Weekend Boys Track and Field Roundup: Cougars win invitational

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Led by a number of individual champions, Greenfield-Central’s boys track and field team won Saturday’s Guerin Catholic Invitational.

G-C scored 148 points. Hamilton Heights was second with 110. Eastern Hancock placed third with 78. There were nine teams in the event.

Aaron Lee ran a meet-record time of 11.09 seconds to win the 100-meter dash. Kirk Knecht, who was runner-up to Lee in the 100, won the 200 in 22.94 seconds. Aaron Kincer was fifth in the 100 and second in the 200. Knecht added a victory in the long jump, too.

Reese Hill swept the discus and shot put. He won the discus with a throw of 141-feet, 8.5 inches. He won the shot with a distance of 52-feet, 1-inch. Zach Blevens was fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot put. Frank Titus was seventh in the discus.

Elliot Ryba won the high jump with a meet record clearance of 6-feet, 4-inches, beating his former record at the event. Everett Bishop was third in the high jump.

Cash Looper was runner-up in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.58 seconds. Peter Hummel was fourth in the 1600 with a time of 4:53.

In the 3200, the Cougars had frosh Henry Rahe finish fourth in 10:40.

Eastern Hancock had a pair of winners.

Preston Markley won the 1600 in 4:36.67. John Henry Gray, Aaron Redmon, Brandon Metz and Markley won the 4×800 relay in 8:47.47.

Gray was second in the 800 (2:05.89) and Redmon was third in the 400 (53.14 seconds).

County runners compete at Carmel Distance Showcase

Greenfield-Central’s Chris Ross finished 29th overall with a time of 9:22.80 in the 3200, just a few seconds shy of his school record, at Friday’s Carmel Distance Showcase.

Carter Crouch ran a personal best 9:26.14, putting him second on the G-C’s all-time list.

Cougar Braylon Mumaugh was eighth among freshmen with a time of 9:59.61.

For New Palestine, Jake Cooper ran a school record time of 9:30.49.

For Mt. Vernon, Caden Cassada won his heat race with a time of 9:49.4. Ahmed Saleh was second in his heat with a 9:49.62.

New Pal beats Pendleton

In a dual meet Thursday at Pendleton Heights, New Palestine’s boys track and field team beat the Arabians 50-37.

The Dragons won 11 events, including sweeping all three relays.

Colton Spears won the 200-meter dash (23.38 seconds) and high jump (5-feet, 10-inches).

He was the anchor leg of the victorious 4×100 relay (45.71 seconds) team that included Will Bardonner, Eli Wasson and Desmond Palmer.

Bardonner added an individual win by earning the victory in the 300 hurdles (43.59 seconds).

Charlie Rigsbee, David Pack, Cole Christopher and Dylan Dragoo were first in the 4×400 relay (3:40.47). Rigsbee, Daniel Davis, Christopher and Cole Vandygriff won the 4×800 relay (9:09.3).

Christopher added an individual win in the 400 (53.25 seconds).

Other New Pal victors were: Cameron Rollyson (100, 11.71 seconds), Paxton Holmes (110 hurdles, 16.9 seconds), Quinn Crawmer (pole vault, 12-6) and Brock Brownfield (discus, 128-8).