They may not have had an opponent, but that didn’t stop the King Philip Warriors from taking to the track at the Hockomock League’s second meet of the season over the weekend.
Per league rules, one school from both divisions get a bye where their times still count, but they do not have a dual meet opponent. The rule means that only eight of the 10 teams will partake in a scoring meet but all 20 teams will run all five meets.
Matt Bowers continued to excel in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.81 seconds. The time was the third best time of the day and was an improvement from his initial time of 6.92 seconds from the previous meet.
David Mochado ran the second best time of the meet in the 1000-meter run with a 2:42.65. He was only bested by Stephen Parece of Franklin, who inched past the finish .20 seconds ahead of Mochado.
In the mile Owen Gonser ran the fourth best time of the day with a 4:36.90. The time is an improvement of nearly three seconds for Gonser.
For the second meet in a row Matt Bowers was the best long jumper with a jump of 19-5.5 feet. Nick Malatesta was the second best jumper for the Warriors with a mark of 18-07 feet.
Gianna Bender shed about a two seconds off her 600 meter run time finishing the race in 1:45.50
In the girls' mile Stacy Wojcik has the 6th best time of the day finishing the mile in 5:41.98
In high jump Caitlyn Croke jumped a meet best 4-10. The mark was good enough to tie with three others for the highest jump of the day.
The Warriors will return to the dual meet comeptition when they challenge Franklin at the third Hockomock League meet on December 28th at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston