Drennian Martin was 7th in the 800 run (2:07.92).
“Drennian ran a personal best indoors, minutes after running in the 4 x 800, so I was very pleased to see him come back that stron,” Coach Kramer said. “He still isn’t 100% back in shape from early injury, but this shows progress.”
Shelbyville also ran 5th in the 4x800. Drennian Martin ran a 2:04, Myles Foor a 2:03, Seth Applegate a 2:14 and Neil Yockey a 2:07.
“I was very encouraged by our race,” Coach Kramer said. “We had some guys step up and cut some significant time off from last meet at Charleston. Our goal is to break school record and if that happens whatever place we will take.”
Shelbyville still isn’t up to full speed, but they are showing great promise for the season.
“We left some points at home with Darin Breeden and Luke Hatfield,” Coach Kramer said. “Darin has not jumped this year in high jump, because of previous personal commitments and Luke just has not been able to get on a pole. Both would have gotten us some points so that is encouraging. We were only six points from winning the meet, so we have a shot at being pretty good at the end of the year if the kids are dedicated. All of the kids ran better than their performances coming in so it was a great success!”
Derek Williamson of Neoga, who had a good showing at the Charleston Indoor Meet, placed 3rd in the 200 dash (23.02). Teammate Corey Kersey, who shined in the jumps at Charleston Indoor, repeated at the Top Times. He won the triple jump (43-02) and earned an 8th place medal in the long jump (20-03).
Jason Pokalsey of A&M is also constantly showing his stuff in the quarter. Pokalsey took 6th in the 400 (53.5).
Top Times Meet
Team Scores: 6. Shelbyville 23, 12. Neoga 17, 45. Central A&M 3
Shelby, Neoga, A&M results: 60 dash-3. Miller (SH) 7:14; 200 dash-3. Williamson (NEO) 23.02, 4. Miller (SH) 23.24; 400-Pokalsey (CAM) 53.54; 800-7. Martin (SH) 2:07.92; 1600-6. Powers (SH) 4:37.83; 3200-6. Matlock (SH) 10:12.57, 9. Skinner (SH) 10:13.79; 4x800-5. Shelbyville 8:28.47; Long jump-8. Kersey (NEO) 20-03; Triple jump-1. Kersey (NEO) 43-02