The Tiger track teams traveled to Clyde last night in tri-meet action against the Fliers and Oak Harbor Rockets. All teams benefited from a strong tailwind in the short sprints and there were plenty of improved times along with it. Unfortunately, pole vault had to be cancelled due to the high winds, but all other events took place as scheduled.
Leading things off for the boys was the 4×800 relay team of Nick Pack, Danny Wiseman, Brian Wiseman, and Sal Sherer, placing 2nd with a time of 9:01.50. Jimmy Harkelroad had a great race in the 110HH, finishing 2nd by only a tenth of a second with a personal best time of 14.80. In the 100m, there were a total of 8 personal bests by Ben Buathier (12.10), Danny Currence (12.03), Joey Dandurand (12.40), Colin Eck (12.20), Jacob Eck (12.30), J.J. Holliday (11.72), Tino Majoy (13.98) (yes he’s a thrower!), and Quin Spitzley (13.50). The 4×200 relay squad of Mason Staton, Luke Wood, Kristian Caporini, and Richie Delaney ran a 1:36.00, good enough for a 2nd place finish. Sal Sherer also finished 2nd in the 1600m with a time of 4:59.00, and the 4×100 relay team of Staton, Caporini, Delaney, and Harkelroad ran a 2nd place finishing time of 45.30, a season best. In the 400m, Jacob Eck ran a lifetime best of 56.60, securing a 4th place finish, while Jimmy Harkelroad smashed his previous best in the 300IH, with a dramatic come-from-behind victory, running a 38.80. Mason Staton also scored a 4th place finish in the 300IH with a time of 43.10. In the 800m, Nick Pack ran a lifetime best of 2:12.20 to finish 3rd, and Joe Lowy ran another personal best of 2:39.00. In the 200m, Richie Delaney placed 3rd with a time of 23.30, and 5 other athletes ran personal bests, those being Ben Buathier (25.00), Colin Eck (25.60), J.J. Holliday (24.77), Quin Spitzley (27.70), and Ian Welborn (26.90). There were 2 more lifetime bests ran in the 3200m, with Connor Schuh taking 8 seconds off his best in a time of 12:08.00, and Aiden McCall taking 20 seconds off his best, with a time of 13:57.00. The night was capped off by yet another comeback victory in the 4×400, with the team of Delaney, Wood, Staton, and Harkelroad running a season best 3:32.00, and Harkelroad splitting a 50.82 to run down Oak Harbor’s anchor leg to secure the win. In the field events, Trae Bellamy and Sean Kaminski tied for 4th place in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5’4″, and Luke Wood also finished 4th, tying his lifetime best with a leap of 18’2″. Noah Woodruff finished the field event scoring with a 3rd place throw of 42’8.25″ in the shot put.
On the girls side, the scoring started with the 4×800 relay team of Corinne Steuk, Sienna Andres, Kennedy Crow, and Grace Moser placing 2nd with a season best time of 10:53.40. In the 100H, Hunter Garbe notched another win and ran her 3rd sub-16 second race of the season with a time of 15.40. In the 100m, both Kylie Obergefell and Lily Boldman ran lifetime bests of 13.70 and 14.20, respectively. The 4×200 relay team of Garbe, Spitzley, M. Golling, and Cozzie destroyed the competition by 7 seconds, running a 1;52.00 to secure the victory. That was followed up with a 2nd place finish by Steuk in the 1600m with a time of 5:55.00, and a 2nd place finish in the 4×100 by the team of Garbe, Spitzley, M. Golling, and Cozzie. Sienna Andres secured a 3rd place finish in the 400m with a time of 1:06.20, while Sofia Stefano (1:12.70) and Ximena Vazquez (1:12.50) took 4 seconds off their previous bests, and Denise Sherer (1:12.40) took a whopping 12 seconds off of her previous best. Steuk followed up her 2nd place finish in the 1600m with a 2nd place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:42.00. Kylie Obergefell doubled down on her 100m PR and ran a 200m PR with a time of 30.30, and Grace Moser ran a season best in the 3200m, crushing the competition with a 1st place finishing time of 12:15.00, almost a full minute faster than 2nd place. The running events were finished off by the 4×400 relay team of Spitzley, Andres, M. Golling, and Garbe, finishing with a 7 second improvement on their season best with a time of 4:23.50. The lone scorer in the field events was Emma Golling, who secured a 4th place finish in the high jump, clearing the bar at 4’8″, while freshman Sammie Orosco threw two lifetime bests in the discus, adding another 3 feet and throwing 61’5″.
Next up for the Tiger track teams is our last invitational at Bellevue on Saturday, April 27th.
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