Hornets News · FREAKS Busy Breaking Records


Heading into sectionals, the Track & Field team has shown off some impressive performances.  Three athletes have broken school records and could continue to post personal bests in a run up to the state meet.

Junior Romea Echols is having a fantastic season breaking the school record in the 200 and 100 meter dash.  At the Indiana Crossroads Conference meet on May 3rd, Romea broke the ICC meet record and the school record in the 200 with a time of 26.03.  Romea also won conference in the 100 meter dash.  Just last night she broke the 100 meter dash school record at the girls Marion County meet with a time of 12.48.

Romea Echols -Photos by: David Dixon

Senior Romeo Echols, is not letting his sister take all the glory for herself as he is also posting some impressive times this season.  At the ICC meet on May 3rd Romeo won the 200 meter dash and broke the 64 YEAR OLD school record with a time of 22.56.   He also won the conference meet in the 100 meter dash.  Romeo will compete in the boys Marion County meet this evening and where we hope to see him strengthen his record even more.

Center: Romeo Echols – Photos by: David Dixon

Finally, junior Josh Fryar continues to post personal bests in the shot put and discuss.  At the ICC meet on May 3rd, Fryar hurled the shot put 52’4.5″ to break his previously held record.  That was enough for Josh to win conference in the shot put.  He also took home 1st place in discuss as well.  Fryar will also be competing this evening in the boys Marion County meet.

Josh Fryer – Photos by: David Dixon

Congratulations to Romea, Romeo, and Josh and we wish them the best of luck heading into county and sectionals.

Other notable Track & Field performances:

  • Girls 4×1 team (Tula, Hancock, Crawford, Echols) took 1st place at the ICC meet
  • Girls Track & Field finished 3rd overall at the ICC meet with 79 points
  • Boys 4×4 team (Marion, Crabtree, Echols, Spriggs) took 1st place at the ICC meet
  • Jarred Burns took 1st place in the pole vault at the ICC meet
  • Boys Track & Field finished 2nd overall at the ICC meet with 92 points