By Rob Hamilton
The Mount Gilead track teams split a triangular meet Tuesday against Highland and Clear Fork.
The MG boys won with 90.5 points, while Clear Fork was second with 57 and Highland scored 27.5. In the girls’ meet, Clear Fork won with 76.5 points, while the Indians scored 69 and Highland finished with 29.5.
The Indian boys won the majority of the events, claiming first place in 12 of 17. Liam Dennis, Brandon Stevens, Nick Weiss and Austin Hallabrin won the 1600-meter relay in 3:35; while Colten Clark, Casey White, Weiss and Hallabrin were first in the 3200 relay in 8:43.
Individually, Jonah Barnett won both the 100 (11.3) and 200 (23.3) to pace MG. Eight more athletes won one individual event each. Stevens won the 400 in 53.5, Hallabrin took the 800 in 2:01.7 and White placed first in the 3200 with a time of 4:48.4.
Sy Shipman took first in the 3200 in 11:18.10, while Conner Page took the 110 hurdles in 17.3 and Liam Dennis won the 300 hurdles in 44.0. Also, Drake McCallen won the high jump by clearing 5’6” and Kyle White’s height of 8’6” was good for first in the pole vault.
While Highland didn’t win any events, they placed second in several, with Jack Weaver placing second in the 200 and Dalton Lee doing so in the 3200. The Scots also were second in the 400 relay (Austyn Albanese, Logan Veley, Brock Veley and William Parsley), 1600 relay (Albanese, Caleb Matos, Chris Poland and Brock Veley) and 3200 relay (Matos, Travis Mentzer, Lee and Poland).
Mount Gilead also won nine events in the girls’ meet, including a pair of relays. The 1600 relay of Hannah Bush, Olivia Brewer, Micah James and Bridgette Millisor took first in 4:35.6 and the 3200 team of James, Bush, Darcy Picker and Baylee Hack won in 10:47.
Olivia Brewer won the 100 in 12.7, while Jessica Brewer took the 200 in 28.4. Bush was first in the 400 in 1:10.4, while Picker won the 800 in 2:33.8 and James claimed the 1600 in 5:53.1. Also, Hack won the 3200 in 12:24 and Kelsey Kennon took the discus with an effort of 107’8.75”.
The Highland girls picked up one win on the day, as Chalsea Sweet finished first in the 300 hurdles in 55.0.
Rob Hamilton can be reached at 419-946-3010, ext. 1807. Connect with him on Twitter at @SportsMCS