Over the weekend Floyd Central senior and University of Tennessee commit Will Conway competed at the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky. This meet featured some of the best races and performances for the weekend in Kentucky and nationally. Conway was tested against several top athletes from out of state teams including Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. He was also the top returner for this meet which may have led to a tactical advantage over the rest of the field competing Saturday morning.
In the seeded boys race there was no shortage of competition as 5 boys broke the 15 minute barrier while 44 boys were under 16 minutes for the 5K. Conway looked strong and was the first runner across the line with a new IN #1 time of 14:41.25 which also ranks him #6 currently in the United States. This time lowers his personal record by 25 seconds and marks his first time under 15 minutes in his running career. This mark also broke the previous meet record set back in 2001 by St. Xavier's (KY) Bobby Curtis who ran a 14:44.00. Curtis went on to become a multi-time All-American at Villanova University.
Conway served as the ultimate low stick for Floyd Central which allowed the team to finish ahead of 29 other schools and come in a close second to Trinity (Louisville). Trinity placed 11th last year at the highest class (3A) state meet for Kentucky. The final score between these two programs was 146-151.
Will and his team set their sights on even greater success in the upcoming weeks.