Galion track splits dual-meet with Lexington


By Chad Clinger - cclinger@civitasmedia.com



LEXINGTON — On Tuesday afternoon, the track and field teams for Galion travled to Lexington for a dual-meet with the Minutemen.

The Tigers and the Minutemen would split the meet. The boys squad for the Tigers won by a final of 72-64 and the girls team fell to Lady Lex, 81-56.

Colten Yost would start off the winning for the Tigers, taking first place in the 110-meter hurdles. Yost’s winning time was 20.6 seconds and teammate Ben Alstadt claimed runner-up with a time of 22.2. Yost would finish as the runner-up behind teammate Tanner Crisman in the 300 hurdles. Crisman won the event in 46.80 and Trevor O’Brien claimed third for the sweep of the event in 51.88.

Lexington would claim first place in every relay event except the 4×200-meter which Galion won in 1:43.

In the sprints, Crisman finished second in the 100-meter dash in 11.56 and Caleb (24.01) and Harrison Ivy (24.24) took second and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash. With the roles reversed, Harrison captured the top spot in the 400-meter event with a time of 53.16 while brother Caleb finished as the runner-up in 59.46.

Spencer Guinther raced his way to a runner-up finish in the mid-distance 800-meter run, finishing with a time of 2:25.

The boys squad from Galion would rack up quite a few points in the field events on the day.

Noah Atkinson won the discus throw with a heave of 123’6” and teammate Brett May finished third with his throw of 101’10”. May would finish as the runner-up in the shot put, throwing 40’4.5” and Mason Weldon rounded things out in third place (37’2”).

In the jumps, Zhamir Anderson won the long jump event with a leap of 19’6” and Takoda Crisman took second at 18’9”. Galion would also claim first and second in the high jump. Takoda Crisman won the event with a height of 5’8” and Gage Lackey was the runner-up at 5’6”.

Kelby Knight and Tanner Crisman tied atop the leaderboard in the pole vault with both competitors clearing 11’o”.

The Lady Tigers would start out the meet strong with a victory in the 4×800-meter relay in a time of 11:41.

Kerrigan Myers would continue to run strong in the 100-meter hurdles, taking first place in 18.06. In the 300-meter hurdles, Destiny Yoder took third place, finishing the event in 59.03.

The 400-meter dash had two Lady Tigers place. Lauren Huggins was the runner-up in the event (71.81) and teammate Kelly Rodriguez got the point in third (1:36). Megan Zier won the 800-meter run in 2:45.92 and Airyona Nickles earned third in the 1600 with a time of 6:05.

Marisa Gwinner and Bri Streib continued their dominance in their respective field events.

Gwinner won three events on the day, two in the field and one race. In the 200-meter dash, Gwinner claimed first with a time of 28.93. Gwinner also won the high jump (5’2”) and the long jump (15’8.25”). Streib took the top spot in both the shot put and discus for the Galion squad. Streib won the shot put with a heave of 33’2” and the discus with a toss of 103’0”. Anna Court would take runner-up in both of the throwing events with a throw of 99’11” in the disc and 25’8” in the shot.

Finishing up the scoring in the girls field events were: Allison Bauer-third in the disc (61’10”) and Zoie Meyers- third in the shot put (24’7.25”).

The freshmen and the sophomores for Galion will be competing in the Northwestern Invite on Thursday April 6. The full squad for the Tigers will be in action on Saturday April 8 at the Shelby Invite.

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By Chad Clinger

cclinger@civitasmedia.com

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