Pingley Breaks School Record
By LESLIE LIVELY, Coach
Valley High School Boy’s Track Team
Valley’s Casey Pingley set a new school record for the 100 meter sprint last week, turning in a hand-held-adjusted time of 11.14 seconds that broke the previous record of 11.2 seconds that Pingley himself tied earlier this year at John Marshall.
Pingley placed first in the OVAC event and in second place overall. He also was part of the 4×100 and 4×200 teams that placed first in OVAC Class-A.
The school’s new 100 meter record was set at the OVAC championships at Byesville, Ohio, where the automatic timing system was out of order. His record was established by rounding up a realtime of 10.85 to 10.9 seconds and adding .24 second, according to standardized rules.
In addition to Pingley, the previous school record of 11.2 seconds record was held by JB Stewart in 1985, Carl Lively in 1989 and Fred West in 1993. Pingley is currently tied with Lively for the 200 meter record, 23.2 seconds, and was close to breaking that record with an adjusted 23.24 seconds this year’s OVAC events at Meadowbrook.
He will have several more attempts at breaking these records this year, as well as next year, as he returns to lead the Lumberjacks in the 2012 season.