The Marshfield track and field program finished off the 2021-’22 season with a hoard of top performances The team took home 15 medals in 9 events at the MSHSAA Class 4 State Track and Field Championships. Possibly the highest number of medals earned and first time a Blue Jay became All-State champion in two events.
“Peyton McBride, no one has corrected me yet, is the first athlete to win two events at a state championship in a single season. A new first for Marshfield,” explained Marshfield Track and Field Coach Roy Kaderly. “That's always nice moving forward. Starting to have new records and new standards. We talked about that as our motto this year: raising the standard. This whole group of kids have definitely done that and just continued to build up the program.”
The following athletes earned All-State recognition at the MSHSAA Class 4 Track and Field Championship on May 27 and 28:
Peyton McBride 1st in Triple Jump
1st in Long Jump
Abby McBride 3rd in Triple Jump
Emma Dinkins 4th in 100 Meter Dash
Chelsey Brown 5th in Girl’s Pole Vault
Travis Greenfield 5th in Boy’s Pole Vault
Boy’s 4x200M 5th (Marcus Blackstock, Bryant Bull, Peyton McBride and Cooper Kimrey)
Bryant Bull 6th in Long Jump
Boy’s 4x100M 6th (Marcus Blackstock, Bryant Bull, Peyton McBride and Cooper Kimrey)
A number of athletes were just on the bubble of competing at the championship level, however, Kaderly expects that will not be the case for next year.
“We lost some seniors. You don't ever say you can replace the seniors, because you can’t. They all bring something different to the table, but we are a fairly young team. We've got a lot of the kids that qualified for state returning to us next year and that's very exciting,” commented Kaderly. “The heartaches are tough, but sometimes you bounce back better than you think after a tough loss or some sort of adversity. You come back even stronger. That's what I'm looking for those kids to do. Come back stronger and use the adversity they faced as motivation for next year.”
Reflecting on the season, it’s obvious that Kaderly and the athletes are already gearing up for the 2022-’23 season.
“I just can't imagine being anywhere else other than Marshfield. The staff that I worked with poured everything they've got into the kids and I couldn't ask for any more from them,” said Kaderly. “I think what we've got going on at Marshfield is going to continue to grow and get better. This is just the starting point for Marshfield and we're going to continue to dominate. They (the athletes) are creating a legacy…. One of the girls, Abby McBride, said after the meet was over that we're gonna hang a banner next year. Which was very good to hear. They've already set their goal on hanging a banner and I'm excited for that.”
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