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High School Track & Field:
Edgewood's Boys Getting On Track

Friday, May 14, 1999

By Greg Cappello
SJSports Special Correspondent

Edgewood's boys track team is battling for the conference championship. After a disappointingly close loss to Overbrook on May 5th, the team is one win away from a three way tie. There is only one thing that stands in the way of the guys in green: Highland High School. Because Highland is undefeated and both Edgewood and Overbrook have one loss, a loss by Highland would set up the three way tie. Edgewood will have to rely on every single one of its team members. The runners, jumpers, and throwers will certainly have to be at their best to top Highland.

Edgewood's team has shown that it has the strength, depth, and stamina to compete with the best. The backbone of the team is a group of quick, high-spirited sprinters. The results up to the conference meet have shown what the coaches have known all along, Edgewood is back on track.

A notable sophomore, Dennis Davis, has led the conference in the 100 meter dash. Senior Adonis Boomer took the conference shot put with a distance of 48'3. Senior Drew Harris is very competitive with a 400 intermediate hurdle time of 57.1. Other runners contributing are Charles Sullivan, Adam Bethea, and Ron Williams. Anchoring the distance team is Sean Buckholtz with a 1600 meter time of 4:36.7.

Edgewood will be relying heavily on its 4x100 and 4x400 teams to beat Highland. This season has been a highly successful year. Edgewood's record is 3-1. The coaching staff, lead by Russell Bates, seems confident that the Eagles can be victorious.

Photos by Art Redd

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