Saturday, June 1, 2013

Lafayette Jeff sprinters capture three state championships

Johnson takes 100, McQuay 200; Duo joins Wallace, Green to win 400 relay

Written by Nathan Baird, www.jconline.com; Photo by Greg Flint


BLOOMINGTON — The anxiety preceding Friday’s boys state track and field meet churned Lafayette Jeff coach Larry Griggs’ stomach all week.

What if someone on the Bronchos’ 400-meter relay team dropped a baton? What if seniors Carl McQuay and Lucas Wallace got tangled up while elbowing each other down the stretch in the 200?

It wasn’t until after Lafayette Jeff’s second state championship of the night — the result of a flawless, record-setting run by that 400 relay — that Griggs stopped shaking.

Behind three state championships and six total medal-winning performances, the Bronchos were the 2013 state runner-up at Indiana’s Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex.

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