Prep Track Roundup
Chieftains edge out Raiders
KANSAS – A total of four points separated Hopewell-Loudon and Lakota, both boys and girls, in Tuesday’s Raider kick off quad meet. The visiting Chieftains though came out on the better side of things in both cases.
The Hopewell-Loudon boys edged Lakota, 65-62. Arcadia took third with 60 followed by Genoa with 47. Only a single point separated the top two on the girls side, with H-L coming out ahead 69-68. Genoa was third with 55 and Arcadia tallied 38.
Hopewell-Loudon’s Ben Bodart swept the boys hurdles, winning the 110 in 17.44 and the 300 in 44.72. Elancio Velasquez was also a two-time winner for the Chieftains. He took the 100 (12.84) and 200 (25.9). Alex Wood won the 3,200 (11:11) and teamed with Marcus Ardner, Collin Shaver and Dylan Napier to win the 4×800 in 9:52. Lakota’s Luke Baker won the 1,600 in 5:21.
For the girls, Hopewell-Loudon got individual wins from Sicily Leiter in the long jump (12-10) and Leah Reinhart in the 3,200 (13:31). Reinhart teamed with Lizzie Erlanger, Lauren Shaver and Marisa Heldman to win the 4×800 (12:03). Lakota’s Cariss Reese won three events, taking 100 (17.48) and 300 (51.06) and sharing first with teammate Taylor Smith in the high jump, each clearing 4-1. Katie Park also doubled up for the Raiders winning the shot (33-9) and discus (85-1).
Recker leads Tornadoes vs. Willard
Columbian’s Aric Recker won a pair of events Tuesday, leading the boys to a 91-37 win over Northern Ohio League rival Willard.
The TC girls lost to the Flashes, 71-57.
Recker won the 100 in 11.5 and the 200 in 12.6.
The Tornadoes also won a pair of relays, with the team of Nick Fitch, Cody Kimmet, Justin Jarrett and Josh Gibson winning the 4×100 in 47.1 and the group of Ross Pauly, Donovan Walker, Jarrett and Kordell Hunt taking the 4×4 in 3:41.4.
In addition, Columbian’s Feasel boys dominated the hurdles. Jared Feasel won the 110 hurdles (17.8), while Caleb Feasel was in second.
In the 300 hurdles, the places were reversed. Caleb won in 50.2.
On the girls side, Columbian found its biggest success in the 100 hurdles. Marisa Stephens won the event in 17.9, while teammates Sam Fry and Briana Goodman took second and third, respectively.
Goodman also was part of TC’s winning 4×100 team with Taylor Reinbolt, Chelsea Hutchins and Annie Demith. The squad won the 4×1 in 56.5
SW sweeps quad
FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin swept a home quad meet Tuesday. The Mohawk boys won with 81 points. Danbury was second with 60 followed by New Riegel (43) and Northwood (21).
Nick DeHaven won both distance races taking the 1,600 in 5:29.1 and the 3,200 in 11:54.42. St. Wendelin also got individual wins from Justin Walters in the 200 (24.63), Jacob Sellers in the 800 (2:29.56) and Gabe Walters in the high jump (5-6). The Mohawks also won the 4×800, 4×100 and 4×400.
New Riegel’s Tim Ink won three events. Ink took the 100 (11.52), 400 (56.84) and long jump (18-6 ).
St. Wendelin’s girls cruised to first place with 91. Danbury took second with 64, Northwood was third with 49 followed by New Riegel with 14.
Six different Mohawks won individual events Tuesday. Alexa Hallman won the 100 hurdles (17.49), Sara Cockie won the 100 (14.57), Victoria Volpe won the 800 (2:47.35); Hailee Burns won the 200 (30.06), Karin Goddard won the 3,200 (14:34.84) and Sara Goddard won the long jump (14-6 ). St. Wendelin also swept all four relays.
New Riegel got seconds from Elizabeth Zoeller in the 100 (14.68), Olivia Borer in the 300 hurdles (59.07) and Mikayla Theis in the discus (95-0).
OF boys, girls finish third
MARGARETTA – Old Fort’s boys and girls each took third place during a tri-meet Tuesday evening. For the boys, Margaretta finished first (75 1/2) followed by St. Mary Central Catholic (50) and Old Fort (35. 1/2).
The Stockader team of Brad Bannister, Tito Lopez, Jacob Clark, and Cole Manasian took first in the 4×800 (9:42.60). Lopez also earned an individual win in the 400 (57.60), while Matthew Kelbley took first in the shot put (38-6 1/2) and Hunter Perry snagged a first place finish in the high jump (5-8).
For the girls St. Mary Central Catholic took first (95) followed by Margaretta (53) and Old Fort (13). The only Stockader girl to earn an individual victory was Kayla Garza, who grabbed the top spot in the 800 (2:48.90).