Bush Paces H-ton at Suffolk Frosh-Soph Championships

Huntington freshman track sensation Jaylen Bush.

January 23, 2017

Blue Devil ninth grade track sensation Jaylen Bush won the 55m hurdles to pace Huntington High School at the Suffolk Frosh-Soph Championships last Friday night.

Bush blew away the field, going wire to wire in 8.93 seconds to easily win the freshman division event. The teenager came into the meet with a previous best time of 10.05 seconds. He shattered that mark in the semifinals by running 9.14 seconds, which set the stage for his stunning first place performance.

In other freshman division action for Huntington:

• The 4x200m relay team consisting of Justin Stevens, Bush, Junior Flores and eighth grader Anthony Joseph, who ran the anchor leg, swept to victory in a time of 1:44.79.
• Stevens finished fifth in the 600m dash in 1:37.01
• Gary Barash placed third in shot put with a toss of 33-03.50 feet.
• In the 1000m run, Brendan Roller finished ninth (3:05.39) and eighth grader Andrew McKenzie was 12th (3:06.08).
• Eighth grader Aidan Heller finished 14th in the 3200m run in 11:42.32.

In the sophomore division, Huntington’s Jonathan Smith finished third in the 300m dash (39.05 seconds) and fourth in the 55m dash (7.12 seconds.)

Eric Sands took second place out of 36 entries in the sophomore shot put with a toss that measured 42-06.00 feet The Blue Devils’ 4x400m relay finished third in 3:57.56.

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Huntington sophomore shot put specialist Eric Sands, Jr.
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Speedy Huntington sophomore Jonathan Smith.