Galion boys finish runner-up at MOAC Championships


MARION — Galion competed in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference track championships last week. The boys team walked away with a runner-up finish to champions Shelby, and the girls team was sixth out of eight teams.

Linkon Tyrrell took home the 110-meter hurdles thanks to a time of 15.37. Tyrrell went on to win the 300-meter hurdles, too (41.33).

The Tigers’ 4×400 relay team came in first place by edging out Highland. Galion ran the event with a time of 3:31.75.

Jacob Chambers raced to a third-place finish in the 100 meters with a time of 11.10. Chambers finished in the same spot in the 200-meter dash at 23.08. In the long jump event, the Galion freshman was good for third place (20-7.25).

Clear Fork’s Joe Stupka swept the 100, 200, and 400-meter races.

In the 400-meter dash, it was Galion’s Jacob Thomas in the runner-up spot (53.57). The Tigers’ 4×100 meter relay team was runner-up to Marion Harding by finishing at the 43.60 mark.

Caden Mendiola jumped cleared six-feet-two-inches to finish tied for second in the high jump.

The Shelby Whippets’ 133.5 points led the way on the boys’ side. Galion was second with 102 points. Ontario’s efforts led them to third place at 91 points, River Valley fourth (80), Highland fifth (78), Marion Harding sixth (72), Clear Fork seventh (59), and Pleasant (47).

On the Lady Tigers’ side of things, Miranda Stone won both the shot put (39-2.75) and the discus throw (128-06).

Nora Harding was runner-up in the 800 meters with a time of 2:25.83. Harding also finished third in the 1600-meter run.

Shelby girls won the MOAC Championships with 150 points. Marion Harding and Ontario were tied for second with 101.5 points. Highland was fourth place (81), Pleasant fifth (68), Galion sixth (63), Clear Fork seventh (48.5), and River Valley eighth (47.5).

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