Tigers clinch third consecutive track & field title
Congratulations to the Tiger Track & Field team, who claimed the Class 3A KHSAA state championship on Saturday, June 4, at the University of Kentucky outdoor track & field complex.
For the second consecutive year, the battle between St. X and Male track programs ended with the Tigers being victorious. St. X clinched the program's third straight championship, outscoring the Bulldogs 81-72.
The Tigers opened the meet with a 2nd-place finish in the 4x800 relay. Isaac Baker, Roman Schrader, Nick Brooks, and Noah George finished in 8:02.44.
Junior Sami Hattab was crowned state champion in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter events. He finished with a time of 4:15.22 and 9:22.50, respectively. This marks three titles this year for Sami as he captured the cross country individual crown in the fall.
Twelve Tigers finished in the Top 10:
- 2nd Place: Nate Jarboe, Noah Royal, Trae Burns, James Burnett - 1:28.88 - 4x200 Relay
- 4th Place: Nick Stockdale, Noah Royal, Hunter Raymond, Logan Raymond - 4x100 Relay
- 5th Place: Christian Coleman - 15.09 - 110m Hurdles
- 5th Place: Roman Schrader - 1:58.48 - 800m
- 6th Place: Ashton Jones - 49-7.25 - Shot Put
- 7th Place: Jack Marsh - 15.23 - 110m Hurdles
- 7th Place: Trae Burns - 42-4.50 - Triple Jump
- 9th Place: Nick Brooks - 1:59.45 - 800m
“This team title is a championship of perseverance. The team was riddled with injuries throughout the first half of the season. The team did not start to take shape until we reached the Metro Louisville City Championship on May 18. This meet marked the first time that Male had been defeated all season and the first time we won a varsity invitational in Louisville this year," said Head Coach David Stewart '06. "Our team continued this streak by capturing our Region Championship, and again found a way to continue their momentum through the state championship. This team overcame setbacks, injuries, and disappointments to peak at the right time. They came into the state championship as 13.75 point underdogs and found a way to overcome that point gap by believing in each other and putting their best performance on the track when it mattered most. I could not be more proud of this group’s resilience and tenacity."
This marks the school’s sixth team state championship of the 2021-22 school year with titles in Football, Lacrosse, Powerlifting, Tennis, and Swimming & Diving.
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