In SBC Bay Divisional action, both the girls and boys Tiger track and field teams tamed the Crimson Flashes of Willard for a dual meet sweep at Huron Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, April 6th. The girls won another well fought battle 66-52, and the boys won convincingly with a 90-34 dominating victory. In a meet where Huron was short-handed on athletes, they posted an amazing 58 total PR’s (Personal Records), with 16 coming from the girls and 42 from the boys.
On the boys side, scoring started with the 4×800 relay team of Conner Schaeffer, Zach Weyer, Eli Routh, and Sal Sherer securing a victory with a season best time of 8:53.91. Freshman Beau Harkelroad posted a 1st place finish in the 110H with a lifetime best of 19.39, followed by two more lifetime bests set by Ben Buathier (1st – 11.57) and Colin Eck (3rd – 11.88) in the 100m. Also setting PR’s in the 100m were Danny Currence (11.91), Drew Eck (13.72), Evan Trevino (13.81), Josh Cappo (14.52), Jake Koba (15.18), and Ethan Ransom (15.38). The Tigers then swept the 1600m run with Eli Routh (4:54.20), Trevor Poltorek (5:01.00), and Sal Sherer (5:09.66) finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively. The 4×100 relay squad of Danny Currence, Brad Holbrook, Colin Eck, and Beau Harkelroad took 1st with a time of 47.71, followed by lifetime best finishes in the 400m by Jacob Eck (1st – 52.35), Zach Weyer (3rd – 53.00) and Josh Cappo (7th – 1:15.44). Harkelroad followed up his 110H victory with another win in the 300H, with a huge PR of 45.74, and Andrew Scherley notched a 1st place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:24.36. In the 200m, it was PR central with a clean sweep by Schaeffer (1st – 23.52), Buathier (2nd – 23.89), and Weyer (3rd – 23.96), with Jacob Eck (24.22) and Currence (25.03) adding lifetime bests as well. Eli Routh (1st – 10:54.89) and Pearson Keller (2nd – 11:16.81) took care of business in the 3200m, and the 4×400 relay team of Schaeffer, Sherer, Tyler Kohlmann, and Weyer took 1st place, posting a season best time of 3:40.70. In the field events, Jake Koba continues to be a PR machine, setting lifetime bests in both shot put (3rd – 36′) and discus (1st – 101’03”). Also setting personal bests in the shot put were Ayden Duffy (34’7″), Evan Trevino (29’5″), Trenten Dennis (27’6″), and Ethan Lombardo (22’7″), followed up by PR’s in the discus by Trevino (81’8″) and Lombardo (39′). Sean Kaminski added 3 more PR’s to his season total by winning the high jump (5’11”), placing 2nd in the long jump (17’9″), and winning the pole vault with a clearence of 8′. Also contributing in the high jump was Brad Holbrook with a lifetime best hop of 5’10”, good enough for 2nd place. Ben Buathier (17’3.5″) and Colin Eck (13’7.5″) rounded out the field events by posting lifetime bests in the long jump.
On the girls’ side, the 4×800 squad of Addie Fries, Ximena Vazquez, Kennedy Crow, and Jadyn Towns got the scoring underway with a win (11:52.96), and the trio of Emily Franks (1st – PR 18.26), Hayden Roshong (2nd – PR 18.88), and Jaden Carey (3rd – 19.77) swept the 100H. CeAujanay Grant (1st – PR 13.00), Roshong (2nd – 13.52), and Kayla Michaloski (3rd – PR 13.70) followed that up with a sweep in the 100m, and Jadyn Towns took 1st in the 1600m with a lifetime best of 5:39.32. The 4×100 team of Roshong, Grant, Carey, and Denise Sherer ran a 1st place time of 56.86, and Jadyn Towns added a 2nd place finish (1:05.00) while Avery Will ran a lifetime best (1:20.10) in the 400m. In the 300H, both Hayden Roshong (53.65) and Emily Franks (54.27) posted lifetime bests, finishing 1st and 2nd, respectively, while Addie Fries (3:07.75) and Denise Sherer (PR – 3:31.66) added a 2nd and 3rd place finish in the 800m. CeAujanay Grant (27.55) and Kayla Michaloski (30.22) rounded out the running events, adding two more lifetime bests in the 200m, finishing 2nd and 3rd. In the field events, Emily Franks added two more personal bests in both the high jump (3rd – 4’6″) and the long jump (1st – 15’5.5″), with Jaden Carey taking second in both events (high jump – 4’10”, long jump – 15’1″). Megan Krafty finished up the field events with a lifetime best and 3rd place finish in the discus, with a throw of 63’8″.
The Tigers head to Perkins for the Pirate Invite this Friday, April 9th, for their first invitational of the season, and they look to keep the momentum going in their push for SBC’s!
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