By ROB HAMILTON
The host school dominated at Saturday’s Mount Gilead invitational, winning both the boys’ and girls’ meets. In the girls’ meet, Mount Gilead scored 159.5 points to top Pleasant by 35.5 in the 13-team event. Northmor took 10th with 16 points, while Gilead Christian was 12th with six.
The Indians took first in four of the meet’s five relay events to spark them to the team trophy.
Rachel Bush, Taryn Chapman, Bryanna Bolha and McKenzie McKirgan ran the 3200 relay in 10:18.5, while Makaylee Wyatt, Rebecca Kindred, Hannah Scott and Morgan Brooke won the 400 relay in 1:55.5. Also, the shuttle hurdle team of Savannah Randall, Rebecca Kindred, McKirgan and Scott took first in 1:13.9 and the 1600 relay team of Jenna Shipman, Bush, Bolha and Chapman won in 4:22.
Bush also won a pair of individual events, as she took first place in the pole vault by clearing 8’ and added a win in the 300 hurdles in 48.4. Also, Shipman tied for first in the long jump with a leap of 16’3.5” and Rebecca Kindred took first in the 100 hurdles in 16.9.
For Northmor, Kyndall Williams had the highest placement, as she was third in the shot put. Cardington’s Nadia Kerman took sixth in that same event to pace her team.
The Mount Gilead boys took first of 13 teams with 128 points, while Heath scored 116.5. Northmor placed fifth with 54.5 points, while Gilead Christian was seventh with 28 and Cardington took eighth with 27.
Mount Gilead’s Tyler Beck won the 1600 in 4:44.7 and the 3200 in 10:24.2. He also teamed with Austin Hallabrin, Luke Hutchinson and Ethan Hatfield to win the 8:37.7. Also, Keane Delp won the shot put in 45’0” and Hallabrin took first in the 800 in 2:01.7. Northmor picked up an event win in the shuttle hurdles, as Collin Berg, Kolton Smith, Jamie Baldridge and Trevor Pryor took first in 1:07.1. While neither Gilead Christian nor Cardington won any events, athletes from both schools came close. Gilead Christian’s Danny Bruce took second in the 100, while Mitch Yake of Cardington was runner-up in both the 1600 and 800.
Bob Royer Relays
The Northmor girls’ track and field team placed third of eight teams Friday at Colonel Crawford’s Bob Royer Relays. Galion won the event, while the host team placed second.
Isabelle Ditullio won the 1600 with a time of 5:54.81 to provide her team’s only win of the evening; while the 6400-meter relay and discus relay both finished second.
The Highland Scots swept Northmor and Centerburg in a triangular held Thursday on Highland’s home track.
In the girls’ meet, Highland finished with 71 points, while Centerburg scored 48 and Northmor tallied 45.
Highland’s 1600 relay of Kayla Davies, Katie Lloyd, Lydia Morgan and Meg Mitchell won in 4:34.56, while Morgan also won the 100 hurdles in 17.9 and the 300 hurdles in 50.3.
Lizzy Russell won the 100 in 13.9 and the long jump with an effort of 13’9.5”; while Laura Spearman took the 1600 in 6:12.37.
For Northmor, Alisha Pletcher won the shot with a throw of 31’4” and the discus with an effort of 91’8.75”. Allie Tupps finished first in the 800 with a time of 2:39.22 and Tia Downard’s leap of 4’10” was enough to take first in the high jump. Also, Downard teamed with Brooke Buzzard, Megan Milavec and Chelsea Trainer to win the 400 relay in 54.55.
In the boys’ meet, the Scots finished with 90 points, while Northmor scored 38 and Centerburg finished with 35.
Highland won two of the meet’s four relays with Logan Ebersole, James Hubbard, Josh Irvin and Kevin Jones taking the 3200 relay in 8:33.65 and Ebersole, Hubbard, Kyle Minyo and Jones winning the 1600 relay in 3:39.24.
Tyler Dudgeon won the 300 hurdles in 45.36 and the long jump with an effort of 17’7” and Jones added individual wins in both the 1600 (4:38.66) and 800 (2:04.42). Minyo won the 110 hurdles in 16.56, while Ebersole won the 3200 in 10:39.87. Also, Dustin Baker finished first in the shot put with an effort of 40’2”.
Northmor’s James Walker cleared 5’8” to win the high jump. Also, the 800 relay team of Mason Jardon, Collin Berg, Jamie Baldridge and Trevor Pryor won in 1:40.4.
Rob Hamilton may be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 204.