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Greenville too strong for Lowell boys

Losing 99-38 is never easy and made more difficult when it’s to a conference rival just 23 miles to one’s north.

However, Lowell boys track team’s loss to Greenville was tempered as the Red Arrows notched a handful of personal best performances.

Sophomore, Bryce Hrusovsky continued his rise to prominence in the hurdles as he remained undefeated in league competition with personal records in both the 110 high hurdles (16.76) and 300 low hurdles (45.83). He finished first and second respectively in the two hurdle events.

“Bryce is only a sophomore and could be the real deal in the hurdles,” said Lowell boys track coach Sarah Ellis.

Matt Kyllonen continues to impress as he cleared 5-10 in the high jump, earning top honors. The Red Arrow, who has performed well in the 400-meter run throughout the season, was pulled from the event because of a rolled ankle he incurred a day earlier.

“I wanted to make sure Matt’s okay for the conference meet,” Ellis explained.

Kyllonen did, however, take second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.22.

Robby Coffey soared to a personal best height of 11-6 to win the event against the Yellowjackets.

“I think by the end of this week he will be over 12 feet,” Ellis predicted.

Leighton Watson continued his winning ways in the long jump with a winning distance of 19-3 1/2.

Martin Brubaker came up just shy of a win in the 3200-meter run as he stopped the clock in 10:57 one second shy of his Yellowjacket counterpart.

“Martin shows real promise for the 3200 meter, his third time running it and he went 10:56, his personal best,” Ellis said.

Lowell’s 4×200 relay team (Dylan Brower, Watson, Jacob Meyer and Kyllonen) showed improvement, stopping the clock in a personal best time of 1:36.06.

Meyer was also second in the 100 dash with a time of 11.98. The winning time was 11.94.

Ben Partridges time of 5:16 placed him second in the 1600-meter run.