On Thursday, April 12th the Salem Boys took on campus rival Plymouth in the first ever dual meet between the two schools.
In the throws, the Rocks were led by senior Alex Howie who won both the shot put and discus. Seniors Lavonta Dillard and Jacob Giorgi both added thirds, Dillard in the shot put and Giorgi in the discus.
The jumps were led by Travell Hale and Issa Nasser in the long jump going 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the high jump senior Travell Hale finished 3rd.
In the sprints, Salem was led by senior Andrew Davis, who won the 100 in dominating fashion, finishing in 11.00 seconds (just .01 seconds off his own school record). He would also go on to win the 200 Dash and anchored the 400 Relay and 800 Relay. Senior Ryan Young added a 2nd in the 200 and senior Jason Warras, Sharriff Dyer, and junior Julius Nelson joined in on the winning sprint relay teams.
The hurdle races were both once again won by senior Sharriff Dyer, followed closely by senior John Paul DelaCruz. Senior Kenny McCormack chipped in a 3rd place finish in the Rocks. Salem also swept the 400 Dash behind a gutsy performance from senior Michael Schroeder and juniors Josh Pohl and Andrew Wylie, who all finished within .4 seconds of each other.
A handful of guys led the Rocks in the distance events, including juniors Berry Matthews and Josh Pohl, freshman Hezekiah Williams, and senior Michael Schroeder who won the 3200 Relay. Williams and Matthews finished 1-2 in the 800 Run, Andrew Beyer finished 3rd in the 1600, and Nolan Teodori added a runner-up in the 3200 as well. Michael Schroeder, Josh Pohl, Hezekiah Williams, and Berry Matthews put a cap on the meet with another outstanding performance in the 1600 Relay.
Ultimately, Salem would win the meet 93-44 over the Wildcats. Salem is now 2-0 on the season and will travel to Livonia Franklin on Tuesday for their next dual meet.