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Palm Coast Thursday, May 12, 2011 9 years ago

Bulldogs' 4x400 finish third in Class 4A

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by: Andrew OBrien Contributing Writer

Things didn’t exactly go according to plan for the Flagler Palm Coast Bulldogs track-and-field team May 7 at the Class 4A state meet.

Seven Bulldogs made it to the meet; however, the best finisher was FPC’s 4x400-meter relay team, featuring Vanti Williams, Mike Hymon, Josh Walker and Tyler Cue.

The team finished in 3 minutes, 16 seconds, the second-best time in school history and a third-place finish in the state.

Williams also finished eighth in the 800 meters, finishing in 1:55.86.

Cory Soard finished tied for 12th in the pole vault, clearing 13 feet. Chris Stubbs strained his hamstring and the 4x100-meter relay team didn’t qualify for the finals. In the 200 meters, Tyler Cue was disqualified for running out of his lane.

Coach Dave Halliday said lots of things went wrong for his team.

“Our performance was lackluster across the board,” Halliday said, pointing out that FPC’s prom was Friday
night, the night before the state meet.

“You can’t show up to the Class 4A state meet — the toughest competition in the entire state — and hope to just get your medal,” he said.

Though Halliday said the meet overall was disappointing, there were some bright spots, including Williams and the 4x400 relay team.

“Every meet is a learning experience, and a few underclassmen definitely got an eye-opener,” Halliday said.

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