(May 30th, 2015) – DAYTON: With a total of 37 points, the Indian boys were able to claim second place as a team at the Division II Regional Track Meet in Dayton. Several of their number placed high enough to compete at the State level as well.
Noah Castle continued to dominate the throwing events, taking first place in both the shot put and discus on the Indians behalf. In the shot, his toss of 55’10.75” was over 3 feet farther than the second place finisher. His discus throw of 186’01” was not only a new personal record, but also a new meet record as well, topping his own mark of 179’04” set last year. His teammate, Noah Stickley, earned seventh place in the discus, tossing the disc 135’11”.
Continuing a successful first track campaign was junior Austin Bachman, who moved on to State in the high jump for Wauseon. His jump of 6’02” netted him fourth place in the event. He also took part in the long jump, just missing the qualifying mark for State. Landing a leap of 21’00.5”, he claimed sixth place with his jump.
Quintin Reiser advanced to State in the one mile run. Turning in a time of 4:25.82, the senior was able to claim fourth place in the event. He also took part in the 800 meter race, but couldn’t reach the top four, finishing in eleventh place at 2:00.3.
The 4X400 meter relay team of Mason Creager, Chase Reynolds, Tabb Gype, and Seth Hutchison nearly made their way to Columbus as well. Qualifying for the Regional final race with a preliminary run of 3:27.76, they earned sixth place to claim a spot in the decisive race. Their time of 3:33.61 was good enough to net them seventh place in the competition.