Wildcats easily take 1st, Astros 3rd at Blanchester Invitational


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BLANCHESTER — Dominating on its home layout, the Blanchester High School boys track and field team lapped the field Friday at the Blanchester Invitational at Barbour Memorial Field track complex.

The Wildcats recorded eight first-place finishes en route to 167 points. Runnerup Batavia had 73 and third-place East Clinton totaled 68.

The top finish for the Astros were runnerup placements by Anthony Osburn in the 100-meter dash (12.04 seconds), Zack Mitchell in the 200-meter dash (24.9 seconds), Thomas Wright in the discus (136-1.5) and Ethan Ambrose in the high jump (5-6).

Derick Bowman won two individual events for Blanchester and took part in two winning relays. He won the 110-meter high hurdles (16.67) and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (42.86).

Bowman, Jacob Burden, Lucas Thacker and Brent Hopkins finished in 1:38.08 and won the 4×200-meter relay.

Bowman, Tanner Creager, Cole Feirl and Dylan Miller toured the BHS oval four times in 3:46 and won the 4×400-meter relay.

Johnny Schirmer cleared 5-8 to win the high jump and Burden posted a best of 19-5.25 in winning the long jump event.

The 4×800-meter relay team of Creager, Feirl, Sean Holland and Ricky Davis finished in 8:59.92 and placed first. The 4×100-meter team of Hopkins, Burden, Thacker and Dale Sturgill went 46.3 and finished first.

SUMMARY

April 28, 2017

Blanchester Invitational

@Barbour Memorial Field

TEAM SCORES: Blanchester 167 Batavia 73 East Clinton 68 Eastern Brown 57 Whiteoak 48 Clermont NE 43 Georgetown 43 Goshen 35 Bethel-Tate 31 Fayetteville 29 Western Brown 17 Miami Valley Christian 10

4×800 RELAY: 1, Blanchester (Tanner Creager, Cole Feirl, Sean Holland, Ricky Davis) 8:59.92

110 HURDLES: 1, Derick Bowman (BL) 16.67; 3, Wes Kidder (EC) 18.25; Brenda Walters (EC) 21.87

100 DASH: 1, Jenkins (CNE) 11.77; 2, Anthony Osburn (EC) 12.04; 4, Brent Hopkins (BL) 12:09; 6, Patrick Dotson (EC) 12.23; 7, Dale Sturgill (BL) 12.33

4×200 RELAY: 1, Blanchester (Jacob Burden, Derick Bowman, Lucas Thacker, Brent Hopkins) 1:38.08; 6, East Clinton (Cameron Yankey, Devin Henson, Aidan Henson, Todd Wedding) 1:48.3

1600 RUN: 1, Coates (BT) 4:35.62; 10, Sean Holland (BL) 5:15.06; 13, Danny Feal Fajardo (EC) 5:34.04; 14, Ricky Davis (BL) 5:38.45; 16, Ethan Jones (EC) 5:58.89

4×100 RELAY: 1, Blanchester (Brent Hopkins, Jacob Burden, Lucas Thacker, Dale Sturgill) 46.3; 3, East Clinton (Wes Kidder, Zack Mitchell, Patrick Dotson, Anthony Osburn) 47.24

400 DASH: 1, Ison (WO) 54.4; 2, Dylan Miller (BL) 55.3; 4, Cole Feirl (BL) 57.13; 7, Todd Wedding (EC) 58.73; 13, Devin Henson (EC) 61.47

300 HURDLES: 1, Derick Bowman (BL) 42.86; 3, Wes Kidder (EC) 43.81; 4, Clayton Schirmer (BL) 47.17

800 RUN: 1, Rigdon (EB) 2:07.31; 2, Tanner Creager (BL) 2:12.18; 3, Ricky Davis (BL) 2:13.29; 8, Aidan Henson (EC) 2:30.87; 15, Ethan Jones (EC) 2:46.2

200 DASH: 1, Scaggs (BA) 24.88; 2, Zack Mitchell (EC) 24.9; 4, Dale Sturgill (BL) 25.77; 6, Noah Armocida (BL) 26.02; 9, Todd Wedding (EC) 27.17

3200 RUN: 1, Cook (BA) 10:41.58; 4, Tyler Holland (BL) 11:28.26; 7, Mathew O’Neil (BL) 12:58.53

4×400 RELAY: 1, Blanchester (Tanner Creager, Derick Bowman, Cole Feirl, Dylan Miller) 3:46

SHOT PUT: 1, Houston (EB) 46-8; 2, Joey Holcomb (BL) 44-11; 4, Matt Grogg (BL) 37-6; 19, Owen Dalton (EC) 20-8; 20, Brendan Walters (EC) 18-5.5

DISCUS: 1, Houston (EB) 143-7; 2, Thomas Wright (EC) 136-1.5; Reijdyn Bare (BL) 108-10.25 (PR); 6, Brendan Walters (EC) 98-3

LONG JUMP: 1, Jacob Burden (BL) 19-5.25; 3, Zack Mitchell (EC) 18-5; 5, Noah Armocida (BL) 16-3.25; 9, Aidan Henson (EC) 15-8.25

HIGH JUMP: 1, Johnny Schirmer (BL) 5-8; 2, Ethan Ambrose (EC) 5-6; 3, Dylan Miller (BL) 5-6

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