NORTH ROBINSON — On Friday, April 26, the track and field team from Colonel Crawford High School hosted their annual Bob Royer Invitational.
The Lady Eagles would triumph over the 10-team field to claim the title, tallying 152 points to outlast the runner-ups from Upper Sandusky (132).
Rounding out the field on the girls side were: 3. Western Reserve- 96; 4. Willard- 95.5; 5. Mohawk- 74.5; 6. South Central- 62; 7. Buckeye Central- 55; 8. CRESTLINE- 18; 9. Plymouth- 7 and 10. Cardington- 1.
On the evening, Crawford would win two of the relays while also claiming titles in five individual events. The Lady Eagles would also establish new meet records in three events.
Colonel Crawford got the winning started early by claiming first place in the 4×800-meter relay in a time of 10:46.16 and would later earn the top-spot in the 4×100-relay with a championship time of 53.85.
Katie Ruffener had herself a day, winning three individual events while also establishing two of the three new meet marks. Ruffener was the champion in the 100-meter hurdles, setting the meet mark with a time of 15.69 and later would establish a new meet record in the 40-meter dash with a time of 5.57. Ruffener also claimed the crown in the 300-meter hurdles in 49.71. Cassidy Vogt set the third meet record in the long jump with a winning bound of 16’9½”. Drew Krassow rounded out the titles for the Lady Eagles, claiming first in the high jump by clearing 5-feet, 4-inches.
Other placements for Crawford Friday were: 4×200-meter relay, 4th; 4×400-meter relay, 7th; Vogt- 100-hurdles, 2nd and 300-hurdles, 5th; Madisyn Cooke- 100-meter dash, 7th; Katie Hanft- 1600-meter run, 2nd; Hannah Willacker- 400-meter dash, 6th; Krassow- 400, 8th and long jump, 6th; Katie Hopkins- 800-meter run, 5th; Liv Krassow- 200-meter dash, 8th and high jump, 2nd; Ally Hocker- 3200-meter run, 2nd; Alison Manko- 3200, 4th and pole vault, 6th; Jilliane Gregg- discus, 2nd; Julia Feik- discus, 6th and shot put, 3rd.
Holli Garrick, Lauryn Tadda, Ivy Stewart and Rachel Weyant all earned individual points on the day for the Crestline Lady Bulldogs.
Garrick finished fifth in the 100-meter dash while Tadda snagged fifth in the 40. Stewart grabbed seventh-place points in the long jump and Weyant threw her way to fourth in the shot put. Crestline also earned seventh place in the 4×100-relay and eighth in the 4×400-relay.
Willard edged the Crawford boys team for the team title; 151.5-146. Round out the boys scoring were: 3. Upper Sandusky- 97; 4. Western Reserve- 76.5; 5. CRESTLINE- 58; 6. Mohawk- 51; 7. Buckeye Central- 36; 8. Cardington- 34; 9. South Central- 23 and 10. Plymouth- 22.
Crawford snagged seven individual titles, led by three from Alex Mutchler. Colton Rowland and Braxton James went on to win a pair of event championships as well for the Eagles.
Mutchler paced the field in the 110-meter hurdles (16.95) and the 300-hurdles (43.98) while also establishing a new meet record in the pole vault, clearing 14-feet for the win. Rowland emerged as the champion in the 100 (11.72) and the 200 (24.52) while James claimed the titles in the 1600 (4:49.63) and the 800 (2:05.61).
Crawford’s boys 4×100-relay won with a time of 46.11 while their 4×400 team wrapped the running events with a title in 3:41.38.
Other placements for the Eagles’ boys team were: 4×800-relay, 4th; 4×200-relay, 3rd; Jacob Rahm- 110-hurdles, 2nd and 300-hurdles, 3rd; Alex Lawson- 1600, 8th and 3200, 8th; Sam Webb- 400, 6th; Ethan McCoy- 3200, 7th; Owin Seevers- 40, 3rd and long jump, 5th; Nick Barnes- discus, 6th and shot put, 7th; Jordan Fenner- high jump, 6th; Zack Mortiz- pole vault, 3rd.
Placements for the Crestline Bulldogs boys teams on Friday were: 4×100-relay, 3rd; 4×400-relay, 6th; Max Anatra- 110-hurdles, 3rd and 300-hurdles, 2nd; Alec Sipes- 110-hurdles, 7th and pole vault, 2nd; Dakota Wireman- 100, 7th and 400, 3rd; Austin Silverwood- 200, 6th and high jump, 7th; Caleb Moore- 40, 5th and long jump, 7th; Trevor Phillips- long jump, 3rd.
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