The Huron Tiger boys and girls track teams kicked off their season with a home meet against Margaretta on Tuesday night. The weather was typical for early season track in Ohio, but the sun was shining and so were many of our Tigers.
The boys team was victorious with a final score of 93-44, while the girls team fell to the Bears with a score of 77-54. Neither team was at full strength due to our Spring break being this week, but there were many notable performances that took place on both sides.
Starting with the boys, the 4x800m relay team of Brian Wiseman, Sal Sherer, Danny Wiseman, Andrew Scherley placed 1st with a time of 9:21.43. That was followed up by a 1-2-3 sweep of the 110HH by Jimmy Harkelroad, Terry Porter, and Mason Staton with times of 16.08, 17.42, and a lifetime PR of 18.30, respectively. That same group also swept the 300H, with Harkelroad (41.48), Staton (45.03), and Porter (46.36) going 1-2-3. In the 100m, Ben Buathier placed 2nd and set a lifetime PR of 12.83 and followed that up with another lifetime PR in the 200m, winning the event with a time of 26.17. The brotherly duo of Jacob and Colin Eck both placed 3rd in the same event, tying with a time of 26.81. In the 400m there was another 1-2-3 sweep, this time by the trio of Brian Wiseman, Zach Weyer, and Trae Bellamy, all running lifetime PR’s of 57.63, 58.21, 58.43, respectively. Danny Wiseman won the 800m with a lifetime PR of 2:19.22, while freshman Eli Routh won the 1600m with a time of 5:02.89 and Sal Sherer placed 3rd with a time of 5:23.24. In the 3200m Andrew Scherley placed 2nd, running a 12:03.17, and freshman Pearson Keller finished 3rd with a time of 12:58.58. The 4x100m relay team of Harkelroad, Delaney, Porter, and Holliday ran away with a 1st place time of 47.12, while the 4x200m relay team of Delaney, Currence, Holliday, and Wood also finished 1st with a time of 1:40.92. The field events were highlighted with a shot put/discus sweep by Noah Woodruff, throwing a lifetime best of 44’9.5″ in the shot put, and a toss of 115’8.5″ for the discus. Jake Koba and Tino Majoy also threw for lifetime PR’s in the shot put, with throws of 31’2″ and 29’7″, respectively. Matthew Toldy also placed 3rd in the discus with a lifetime best throw of 102’11.5″. J.J. Holliday placed 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 15’5.5″, while freshman Sean Kaminski placed 2nd in high jump with jump of 5’6″, followed by a 3rd place finish by Trae Bellamy with a lifetime best jump of 5’4″. Freshman Quin Spitzley, Joe Dandurand, and Ian Welborn (lifetime PR) all tied for 2nd place in the pole vault, clearing the bar with a height of 7’6″. The running events were capped off with a victory by the 4x400m relay team of Staton, Weyer, Bellamy, and Wiseman finishing with a time of 3:54.47.
Leading things off for the girls team was the 4x800m relay team of Andres, Moser, Crow, and Schaefer taking 1st place easily with a time of 11:38.94. Hunter Garbe was off to an impressive start with a victory in the 100H, running a time of 16.41. Freshman Bella Cozzie flashed some great speed with a 2nd place finish in the 100m with a time of 13.81, followed up by Grace Moser’s 5:53.41, 1st place finish in the 1600m. Baylor Fortune opened up the season with a 1st place finish in the 400m with a time of 1:08.16, and Hunter Garbe added another 1st place finish in the 300H, running a 49.18. In the 800m, Grace Moser and Kennedy Crow finished 1st and 3rd, with times of 2:46.36 and 3:07.52, respectively. Virginia Spitzley won the 200m with a top time of 29.24, while Taylor Gies placed 2nd in the 3200m, finishing with a 16:03.66. The girls rounded out the running events with a top finishing time in the 4x400m relay, with the team of Garbe, Spitzley, Andres, and Schaefer running a time of 4:38.21. In the field events, Alizia Lagando placed 2nd in high jump at 4’6″, tying her lifetime best, and followed that up with a new lifetime PR of 11’4″ in the long jump. Bridgette Gerber-Winschel opened up her regular season in winning fashion with a 1st place long jump of 14’7″.
The Tigers will look to improve on their marks this Saturday at the Pirate Invite at Perkins High School, as they compete in their first invitational of the season. Feel free to come out and support us, we always appreciate our fans! To get updates and follow along with our season, including highlights, pics, and videos, give @Huron_TF a follow on Twitter! One last note, if you attend our meets and take pictures (and you don’t mind them being shared in these articles) please send them to email@example.com and they will be added!