Braziel, Buschur lead boys track at Marcet Invitational


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The boys track and field team took 10th at the Marco Marcet Invitational in Frankenmuth on Thursday, April 18.

While the rest of KHS settled down for a relaxing three-day weekend on Thursday, April 18, the boys track and field team took a trip to Frankenmuth, where the team placed 10th out of 15 teams with 26 points.

Carman-Ainsworth sprinted to first place with 115 points, while Frankenmuth placed second with 76.5 points.

Corunna came in a close third place with 74.5.

In the 800-meter run, junior Raydoffa Braziel powered his way to a fourth-place finish with a time of 2:06.1.

Braziel feels improving his confidence will help him improve on his time.

“I felt very good and strong in that race, and (Coach Paul) Adas said that I looked very strong,” Braziel said. “I just wasn’t too confident, and I got out too slow on the first lap. I could’ve easily won that race. I felt like I was in the best shape that I’ve been in a while.”

Senior Dylan Buschur continued his solid season in the shot put, setting his season best with a throw of 42-09. His throw was good for fourth place.

He also took fifth in the discus with a toss of 130-01, while senior Nick Letterman earned eighth with a personal record of 120-09.

Setting his season record in the 300 hurdles, sophomore Braylon Silvas bounded for fifth place in 43.99 seconds.

A leap of 19 feet, 0.75 inches put Silvas in sixth place for the long jump.

As a team, we all need to show up and be accountable, and we need to work much harder at practice to show results”

— Raydoffa Braziel, junior

The 800-relay team, which consists of junior Matt McGinnis, freshman Tyler Csintyan, Silvas, and Braziel, placed sixth in 1:38.78.

In the 3200 relay, senior Josh Bischoff, junior Mitchell Howell, freshman Mario Wells, and Braziel teamed up to earn eighth place. Their time was 9:16.48.

Braziel feels the team needs to improve by believing in one another and committing to improvement.

“As a team, we all need to show up and be accountable, and we need to work much harder at practice to show results,” Braziel said. “Some of us need to get it wired into their brain that no matter what their main sport is, they need to put their all into every one that they do.

“That’s what makes someone a real athlete, you compete in whatever you do and you become the best you can be in whatever you do.”

The Hornets will visit Flushing to take on the Raiders and Brandon in their second Metro League meet Wednesday, April 24.