RB runs off to first at own relay invite

Trevizo scores big in two events

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By MARTY FARMER

The Riverside-Brookfield boys track and field team scored 77 points to land a huge win at its own Gary Johnson Bulldog Relays on Saturday at Shuey Stadium. It marked the Bulldogs' first title in the annual event since 2001.

The Bulldogs' varsity 4x800 relay team of Travis Trevizo, Chris Dziagwa, Spencer Purcell and John Kingzette set the tone with a time of 8:15.60 for second place.

Trevizo also took second in the mile race with a time of 4:31.23.

In the frosh/soph distance medley relay race, Riverside-Brookfield head coach Tim Olson's "young guns" of Lewis Rogers, Jermaine Averhart, Marvin McKenzie and Kevin Faje rolled to victory, crossing the finish line a whopping six seconds ahead of the runner-up squad.

The freshmen 4x400 team of Matt Chapp, Mike McCabe, Marvin McKenzie and Averhart set a record with three runners clocking sub-55 seconds in their respective quarters.

In the field events, Kaylon Cutts took third in the triple jump with a leap of 40-1. Alex Huffhines finished third in the high jump (6-1), while Marvin McKenzie finished fourth in the long jump (18-11.5).

David Swon took fourth in the triple jump and Mike Hornung snagged fourth place in the shot put (44-4.5).

"We have great leadership from guys like Travis, Alex and Kaylon," Olson said. "Our young guys really stepped up. It's the biggest sporting event of the [RB] year so we're thrilled to win it."

The Riverside-Brookfield girls track and field team recorded a solid sixth-place finish at the co-ed invite, which welcomed approximately 23 schools and 500 athletes.

The event is named after Gary Johnson, the legendary RB track coach who is still actively involved with both programs.

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