ATHENS – The St. Philip, Athens and Bronson boys track and field teams got together for a pre-spring break meet on Wednesday, with the Fighting Tigers coming out victorious by just five points.
St. Philip placed first with a 78, followed by host Athens with a 73 and then Bronson with a 20.
David Downey had a big meet for St. Philip, winning the long jump (20-7.25), the 110-meter hurdles (16.26 seconds), the 300-meter hurdles (42.52) and was a part of the winning 1,600-meter relay team of Grayson Obey, Nolan Kersten, Chris Kubasiak (3:45.66).
The Fighting Tigers’ Jack Greenman had three first-place finishes, winning the 1,600-meter (5:08.90) and the 3,200-meters (11:14.0) and the 3,200-meter relay along with Noah Barry, Jack Gallagher and Kenny Wojcik (9:26.44).
Also breaking the tape for St. Philip was Tim Minier in the 100-meters (11.77), Kubasiak in the 400-meters (54.30), Gallagher in the 800-meters (2:20.57) and the 800-meter relay team of Alex Yacovoni, Jordan Snyder, Obey and Minier (1:40.33).
Athens’ Sebastian Hamilton placed first in the shot put (45-9.5) and the discus (126-6); Michael Brandvold won the high jump (5-8); Andrew Oswalt won the pole vault (9-6); Cody Richardson won the 200-meters (24.39); and the team of Robert Hind, Joe Kline, Brandvold and Richardson won in the 400-meter relay (46.95).
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
ATHENS TRI-MEET (WED.): St. Philip went 2-0 with wins over host Athens (73-59) and Bronson (85-47), while the Indians topped the Vikings (82-46).
Winning events for St. Philip were Taylor Pessetti (100-meter hurdles, 19.51; 300-meter hurdles, 54.91; pole vault, 9-0); Meagan Casterline (200-meters, 28.80; 400-meters, 1:06.42), Beth Kuenzel (long jump, 13-6); Riley Rutherford (800-meters, 2:32.06); Ava Strenge (3,200-meters, 11:18.91); the 3,200-meter relay team (11:06.6); the 800-meter relay team (2:01.16); and the 1,600-meter relay team (4:38.9).
Athens was led by victories from D’Laiya Gumbs (100-meters, 13.69); Jaiden Hurst (high jump, 4-8); Maia Minier (shot put, 29-8; discus, 98-2); and the 400-meter relay team (56.13).
DELTON KELLOGG TRI-MEET (WED.): Host Delton Kellogg defeated Galesburg-Augusta (98-38) but fell to Schoolcraft (74-63). Posting wins for the Panthers were Maranda Donahue (1,600-meters, 6:22; 800-meters, 2:54.34); Megan Grimes (3,200-meters, 14:27) Sara Bassett (high jump, 5-0) and the 1,600-meter relay team (5:31.18).
(AT) CENTREVILLE 10, COLON 1: The Magi were led by Madison Miller with two hits including a double. Sydney Tomlinson had two hits and Megan Warn added a hit and an RBI.
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