A very young St. Georges boys' track team exploded onto the scene in a big way this spring. The team had a 2-1 record in tri-meets, but the best came at the end of the season.
Head Coach Larry Cylc said the heart and strength of the team was the sprinting corps. "We thought we had a talented team going into the Penn Relays, and that's where we grew up. We competed against the best in the world, and that's where we ran our best times. We had the best relay times of any team from Delaware," he said.
The 4 X 100 and 4 X 200 relay teams were led by the Selby brothers, Keyjaun and Taronn, both of whom are rising juniors. The other two blazing sprinters are rising sophomore Austyn Warren and rising junior Zachary Bowe. The rest of state will have to be wary, because this means that the team should be together, intact, for at least two more seasons.
The team's overall best performance was at the Blue Hen Conference Championships where they won the 4 X 100, 4 X 200 as well as first and second places in the 100 Meter and 200 Meter Dashes. "I was very proud of our team all season, but especially after the Conference Meet, because I knew that would give us confidence going into the state meet," he said.
Cylc said that he was very pleased with the performances turned in by the team's hurdlers Amos Tarley and Mohammed Barry. "Both of these athletes improved nicely during the season and they should also do well next year," he said.
The Hawks' entered the state meet with high expectations, but unfortunately several minor injuries prevented the team from their ultimate goal of winning the state championship. But the future looks very bright for St. Georges. "Very bright indeed!" exclaimed Cylc. "We had no seniors on the boys squad, so virtually all of the team can return. We do need more depth all around, so we need to round up more of our student-athletes in school, and then we will be able to compete with the best," he said.