The Huron track teams traveled to Norwalk to face the Truckers in dual meet action last night, with the Lady Tigers dominating in a 90-40 victory. The boys lost a close contest 71-66, but there were plenty of notable performances from both sides.
Starting with the girls side, the 4x800m relay team of Gies, D. Sherer, Vazquez, and Crow won with a time of 12:46.97, and seniors Hunter Garbe and Bridgette Gerber-Winschel swept the 100H with times of 15.97 and a personal best 16.75, respectively. In the 100m, Maggie Golling (13.91) and Kylie Obergefell (14.09) took 2nd and 3rd, respectively, while Kassidy Brown (14.88) and Ximena Vazquez (15.05, right after running the 4×800!) both ran lifetime bests. The 4x200m relay squad of Garbe, Spitzley, Gerber-Winschel, and Cozzie dominated the event with a 1:52.52. Kennedy Crow (6:33.46) and Taylor Gies (7:21.87) took 1st and 3rd in the 1600m, and the 4x100m relay team of M.Golling, Spitzley, Gerber-Winschel, and Cozzie edged out Norwalk for the victory with a time of 52.50. Sienna Andres ran a lifetime best in the 400m, placing 1st with a time of 1:05.46, while freshman Hayden Roshong made her high school debut with a 3rd place finish, coming in at 1:12.15. Emily Franks scored a 2nd place finish in the 300H with a time of 56.56, followed up by a lifetime best 2:38.53 by Corinne Steuk, good enough for a 1st place finish in the 800m. Maggie Golling (28.69) and Sienna Andres (lifetime best 29.19) placed 1st and 3rd in the 200m, respectively, and Kassidy Brown duplicated her PR in the 100m, running another lifetime best of 32.47. Grace Moser won the 3200m with a time of 12:12.00 and the running events were finished up with a 4x400m victory by the team of Cozzie, Andres, Golling, and Spitzley with a time of 4:26.00.
The field events were led by Emily Franks, Kylie Obergefell, and Emma Golling, with all three taking wins in their respective events, Franks (14’11.5″) with a lifetime best in the long jump, Obergefell with a 10′ jump in the pole vault, and Golling clearing the bar at 4’8″ in the high jump. Alizia Lagando also placed in the high jump, taking 2nd with a 4’6″ bar clearance, and Gerber-Winschel finished 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 14’4″. Aubree Steinmetz narrowly missed a victory in the shot put, but still threw a lifetime best 28’2″, good enough for 2nd place, while also finishing 3rd in the discus with a throw of 67’7″.
On the boys side, the scoring started with the 4x800m relay team of Routh, Kaminski, J. Eck (making his 4×800 debut), and Weyer winning the event with a time of 8:52.53, and was followed up by 1-2-3 sweep of the 110HH by Jimmy Harkelroad (15.56), Terry Porter (16.23), and Mason Staton (18.32). In the 100m, J.J. Holliday and Ian Welborn ran personal bests of 11.70 and 12.65, respectively, which was followed up by a victory in the 4x200m relay by the team of Staton, Wood, Caporini, and Delaney, running a time of 1:36.84. Placing 3rd in the 1600m with a time of 4:59.50 was Eli Routh, followed by a 1st and 3rd place finish by Mason Staton (lifetime best 42.41) and Terry Porter (45.10) in the 300IH. In the 800m, there were five Tigers that ran lifetime bests, including Nick Pack (2:08.18), Brian Wiseman (2:09.79), Danny Wiseman (2:09.82), Andrew Scherley (2:21.55), and Ridge Roshong (3:02.50). Jimmy Harkelroad made his high school debut in the 200m and did not disappoint, running a 1st place time of 23.12, and he was joined by Colin Eck (25.28) and Danny Currence (25.75) who both ran lifetime bests in the same event. Connor Schuh PR’d for his third meet in a row in the 3200m, chopping off another thirteen seconds, running a time of 11:55.47, while Aiden McCall also ran a lifetime best 13:44.96 in the same event, and the running events were capped off by another 4x400m victory by the team of Delaney, Staton, Wood, and Harkelroad, finishing with a time of 3:35.31.
Leading the scoring in the field events was Noah Woodruff with two 2nd place finishes in both shot put and discus, throwing 43’5″ and 139′ (lifetime best), respectively. Matthew Toldy also threw a lifetime best in the discus, with a toss of 107’8″, and four other boys threw lifetime bests in the shot put, including Kegan Reyes (34’9.25″), Jake Koba (31’10.5″), Tino Majoy (30’2.75″), and Matthew Toldy (29’5.25″). The boys also swept the high jump, with Sean Kaminski (5’4″) taking 1st, Rowan Roshong (5’2″) placing 2nd, and Trae Bellamy (5’2″) rounding out the top 3. J.J. Holliday had a lifetime best long jump of 18’3″, good enough to place 2nd, while Joey Dandurand had a huge one foot PR in pole vault, clearing the bar at 10’6″.
Up next for the Tigers is their last dual meet of the season at Bellevue High School on Thursday, May 2nd. Our 14 senior athletes will be honored with a ceremony prior to the meet at approximately 4:10pm. Come out and support our seniors as they compete in their final regular season meet!
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