Columbian boys run past Redmen, girls edged out

BELLEVUE – Things were as close as they can be on the girls side, but on the boys it was a runaway. Columbian and Bellevue split the day in a dual track meet. But as Bellevue’s girls edged out TC 74-73, the Tornado boys cruised to a 87-50 win.

For the TC boys, eight different individuals won events and two relays also crossed the line first. Codey Chance took first in the discus and finished second to teammate Joey Moore in the shot, who won with a toss of 44-5 . Damon Prenzlin finished first in the pole vault, clearing 9-6.

Also taking firsts were Jared Feasel in the 110 hurdles (17.6), Brandon Gibson in the 1,600 (4:35.6), Donovan Walker in the 400 (54.8), Ross Pauly in the 300 hurdles (47.1) and Chris Gates in the 3,200 (10:48.1).

Walker, Kane Richardson, Kordell Hunt and Justin Jarrett won the 4×200 (1:35.5) while Walker, Jarrett, Hunt and Pauly took the 4×400 (3:44.7).

For the girls, TC excelled in the relays taking three of the four races. Michaela Sharlow, Sydney Schank, Tierra LeGrant and Madison Zimmerman won the 4×200 (1:54), Zimmerman, Sharlow, Annie Demith and Taylor Reinbolt won the 4×100 (53.5) and Zimmerman, Demith, Amanda Schwartz and Derra Cheatham won the 4×400 (4:20.5).

Demith also took first in the 100 (13.7), Cheatham won the 1,600 (5:57) and LeGrant won the 200 (27.7).

Garza claims two wins

GENOA – Kayla Garza ran to victory in two races and the boys captured four wins to highlight Old Fort’s efforts Thursday in a quadrangular.

Kayla Garza claimed the 1,600 (5:57) and 800 (2:44.0) for the Stockaders in the girls meet and Alexis Rhoads won the 3,200 (13:20).

Old Fort finished fourth in the meet with 21 points.

The Stockaders fell 58 1/2-57 to Port Clinton in the race for second in the boys meet.

Brad Bannister figured in two Old Fort wins, taking the 1,600 (5:10) and leading off the 4×800 (9:16.0).

Tito Lopez, Jacob Clark and Elliott Phillimore rounded out the relay.

Old Fort’s other wins came from Hunter Perry in the high jump (6-2) and pole vaulter Adam Alexander (13-0).

H-L falls at Elmwood

ELMWOOD – Despite taking first in nine of 17 events, Hopewell-Loudon’s boys track team fell to Elmwood 75-57.

Charlie Dell took the pole vault (9-6) for H-L while Ben Bodart claimed the 110 hurdles (16.69) and the 300 hurdles (43.31).

Alex Wood finished first in the 1,600 (5:08.0) and Noah Breidenbach took the 200 (24.68).

Hopewell-Loudon collectively took all the the relay events. Dylan Alvarado, Dillon Williams, Marcus Ardner and Wood ran the 4×800 (9:13.0), Elancio Valasquez, Drew Kurtz, Bodart and Breidenbach won the 4×200 (1:39.33), Valasquez, Kurtz, Ardner and Breidenbach took the 4×100 (48.09), and Breidenbach, Kurtz, Bodart and Ardner claimed the 4×400 (3:49.46).

Hopewell-Loudon’s girls claimed six of 17 events, but like their male counterparts the Chieftains fell to Elmwood 84-53.

Alexis Feindel took the 100 hurdles (17.82), Brooke Arbogast claimed the 400 (1:07.63), Lizzie Erlanger won the 300 hurdles (51.75) and Leah Reinhart claimed the 1,600 (6:28.7) and the 800 (2:53.13).

The team of Sabrina Vargas, Hunter Strahm, Gala Morel and Arbogast claimed the 4×100 (58.12).