Category: Boys Track and Field

Pennsylvania HS athlete shot in face during drug deal over one ounce of marijuana

A 17-year-old Pennsylvania student was arrested after shooting an 18-year-old schoolmate during an argument over one ounce of marijuana, according to the Inquirer.
Marquis Mays, 18, was in critical but stable condition as of Wednesday afternoon.
He plays football and track at Haverford High School (Havertown, Penn.), according to CBS Philly.
On Tuesday night, he and another male met up with James McCauley, 17, who had two others in the car with him, according to ABC6. Mays got into the back of the car to purchase marijuana. According to the outlet, the arrangement was one ounce for $150.

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A male in the back of the car got violent during the transaction and they began to physically fight, according to ABC6.
Mays was shot in the face with a gun police believe was a stolen. McCauley and the other occupants fled.
Mays was taken to the hospital Tuesday night. McCauley, 17, was arrested as he left his house to go to school Wednesday morning.
McCauley is being tried as an adult. He is charged with criminal attempt to commit homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, firearms without a license, possession of an instrument of crime and receiving stolen property, according to ABC6.
“When you get down to it, talking about an ounce of marijuana and then you end up shooting somebody over that, it’s ridiculous that a person that age should be carrying a gun, a stolen gun for that matter,” Police Chief John Viola said to the Inquirer.

'Blaze The Great,' age 7, looks like he has super speed on the track

Do you remember that part at the end of The Incredibles (and at the beginning of The Incredibles 2) where the Parrs finally let their son, Dash, race for his school team?
For years, they hadn’t allowed him to run because his superhuman speed would have given him an unfair advantage. But after saving Metroville, they finally gave in.
Well there’s a young runner from Tampa Bay, Fla. who looks like a real-life version of Dash — if his parents forgot to tell him to “make it close” and “go for second.”
Watch 7-year-old Blaze run a pair of races and thoroughly dominate his … well, “competition” isn’t the right word.

If you think he is fast now, just wait until he gets into high school
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— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) February 10, 2019
In the video above, Rudolph “Blaze” Ingram ran an 8.69-second 60-meter dash and a 13.48-second 100-meter.
Look at that form. He’s the only runner with a proper stance prior to the start. He doesn’t teeter around awkwardly off the line.
The 2019 season is underway for Blaze, a 7-year-old who’s probably faster than you.

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If that 100m time is accurate, it would break the current U-8 record of 13.69 listed on USA Track & Field.
Blaze is only 3.39 seconds behind the 17-18 men’s record listed on the site, and he still has 10 years to train and beat it.
With speed and coordination like that, it’s unsurprising to hear he’s also a good football player who has gained the attention of LeBron James.

Report: 'Charges likely' in single-car crash that killed Georgia HS track athlete

The day after a crash in that killed a 17-year-old Georgia high school student and injured three others, authorities identified the teenagers involved and said charges may be filed against the driver.
As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, the single-car crash killed front-seat passenger Stephen Smith, a senior at Creekview High School (Canton, Ga.) and a member of the school’s track and field team.
Per the Journal-Constitution, the car’s driver, identified Wednesday as 17-year-old Fred Engamba, was taken to the hospital and released.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jay Baker said per the Journal-Constitution that“charges are likely” in the case, but “investigators will wait until they complete their investigation and until toxicology results return before determining what charges to file.”
The three injured were also Creekview students, a school district spokeswoman told the Journal-Consitution.
Back-seat passenger Chase Burr, 17, is also a track athlete and has serious injuries. The Journal-Constitution reports that a 15-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital and released.
Baker told reporters Tuesday that the teens were driving at about 2 p.m. when the vehicle lost control down an embankment and hit a tree. Investigators said speed may have been a factor in the crash.
The school’s track and field team remembered Smith on their Facebook page.

A letter sent to parents from Creekview Principal Mark Merges and shared with the Journal-Constitution said Smith was “an energetic student who was known as a friend to all.”
“He always came to class in a good mood with a smile on his face,” Merges wrote. “He was always willing to help out classmates and loved track and field, especially the jumping events.”