Warriors News · Wayne Indoor boys track team wins Yellow Jacket Holiday Track Invitational

The Wayne Indoor track team opened their season on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 at Mt. Vernon’s Energy Fieldhouse for the Yellow Jacket Holiday Invitational.  The 17-team invitational drew teams from mostly central Ohio and a few local teams from Dayton.  The Warrior Boys team claimed the team title, scoring 138 points, while Gahanna Lincoln was a distance second, scoring 90 points.  The Lady Warriors were runner-ups, scoring 92 points, just 6 points shy of champion Granville.

The boys had six individual champions, led by senior Keonte McGowan, who won the long jump with a personal best leap of 21 feet 6.75 inches.  Fellow senior Nathanael Bentz won the weight throw, tossing 51-08.  Junior Tyler Stargel was a double winner, taking top honors in the triple jump (42-9.75, a personal best) and 60 hurdles (8.48 seconds).  Seniors Brendan Hill took first in the high jump, clearing 6-02, while senior Elisha Stroder won the 400-meter dash in 52.92 seconds.

Sanai Lynch, a junior, was the only individual winner for the lady Warriors, but set a new school indoor record, en-route to winning the long jump, with a personal best of 17-11.75 inches.  Taylor Robertson in 2018, 17-5, set the old record. Lynch also was second in the triple jump with a leap of 34-7.75, while senior Shamaria Davis was third (34-3.75). Senior Jasmine Kennerson was second in the 200-meter dash, running 26.81 seconds.

Here is a link to the full results.


The Warriors will compete again on Jan. 9 at Logan HS.