Harris snags team record
Talk about a short match.
Tonganoxie High sophomore Jon Harris shook hands with De Soto's David Kornitz before a 103-pound match Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational. And six seconds later, Harris was declared the winner by fall.
Harris won the match is quick fashion. But more importantly, he set a new school record for fastest pin.
"I was kind of happy because I knew the record was seven seconds," Harris said.
Actually, the previous record was eight seconds.
Junior Travis Adcox pinned an opponent in that time span last year, while James Hartshorn and Andrew Miller previously tied for the school record during the 2002-03 year.
"I think it's awesome because I'm not awesome at wrestling, but it's great to get a record," Harris said.
The pin marked Harris' lone win of the day, but entering Saturday's competition, he was near .500 at 8-9. He now is 9-13 on the season.
THS coach Jeremy Goebel recalled Saturday's historic pin.
"I was like 'wow,'" Goebel said. "My first reaction was 'it's over?' I looked at the clock and it said six seconds. I thought 'no way.'"
Harris now has the fastest pin in THS history, and isn't too far away from the national high school record for his weight class.
According to Goebel, the national record is four seconds.