MOUNT VERNON — Before this season, the East Knox boys track team had never won an invitational.
This year, things are different. The Bulldogs have won three already. And on Saturday, their second-place finish in Division II at the Yellow Jacket Relays at Mount Vernon High School was their highest ever.
“We had just 14 boys participate,” said East Knox boys track coach Jason Ewalt. “We had a great effort from all of them.”
Watching the track events unfold, it was obvious to everyone in attendance that this wasn’t the same old East Knox track team. The Bulldogs nearly swept the board, winning all but two of the track relays, while establishing two YJR records in the process.
East Knox took the 4x400 sprint relay by storm, as Khai Haralson, Paul Blanchard, Joey Montoya and anchor Dakota Anderson crushed the meet record with a time of 3:31.10. Anderson then anchored the next record-breaking moment for the Bulldogs as he, Travis Hull, Colton Rebel and Jordan Coffman ran the 800m sprint medley in 1:38.77.