They’re becoming one of the most talked about track teams in Northern Indiana. The Maroon Streak are off to a 4-0 start despite the fact they haven’t had a track to run on in over 4 years.
The Cavemen are led by the “Mishawaka Missle” Paishence Johnson. The super sophomore set a new school record in the 100 meter dash at Riley with a time of 12.14. In her second night out, she ran a 12.2 in the 100 and posted a blazing time of 26.2 in the 200 to help the Cavemen knock off NIC rival Penn.
This is a complete team coming at you from all directions. State Qualifier Rylin Bagarus beat the field at Penn in the 100 hurdles with a 16.3, but then you have school record holder Asia Salazar clearing 5 feet in the high jump, Devyn Miller winning the disc and Sectional Cross Country Champ Faith Quintana owning the 1600 and 3200 races so far this season.
Against Riley and NorthWood, Mishawaka won 15 of the 16 events. Then against Penn, the Cavemen and Kingsmen each won 8 events as Mishawaka won 79-73.
This program could’ve been discouraged when the new track that will be ready for next season had construction delays. But they improvised, got creative, and have become even more close because of the situation they’ve been put in.
Mishawaka is next at Washington Tuesday and at the Penn Invitational April 21st. Put on your calendar April 27th as this year’s Princess Relays will be at Elkhart Central before returning to Mishawaka in 2019.
APRIL 10, 2018
On a chilly night at Penn High School, the Cavemen beat Penn and Clay in highly competitive track meet.
Scoring for the Cavemen in each event (top 4 place)
4 x 800 relay – 2nd: Kyra Young, Baliee Shambaugh, Jordan Holland, Justina Hanson
100 hurdles: 1st Rylin Bagarus 16.3, 3rd Madison Kreil 18.4
100: 1st Paishence Johnson 12.2, 2nd Indiah Jones 12.9
1600: 1st Faith Quintana 5:26.4, 4th Rachel Ibarra 5:37.3
4×100: DQ (1st)
400: 3rd Chikondi Chanza 1:12.4
800: 3rd Kyra Young 2:37.0, 4th Baliee Shambaugh 2:48.9
200: 1st Paishence Johnson 26.2, 3rd Indiah Jones 28.5
3200: 1st Faith Quintana 12:07.4
4×400: 2nd 4:22.0, Madison Kreil, Bri Udongo, Krya Young, DeiJana Smith
Disc: 1st Devyn Miller 109-00, 2nd Salome Walker 91-11
Shot: 2nd Devyn Miller 34-05
Long Jump: 2nd Rylin Bagarus 15-03.5, 3rd Bri Udongo 15-00
High Jump: 1st Asia Salazar 5-01, 4th Rylin Bagarus 4-08
Pole Vault 2nd Haley Smith 8-00, Claudia Cates 7-06
March 28, 2018
Mishawaka won 15 of 16 events. The highlight of the night was sophomore Paishence Johnson’s new school record of 12.14 in the 100 meter dash. Kyra Young was the high point girl with 1st, 2nd, and two 1st place relays.
EVENTS (at Riley HS)
4 x 800 meter relay: 1st (Kyra Young, Rachel Ibarra, Ashliee Myers, Baliee Shambaugh)
100 Hurdles: 1st Rylin Bagarus, Daijza Robinson 3rd, Marina Ferrero 4th
100 Meters: 1st Paishence Johnson, 3rd Indiah Jones
1600 Meters: 1st Faith Quintana, 2nd Kyra Young, 4th Rachel Ibarra
4 x 100 relay 1st (Claire Shide, Paishence Johnson, Indiah Jones, Bri Udongo)
400 meters: 4th Chikondi Chanza
300 Hurdles: 1st Madison Kreil, 2nd Rylin Bagarus, 3rd Holly Bagarus, 4th Mariah Slabaugh
800 meters: 1st Kyra Young
200 meters: 1st Paishence Johnson, 3rd Indiah Jones
3200 meters: 1st Faith Quintana, 4th Natalie Scott
4 x400 meters: 1st (Kyra Young, Madison Kreil, Mariah Slabaugh, Bri Udongo)
High Jump: 1st Asia Salazar 5 – 02
Pole Vault: 1st Claudia Cates, 2nd Briana Eddy, T3rd Haley Smith, Claire Shide
Shot: 1st Devyn Miller, 2nd Salome Walker
Disc: 1st Devyn Miller, 3rd Salome Walker
Long Jump: 1st Rylin Bagarus, 2nd Bri Udongo