(April 21st, 2015) – WAUSEON: Hosting fellow North Western Ohio Athletic League (NWOAL) teams Liberty Center and Archbold, the Indians of Wauseon saw their home track turn into the site of a tri-meet between the three schools. Wauseon cruised to victory in the contest, totaling 86.5 points, better than the Tigers’ 41 or the Blue Streaks’ 36.5.
Three of the top four places in the discus throw fell to the Indians. Noah Castle earned an easy first place finish, tossing the disc an impressive 171’01” to claim victory. Teammate Noah Stickley was less than a foot behind the second place finisher from Liberty Center, who threw a 135′ toss, as the Indian boy took third with a throw of 134’02” Anthony Werder gave Wauseon a fourth place standing as well, finishing with a 131′ throw.
In the long jump, Leo Rendon brought home a first place showing for the Indians, leaping across the pit over a distance of 18’03.5” to do so. Dawson Rupp laid claim to third place, jumping for 17’11” to give Wauseon the positioning. Earning fourth place finish for the Indians was senior Zach Johnson, who cleared a distance of 16’07.75”.
Wauseon senior Quintin Reiser took first place in the two mile run, finishing with a time of 11:11.12. Fellow Indian Aaron Beck was the third place finisher in the event, running an 11:23.68. Caleb Blanchong, another Wauseon runner, rounded out the top four at 11:24.28.
Three more places came to Wauseon in the 300 meter hurdles. Joe Richer was the highest ranking Indian in second place, finishing the race in 45.78. Right behind him was teammate Derek Rupp, who ran a time of 46.59 to earn third place. Fourth place was awarded to Seth Hutchinson, who just missed out on passing Rupp with a 46.62.
The 4X200 meter relay squad consisting of Chase Reynolds, Ty Leininger, Mason Creager, and Tabb Gype finished second in the event, narrowly missing a first place finish. The relay team ran a combined time of 1:38.96. Liberty Center’s winning unit was less than a step ahead with a 1:38.96 finish.
Wauseon established themselves as the team to beat in the NWOAL with this win. Not only did they place in almost every event, the Indians had a top two finisher in most of them as well.
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