The Huron Track teams honored their seniors last night in Bellevue at the final dual meet of the regular season. Tino Majoy and Rowan Roshong were recognized on the boys side, and the girl seniors included Sienna Andres, Hunter Garbe, Bridgette Gerber-Winschel, Emma Golling, Grace Moser, Kylie Obergefell, Corinne Steuk, Lauren Zimmermann, Taylor Gies, and Virginia Spitzley. Our seniors, especially on the girls side, have been a crucial part of the culture we have built with our program over the past four years. They have left a legacy that will continue to lay the foundation for our future tracksters, and we greatly appreciate all of the support we have gotten from their families during their tenure with us.
Back to the track, the scoring started in the 100m with senior Hunter Garbe smashing her previous best by almost a full second, running a 12.7o to win the event. There were multiple lifetime bests in the same event by Ximena Vazquez (14.45), Lauren Zimmermann (15.06), and Kelsey Swain (16.90). That was followed up by another victory for the 4x200m relay team of M. Golling, Spitzley, Gerber-Winschel, and Cozzie, winning with a time of 1:51.30. Spitzley took one for the team during her exchange, diving toward teammate Gerber-Winschel just before being out of the zone for a legal handoff. In the 1600m, Grace Moser won the event with a lifetime best of 5:27.00, dropping eight seconds off her previous best, while Corinne Steuk, not to be out done by her teammate, also PR’d in the same event, finishing 2nd with a time of 5:44.20. The 4x100m relay (M. Golling, Spitzley, Gerber-Winschel, Cozzie) came down to the wire, as freshman Isabella Cozzie barely edged out Bellevue’s anchor leg for a 1st place finish with a time of 53.00. Kelsey Swain followed up her lifetime best in the 100m and set another one in the 400m with a time of 1:28.00. Emily Franks added a 3rd place finish in the 300LH, posting a time of 56.80, followed up by 1st and 3rd place finishes in the 200m by Garbe (lifetime best – 26.90) and Sienna Andres (lifetime best – 29.20), respectively. Ximena Vazquez also double-dipped with her second PR in the same event, running a time of 30.90.
In the field events, Kylie Obergefell won the pole vault at 9’6″, and Gerber-Winschel added a 2nd place finish in the long jump with a leap of 14’2 1/4″. Finishing the scoring for the girls was Alizia Lagando and Emma Golling tying for 2nd place in the high jump, with both clearing the bar at 4’4″. In the discus, Sammie Orosco threw a lifetime best 61’6″, her 4th PR in that event this season.
On the boys side, scoring first was the duo of Jimmy Harkelroad (15.50) and Terry Porter (lifetime best – 16.00) in the 110HH, finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively. Ben Buathier (12.02) and Jake Koba (15.20) both posted lifetime bests in the 100m, and Tony Pendergrass added one in the 200m with a time of 30.90
. In the 1600m, freshman Eli Routh won the event with a time of 5:00.00, followed by a 2nd place finish in the same event by Mitch Kaminski (5:08.90). Mason Staton won a close race in the 300IH with a time of 42.60, followed by a 1-2-3 sweep of the 800m by Nick Pack (2:09.60), Danny Wiseman (2:12.40), and Eli Routh (2:19.90). Aiden McCall placed third in the 3200m with a time of 14:00.50, and the 4×400 relay team of Zach Weyer, Andrew Scherley, Nick Pack, and Sal Sherer finished the scoring in the running events with a time of 3:49.10.
Leading the scoring in the field events was Joey Dandurand, winning the pole vault with a height of 10′, and Quin Spitzley tying for 2nd with a height of 9’6″. Noah Woodruff finished the scoring by taking 2nd and 3rd in discus and shot put, with throws of 120′ and 41’10 1/2″, respectively. Matthew Toldy added another lifetime best in the discus with a throw of 109’4″.
Next up for the Tigers is the SBC Championships at Gibsonburg High School on Tuesday, May 7th and Friday, May 1oth. The girls have finished 2nd two years in a row, scoring the most points at a Conference meet in school history in back-to-back seasons, and are looking to dethrone the Rockets of Oak Harbor, while the boys will look to improve on their 3rd place finish last season and try to reclaim their first Conference title since 2006.