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 4×800 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 4×400 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.