JERSEY - Some may not know this but Jersey had boys cross country and track coach Harold Landon was an exceptional sprinter while a high school athlete and he placed in state.
Over the years, Landon has produced a lot of top-notch sprinters. The latest in the group is Casey Borkowski, who stood out in both the 100 meters (11.3) and 200 meters (22.66) as a junior and will be a key senior member of the team in 2024. He also had a team-best 400 meters (55.24) this past year.
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Borkowski served as a main anchor for the Jersey boys' sprint relays, Landon said. When Borkowski took the handoff on that last leg he was always like a bolt of lightning for the Panthers. Borkowski was competitive in every Panthers' meet in the sprints and drew attention throughout the season.
Casey is a Sparklight Internet Male Athlete of the Month for the Panthers.
“Casey is a very hard worker,” Coach Landon said. “He is a track guy. He was all-conference in the 100 meters, 200 and anchored the 4 x 100 relay team at the MVC Meet.
“Casey broke 23 seconds a couple of times in the 200 meters. He has a bright future for next year. Casey loves the 200 but I think he also could be a good 400-meter runner next season.”
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