Last Tuesday (April 9), the Fort Cherry boys’ track team had a track meet really forced all the points out of them. In the end, the Rangers beat Chartiers Houston 73-68.
“It was a nailbiter all the way through,” said Fort Cherry head coach Ben Maxin. “We knew that Chartiers Houston was going to be pretty even with us - they outscored us on the track but our field kids really came through. The jumpers and throwers really came through and gave us a win.”
Maxin continued. “Towards the end, the triple jump was going on. It went to the jumps and they said, ‘Coach, this meet is close.’”
“We had two kids jump their PRs, and we got first and second in the triple jump,” Maxin said. Justin Iskey and Brelan Skinner were the Rangers to edge the Bucs in the triple jump.
After today, Fort Cherry’s final section meet will take place against Burgettstown and Monessen. On Tuesday, April 23, Fort Cherry will face South Fayette and Brentwood.
“The boys definitely have a real shot at winning the section,” said Maxin.