Bossong Wins Loucks Games 400, Snyder Takes the Vault
Victoria Bossong traveled to the Loucks Games in White Plains New York this weekend to take on some of the best competition around. The sophomore state leader at 100m, 200m, 400m & 800m, chose to tackle the 400m at Loucks.
Bossong who broke the state all-time best less than two weeks ago with a 55.9 clocking at a SMAA regular season meet. She left little doubt as to what her intentions where in the race at Loucks as she shot from the blocks making up the stagger on lanes 6 and 7 by the back stretch. She hit the 200m a little quick in 25.x as she continued to power around the turn. Coming off the turn her lead was 5m which was more than enough to win the win the race as she crossed in a personal best 55.33. The mark lowered her previous state best of 55.90.
Bossong admitted in the post race interview with MileSplit that she went out a little too quick the first 200m, but was pleased with her race. She said she was aiming for a sub 55, but would take the outdoor personal best. Watch the rest of the interview below.
Thornton Academy senior Travis Snyder won the boys pole vault by a foot as he cleared 15'6. The mark for the indoor All-American improved on his state previous state leading effort of 15-4 in the vault. In Class A the next best vaulter has only cleared 13ft this spring.
Jarett Flaker of Scarborough placed 5th in the 400m hurdles as he clocked 55.75, the second best time of his career as he returns from injury. His brother Jayden clocked 62 seconds in the 400m hurdles, and was the only freshman in the field.
In the girls 400m Emma Gallant showed she's returning to freshman year form clocking 58.31 to finish 14th overall. The mark is the second fastest in the state this spring.
Greely's Matthew Todd clocked the third fastest 800m in the state and a Class B leader with his 1:58.87 effort.
The Mt Ararat girls relays were strong as the 4x800m ran 10:21.89 which placed them 12th, and has them ranked second in Class A. The 4x400m squad ran 4:19.45 which ranks them fourth in Class A.