Boys Track and Field Wins Relay Second Year in a Row

St. Joseph’s Boys Track and Field was featured in the Greenville News following the Greenville County Track and Field Championships after they claim victory in the 4×800-meter relay for the second year in a row. See excerpt below and follow the link to read the full story:

One of the great things about countywide events is the opportunity for athletes from smaller schools to test their talents against those from bigger schools.

It’s especially satisfying when a group from the smaller school passes the test, such as the guys from St. Joseph’s, who won the 4×800-meter relay for the second year in a row Tuesday, the first day of the 50th Greenville County Track and Field Championships at Eastside High School.

They won in 4 minutes, 26.03 seconds, and they’ve kept up the pace despite the loss of Ford McCoy, a seven-time state champion in track and cross country now running as a freshman at Wofford College.

“Ford was an inspiration,” St. Joe’s coach George Carr said, “and once Ford graduated, they said, ‘We’ve got to step it up,’ and they did.” On Saturday, during the Bojangles Classic at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, a meet that gathers schools from throughout the Southeast, the St. Joe’s quartet of juniors Zac Palmer and Josh Powers, sophomore Brendan McTigue and freshman Dylan McTigue finished 12th in a personal-best time of 8 minutes, 8 seconds.

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