JOHNSON CITY, TN- Four records fell at the first day of the Tri-Cities Track Classic at Science Hill on Friday night.
The home team’s Alex Crigger would set a new meet record in the boy’s 2000 meter steeplechase in a time of 6 minutes, 12 seconds. That time was more than 2 seconds better than the previous record. More importantly, the time qualified Crigger for nationals.
“I looked over at the clock because I could see the clock from where I was, and i just let out a big ‘Yes,” said Crigger. “Because I knew I qualified. We knew it was going to be a race and we were going to put up some good times on the board and knowing I broke a record just feels awesome.”
Hewitt-Trussville’s Noah Igbinoghene would shatter the boy’s record in the triple-jump, going 48 feet, 5.5 inches. Dobyns-Bennett Jordan Jeffers would go 47 feet, 8 inches. With those jumps, both qualified for nationals.
Two new records were set in the 2 mile runs. Sullivan East’s Luke Meade set the record in the boy’s race in 9 minutes, 18.19 seconds, while King Academy’s Niamh Schumacher would set the girl’s record in 10 minutes, 58.28 seconds.
The meet continues Saturday at 8 am.