Playing host to seven schools for the Cavanaugh Relays, Woodward-Granger walked away Thursday night with a second-place finish for the girls team, while the boys ranked fourth.
The night was truly a team effort for the girls as they finished the night with five first-place relay teams, three of which team points leader Emma Anderson ran. She would also hit second place marks in the 100-meter hurdles (20.02) and the long jump (13.5-feet), contributing 25 points for the Hawks.
For the boys, Keith Braunschweig was at the front of the pack adding 23.5 points all across the event. He not only placed third in two hurdle events — clocking 1:02.80 in the 400-meter and 17.08 in the 110-meter — his 5.75-foot high jump placed second, two inches behind his season-best mark at the Panorama relays on April 2. Though he was far from the lone hurdling star.
Worth Henry finished fifth in the 110-meter event with 18.32 seconds, while his 1:04.73 time in the 400-meter fetched fourth-place. He and Braunschweig were also part of a third-place team in the 440-meter shuttle relay (1:11.94). But the highlight of the night fell on the shoulders of the 1,600-meter distance relay team, capturing the team’s lone first-place finish with a time of 4:02.42, almost two seconds faster than second place Woodward Academy.
W-G also had another pair of girls with the top marks of the night with Janae Jones topping the discus charts and Emma Drake flew past the 800-meter competition. Jones’ mark of 95.88 feet was nearly 20 feet more than second place, while Drake crossed the finish line more than eight seconds before her competition.
The Hawks girls traveled to Ballard on Friday, April 5, looking to move up the ranks one more spot. The girls and boys teams will be back in action on Monday, April 8 at Carroll High School.