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VARSITY TRACK & FIELD
Coach Scott Holland: Amarachukwu Oguchi finished her Cooper career dominating the Shot Put and Discus at the SPC Championships. She won the shot by 8' and won the discus by 42'. It has been a great run and since her chance at SPC Titles was ended last year by COVID, I so glad she got this opportunity to shine. She was the only girl from The John Cooper School to qualify for the SPC championships with 22 Cooper athletes qualifying.
On the boys' side, Ben Currin and William Young each earned All SPC Honors placing second in the Discus and Pole Vault. Young's finish in the Pole Vault tied the school record 12' 6'. The rest of the squad competed well. We did miss a few points here and there. We finished sixth overall with only six points separating fourth from sixth place.
Ben Currin • 2nd Discus, 8th Shot PutWilliam Young • 2nd Pole Vault 12' 6"– ties school recordJackson Kovin • 4th 200mTanure Ewherido • 4th 400mWill McDermott • 4th 1600mAndrew Wilkerson • 5th 800mAmir Rizvi • 5th 300m Hurdles; 6th 110m HurdlesConnor Dove • 5th Shot Put; 8th DiscusOwen Woodside • 6th Shot Put; 6th DiscusMatthew Rock • 6th Triple Jump4X400m Relay 6th • Tanure Ewherido, Carson Hanson, Amir Rizvi, Jackson Kovin4X800m Relay 7th • Vishnu Swaminathan, Adam Elsolh, Zac Winton, Grey MendenhallDaniel Schlichter • 8th Long Jump
The John Cooper School's Athletics Department held a final signing ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Friday, April 30, in the Dunlap Gymnasium, to recognize three senior athletes who will be competing at the college level in the fall of 2021.
Cooper students, parents, faculty, coaches, and teammates joined Athletic Director John Hoye to honor the student-athletes who will compete in football, track and field, and cross country.
"These athletes have all worked hard while at Cooper and we join them in celebrating their successes," Hoye said. "We wish them all the very best and look forward to following their college athletic careers."
Will Corson will represent Chapman University in Orange, Calif. on the football field. Katie Drake will run cross country at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and Rice University in Houston welcomes Amarachukwu Oguchi on the track and field team. These three athletes join 13 Dragons from the Class of 2021, who signed earlier at signing days in November and February.
They are Grant Carter, golf, Mary Hardin-Baylor University; Ben DeLoit, sprint football, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Adelaide Herman, diving, Williams College; AJ Harrell, volleyball, South Dakota School of Mines; Anthony Giannette, baseball, Louisiana Tech; Will McDermott, cross country, Rice University; James McKenzie, tennis, Haverford College: Will Nath, baseball, Nichols College; Ajailah Ogiemwonyi, basketball, Garden City Community College; Jack O'Riordan, track and field, Lehigh University; Jake Peterson, football, University of Pennsylvania; Jacob Rebrook, baseball, Pepperdine University; and Nathan Weisoly, baseball, Dickinson College.