Track teams are seeing plenty of competition in meets
By ROB HAMILTON
In Saturday’s Buckeye Valley Invitational, the Cardington boys finished fourth and the girls were fifth.
The boys finished with 74 points. Zach Zvansky won twice, clearing 11’ in the pole vault and running the 200 in 25.33. He also placed second in the high jump.
Mitchel Yake won the 1600 in 5:00 and placed second in the 800. Also, Dustin Briggs was third in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles and Mat Nadzam took third in the discus.
The girls scored 48 points to finish fifth in their meet. They claimed first in the 800-meter relay in 2:01 and also were second in the 3200 relay.
Kelsee Lothes placed third in both the shot and discus, while Sami Bennett placed third in the 400.
Gilead Christian Eagles
On Saturday, Gilead Christian’s track team competed at the Licking Heights Invitational.
The girls’ team finished ninth, while the boys were 10th.
For the girls, who scored 17 points, Lyndee Sayers won the 300 hurdles in 53.84. Mary Arrington, Cassie Smotherman and Kristen Mohre also scored points for their team.
The boys, who scored 22 points, were led by Danny Bruce. He finished second in the long jump and third in the 400. He was also on the placing 800-meter relay with Aaron Martin, Caleb Mosher and Tanner Kurilec.
Mosher and Martin, as well as Zack Baker, also scored points in individual events.
Northmor swept a quadrangular meet with Buckeye Central, Gilead Christian and South Central on Thursday.
The host Knights dominated the girls’ meet, scoring 145.5 points. Buckeye Central scored 48, Gilead Christian had 27.5 and South Central finished with 25.
Northmor won 10 events with Dani Blum and Chantel Cline winning two.
Blum took the 1600 in 5:42.6 and the 3200 in 12:06.7. Cline won the long jump (14’5”) and the high jump (4’4”).
The quartet of Blum, Sarah Ruhl, Megan Milavec and Bri Heminger won the 3200 relay in 12:01.2; while the team of Tayler Coulson, Jesamie Houghtby, Ellen Petulla and Jamie Vanderkooi won the 800 relay in 2:04.7.
Lauren Bood cleared 7’6” to win the pole vault, Kris Pfister took the shot put with an effort of 35’9”, Coulson won the 200 in 28.7 and Allie Tupps claimed the 100 in 13.6.
For Gilead Christian, Lyndee Sayers was a double winner, taking the 100 hurdles in 17.7 and the 300 hurdles in 50.7.
The boys scored 87 points to finish in front of South Central’s 74. Buckeye Central scored 56 and Gilead Christian tallied 30.
The team of Eric Linn, Brandon Neyman, Jacob Hill and Brandon Loyer won the 3200 in 9:35.1; while Clint Crose, Jamie Baldridge, Trevor Pryor and Tyler Beck teamed to win the 400 relay in 47.9.
Crose also won the 100 in 11.3, while Hill took the 1600 in 5:09.8 and Neyman claimed the 800 in 2:12.1. Also, Garrett Karcher won the high jump with an effort of 5’8” and Ethan Nichols cleared 13’6” to win the pole vault.
Gilead Christian’s effort was led by Danny Bruce. He won the long jump by recording a leap of 19’9.5”.
During the previous week, the Knight girls beat Ridgedale 94–43, winning three relays in the process.
Blum, Katie Burson, Heminger and Ruhl won the 3200 relay in 11:36.1. The team of Coulson, Heminger, Milavec and Petulla took first in the 800 relay in 2:06.9 and the quartet of Burson, Heminger, Milavec and Tupps took first in the 1600 relay in 4:46.5.
Tupps added wins in the 100 (13.3) and 800 (2:33.5), while Blum won both the 1600 (5:43) and 3200 (12:38.9). Cline also won twice, taking the long jump with an effort of 14’ and the high jump with a leap of 4’4”.
Also, Coulson won the 200 in 28.8, Kyndall Williams took the discus with an effort of 103’5” and Kris Pfister claimed the shot with a throw of 34’2.5”.
Ridgedale Inv. (girls)
The Mount Gilead Indians were tops in the 12-team Ridgedale Invitational on Saturday, April 7. Only results from the girls’ meet had been received by deadline.
Mount Gilead finished with 137 in the girls’ meet, while Northmor took second with 116.5. Highland also competed and scored 37 points for eighth place.
Taryn Chapman won two events for Mount Gilead, clearing 4’10” in the high jump and running the 300 hurdles in 46.3.
Jessie Baldridge took the shot put with a throw of 33’7.25” and was second in the discus. That event was won by teammate Marisa Nelson’s throw of 99’4”.
Shelby Rizor won the pole vault by clearing 11’ and was second in the 100. Mikaela Bush added a win in the 800 (2:23) and was second in the 1600.
The team of Chapman, Bryanna Bolha, Hannah Scott and Rizor won the 800 relay in 1:52.6; while the quartet of Chapman, Bolha, Rachel Bush and Mikaela Bush took the 1600 relay in 4:15. Rachel Bush also was second in the 300 hurdles.
Northmor’s Allie Tupps won the 400 in 1:03 and took first in the 200 with a time of 28.7. Also winning was the 400 relay of Tupps, Chantel Cline, Tayler Coulson and Gabrielle Woods (53.8). Dani Blum won the 3200 in 12:12 and was third in the 1600. She also teamed with Katie Burson, Bri Heminger and Sarah Ruhl to win the 3200 relay in 11:00.
Also, Coulson was second in the 200, Kris Pfister was second in the shot put and Heminger took third in the 800.
Highland’s Amanda Mosier won the 100 hurdles in 15.6. The Scot 1600-meter relay finished third.