Bolstered by four wins in the field events alone, the young Bulldogs scored 180 points and easily took the annual freshmen-sophomore track and field meet March 7, beating runner-up Spruce Creek by almost 30 points.

FPC garnered a slew of points in the six field events and multiple placers in each one, including a 1-2-3-4 finish in the pole vault. Maxim Bystov won the pole with a vault of 9-feet-5¾-inches followed by Tobin Hacket (8-11¾), Christian Graham (8-6) and Riley Johnson (also 8-6). Joseph Kiperburg won the discus with a toss of 119 feet and Tyler Dunn took second at 114-4. Dunn won the shot put with a throw of 40-9 and Donovon Montoyo won the triple jump with a jump of 37-2.

The Bulldogs garnered second place in the high jump, with Nikkita Roumianstov jumping 5-3¾ and Montoyo getting third at 5-1¾. Teddrick Thomas and Marcus Freeman were third and fifth in the long jump, with bests of 17-5 and 17 feet even. Devan Conkrite took third in the shot put (37-6½) and seventh in the discus (74-4). FPC also scored third and fifth in the triple jump with Bryan Jones and Cayo Diaz.

In the running events, FPC got wins from Wilens Paul in the 100 meter dash (11.32 seconds) and with its 4x400 relay team (3:39.20). Jason Chum was second in the 400 meters at 54.88 seconds, with Matthew Flint taking sixth and Abraham Hashem placing seventh.

The Bulldogs had two third-place efforts, once from Connor Reckenwald in the 3,200 meter run at 10:47.62 and Ken’Derric Morton in the 300 hurdles, finishing in 45.78 seconds. Reckenwald placed fourth in the 1,600 (5:58.22) and Paul also scored fourth place in the 200 meters in 23.69 seconds. FPC’s 4x800 relay team took fourth in 9:24.05. 

Putney wins pole vault

Zoe Putney won the pole vault and FPC had success with a win in the 4x100 relay to score 97 points and finish third as a team in a meet dominated by Spruce Creek.

Putney had a winning vault of 8-5¾ and was one of three Lady Bulldogs on the podium for the event. Rylee Milliken vaulted a best 6 feet even for seventh place and Arianiz Martinez did 5-6 for eighth.

FPC’s 4x100 team won the event in 52.66 seconds and the Lady Bulldogs had a third-place relay effort from its 4x400 team in 4:36.38.

Jahlia McCaskill cashed in with a second-place finish in the 300 hurdles, running them in 50.22 seconds, and she was fifth in the 100 hurdles in 20.49. Susann Kaufmann took third in the 100 meters (13.20 seconds) and Jyneria Darby was sixth in 13.60 seconds.

Another third-place finish came in the 3,200 meters when Francely Rodriguez ran 14:47.20 and the freshman finished fourth in the 1,600 in 6:04.98. Kaufmann was fourth in the 200 meters in 27.45, with Rikkeyla Madden taking seventh in the same event (28.83 seconds). Julia Royer was eighth in the 800 meters in 2:54.02.

FPC scored in four other field events with third place finishes from Kaufmann in the high jump (4-7 3/4) and Marlie Bien-Aime in the triple jump (26-½). Ryan Montgomery was fourth in the shot put (26-7¾) and fifth in the discus in 64-0 even. The Lady Bulldogs also got points in the shot put from fifth-place Adesuwa Salami and sixth-place Lexi Buchanan.