Cathedral boys 4×800 relay team breaks 44-year old state record

Published 2:05 pm Saturday, May 4, 2019



JACKSON — The Cathedral Green Wave boy’s track team broke a 44, year old state record Saturday in the MAIS class AAA State Track Finals held at Jackson Prep.

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The boy’s 4×800 meters team broke the old record of 8 minutes and 32 seconds set in 1975 by Copiah Academy.

The Green Wave team consisting of Ty Bertelsen, Ryan Skates, Hayes Daly and Cade Miller ran the race in a time of 8 minutes 28.15 seconds.

“I was so excited for them,” said Tommy Smith, Cathedral track coach. “I told them they will cherish that record for the rest of their lives.”

Other Green Wave track athletes who placed well are Skates who took third place in the individual 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes 3 seconds and Miller at 2 minutes 9 seconds.

Allie Feltus took second place in the discus throw, and Daly hit the board taking sixth place in the 3200 meter run.