In the course of a track meet, so many events can have an effect on the final score.
But Tuesday night, there was one event that stood that proved to be the difference in Columbian's meet with Sandusky. The girls swept the pole vault event and those nine points proved to be the difference as the Tornadoes beat Sandusky, 72-64.
The boys didn't fare nearly as well, falling to the Blue Streaks, 87-49.
Sam Fry, Erika Schultz and Julia Hohman swept the pole vault respectively with Fry clearing 9-0.
Alexis Desjardins won the 3,200 in 12:47 and was part of the winning 4x800, joining Cassandra Gooding, Cana Ingalls and Hanna Shook to finish in 11:24.5.
Chelsea Depinet won the discus with a throw of 110-8 and Derra Cheatham took the 1,600 in 5:48.1. Claudia Riedy was tops in the 100 hurdles in 17.7.
Chris Gates was one of the best performers for the boys. The Tornadoes won the 1,600 in 4:47.7 and the 800 in 2:09.9.
Ross Pauly took first in 300 hurdles (44.2). Kylar Lange was the best in the 3,200 (11:04) and helped the 4x800 team of Tyler Mesnard, Tanner Schreiner and Nate Wegman to win in 9:27.2.
US boys win triangular
BUCYRUS - Upper Sandusky's boys track team took care of business Tuesday night, plowing past host Wynford and Edison.
The Rams scored 83 points on the night, with Edison scoring 69 and Wynford tallying 20.
On the girls' side, the Rams were on the flip side finishing third (34) to Edison (80) and Wynford (58).
Upper Sandusky won 10 events. Dominic Solis, Garrett Miller, Luis Ayala and Austin Myers combined to win the 4x800 (9:00.47). Solis won the 1,600 run (4:45) and 800 run (2:05.07). Miller won the 3,200 run (11:00) and Anthony Reep won the 200 (23.69) and the 110 hurdles (15.78). Cody Clifford took top honors in the 400 dash (55.61) and Hunter Luikart won the high jump (5-10). In throws, Jacob Wages won the shot put with a heave of 44-10 and Collin Gardner was tops in the discus with a toss of 122-0.
For the girls, Upper Sandusky's 4x800 relay team of Mallory Weininger, Alaney Oney, Yajira Ayala and Zoe Garber won in 11:22.13.
Anna Massara was second in the long jump (13-7) and the pole vault (9-0). Weininger was second in the high jump with a leap of 5-0.
BC takes pair of 3rds
NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central's boys and girls each took third at their own invitational Tuesday. The girls were edged out by Galion 89-88 for second. Plymouth took the title with 105. On the boys side, South Central finished in the top spot with 1-1, followed by Monroeville (86) and BC (81).
The Buck boys got first from Stone Wurm in the 800 (2:11.23), Brice Brenneman in the high jump (5-6) and the 4x400 relay (3:43).
For the girls, Tamara Metzger had BC's lone first-place finish, winning the 800 in 2:41.06.