Darlington School: Cypress leads boys' track & field to 10th place state finish
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Cypress leads boys’ track & field to 10th place state finish

May 12, 2014 | 516 views

Senior Avery Cypress, competing in a Darlington uniform for the last time, went out with a bang, medaling in three events at the GHSA track and field championship.

In his best event, the 800 meters, Avery placed 2nd with a time of 1:57.03. Click here to watch a video. It was over two seconds faster than his PR (personal record), and the fastest time run by a Darlington athlete in the 800 since the 1990's.

In the 1600 meters Avery ran a 4-second PR of 4:30, placing 5th. He was joined in the 1600 by Spencer Fields, who ran a 7-second PR of 4:37 and placed 11th.

Spencer also competed in the 3200 meters, placing 5th and breaking the elusive 10-minute barrier for the first time, bettering his previous PR of 10:05. Jared Deaton also competed in the 3200, placing 15th in his first appearance at the state championship.

Senior Reeves Brown placed 8th in the long jump with a PR of 20 feet, 6 inches. Senior Ian Winder placed 6th in the 400 meters.

Avery, Reeves, and Ian were joined by Chris Edwards in the 4 x 400 meter relay, placing 3rd in the State with a time of 3:26.13.

Watch the 4 x 400 meter relay below as they run the second-fastest time in school history. Avery and Ian are both members of the school-record holding team from 2013 (3:25.61, along with Alex Cox '13 and Chandler Duggan).

Full results from the state meet can be seen here.