By ROB HAMILTON
The Mount Gilead boys took first place at Loudonville’s 18-team invitational on Saturday, while the girls’ team finished second.
The Indian boys were boosted to their win by winning six events on the day, including three of the four relays. Kyle Ciballi, Austin Hallabrin, Nicholas Weiss and Casey White claimed the 3200-meter relay in 8:28.43, while Deondre Cook, Jonah Barnett, Dustin Fraizer and Sawyer Shipman took the 400-meter relay in 46.13. Also, Weiss, Cook, Ciballi and Hallabrin won the 1600-meter relay with a time of 3:33.64.
Shipman added wins in both the 110-meter hurdles (15.98) and 300 hurdles (41.23) and Hallabrin picked up a win in the 1600 in a time of 4:37.61.
Cook, Barnett, Fraizer and Shipman also were second in the 800-meter relay, while Ciballi took second in the 1600, as did Weiss in the 800. Also, Barnett placed third in the 200 and White ran third in the 3200.
The Lady Indians took first in five events on their way to the team runner-up position. The 3200-meter relay of Micah James, Darcy Picker, Jenna Shipman and Hannah Bush won in 10:03.79. Shipman added individual wins in both the 400 (60.38) and long jump (16’2”).
Also, Olivia Brewer won the 100 in 13.4, as did Picker in the 800 with a time of 2:29.77. Brewer also was second in the 200, while the quartet of Erin Zmuda, Shipman, Picker and Bush ran second in the 1600-meter relay.
Northmor’s teams both finished fourth in the meet. For the boys, Demetrius Johnson picked up first place in the long jump with a top leap of 21’6”. James Walker finished second in the high jump for the Knights, while Kolton Smith was third. The 3200-meter relay team of Spencer Adams, Kaleb Hart, Alec Moore and Walker took third in that event, as did Collin Berg in the 300 hurdles.
For the girls’, the 3200-meter relay team of Maria Lee, Reanne McDonald, Samantha Peters and Rachel Morrison placed second, as did Kristen Duryea in the 1600, Brooke Bennett in the 400 and Lee in the 3200. Morrison was third in the 800, while Isabelle Ditullio ran third in the 3200 and Karalee Patterson finished third in the pole vault.
Cardington’s girls were 12th and their boys placed 16th. Alicia McElwee was second in the long jump for the girls, while the boys were led by Josh Queener, who finished sixth in the 1600.
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