(April 21st, 2015) – PIONEER: The Edon boys were one of three sets of guests to arrive at North Central’s track to compete in four way track actions. However, the Bombers where the only ones to leave Pioneer with a victory. Scoring 94.5 points, Edon finished the meet with a sizable lead over hosting North Central, who had 56.5 points. Fayette took third place with 45 points, while Stryker managed 35 points.
The competition with the shot put was particularly fierce. Edon’s Kenny Ordway took first place with a throw of 39’1”, holding off Fayette senior Ryan Gilmore, who tossed the orb 37’4”. Israel Aguilar’s best throw was 36’7”, good for a third place finish for Stryker. Vincent Hutchins, of Edon, and Alex Munger, of North Central, finished in fourth and fifth places with throws of 36′ and 33’3” respectively.
In the high jump, Kamrin Hunter, a senior for Fayette earned a first place finish with a jump of 5’2”. Edon’s versatile Logan Bloir came in second by clearing 4’10”. Third place belonged to Stryker’s Michael Fryar, who finished at 4’6”.
Stryker and Edon dominated the 100 meter dash, with Panther Brannan Woolace claiming first place with a time of 11.7. Edon’s Austin Batt was less than a fraction of a second behind him, also running n 11.7 in second place. Stryker’s Kaid Woolace earned third place at 12.7, pulling just ahead of Edon’s Bloir and North Central freshman Zac Turner, who both turned in 12.7’s as well.
Despite Edon senior Alex Kirkingburg taking the event at 54.3, the 400 meter run was a primary source of points for North Central, who brought home places two through four. Evan Munger came in second, running a 1:02, while teammate Adam Knepper was hot on his trail with a 1:02.9, good for third. Turner gave North Central fourth place as well, finishing the race in 1:05.6. Edon’s Dru Walkowski took fifth place, running a 1:06.1.
Kaleb Faler and Nathan Traxler earned the top two places in the 300 meter hurdles on behalf of North Central. The former ran a 48.5 to win the event, while the latter finished the race in 51.7 for second place. Fayette hurdler Michael Brubaker took third with a 52.7. The Edon duo of Jordan Julian and Bloir rounded out the top five, running a 56.8 and a 59.4 respectively.
Edon had the right combination of numbers and talent to dominate this meet, while North Central and Fayette simply didn’t have the numbers to keep pace with the Bomber scoring, especially in a four team event. Stryker also turned in a solid performance, but just didn’t have enough athletes place to be a factor in the final scoring.