MOAC track completes first day of championships


Northmor’s Kolton Smith had the top time in the prelims of the 110 hurdles.


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Hannah Bush helped Mount Gilead win the girls’ 3200-meter relay in Tuesday’s session of the MOAC track and field championships.


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Taylor Belcher (l) of Highland and Northmor’s Rachel Morrison jockey for position in the 3200-meter relay.


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Jonah Barnett of Mount Gilead duels Brock Veley of Highland in the 100-meter dash prelims.


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Tony Martinez of Northmor claimed first place in the pole vault on Tuesday.


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Olivia Brewer competes in the prelims of the 100-meter dash in the above picture.


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Sage Brannon took first place in the long jump for Cardington on Tuesday.


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Cardington’s Nadia Kerman won the Blue Division shot put.


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Highland’s Gavin Kafka attempts to clear the bar in the high jump at the MOAC championships on Tuesday.


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By Rob Hamilton

MCSSports@civitasmedia.com

After the first day of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference track and field championships, Mount Gilead led in the Blue Division girls’ race, while Northmor had the advantage in the boys’ competition.

Finals were held in the field events and the 3200-meter relay in Tuesday’s Blue Division action hosted by Mount Gilead. The Lady Indians finished with 56 points, while Cardington had 46. Highland and Northmor were tied for fourth with 29 points.

The Indian quartet of Micah James, Hannah Bush, Baylee Hack and Darcy Picker claimed the 3200 relay with a time of 10:07.45. Also picking up a win was Savannah Randall, who took the discus with an effort of 118’10”. MG had a few other athletes earn top-three places.

In the shot put, Skylar Edwards finished second, while Randall was third. Kelsey Kennon was third in the discus and Jadyn Shipman took the same place in the pole vault.

Cardington picked up a pair of wins in the field events. Sage Brannon took first in the long jump by going 15’4.75”, while Nadia Kerman won the shot with an effort of 34’6. Kerman also was second in the discus. Also, Lilly Grooms finished second in the pole vault and Alicia McElwee was third in the long jump.

Northmor’s Hope Miracle claimed the pole vault with an effort of 9’5.25” to pace the Lady Knights on the first day of the meet.

Highland was led by a pair of second-place finishes. The team of Taylor Belcher, Sophia Thompson, Christina Rose and Alex Debord took second in the 3200 relay, while Belcher added a second-place finish in the high jump.

Northmor’s boys tallied 55 points on Tuesday, while Mount Gilead had 42 for second place. Highland was in fourth with 34 and Cardington is eighth with six.

The Knights got a win from Demetrius Johnson in the long jump, as he went 23’3” for first place. Tony Martinez added a victory, winning the pole vault by clearing 11’. The quartet of A.J. White, James Walker, Alec Moore and Mostyn Evans was second in the 3200 relay.

Walker also was second in the high jump, while Kolton Smith finished third. Aaron Berg added a third-place finish in the pole vault.

Mount Gilead’s group of Nicholas Weiss, Brandon Stevens, Casey White and Austin Hallabrin finished first in the 3200 relay with a time of 8:14.01. Colten Clark placed second in the pole vault, while Isaac Arrington was third in the shot put.

For Highland, Javier Vasquez finished second in the shot put, while Zach Baker was third in the discus and Gavin Kafka was third in the long jump.

Cardington’s top finisher on the day was Skyler Streich, who finished sixth in the pole vault.

The running event finals will be held Thursday at Marion Pleasant starting at 4:30 p.m.

Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS

Northmor’s Kolton Smith had the top time in the prelims of the 110 hurdles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_koltonsmith.jpgNorthmor’s Kolton Smith had the top time in the prelims of the 110 hurdles. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Hannah Bush helped Mount Gilead win the girls’ 3200-meter relay in Tuesday’s session of the MOAC track and field championships.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_hannahbush.jpgHannah Bush helped Mount Gilead win the girls’ 3200-meter relay in Tuesday’s session of the MOAC track and field championships. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Taylor Belcher (l) of Highland and Northmor’s Rachel Morrison jockey for position in the 3200-meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_taylorbelcherrachelmorrison.jpgTaylor Belcher (l) of Highland and Northmor’s Rachel Morrison jockey for position in the 3200-meter relay. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Jonah Barnett of Mount Gilead duels Brock Veley of Highland in the 100-meter dash prelims.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_jonahbarnettbrockveley.jpgJonah Barnett of Mount Gilead duels Brock Veley of Highland in the 100-meter dash prelims. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Tony Martinez of Northmor claimed first place in the pole vault on Tuesday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_tonymartinez.jpgTony Martinez of Northmor claimed first place in the pole vault on Tuesday. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Olivia Brewer competes in the prelims of the 100-meter dash in the above picture.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_oliviabrewer.jpgOlivia Brewer competes in the prelims of the 100-meter dash in the above picture. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Sage Brannon took first place in the long jump for Cardington on Tuesday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_sagebrannon.jpgSage Brannon took first place in the long jump for Cardington on Tuesday. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Cardington’s Nadia Kerman won the Blue Division shot put.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_nadiakerman.jpgCardington’s Nadia Kerman won the Blue Division shot put. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel

Highland’s Gavin Kafka attempts to clear the bar in the high jump at the MOAC championships on Tuesday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2017/05/web1_gavinkafka.jpgHighland’s Gavin Kafka attempts to clear the bar in the high jump at the MOAC championships on Tuesday. Rob Hamilton | Morrow County Sentinel