(April 2nd, 2015) – MONTPELEIR: The Locomotives of Montpelier used their versatility and numbers to overwhelm Buckeye Border Conference guests Pettisville, Hilltop, and North Central during a quad meet on April, 2.
Pettisville’s Nick Brink took home first place in the 100 meter dash, running an 11.97. Simon Wang put up a time of 12.26, earning Montpelier second place. North Central’s Zac Turner finished in third with a time of 12.35. A trio of Montpelier boys dominated the 200 meter dash, as Dallas Royer, Simon Wang, and Austin Miller ran times of 25.12, 25.50, and 26.51, respectively.
Dustin Lucas of Pettisville won the 400 meter dash, finishing the race at 57.10. Locos Nate McCord and Sam Ringer took second and third places with times of 58.00 and 58.67. Kyle Latz took the top spot for the 800 meter run at 2:09.03, while teammate Aaron Bonetrager earned a third place finish with a time of 2:20.39. Montpelier’s Michael Blake gave his team a second place showing in the event, running a 2:16.72.
In the 110 meter high hurdles, Ethan Brakefield gave Pettisville a first place finish at 15.64. Locomotive boy Dylan Snyder ran a 15.69 to claim second place, while Kaleb Faler earned North Central third place at 18.86. Brakefield also won the 300 meter hurdles, completing the run at 43.45. Another Montpelier hurdler, Miller, took second at 45.38. Hilltop’s Sam Shilling finished in third place with a time of 46.98.
Alex Matzinger won the high jump for Montpelier, clearing a height of 5’6”. Fellow Loco McCord was the second place finisher at 5’2”. Pettisville’s Andrew Sauder claimed third place at 4’10”. In the long jump, Snyder took first place with a herculean leap of 20’8”. Jakob Weidlich gave the Blackbirds second place at 17’1”. Shilling had a strong showing for the Cadets, clearing a 15’8” distance.
In the discus, Kregg York threw for 118’8”, good for first place. Montpelier’s Austin Cook and Max Hulbert finished in second and third places, with throws of 103’5” and 102’7” respectively.
In the final tally, Montpelier scored 130 points. Pettisville took second place with 74 points. North Central put up 24 points, and Hilltop scored 11 points.
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