Montgomery Bell Academy and Harpeth Hall locked up lopsided wins Friday at the Hill Center Relays city championship meet at Harpeth Hall.
MBA, which captured wins in the 110-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles and the 400-meter relay, tallied 145 points to take home the school’s 14th city title in the last 16 years.
“This is important to us because we like to think that we’re the best track school in town,” MBA coach Robert Pruitt said. “Our streak is going to end some time, but these kids didn’t want it to tonight.”
Sam Curry took first place in the 110-meter hurdles, and the junior was also a part in MBA’s school-record-breaking performance in the 400-meter relay (3:22.29).
“It was my first time ever really winning at a big meet,” Curry said. “There was some great competition. We came out ready, and it was a fight. I loved every minute of it.”
Host Harpeth Hall enjoyed similar success, claiming victories in the 800-meter run, the 800-meter relay, the 3,200-meter run and the 400-meter relay. The Bears, who also won the triple jump with Jordyn Lesh’s 37-3 effort on Wednesday, coasted to a first-place finish, topping runnerup East Nashville by 89.5 points.
“We use this meet as basically a pre-meet for regions,” Harpeth Hall coach Jim Romero said. “Everyone did a great job. We had some great (personal records) from a lot of the girls, but again, we’re looking toward the region meet.”
Ensworth sophomore Tyra Gittens, who won the 100-meter hurdles (14.85), the long jump (17-8.5) and the high jump (5-11), earned girls Most Valuable Athlete honors.
Father Ryan’s Ben Weisel, who earned 28 of a possible 30 points in his three distance events Friday, won boys Most Valuable Athlete. The Belmont signee won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs before being edged by USN’s Dylan Groos in the 800.
“The first two went great,” Wiesel said. “I was really happy about the 3,200, and I felt really good after the mile, too. I didn’t know what I’d do in the (800), but I got my adrenaline going. I was happy with two.”
Pole vault – Hann Malkofski-berge (USN) 10-0; High jump – Gittens (Ensworth) 5-11; Long jump – Gittens (Ensworth) 17-08.50; Triple jump – Jordyn Lesh (Harpeth Hall) 37-03.00; Shot put – Mikayla Thompson (McGavock) 37-07.00; Discus – Nautica Merrell (MLK) 108-09; 4x800m – Harpeth Hall 9:43.28; 100m hurdles – Tyra Gittens (Ensworth) 14.85; 4x200m – East Nashville 1:49.35; 1600m – Emma Sloan (Ensworth) 5:18.08; 4x100m – East Nashville 49.63;; 300m hurdles – Grenetria Shell (East Nashville) 44.23;; 800m – Sophie Pilkinton (Harpeth Hall) 2:18.21;; 200m – Maya Perry-Grimes (Cane Ridge) 26.33;; 3200m – Caroline Daniel (Harpeth Hall) 11:50.41; 4x400m – Harpeth Hall 3:55.53.
Pole vault – Ben Brunson (Hume Fogg) 13-06.00; High jump – Zack Weatherly (CPA) 6-02.00; Long jump – Darryl Harris (Pearl-Cohn) 22-07.50; Triple jump – T.J. Turner (Maplewood) 44-04.50; Shot put – Daniel Bituli (Nashville Christian) 45-11.00; Discus – Rutger Reitmaier (Lipscomb) 132.06-00; 4x800m – USN 7:57.97; 110m hurdles – Sam Curry (MBA) 15.15; 100m dash – Darius Morehead (Ensworth) 10.98; 4x200m – MLK 1:31.03; 1600m – Ben Weisel (Father Ryan) 4:29.71; 4x100m – Cane Ridge 43.68; 300m hurdles – Will Pearson (MBA) 40.05; 800m – Dylan Groos (USN) 1:58.07; 200m – Rontavius Groves (Pearl-Cohn) 22.08; 3200m – Ben Wiesel (Father Ryan) 9:49.49 4x400m – MBA 3:22.95.
Reach Michael Murphy at 615-259-8262 and on Twitter @Murph_TNsports.