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It was a fairly light week — but a competitive one — for Eaton’s track teams.


The week started with the Eagles hosting the Preble County meet on Tuesday, April 29, but after only a few events were contested, the meet was postponed due to lighting and rescheduled for Monday, May 5.


On Friday, a few of the Eagles traveled to compete at the Wayne Invitational in what Eaton coach Randy McKinney called a “competitive high level” meet.


“The Wayne Invitational is a very competitive high level meet that showcases many Division I, II and III State Champions from both Cross Country and Track & Field,” he said. “The individuals that we had participate in the event did an excellent job competing against the top notch competition.”


Highlighting the Wayne meet for the Eagles was senior Michelle McKinney who won the 1,600-meter run in a new school record time of 5:02.55. The field featured 67 runners. She also finished 5th in the 800 in a field of 52 runners.


Andy Newport ran the 3200-meter run in 10:13.24 and placed 8th in a field of 59 runners.


“Andy ran an excellent race and a season personal best time,” coach McKinney said.


Maddi Bowman was 9th in the Hammer Throw at 78 feet, 5 inches. She was also 20th in the shot put with a toss of 30-11.


Brittany George was 17th in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 59-9 and was 27th in the shot with toss of 28-0.


Seth Grad ran a season best time in the 1600-meters crossing the line in 4:48.89 to place 32nd in a field of 66 runners.


Brandon George was 15th in the Hammer Throw with throw of 113-2. He also threw discus 113-2 to place 33rd and the shot 41-3 1/4 to finish 25th.


Shane Hammock was 20th in the Hammer Throw at 97 feet and he was 50th in the discus with a toss of 102-9.


Troy Morrison tossed the - Shot Put 37-1.


Hannah Schmidt tossed the discus 82-6 to place 25th.


Taylor Broermann ran a season best in the 3200-meter run with a time of 11:49.69 to finish 17th in a field of 49 runners.


“(It was) a very competitive meet filled with programs from all across the state of Ohio and a few from Kentucky. Fifty-eight schools participated in the meet,” coach McKinney said.


In addition to completing the county meet on Monday, Eaton is scheduled to travel to Lebanon on Wednesday. Next week they will host the Southwestern Buckeye League Meet on Thursday, May 15 and Saturday, May 17.

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