Mount Gilead swept the team championships at the 50th running of the Mount Gilead Invitational on Saturday.
The Indian boys finished with 160 points, while Northmor had 106.5 in the 13-team meet. Cardington finished 10th with seven and Gilead Christian tied for 12th with one.
In the girls meet, MG had 114 points to win by 26 over Columbus Academy. Northmor was third with 86 and Cardington took sixth with 57 in the 12-team competition.
The Indian boys won a pair of relays on their way to claiming the team crown. The 400-meter relay team of Drake McCallen, Jonah Barnett, Dustin Fraizer and Bryceton Gaines finished first in 44.9. Also, the 1600-meter squad of Brandon Stevens, Liam Dennis, Nicholas Weiss and Austin Hallabrin won in 3:32.3.
MG added a number of wins in individual wins, as well. Barnett took the 200 in 22.4, while Hallabrin claimed first in the 800 with a time of 2:00.7 and Casey White was tops in the 3200 in 10:12.7. Stevens also was second in the 400, as was Weiss in the 1600, Dennis in the 110 hurdles and Colten Clark in the pole vault.
The team also got second-place finishes in three relays. McCallen, Barnett, Fraizer and Stevens placed second in the 400 relay; while the quartet of Weiss, Kyle White, Casey White and Hallabrin ran second in the 3200 relay.
Also, Conner Page, Clark, Aaron Baer and Ethan Supplee was second in the shuttle hurdles. Trevor Ball ran third in the 1600. Also taking third for the Indians were McCallen in the high jump and Isaac Arrington in the shot put.
Northmor was paced by four event victories. Anthony Petulla, Tony Martinez, James Walker and Kolton Smith won the shuttle hurdles in 1:05.4. Walker won the 300 hurdles in 42.2 and also was second in the high jump; while Smith took the 100 hurdles in 15.1 and claimed second in the 300 hurdles.
Demetrius Johnson also won for the Knights, as he claimed the long jump by over two feet, clearing 23’6”. He also was second in the 100. Johnson and Walker also teamed with Drew Zoll and Calvin Komer to place third in the 1600 relay. Also, Martinez went third in the pole vault.
Mason Goers took fifth in the 100 to pace the Cardington effort on the afternoon. Gilead Christian’s point was scored by Sean Linder, who was eighth in the 1600.
Much like the boys’ team, the Mount Gilead girls claimed wins in two relays. The 400-meter relay of Jessica Brewer, Addison Chapman, Corrin Watts and Olivia Brewer took first place in 53.4; while the 3200-meter team of Micah James, Hannah Bush, Baylee Hack and Darcy Picker finished on top with a time of 10:33.2.
While the team didn’t win any other races, they were loaded with high placements. Jessica Brewer ran second in the 100, as did Olivia Brewer in the 200. Picker finished second in the 800 and Hack took the same place in the 3200. The team’s 800 relay team of Jessica Brewer, Bridgette Millisor, Watts and Olivia Brewer was second; as was the 1600-meter team of James, Millisor, Bush and Picker.
The shuttle hurdles relay team of Samantha Sullivan, Zoie Barron, Skylar Edwards and Savannah Randall placed third. Watts finished third in the high jump, as did James in the 1600.
Northmor’s Hope Miracle won the pole vault by clearing 8’6”. Brooke Bennett finished second in the 400 and third in the 100 for the Knights, while Samantha Peters was second in the 300 hurdles.
The team also finished third in a number of relays. Vivenne Cutrupi, Hope Miracle, Brooke Huntsman and Bailey Wiseman took third in the 400 relay; while Bennett, Julianna Ditullio, Maddie Jordan and Rachel Morrison were third in the 1600 relay. Also, Ditullio, Morrison, Peters and Jordan were third in the 3200 relay.
Nadia Kerman was a double winner for Cardington, taking the shot put with a heave of 36’0.75” and winning the discus with an effort of 124’. Sage Brannon won the long jump by going 15’3.25”. Also, Lilly Grooms was third in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and pole vault.
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