Greyhound sophomore Alex Sharrow laid claim to the title of faster runner in Shippensburg Area Senior High School history last Thursday after a record breaking performance in the 100 meter dash.
Sharrow set a new SASHS record with a time of 10.8-seconds during their dual meet sweep of the Greencastle Blue Devils at home, helping the boy's team to a lopsided 121-21 victory. The Shippensburg girl's team recorded a much closer 76-74 win.
“It feels pretty unreal,” Sharrow said. “It was just really good conditions, I got out of the blocks fast and kept my pace the whole way. It was one of the only good [weather] days that we've had so far this season.”
He shattered the previous record of 11-seconds flat that was first set in 2005 and tied by Jacob Cox last spring.
“It was one of those days were the breeze was blowing in a different direction on our track. If there was a day that he was going to break the record that was it,” said Ship track coach Mike Sassin.
Sharrow, a state qualifier in the 60 meter dash during the indoor season, also triumphed in the 200 meter dash, crossing the finish line in 23.3-seconds.
The Greyhound boys beat the Blue Devils in 17 of the 18 events Thursday. Individual victories were recorded by Sharrow, Kevin Suero (long jump, triple jump), Michael Reich (300 hurdles, 110 hurdles), Bailey Renfrew (800 meters), Isaac Covery (1600 meters), Hayden Hunt (3200 meters), Carter VanScyoc (javelin), Nick Gustafson (shot put), Noah Foust (discus), and Alex Doyle (high jump).
Greencastle's only victory came courtesy of Levi Mentzer in the 400 meters.
The girls team was led by a pair of sweeps in the distance events.
Teddi Powell paced a Shippensburg sweep in the mile run, reaching the finish in 6:03.00. Teammate Gabriella Nye placed second, and Alexis Henry came in third.
Freshman Remy Staver did the same in the 3200 meters, placing first with a time of 13:54.8. Alyssa Nori followed in second place, and Henry again finished third.
Rounding out the Greyhound victories were Rachel Crowder (100 hurdles), Eileen Pomeroy (100 meters), Hailey Rotz (200 meters), Alexis Alleman (400 meters), Kaelyn Myers (high jump), and the Greyhound 4x100 relay.
Boys track climbs a step closer to league title
The weather conditions during the dual meet season could not have been worse, but that hasn't seemed to matter for Shippensburg high school boys track & field.
The Greyhounds are 4-0 through their first four dual meets, steamrolling Colonial Division competition along the way. They are now one win from capturing the Colonial Division crown after their emphatic 122-28 victory over the James Buchanan Rockets in frigid conditions Tuesday at home.
“Last week was a big week for us, with the boys and girls beating both Waynesboro and Greencastle. We are clicking right now, everything is going well,” Coach Sassin said.
Sharrow (100 meters, 200 meters), Reich (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Suero (triple jump), Foust (discus), Ethan Bert (800 meters) Braden McSherry (shot put), Zach Cullen (long jump), Alex Doyle (high jump), Nicholas Bowers (pole vault), and all three Greyhound relays earned victories.
With Tuesday's triumph, all that stands between Shippensburg and a league title is a dual meet Wednesday, April 25 at home against the Big Spring Bulldogs.
The Shippensburg girls, meanwhile, improved to 4-1 in dual meets with a 104-46 win over the Rockets.
Senior Cassidy Funk swept all three throwing events, winning the shot put (26'5”), the discus throw (80'4”), and the javelin (87'0”).
Alleman (400 meters), Henry (3200 meters), Pomeroy (long jump), Nye (1600 meters), Powell (800 meters), Rotz (200 meters), Madalynn Collet (100 hurdles), and each of the Greyhound relays also scored wins.