(May 5th, 2015) – STRYKER: Making the short trip to neighboring Stryker, the Blackbird boys bested their Panther hosts, as well as fellow visitors Edon and North Central in four way track action. Pettisville finished the meet with 101 points, while Edon took second place overall at 82.5 points. Stryker earned third place in their own den thanks to their 42.5 points, and North Central finished fourth with 27 points.
Kaleb Faler brought home first place in the 110 meter high hurdles for the Eagles, crossing the finish line at 18.4. Edon’s Logan Bloir came in second with a time of 19.6. Bloir’s teammate, Jordan Julian, earned third place, thanks to his time of 21.6.
The Blackbird duo of Kyle Lantz and Jacob Hauter took down the top two places in the one mile run, with the former running a 4:46 and the latter a 5:07. Edon runner Andrew LaDuke was third to complete the race, doing so in 5:15. Trent Sakos was right on his heels for North Central, finishing at 5:16 for fourth place.
In the 200 meter dash, it was Stryker’s turn to dominate the top two places. Brannon and Kaid Woolace claimed first and second place with times of 24.3 and 26 flat respectively. Austin Batt gave Edon a third place finish in the event, running a 26.6. Zac Turner, a freshman for North Central, was fourth to step over the finish line, doing so in 27 flat.
Edon controlled the throwing events, as seniors Kenny Ordway and Vincent Hutchins took first and third places in both the shot put and the discus. Stryker’s Isreal Aguilar remained sandwiched between the two Bombers in both events as well. In the shot, Ordway won with a toss of 41’9”, Aguilar claimed second with a 38’ throw, and Hutchins came in third by half an inch with a best throw of 37’6”. The discus saw Ordway launch the flat circle 123’2”, Aguilar follow up with a toss of 114’3”, and Hutchins round out the top three at 113’2”.
The Bomber boys also claimed victory in the two mile run, with J.J. Braun earning first place at 11:16. Pettisville’s Ben Grey wasn’t too far behind as the second place finisher completed the race in 11:23 flat. Sakos made things interesting with his time of 11:23.92, narrowly finishing behind Grey to take third place.
Pettisville not only won several events in this meet, but followed up with second and third place finisher in even more as well. Edon gave the Blackbirds a run as they challenged for the lead, but had a few events fall the other way to hold them to second place. Stryker and North Central shined brightly in the sprints and hurdles, respectively, but didn’t have the depth on their rosters to consistently place high enough to compete in this meet.