Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Huron Track Teams Run Down Willard

The Huron track teams went to work Tuesday night, as they battled the Willard Crimson Flashes at home. Both teams were able to run away with the victory, with the boys winning with a score of 72-65, and the girls with a score of 80-55.

Leading off the scoring for the girls was the 4×800 relay team of Moser, Steuk, Fortune, and Andres, winning the event with a time of 11:05.88. That was followed up by the 1-2 combo of Hunter Garbe and Bridgette Gerber-Winschel in the 100m hurdles, with times of 16.84 and 17.70, respectively. Both Garbe and Gerber-Winschel went back to back, running the hurdles and open 100m consecutively, placing 2nd (Garbe – 13.39) and 3rd (Gerber-Winschel – 13.69), while freshman phenom Bella Cozzie continued to impress with a narrow victory, edging out Garbe by one hundredth of a second and running a lifetime best of 13.38. Lily Boldman and Kelsey Swain both ran a lifetime best in the 100m, with times of 14.91 and 17.93. Scoring for the girls in the 1600m were seniors Corinne Steuk, who won with a time of 5:56.09, and Kennedy Crow placing 2nd with a time of 7:08.71. The 4×100 relay team of Garbe, Cozzie, Gerber-Winschel, and Spitzley followed that up with a dominating performance, placing 1st and running a time of 52.53. First year athlete Sofia Stefano took 2nd in the 400m with a time of 1:14.83, barely getting edged out by less than 3 tenths of a second. Hunter Garbe continued her domination of the 300m hurdles with another win with a time of 49.90, while Lily Boldman finished 3rd with a time of 1:01.01. Kennedy Crow followed up her 2nd place 1600m with a 3rd place finish in the 800m running a time of 3:12.82, and then the trio of Cozzie, Spitzley, and Obergefell swept the 200m, finishing 1-2-3 with times of 27.01, 28.70, and 30.62, respectively. Also running lifetime bests in the 200m were Ximena Vazquez (33.70) and Nina Schaefer (34.56). Senior Grace Moser finished up the scoring in the running events by winning the 3200m in superior fashion with a time of 12:17.79. In the field events, Emma Golling and Alizia Lagando went 1-2 in the high jump, going 4’8″ and 4’6″, respectively. Golling followed that up with a 2nd place finish in the pole vault, going 6’6″, while Kylie Obergefell won the event, jumping 9’0″. Bridgette Gerber-Winschel took 1st place in the long jump with a leap of 14’11”, Alizia Lagando had a lifetime best jump of 11’8″, and Aubree Steinmetz took 3rd in the discus with a lifetime best throw of 26’7.75″.

On the boys side, scoring got off to a great start with the 4×800 relay team of Brian Wiseman, Danny Wiseman, Eli Routh, and Sal Sherer running a winning time of 9:06.32, followed by a 1-2-3 sweep of the 110m high hurdles by Jimmy Harkelroad, Terry Porter, and Mason Staton, running times of 16.22, 17.09, and a lifetime best of 18.08, respectively. In the 100m, J.J. Holliday finished 2nd with a time of 12.27, followed by 8 total PR’s by Danny Currence (12.40), Ben Buathier (12.44), Jacob Eck (12.59), Colin Eck (12.71), Joe Dandurand (12.81), Ian Welborn (13.32), Tony Pendergrass (14.78), and Jake “Throwba” Koba (15.62). The 4×200 relay team of Harkelroad, Delaney, Holliday, and Wood ran away with the win with a time of 1:36.61, and Sal Sherer secured 2nd place in the 1600m, running a 5:08.72. Nick Pack also ran a lifetime best of 5:14.57 in the same event, while Luke Wood and Brian Wiseman were able to lock down 2nd and 3rd place in the 400m with times of 54.87 and 56.61 (lifetime best), respectively. Also running lifetime bests were Zach Weyer (56.87) and Jacob Eck (56.91). Winning the 300m hurdles was Mason Staton with a time of 43.85, followed by a 2nd place finish in the 800m by Danny Wiseman with a lifetime best of 2:16.00. In the 200m, Ben Buathier continued his PR streak, placing 2nd and running a 25.77, and joining him in the PR parade were Jacob Eck who placed 3rd (26.09), Colin Eck (26.40), and Quin Spitzley (29.96). The 3200m was then swept by the trio of Eli Routh, Andrew Scherley, and Pearson Keller, going 1-2-3 with times of 11:10.05, 12:06.33, and a lifetime best of 12:15.57, respectively. Aidan McCall also ran a lifetime best of 14:18.36 in the same event. The running events were capped off by a very competitive 4×400 relay that was won by the quartet of Staton, Wood, Delaney, and Harkelroad with a time of 3:37.59. Leading the scoring for the field events were Ian Welborn, Rowan Roshong, Joe Dandurand, and Quin Spitzley all tying for 1st place in the pole vault with jumps of 7’6″. Luke Wood and J.J. Holliday finished 2nd and 3rd in long jump with leaps of 17’4.5″ and 17’3.25″, respectively, while Noah Woodruff closed out the scoring with finishes of 2nd (shot put) and 3rd (discus) with throws of 44’7″ and 106’2.5″. Danny Currence (62’4.5″), Ethan Lombardo (26’9.5″), and Steven Motry (89’5.5″) all threw their lifetime best in the discus as well.

The Tiger track teams will have the weekend off, and will compete next Tuesday 4/9 as they travel to Edison High School.

Complete results

Photo credit: Keith Lobsinger/Kelly Keller Garbe