Records Fall at Doug Hall Relays

Posted on Apr 10 2016 - 8:35am by Mike Strasinger



Brentwood’s Hailey Hendry runs away from the competition at the Doug Hall Relays – Photos by Mike Strasinger

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It wasn’t the warmest of April days, but the mid-50s temperatures Saturday didn’t prevent records from falling during the 30th annual Doug Hall Relays track and field meet at Montgomery Bell Academy.

Brentwood sophomore Brody Hasty ran the anchor leg on a pair of foursomes that set new meet marks, as the Bruins finished with an 18-minute, 1.26-second time in the 4×1600-meter relay and a 10:21.45 in the distance medley relay.


BA’s George Patrick led the Eagles to wins in the long jump, high jump, and 4×100 at the Doug Hall relays.

Meanwhile, Brentwood Academy – led by Texas signee George Patrick – established a new standard in the long jump relay with a three-man total of 64 feet.

“George just did his normal George thing,” Brentwood Academy coach Brad Perry said following the meet, which the Eagles won with 112 points. “He did do something he doesn’t normally do in running the 4×100. I don’t think people realize how fast he is as a straight sprinter.”

Patrick (22-11½), Thomas Ozburn (20-8½) and Cam Johnson (20-4) teamed to beat the previous long jump relay record of 62-5¾, set by Martin Luther King’s Blake Edwards, Ben Tankard and Justice Wooten in 2010.

With Patrick running the lead leg on the 4×100, Brentwood Academy turned in a winning time of 42.54. He also high-jumped 6-4 to help win that team event as well.

The Eagles also claimed both the shot put and discus relays along with the shuttle hurdle relay and the sprint medley relay en route to building a 51-point cushion over second-place MBA. It marked the ninth Doug Hall championship for Brentwood Academy and the fifth in as many years.


Brentwood’s Brody Hasty anchored two record-setting teams at the Doug Hall Relays.

“You don’t win a meet like this if you don’t have any depth,” Perry said, pointing to Ozburn’s performance in anchoring the sprint medley relay – which consists of two 100-meter legs, a 200 and a 400. Brentwood Academy finished with a 1:37.26, a half-second ahead of MBA’s 1:37.77.

Hasty, Jackson Vroom, Scott Thompson and Andrew Cates combined to break the 4×1600 mark of 18:08.82 set by 2012 Bruins Aaron Thomas, Alec Thomas, Nathan Thomas and Paul Stuart. He, Ryan Lee, Kyle Costner and Taylor Vroom finished 12 seconds ahead of the distance medley relay (1200, 400, 800, 1600) record of 10:33.59 established in 2013 by Brentwood’s Aaron Thomas, Eric Hoff, Lee and Alec Thomas.

“It was ridiculous,” veteran Brentwood coach Ronnie Seigenthaler said. “He ran 4:20 in the first one, knowing he was going to come back and double with – some recovery, but not a lot. Then he comes back and goes 4:17.

“He understands the sport, he understands the schemes and the tactical performances, but he’s got a bulldog mentality. It’s difficult for him to throttle it back.”

Hasty was named outstanding male athlete of the meet, as Brentwood swept top individual honors. Hailey Hendry was named outstanding female athlete – for the second straight year – after anchoring the Lady Bruins’ winning 4×1600, distance medley and 4×800 relays.

“Coach (Seigenthaler) just told me to do what I had to do to win,” Hendry said. “My teammates put me in really good positions.”

Despite her earlier contributions, Hendry was set to be called upon one final time before the coaching staff realized the team title had been sewn up prior to the 4×400 finale.

“They told me I may be in the 4×400, so I got my spikes and warmed up, and then they told me I didn’t need to do it,” she said. “I was just ready to do what the team needs.”

Brentwood’s 81 points were enough to hold off Brentwood Academy (67.5) and East Nashville (65.5) for team honors. The Lady Bruins claimed victories in the discus, shot put and long jump relays in addition to the Hendry-led track triumphs.

“You just put your sail on your leaders, and then you build it with some special pieces to the puzzle,” Seigenthaler said. “We had girls scoring in the pole vault, in the discus, in the jumps. It’s called ‘track and field’ for a reason. We won six events; that’s 60 points. Then you go get whatever’s left.”

The victory was Brentwood’s first in the history of the meet – the state’s oldest continuously running track and field event – and snapped a string of five consecutive titles by Brentwood Academy.


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Doug Hall Relays


Brentwood Acad. 112; Montgomery Bell Acad. 71; Brentwood 57; Wilson Central 43; Antioch 42; Centennial 33; Franklin Road Acad. 31; McGavock 28; Martin Luther King 24; Christ Presbyterian Acad. 21; East Nashville 16; Lipscomb Acad. 16; Father Ryan 14; Hillsboro 8; Ravenwood 7; Franklin 7; Hillwood 6; Whites Creek 4; Univ. School of Nashville 3; Murfreesboro Central 3.

Pole vault – MBA 35-6; High jump – Brentwood Acad. 18-0; Long jump –Brentwood Acad. 64-0*; Discus – Brentwood Acad. 388-0; Shot put –Brentwood Acad. 132-6¾; 4×1600 – Brentwood 18:01.26*; Shuttle hurdle –Brentwood Acad. 46.90; Distance medley – Brentwood 10:21.45*; 4×100 –Brentwood Acad. 42.54; 4×800 – Brentwood 8:05.45; Middle distance medley – MBA 3:35.97; 4×200 – Antioch 1:29.52; Sprint medley – Brentwood Acad. 1:37.26; 4×400 – Antioch 3:30.22.

Girls team scores            

Brentwood 81; Brentwood Acad. 67.5; East Nashville 65.5; Centennial 50; Antioch 40; Lipscomb Acad. 30; Martin Luther King 23; Harpeth Hall 22; Overton 20; St. Cecilia 19; Ravenwood 19; Father Ryan 17; Murfreesboro Central 15; Franklin 10; Hillsboro 9; Univ. School of Nashville 7; Whites Creek 5; McGavock 5; Hillwood 5; Wilson Central 1; Franklin Road Acad. 3; Christ Presbyterian Acad. 1.

Pole vault – Harpeth Hall, Univ. School of Nashville 19-6; High jump –Lipscomb Acad. 14-4; Long jump – Brentwood 48-5; Discus – Brentwood 278-11; Shot put – Brentwood 94-3½; 4×1600 – Brentwood 22:14.66; Shuttle hurdle – Antioch 33.83; Distance medley – Brentwood 12:37.44; 4×100 –

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