April 15, 2014
By ROB HAMILTON
Highland swept the team titles at the Cardington Invitational from earlier in the season. The Scots took the five-team boys’ race with 200 points and the four-team girls’ race with 186, while also taking both three-team junior high competitions.
In the boys’ meet, Highland was followed by Lucas, Gilead Christian, Elgin and Cardington, in that order.
The Scots took all four relays. Logan Ebersole, Josh Irvin, James Hubbard and Kevin Jones won the 3200 relay in 8:34.9; Austyn Albanese, Garrett Mentzer, Justice Adams and Alex Mason took the 800 relay in 1:42.5; Kyle Minyo, Tyler Dudgeon, Andrew Davis and Mentzer won the 400 relay in 48.8 and Satchel Denton, Hubbard, Jones and Mason claimed the 1600 relay in 3:45.4.
Minyo also won the 110 hurdles in 16.5 and the 300 hurdles in 43.4, while Ebersole took the 1600 in 4:51.8 and the 3200 in 11:24.4. Also, Kevin Jones took the 800 in 2:00.9. For Gilead Christian, Danny Bruce won two events, taking the 100 in 11.37 and the 200 in 23.45.
Cardington didn’t claim first in any events, but Mitch Yake was second in both the 800 and 1600. Behind Highland in the girls meet were Cardington, Lucas and Elgin.
The Scots took wins in three relays, as Jena Buchholz, Kayla Davies, Kathryn Spearman and Laura Spearman won the 3200 relay in 11:24; Jenna Brown, Katie Lloyd, Lydia Morgan and Hannah Lucius took the 400 relay in 57.6 and Davies, Lloyd, Laura Spearman and Morgan won the 1600 relay in 4:49.2.
Morgan also won the 100 hurdles in 18.3, Davies took the 1600 in 6:31.5, Meg Mitchell claimed the 100 in 14.3 and Angelica Presley won the 3200 in 15:03.
For Cardington, Nadia Kerman won both throwing events, taking the shot with an effort of 33’9” and the discus with a heave of 98’1.75”.
The Highland girls took first in the six-team Fairbanks Invitational on Saturday, while the boys were third.
For the girls, who finished with 140 points to edge Fairbanks by two, Lydia Morgan won the 100 hurdles in 17.61 and took first in the 300s in 49.36. Nichole Carter added a win in the shot put with an effort of 32’7.25”.
The boys had more winners, but got fewer points from lower place-winners. Kyle Minyo took the 110 hurdles in 15.56 and the 300s in 43.24, while Logan Ebersole won the 3200 in 10:57.53 and the 1600 in 4:51.27. Kevin Jones added a win in the 800 in 2:08.25. Also, the 3200 relay of Ebersole, James Hubbard, Josh Irvin and Jones took first in 8:35.05.
On Wednesday, the team traveled to Pleasant for a tri-meet with the host school and River Valley. The boys finished second behind the Vikings. The 3200 relay of Ebersole, Hubbard, Irvin and Jones took first in 8:44.42, as did the 1600 relay of Ebersole, Jones, Minyo and Hubbard (3:36.8). Minyo added wins in the 110 hurdles (15.8) and 300 hurdles (42.4), while Jones took the 1600 in 4:44, Ebersole won the 800 in 2:10.7 and Irvin claimed the 3200 in 10:59.1.
The girls finished third in the meet, but won four events. Morgan took both the 100 hurdles (17.4) and 300 hurdles (50.2) to pace the team, while Kayla Davies won the 400 in 1:07.3 and Lizzy Russell claimed the 100 in 13.5.
Northmor five-team meet
On Thursday, Northmor hosted Gilead Christian, Buckeye Central, South Central and Delaware Christian. In the boys’ meet, Northmor finished second to South Central by three points, while Gilead Christian took fourth place.
The Knights won four events in the meet, as Trevor Pryor took first in the 110 hurdles in 17.1 and Jacob Hill claimed first in the 3200 in 11:58.1. In the field events, James Walker won the high jump by clearing 5’10” and the pole vault went to Brody Mayes for clearing 8’6”. Gilead Christian’s Danny Bruce won both the 100 (11.3) and 200 (23.6), while teammate Caleb Mosher took the 1600 with a time of 5:07.2.
Results for the girls’ meet were not available.
Rob Hamilton may be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 204.