Track & Field Goes to Regionals!
Competitor Shows Sportsmanship Toward Cavs at Districts
During the Boys 800M Final, one of the Cavaliers went down in much discomfort and pain. Although the race was still going on, it must have caught the attention of one of the Cincinnati Christian High School runners, because as soon as the race ended, he came to the aid of his fellow competitor, Jihad Metts, of the Purcell Marian Cavaliers.
Jihad went down after the first 400 meters of the 800M Final and stayed down for several minutes. As he was attempting to get up, Matthew Floyd, a senior from Cincinnati Christian, came and performed a very selfless feat by helping Jihad off of the race track. Floyd, who is a regional qualifier in the boys 800M, still had a very important race remaining, as he is the anchor on the Cincinnati Christian 4×4 relay team. His selfless act was caught by coach Manning as he was taking photographs.
We would like to take time to say thank you to Matthew Floyd and the Cincinnati Christian Track & Field team for such an awesome display of humanity and sportsmanship.
By way of follow-up, Jihad suffered a pulled hamstring, but plans to be well enough to compete in Wednesday’s Regionals.