Caissons Track Shines at Eastern Mennonite Meet

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FMS archive photo. Track and field 2015.

Harrisonburg, VA — Fishburne Military School’s Track Team traveled to Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, VA on Saturday. Four of five field events and all of the relay races went the way of the Caissons. Babacour Sallah-Mohammed continued his outstanding performances this year with wins in the Long Jump (20’1″), the Triple Jump (41’2″), and the High Jump (6′). Vernady Desir also took first place in the Discus Throw (108’9.5″) and second in Shot Put (33’4″). Olatomiwa Pedro finished third in the Shot Put with a distance of 33’1″.

The Caissons swept the relay races. In the 4x800m relay, Avery Romp, Denver Druey, Alexander Isaacs, and Doug Marsh won in a time of 9:13.9 seconds. Romp, Marsh, Isaacs, and Tyler Long dominated the 4x400m relay, posting a time of 3:59.03. A questionable call on the final handoff disqualified the 4x100m team of Kian Tate, Sean Sidikou, Babacour Sallah-Mohammed, and Joshua Boyce who finished in a time of 46.44.

Boyce also won the 100m dash (0:11.76) and the 200m dash (0:23.6) with Tate finishing third in the 100m (0:11.84). Isaacs also won the 400m (0:57.93) and finished second in the 800m (2:26.73) with Romp finishing the 800m in third place (2:29.53). Druey finished second in the 3200m race (13:28.85) and Tyler Long finished third in the 300m hurdles (51:56) and scored a personal record of 17’2″ in the long jump, good enough for 4th place.

The Caissons have a busy week as they travel to Woodberry Forest on Wednesday and R.E. Lee High School on Thursday

Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academics. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command.