On a blustery day at the supreme Norfolk Academy facilities, track athletes from Broadwater and Northampton showed up big, stunning the well-healed competition in several events. The Broadwater JV Boys took first place overall. Broadwater’s freshman pole vaulter Kate Gomer (2nd overall) stunned the crowd with a 7 foot vault, while on the men’s side, Northampton’s Forrest Flynn tied for 1st overall with a dominant vault of 9 feet. More impressive than the height, Flynn’s technique was flawless and very close to collegiate caliber. Broadwater’s Gunner Gustavson took 1st for the JV boys with a clean, 8 foot vault. Major Morgan also took 1st in the boy’s varsity high jump with height of 5’10”. Taylor Major showed his strength and technique, finishing 2nd overall in the varsity discus, throwing 120 ft.
Robby Parker and Adam Buell of Broadwater finished 1st and 3rd in the grueling 3200 meter run. The Broadwater Varsity Girls took second, anchored by Carly Wardius in the 4×400 relay, and Sophie Watson finished a strong 4th in the varsity girls 800 Meter. Ronnie Guinan anchored the JV girls to victory in the girls 4×400 relay. In the boys varsity 4×400 relay, Broadwater took 3rd overall, bolstered by strong middle legs by Joey Creed and Major Morgan, and a brilliant finish by Nick Gomer. Sawyer Colbourne and Robby Parker finished 1st and 2nd in the JV boys 1600 meter run. The strongest race of the day may have been Joey Creed running the 400 for the first time; Creed finished first in his heat with a 1:00:06 time, finishing 4th overall (less than 1 second off the pace).