MARION — On Friday evening, the track and field teams representing Galion High School made the trip to Harding Stadium to compete in the 70th annual Marion Night Invitational.
Galion performed well at the traditionally difficult meet, claiming five event titles on the girls side and two crowns on the boys side of the meet.
Three of the five championships won by the Lady Tigers came from the invitational Most Valuable Player, Kerrigan Myers. Myers won the title in the high jump, clearing a height of 5-feet, 4-inches. Myers would also run her way to a pair of first-place finishes in the hurdle events; winning the 100-meter variation in 14.67 and the 300-meter in 49.48.
Galion’s other two titles on the girls side came in the field events as Jalyn Oswald won the long jump with a bound of 15-feet, 10-inches while Anna Court recorded a heave of 114-feet, 5-inches to finish as the top discus thrower.
On the boys side, the Tigers saw Braxton Tate finish atop the board in the 3200-meter run with a winning time of 9:54.4 while Jack McElligott won the high jump by clearing a height of 6-feet, 4-inches.
Other placements for the Tigers on Friday evening were: 4×100-meter relay (Kaitlin Bailey, Myers, Oswald and Brooklyn Cosey), 3rd; 4×200-meter relay (Samantha Comer, Cosey, Oswald and Sari Conner), 5th; Cosey- 300-meter hurdles, 5th; Comer- 100-meter hurdles, 3rd and high jump, 7th; Kayla Hardy- pole vault, 4th; Brooklyn Gates- 3200, 4th; 4×200-relay (Kalib Griffin, Evan Barker, Jacob Williams, Colbey Fox), 2nd; 4×100-relay (Wilson Frankhouse, Hanif Donaldson, Barker and Williams), 5th; Donaldson- long jump, 4th; Ben Alstadt- pole vault, 8th and Noah Atkinson- discus, 6th.
Northmor Golden Knights
MARION — The Northmor track and field teams were also busy on Friday evening as they traveled to Marion to participate in the Elgin Relays.
The boys squad representing the Golden Knights would finish as the runner-ups on the day, tallying 102 points and finishing just four points behind the champions from Mount Gilead (106).
Rounding out the boys scoring were: 3. Pleasant- 76; 4. North Union- 57; 5. Elgin- 34 and 6. Ridgemont- 10.
In the relay format, Northmor would claim four titles on the day as two athletes won their respective events.
Adam Petulla won the high jump, clearing 5-feet, 8-inches and was joined by Cole Dille and Gavin Miller to win the three-man scored event with a total height of 16-feet, 2-inches; Trent Reece claimed the long jump championship with a bound of 20-feet, 4-inches and alongside PJ Lower and Miller, won the team event with a distance of 55’1¾”. Petulla, Tony Martinez, Aaron Berg and Anthony Petulla joined forces to win the Low Hurdle Relay with a time of 53.2. In the 4×100-relay, Drew Zoll, Adam Petulla, Garrett Barnhart and Reece claimed the top-spot in a time of 46.4.
Other placements for the boys were: shot put, 3rd; discus, 4th; 4×1600-meter relay, 2nd; shuttle hurdles, 2nd; 4×800-meter relay, 3rd; 4×200-relay, 2nd; distance medley, 2nd; sprint medley, 3rd and 4×400-meter relay, 2nd.
For the Lady Golden Knights, they would finish with 83 points, good for third place in the field as Mount Gilead and Pleasant tied for first with 94 points apiece.
Rounding out the team scoring on the girls side were: 4. North Union- 54; 5. Elgin- 34 and 6. Ridgemont- 9.
Northmor’s girls claimed just one title on the day, winning the long jump relay with a combined distance of 42’¾”. Julianna DiTullio was the individual champion in the event with a winning distance of 15’1¼” and was joined by Bailey Snyder and Sabrina Kelley to capture first-place points.
Other placements for the Lady Knights were: shot put, 4th; discus, 2nd; high jump, 3rd; 4×1600-relay, 3rd; shuttle hurdles, 3rd; 4×800-relay, 3rd; 4×100-relay, 2nd; 4×200-relay, 2nd; distance medley, 2nd; low hurdle relay, 6th; sprint medley, 4th and 4×400-relay, 3rd.
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