 55 - Parchment 81
4-13 - Parchment Dual Results
3-25 - GVSU Indoor Invitational
The boy's and girl's track team had 30 athletes compete on 3.25.16 at the Grand Valley State University Indoor Invitational. In this meet that featured sixteen teams, several of our athletes received medals in their event as well as one of our relay teams did by recording a top 8 finish.
On the boy's side, Donovan Cash a Sr. and Co-Captain finished 7th out of 54 contestants in the 400 with time of 55.45, Michael Small a Sr. and Co-Captain of the team took 2nd out of 61 contestants in the 200m in 19.08 P.R., 2nd out of 37 contestants in the Long Jump with a jump of 19'8" P.R. and tied for 4th out 71 contestants in the 60m dash, AJ Byrd Sophmore finished 8th out of 71 contestants in the 200m with time of 24.86, and the boy's 4 x 600 consisting of Jr. Mubark Hasan,Soph.Seth Ansel Soph., Soph. Connor Nolan S, and Sr. Austin Salome took 2nd out of 20 teams. Connor Nolan and Austin Salome were also recently named Co-Captains.