(April 14th, 2015) – EDON: It was a tough match-up for the Bomber boys, as they invited Green Meadows Conference opponents Edgerton and Hicksville onto their home track on Tuesday, April 14. Edon had some strong individual performers in the track meet, but couldn’t put together enough points to overcome either of their guests. Edgerton took the meet with 98.5 points, while Hicksville finished second with 53 points. Edon came in third place with 32.5 points.
The Bombers had a solid showing in the throwing events. Kenny Ordway won the shot put event, tossing the weighted ball 42’11”. He also took third place in the discus with a throw of 111’7”. Teammate Vincent Hutchins earned fourth in the discus, throwing for 109′.
Landon Bloir helped out the Edon squad in a number of ways. The sophomore tied for third place in the high jump at 5’2”. Bloir finished third again in the 110 high hurdles, completing the race in 19.6. He took sixth place in the 100 meter dash, running a 12.7. Finally, in the 300 meter high hurdles, Bloir took third place one last time, finishing with a time of 50.5.
Jordan Julian also took part in the 300s, finishing the race at 51.7, which earned him fourth place.
Alex Kirkingburg, a senior for the Bombers, also displayed his versatility in the meet. He earned a first place finish in the 400 meter dash, running a 54.1. Kirkingburg also competed in the 200 meter dash, taking third place at 25.2.
In the 800 meter run, Edon was able to secure third and fourth places, thanks to the efforts of Coy Dunkle Jr. and Andrew LaDuke, respectively. The former ran a time of 2:23, while the latter finished just two seconds later at 2:25. LaDuke also placed in the one mile run, finishing third at 5:04. J.J. Braun earned third place for the Bombers in the two mile run, completing the race at 11:38.
By the end of the meet, Edon had shown that they could stand with these teams on an individual basis. However, they just don’t have the numbers to go against larger teams like the ones put up by Edgerton and Hicksville.