Gibson wins, local boys take top 4 spots in 3,200
Columbian’s Brandon Gibson led a local contingent that grabbed first through fourth place in the 3,200 at the Bill Krause Invitational Saturday at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Gibson crossed the line first in 9:54.02 with teammate Tyler Lewis right behind, taking second in 9:58.69.
Right on their heels were a pair of Seneca East Tigers. Jason Willman checked in third in 10:03.30 and Jared Stockmaster fourth in 10:09.17.
Columbian finished fourth in the event, nipped by Toledo Central Catholic, 77-74, for third. Seneca East finished sixth (62).
Columbian benefited from third-place finishes by Cliff Miller in the high jump (5-8), Kordell Hunt in the 400 (52.75) and 4×200 team of Miller, Hunt, Justin Jarrett and Donovan Walker (1:33.33). Walker added a fourth in the long jump (19-5).
Seneca East’s Zach Gregg had himself a field day. Gregg won the pole vault (15-3) and finished second in the long jump (19-7). Owen Best took third in the discus with a toss of 135-10.
Seneca East’s 4×800 team of Willman, Stockmaster, Wesley Pipher and Rob Schaffer claimed third (8:41.490). Willman added a fourth in the 1,600 (4:37.6).
Chieftains pile up the points
FOSTORIA – The 10 wins helped, but the depth didn’t hurt.
Hopewell-Loudon captured three of the four relays and seven other events and finished with two placers in eight individual events – six of them taking second – en route to a dominating 181-92 Black Division title win over Lakota at the Fostoria Booster Invitational.
Ben Bodart led a trio of Chieftains who contributed to three victories each by taking the 110 hurdles (16.42) and 300 hurdles (42.7) and helping the 4×400 team win (3:42.23).
Noah Breidenbach joined him on that relay, claimed the 400 (45.29) and anchored the 4×200 to victory (1:37.54).
Eli Tooker added a win in the 200 (24.05), ran on the 4×200 and anchored the winning 4×100 team (46.63).
Other individual wins came from Marcus Ardner in the 800 (2:10.52), Alex Wood in the 3,200 (10:35.44) and Patric Gase in the high jump (5-8).
Cody Malone and Zach Clouse rounded out the 4×200, with Malone, Drew Kurtz and Elancio Velasquez running on the 4×100. Kurtz and Ardner filled out the 4×400.
Velasquez and clocked in second in the 100 (11.99) and 200 (24.36) and Gase did the same in the 110 hurdles (16.59) and 300 hurdles (44.37).
Clouse added a second in the long jump (18-3 1/4) and Chet Swartzmiller finished second in the pole vault (10-0).
The 4×800 team of Wood, Dylan Alvarado, Dillon Williams and Swartzmiller (8:59.8) also took second.
The runner-up Raiders got wins from Luke Baker in the 1,600 (4:55.68) and Mac Flanagan in the shot (48-6 1/2).
Baker added a second in the 800 (2:10.99) and Flanagan did the same in the discus (140-6).
Other seconds came from Kevin Crowe in the shot (46-9 1/2) and the 4×100 team of Sam Kern, David Mason, Drake Foos and Kevin Woodruff (51.71).
St. Wendelin outlasted Arcadia 53-50 for fourth, followed by Old Fort (46) and New Riegel (30).
Seconds for St. Wendelin came from Nick DeHaven in the 3,200 (10:51.65) and Gabe Walters in the high jump (5-8).
Adam Alexander captured Old Fort’s lone victory, but he set a meet record by clearing 13-1 in the pole vault.
New Riegel’s Timmy Ink swept the 100 (11.98) and long jump (18-11 1/4).
Fostoria finished third in the Red Division with 68 points. Springfield stormed past Woodmore 167-96 for the title.
Skylar Cramer took the long jump (18-9) for the hometown Redmen, C.J. Matheney ran second in the 800 (2:08.67) and Rayshon Martin turned in seconds in the 400 (54.37) and long jump (18-7 1/2).
Record day for Calvert runners
DELPHOS – Calvert’s boys set two meet relay records at the Delphos St. John’s Invitational.
Austin Ball, Tyler Long, Ren Boehler and Shane Boehler set records by winning the 4×200 in 1:31.31, and the 4×100 in 43.75.
Ball, Michael Smith, Dan Reineke and Long added a win in the 4×400 (3:46.03) to guide the Senecas to third in the boys meet with 106 points
Seconds for the Senecas came from Ren Boehler in the 110 hurdles (16.42) and 300 hurdles (42.28), and Shane Boehler in the 200 (22.64).
Solis runs 1-2 for Rams
UPPER SANDUSKY – Dominic Solis won one race and ran second in another Saturday to help the hometown Rams edge Port Clinton 55-53 for fourth at the Upper Sandusky Swankhouse Invitational.
Solis claimed the 1,600 (4:36.89) and ended second in the 800 (2:04.0) for the Rams.
Alec McMillan added a win in the 110 hurdles (15.79) for the Rams, and Hunter Luikhart tied for second in the high jump (5-10).
River Valley turned back Celina 138 1/2-133 1/2 for the team crown.
Mohawk finished eighth (10) on the strength of Trevor Zender’s fourth in the 400 (54.98).