#5 Track Sweeps the NBC, Boys Earn First Title Since 1973

5. Track Sweeps the NBC, Boys Earn First Title Since 1973

When the Louisville Leopards Boys Cross Country Team won State last Fall you just got the feeling that it was going to be a very special year for Boys Track.  Led by Coach Jerry Fresenko the boys finished first in the NBC to give Louisville Boys Track their first league title in 38 years.

After a thunderstorm delay at the NBC Meet in Carrollton, Louisville took over.  Curtis Hanle blew past Marlington’s Brian Baum to capture the 1,600 in 4:26.48.  Andrew Nelson also grabbed fourth place in the 1,600 aiding the Leopards to victory.

Not to be outdone by the boys historic championship, the girls track team treated 2011 like business as usual in capturing their fourth straight NBC Title.

The girls actually trailed by 17 points to Canton South with just a few events remaining.  But, Mattie Rankin won the 1,600 and Brooke Mathie captured second to give the Leopards a 1-point lead.  Also, Alyx Crislip won her second individual league title in as many years with a 15-9 1/2 in the long jump.  Mackenzie Rankin finished second in the long jump and the Lady Leps cruised to victory.

The Track championships by both the boys and girls gave Louisville their third and fourth league titles of the Spring.  The Leopards dominated the 2010-11 year capturing nine NBC titles, more than half of all the NBC’s official sports.

Here’s a look back at the 2011 Track Season:

PICTURES FROM NORTHWEST MEET (4-7-2011)

BOYS MEETS:

MeetDateMeetW-LLouisvilleOpponent
3/26GOLDEN EAGLE RELAYS (at GlenOak)CANCELLED
13/29MinervaW87.540.5
24/2FAIRLESS TRI-COUNTY INVIATIONAL1st out of 14139
34/7NorthwestW10622
44/9NORTH CANTON RELAYS3rd out of 359
54/14at CarrolltonW8840
64/16GILMORE ACADEMY INVITATIONAL2nd out of 1692
74/19at Canton SouthW7454
84/23STARK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS (at Perry)T-3rd out of 2064
94/26West BranchW8939
105/3at AllianceW10028
115/6JACKSON TWILIGHT INVITATIONAL7th
125/10MarlingtonL5672
135/13NBC TRACK MEET (at Carrollton)1st
145/18DISTRICTS (at North Canton)6th out of 1453
155/25REGIONALS (at Austintown Fitch)10th out of 4124
166/3STATE MEET (at Columbus)53rd out of 784

GIRLS MEETS:

MeetDateMeetW-LLouisvilleOpponent
3/26GOLDEN EAGLE RELAYS (at GlenOak)10:00 AMCANCELLED
13/29MinervaW7157
24/2at Fairless1st out of 14152
34/7NorthwestW9529
44/9NORTH CANTON RELAYS3rd out of 354
54/16GILMOUR ACADEMY INVITATIONAL5th out of 2150
64/19at Canton SouthW7454
74/23STARK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS (at Perry)3rd out of 1873
84/26West Branch (NBC Triangular)W10125
94/28at Carrollton (NBC Triangular)W9236
105/3at AllianceW10621
115/6JACKSON TWILIGHT INVITATIONAL7th
125/10MarlingtonW9929
135/13NBC TRACK MEET (at Carrollton)1st
145/18DISTRICTS (at North Canton)6th out of 1457
155/25REGIONALS (at Austintown Fitch)15th out of 3816
166/3STATE MEET (at Columbus)X

2010-11 Top Memories Countdown:

11. Girls Tennis Captures 12th League Title

10. Poyser Wins District Championship

9. Comeback in Carrollton!

8. Boys Basketball Beats Hoover for First Time After Nine Tries

7. Baseball Wins NBC Outright and Sectional Championship

6. Volleyball Takes NBC & Sectional Title

5. Track Sweeps the NBC, Boys Earn First Title Since 1973

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