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High school track: Urys wins, tries to help friend

Jacob Urys, of Meekel Christian Academy, pulls ahead of Tom McClellan, of Mayfield, during the 1600 meter race at the Johnstown Invitational on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Jacob Urys, of Meekel Christian Academy, pulls ahead of Tom McClellan, of Mayfield, during the 1600 meter race at the Johnstown Invitational on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
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Winning wasn’t Jake Urys’ sole objective at Saturday’s Johnstown Invitational. The Mekeel Christian Academy senior wanted to help his neighbor out, too. “Before every race, we talk and go through a plan. While we were going over things, he said he wanted to set the school record,” Urys said of Mayfield/Northville 12th-grader Tom McClellan. “As distance runners, we all have a connection. We all want each other to do good.” So Urys tried to do ...


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