Boys Varsity Track · Men’s Track Jumpers Dominate the Patriot Relays


With first place finishes in the pole vault and high jump relays, the Chiefs proved they were the head of the field events at Livonia Franklin on Saturday. Canton’s long jump relay finished second, just half an inch short of the win.

While not a true relay, the field events used combined performances to calculate a team result.

Chief pole vaulters were Evan Carter, Drew LaBelle, and Ben Walters. High jumpers were Christopher Kight, George Faris Jr., and Ali Abdallah. Long jumpers were Carter, Jawuan Frazier, and Abdallah.

Carter’s 13’0” vault and 19’11.75” long jump led all performers. Kight’s 6’0” topped the high jump field.

As a team, Canton scored 62 points, en route to a 4th place finish out of 10 teams. The Chiefs did not compete in any events longer than 400 meters.

Other highlights included 2nd place by the 4x110m shuttle hurdles relay (Faris Jr., Dylan Hayes, Myles Huntley, Donovan King), and a 2nd place by the 4x100m ‘Big Man’ throwers relay featuring Ethan Smedley, Joey Datillio, Kazy Putnam, and Balpreet Singh.

On April 9th, the Chiefs dropped a league dual meet to a strong Northville team, 94-43. Event wins were notched by Alex Poe (800m), King (300m hurdles), Kight (high jump), Carter (long jump, pole vault), and Srikar Komanduri (400m).

The Chiefs are back in action Tuesday, April 16th against Plymouth, followed by the April Showers Invitational in Dexter on April 20th. Tuesday’s events start at 3:30PM at the varsity field. Concessions will be available.