Despite schedule changes and inclement weather, The Oakridge School soared at the 2018 Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) Championships at St. Mark's in Dallas.
After a huge delay, field events on Friday, May 4, were highlighted by Jeff Wright placing 6th in the boys' pole vault and Hassan Wayzani placing 6th in the boys' high jump.
In the running events Saturday, 16 of 17 Oakridge student-athletes set personal records.
The boys' 4 x 100 meter relay team of Andrew Sullivan, Trevor Hall, Chris LaRovere and Arthur Elgin, bettered their school record, running 42.98 to earn 4th place.
Chris LaRovere ran a personal best in the 100m, while Trevor Hall lowered his best in both the 100m and the 200m dash, earning 9th in the 100m and 7th in the 200m, which nearly broke the school record.
Andrew Sullivan, who coaches have called the future of the boys' sprint squad, ran an 11.30, shattering his season best. He did so while running with a predominately senior class field.
The boys' 4x400m team of Cristian Otero, Sage Abram, Andrew Sullivan, and Thomas "TJ" Bellah hung in until the end of the meet and competed beyond expectations in the heat.
The girls' 4x100m relay of Olivia McLean, Emily Meadows, Lucy Robinson and Zoe Fowler ran a season best 52.14 for 8th place.
Emily Meadows set huge personal bests in the 100m and 300m hurdles, earning 11th place in both. The team also competed against a predominately upper class field.
Zoe Fowler and Olivia McLean both ran huge personal records in the 100m dash. Olivia earned 10th place with a time of 12.85 against one of the fastest fields in years.