Friday, May 17, 2013

Record-setting Lafayette Jeff boys win ninth straight sectional track championship


Record-setting Lafayette Jeff boys win ninth straight sectional track championship

Sprinters dominate as Jeff runs past West Lafayette


By John Terhune & Nathan Baird/www.jconline.com

Each impressive time that flashed on the Scheumann Stadium Jumbotron Thursday night triggered a similar reaction at the Lafayette Jeff Sectional. 

The crowd typically responded first with a gasp, then applause. From Matt Johnson in the 100-meter dash to the Broncho 400 relay squad to Lucas Wallace in the 200, Lafayette Jeff's sprinters gathered in the infield to exchange exclamations of surprise and congratulations. 

Lafayette Jeff won eight events and totaled 146 points while winning its ninth straight boys team championship under coach Larry Griggs. West Lafayette, which had upended the Bronchos to win the City/County title earlier this month, finished second with 128. 

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