Irvington HS track and field team wins season opener in first home meet since 2001

IRVINGTON – The Irvington High School track and field program hosted its first track and field meet since 2001 on Friday, April 1, in the season opener.

The boys’ team defeated North 13th Street Tech, 79-16.

The following are IHS first-place winners:

400-meter intermediate hurdles: Da’John Graves, 65.

100-meters: Peter Dummerand, 11.1.

1,600-meters: Jefferson Sainval, 5:35.

400-meters:Brandon Moreno, 54.7.

110-meter high hurdles: James Ely, 16.2.

800-meters: Jhamir Applewhite, 2:19.

200-meters:Craig Bradley, 23.6.

Pole vault: Ely, 9-feet.

Shot put: Deja Grier, 39 feet, 3 inches.

Javelin: Elijah Shannon, 124 feet.

“It was a good effort in front of our home crowd for the first meet in over 15 years,” said IHS head coach Marvin Hawkins. “The North 13th kids competed hard and the sportsmanship was great on both sides. There was a lot of people in the stands from both teams! We look forward to having more home meets in the future.”

The following day, the Blue Knights competed at the Kearny Relays.

The following are IHS medal winners:

4×100-meter relay: fourth place, 47.7, Quadri Shannon, Peter Dummerand, Charles Felton-Golden, and Craig Bradley

4×200: sixth place, 1:42, same as the 4×100.

4×800: sixth place, 9:41, Jhamir Applewhite, Elijah Shannon, Godson Raymond, Brandon Moreno.

4×400: sixth place, 4:00, Moreno, Jaevon Blackmon, Da’John Graves, Applewhite

“The Blue Knights brought in more medals than all of the winter season!” said Hawkins. “We are off to a good start. The times will get faster as the weather gets warmer. Saturday was very cold and wet.”

The IHS track and football field were renovated in 2013. The track teams were unable to host a meet due to unsafe track conditions.