WAYNESFIELD — The 2017 track and field season is officially underway for the boys and girls squads from Colonel Crawford High School.
On Saturday, the Eagles traveled to Waynesfield-Goshen High School to compete in the annual Joe Rider Horn Tiger Relays. In this unique meet, everything is performed as a relay with the field events having overall winners as well as team winners.
The boys team for Colonel Crawford finished first overall in the eight-team meet with a final point tally of 99 points. Rounding out the scoring for the guys side were: 2. Waynesfield-Goshen, 97 points; 3. Wapakoneta, 95 points; 4. Kalida, 62 points; 5. Indian Lake, 60 points; 6. Ada, 57 points; 7. Allen East, 56 points and 8. Ridgemont with 17 points.
Crawford got the meet started with a win in the 4×1600-meter relay event, finishing with the top-time of 19:58. The Eagles also took first place in the other distance relays. In the 2400-meter distance medley, the Eagles squad finished atop the field in a time of 6:16.41 and won the 4000-meter version with a time of 12:08.03. Colonel Crawford also took a victory in the 4×800-meter relay, finishing in 9:35.
In the other running events on the day, the Colonel Crawford team also collected a second place finish, two-third place finishes, a fourth place finish and a sixth place finish.
800-meter sprint medley: 2. 1:44.75; 4×100-meter relay: 3. 47.73; 4×200-meter relay: 3. 1:44.75; 440-meter hurdles: 4. 1:11.61; 4×400 meter relay: 6. 4:04.33
In the field events, the Eagles would earn another first place finish, three-third place finishes and a sixth place finish.
The discus relay team would take first overall, with Jaret Tinkey (151’03”) winning the event. As a team, Crawford accumulated 394’05” to best second place Ada. The shot put relay group would finish third, with Tinkey (42’09”) taking first individually. The high jump squad and the pole vault trios would earn the other two-third place nods. Crawford’s long jumpers finished sixth.
The Colonel Crawford Lady Eagles would finish the day second overall with 97 points, just five points behind first place Wapakoneta (102).
The remainder of the field was: 3. Kalida, 73 points; 4. Waynesfield-Goshen, 65 points; 5. Allen East, 60 points; 6. Ada, 58.5 points; 7. Indian Lake, 39.5 points and 8. Ridgemont with 30 points.
On the girls side, Crawford would finish first overall in two races on the day. In the 4×1600-meter relay, the Lady Eagles established a new meet record, finishing in a time of 24:16. Colonel Crawford’s other victory came in the 400-meter hurdles, winning the event in a time of 1:15.59.
In the 4×100-meter relay, the Lady Eagles earned one of their seven-second place finishes, completing the event in 57.82. Other runner-up events were: 2400-meter distance medley (7:38.74), 800-meter sprint medley relay (2:04.24), 4×800-meter relay (11:54.45), 4000-meter distance medley relay (14:18.04), the high jump relay (9’04”), and the long jump relay (40’01.25”).
Crawford also took third place in the shot put relay (88’08”), fourth in the pole vault (7’), fourth in the 4×200-meter relay (2:02.72), fifth in the discus relay (230’05”) and seventh in the 4×400-meter relay (5:12.53).
Up next for the Colonel Crawford squads will be a dual-meet in Galion with the Tigers on Tuesday March 28. On Saturday April 1, the Eagles will head to Bucyrus to compete in the Bucyrus Elks Invitational.