There is a long history of success at the JCAA Conference Track and Field Tournament, but that script was rewritten last weekend. The Festus Tigers, and one runner in particular, made a statement with a solid team performance that was highlighted by some record-setting moments.
It all kicked off with Jacob Meyers gutting out the biggest highlight of the day in the 800 meter race. The fleet-of-foot Tiger managed to cruise around the track two full times in record-breaking fashion with a remarkable time of 1:56.10. That mark shattered a 30-year old conference record and cemented his name into the history books… but his story wasn’t quite finished.
He also raced in the 600 and 3200 Conference Championship events, and promptly won them both. Quite the individual effort for a talented young man, who has nothing left to prove, but certainly has more in the tank for future events. He still had one more race to run in this one, but this time he wasn’t alone.
As the lead runner in the 4×800 relay, Meyers and the Tigers broke the JCAA Conference record with a time of 8:08.18. Nathan Wolk, Ian Schram and Brynen Johnson also held the baton in this miraculous performance, and the Festus faithful had to be extremely pleased with the running results of the day.
Congratulations to Meyers and all of the Festus Track and Field crew on this historic occasion, and hopefully there are more record-breaking moments to come with the District and State Tournaments around the corner.