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GHS track athletes post successful year

Gloucester High School track athletes had another successful outdoor season, according to head coach John Perrin. The boys placed fifth and the girls eighth in the Peninsula District Meet held May 4 and 5, sending several athletes on to the Eastern Region Meet.

At the district competition, junior Robert Freiermuth made the All-District first team by clearing 11’6” in the pole vault. Senior Ryan Purrington made the second team with a two-mile run time of 10:36.65 and junior Torie Thomas made third team with his pole vault of 10 feet.

Also at the district meet, sophomore Logan Pitchford was fourth in the mile run in 4:40.22, sophomore Kevin Speray was fifth in the mile in 4:40.06 and senior Ryan Purrington was eighth in 5:02.50. Jason Bennett, Shamar Marsh, Chris Hogge and Troy Thomas combined for fifth place in the 400 meter race and Torie Thomas, Kasean Lockley, Jason Bennett and Devin Berry were seventh in the 1600 relay in 3:43.43.

In addition, Mike Sage, DaRontae...

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