EATON — Six records were set during the 31st Annual Dean Stoltz Track and Field Invitational on Friday, April 20, at Eaton.
“It was an exciting night of competition in which new meet records were set in the men’s 2000 meter steeplechase, the women’s 2,000 meter steeplechase, the women’s 4×200-meter relay, the men’s 3,200 meter run, the men’s long jump and the men’s pole vault,” Eaton coach Randy McKinney said. “Overall it was a highly competitive meet, especially for this time in the season. As the night progressed the temperature quickly began to drop, but the overall level of competition continue to crank out some outstanding races, jumps, throws and vaults.”
Audrey Zimmerman of Bryan set the record in the girls steeplechase with a time of 7 minutes, 41.85 seconds. Karl Grossman of Dayton Carroll ran a 6:16.54 for a new boys steeplechase mark.
The Versailles relay team of Ava Moran, Ellen Peters, Liz Watren and Lucy Prakel ran a 1:48.28 to set the new record in the 4×200.
Joe Spitzer of Versailles set the 3,200 record with a time of 9:36.08, Daiton Sharp of Vandalia Butler soared 22-7 for a new long jump record and Dalton Shepler of Butler cleared 15-feet in the pole vault.
Versailles won the girls team title with 107 points. Twin Valley South was fifth with 63.33. Eaton was seventh with 42.5 and Preble Shawnee was 15th with six, while Eaton’s B team was 16th with three points.
Versailles won the boys team championship with 112 points. Eaton was ninth with 33 points. Twin Valley South was 11th with 20 and Preble Shawnee was 12th with 14.
“We had a great night for track and field with a great mixture of teams from Ohio and Indiana. The two teams that traveled the farthest to compete were Bryan High School from Northwest Ohio and Park Tudor High School from the Carmel, Indiana area,” McKinney said. “We really enjoyed having the five teams travel over from Indiana to compete while overall this year we added four new schools to the invitational. These teams helped round out what was already a very strong field of teams from Southwest Ohio.”
McKinney said he is please with the progress of his team thus far.
“I am very pleased with the progress of the men and women’s teams to this point in the season and our overall finish in the invitational. Many of our athletes had season and/or personal best times, throws, jumps, etc. which placed in some events and not in other events,” McKinney said. “The overall depth of talent at the meet was quite amazing which made placing quite a challenge in most events.”
Eaton men and women placers are as follows:
In the throws, Chase Smith had an outstanding night placing second in the shot put with a toss of 48-4 and second in the discus with a 140-1.
The girls 4×800-meter relay of Destiny Brubaker, Katie Bassler, Maddie Baker and Claire Meyer placed second overall behind Versailles in a time of 11:06.
Brooke Caplinger placed fourth overall in the girls 2,000 meter steeplechase establishing a new school record in a time of 9:07.42.
Tyler Gregory placed third in the 100-meter dash in 11.57.
The women’s 4×200-meter relay team consisting of Kendall Combs, Kylee Kidwell, Tyler Pittman and Makenzie Cooper placed fifth in a time of 1:55.03.
Kylee Kidwell placed eighth overall in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 17.54.
The boys 4×200-meter relay consisting of Logan Sizemore, Darius Benton, Michael Watkins and Dylan Suding placed seventh overall in a time of 1:38.6.
In the girls 1,600-meter run Destiny Brubaker placed seventh in 6:00, Katie Bassler was eighth in 6:00.05 and Claire Meyer ninth in 6:01.64.
The girls 4×100-meter relay consisting of Tyler Pittman, Arica Hamilton, Kylee Kidwell and Makenzie Cooper placed fourth overall in 54.27 and the boys 4×100 meter relay team consisting of Seth Hodapp, Logan Sizemore, LeKendric Brown and Michael Watkins placed fifth overall in a time of 47.05.
Kendall Combs placed eighth overall in the girls 400-meter dash in 1:08.20.
Kylee Kidwell placed eighth overall in the 300-meter low hurdles in 53.74.
Sasha Taxter placed eighth overall in the girls 800-meter run in 2:39.03 and Wyatt Cox placed eighth in the boys 800 meter dash in a time of 2:09.06.
Makenzie Cooper was fourth in the girls 200-meter dash in a time of 28.26.
The boys 4×400-meter relay consisting of Dylan Suding, Wyatt Cox, Logan Sizemore and Tyler Gregory placed fifth overall in a time of 3:39.67.
Mallory Deaton placed seventh in the girls discus with a toss of 94-7.
Cari Metz placed in a three way tie for seventh in the high jump with a jump of 4-6 and Tyler Pittman was sevnth in the long jump with a jump of 14-3 1/2.
Kylee Moore and Arica Hamilton placed fourth and sixth in the women’s pole vault with vaults of 7-0.
For Twin Valley South’s girls, Jasie Sarver was seventh in the steeplechase with a time of 9:24.14.
Mylan Crews won the 100 in 12.45
The 4×200 relay team of Madison Johnson, Grace Stewart, Sidney Mowell and Crews was second in 1:51.62.
Zoe Utsinger was fifth in the 1,600 with a time of 5:53.05.
In the 4×100, Johnson, Stewart, Mowell and Crews were first in 52.43.
Stewart was fifth in the 400 in 1:05.27.
Crews won the 200 in 26.69.
Utsinger placed fifth in the 3,200 with a time of 12:42.45.
Mowell finished third in the long jump with a leap of 15 3/4 and Johnson was sixth at 14-5 1/4.
Taylor Clark was seventh in the pole vault clearing 7-0.
On the boys side, the team of Brandan Wright, Tyler Wright, Kyle Saul and Jacob Denlinger were eighth in the 4×800 relay with a time of 9:10.53.
In the 4×200, Logan White, Kyler Kohl, Chris Keener and Jacob Wells were sixth in 1:38.30.
In the 400, Wells was fourth in 52.63 and Keener was seventh with a time of 53.99.
In the 800, Kohl was eighth in 24.59.
The Panthers 4×400 team of Keener, Kohl, Brandan Wright and Wells was seventh in 3:41.83.
Jacob London tied for sixth in the high jump at 5-8.
In the discus, Wyatt Burke was seventh with a throw of 124-2. He finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 45-4.
For Preble Shawnee’s girls, the 4×400 relay of Madison Black, Cami Hollon, Alivia Reek and Caiden Duskey placed eighth in 4:45.62.
Vanessa Mann was eighth in the long jump with jump of 14-3 1/4.
Abby Elam finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 30-8 1/2.
For the boys, the 4×100 relay team of Dakota Keeler, Cody Clevenger, Austin Fields and Chase Thompson finished sixth in 47.43.
Thompson tied for sixth in the high jump at 5-8 and was second in the long jump (20-3 1/4).
In the pole vault, Keeler was eighth clearing 10-6.
This upcoming week all five county teams were scheduled to compete in the Preble County Championships at Preble Shawnee on Tuesday, April 24.
Eaton will travel to the Ross Invitational on Friday, April 27.
Preble Shawnee will compete at Arcanum, also on Friday, and Twin Valley South will travel to Milton-Union on Saturday.