The Boardman boys track team sent seven athletes to the 2012 New Balance Outdoor National Championships last weekend at the campus of North Carolina A&T University. Highlighting the trip was sophomore Mark Hadley placing fifth overall in the Emerging Elite 1600 meter run in a time of 4:20. Also, the sprint medley team of sophomores Turel Thompson, Brian Bodrick, and Alan Burns along with senior Darel Green placed seventh in the Emerging Elite Division.
Also for the Spartans, Jones was 31st overall in the Emerging Elite 100 meter dash. Hadley was 18th in the Emerging Elite 3200 meter run. Finally, the 4x100 meter relay team of Thompson, Bodrick, Jones, and senior Allen Starkey was 13th overall in the Emerging Elite division.