At Meadowbrook High School in the Joe Kasper Memorial Invitational, Garaway’s girls earned 46 points and placed sixth in a field of 17 teams, while the boys earned seventh in a field of 18 teams, finishing with 39 points. Hiland’s boys finished eighth with 34 points.
New Philadelphia won the girls’ meet with 118 points, while in the boys’ meet, St. Clairsville edged the Quakers 93-84.
In the girls’ portion of the meet, New Philadelphia’s Aaliyah Currence won the 400 in 1:03.8, while in the 800, Quaker Rachel Anderson won in 2:32.59.
Anderson also won the 1600, edging out Garaway senior Ariel Wentworth. Anderson’s winning time of 5:37.48 was well ahead of Wentworth’s runner-up time of 5:45.18.
Anderson made it a clean sweep by winning the 3200 in 12:24, nearly a half-minute ahead of teammate and runner-up Sarah Stoneman’s 12:55.
In the 100 hurdles, Garaway’s Carly Jacobs blazed to second place in 15.78, getting edged out at the wire by John Glenn standout Karlie Zumbro. Those two went one and two in the 300 hurdles, Zumbro winning in 46.21 with Jacobs next at 49.05. Melissa Hostetler of Hiland picked up the Lady Hawks’ lone point in the meet with an eighth-place finish in 55.79.
In the 4×400 relay, the Quakers took home first with the team of Natalie Davis, Ryleigh Meechan, Josie Pry and Currence winning in 4:22.33. The Quakers also took home the gold in the 4×800 with Davis, Stoneman, Meechan and Anderson peeling off a 10:47 to win by 10 seconds.
In the field events, Currence won the long jump with a leap of 16-06.5, and completed her day by grabbing second in the high jump at 5-02, with New Phila’s Kate McEwan taking third in the pole vault at 9-00.
In the shot, Garaway’s Makayla Miller took home fourth-place with a toss of 29-06, but she saved her best for last by winning the discus with a nice throw of 96-02. Her teammate Alexis Recchutti placed sixth in the discus at 79-08.
Over on the boys’ side of the ledger, Isaiah Yoder of Hiland had a stellar day for the Hawks. He notched first-place in the 200 in a time of 22.87, with New Phila’s LJ Lowery taking second in 23.15. Yoder added a second-place in the 100 in a time of 11.47, behind only Cambridge’s Alex Leeper’s 11.38.
Garaway’s talented 4×400 relay team of Carson Troyer, Andrew West, Colin Hochstetler and Austin Miller strolled to victory in 3:38.96, where they edged out New Philadelphia’s Nick Schaffner, Jacob Finnicum, Storm Elsasser and Lowery.
Hiland’s Matt Troyer continued his strong start to the season by taking second in the 400, where he ran a 53.93, behind only the winning time of 53.01 posted by New Philadelphia’s Lowery.
In the 800, Austin Miller has devoted himself to track full-time this year and it paid off with a win in 2:04.94, as he won by nearly three seconds.
New Phila standout Aiden Harr showed off dominant form in cruising to victory in the 1600 in 4:32.25, while Hiland’s Hunter Yoder placed eighth in 4:49 while Garaway’s Braden Shupe was 10th in 5:03.
Harr doubled down by winning the 3200 in 9:54, again proving he was well ahead of the field. Pirate Julian Shrock was fifth in 10:48 while Garaway teammate Noah Wentworth was eighth in 10:59.
In the 110-meter hurdles, Garaway’s Carson Troyer placed third in 16.18, and duplicated that feat in the 300-meter hurdles, where he came in at 44.96, with New Phila’s Storm Elsesser placing fifth in 45.53 and Hiland’s Brayden Gray grabbing sixth in 45.93.
In the 4×200 relay, Hiland’s quartet of Isaiah Yoder, Earvin Keim, Jadon Yoder and Evan Casey just missed a podium spot by placing ninth by a scant 0.09.
Pirates’ Kyle Dunn earned eighth in the pole vault with a jump of 10-00, while Isaiah Yoder finished his day off by placing sixth in the long jump at 19-02, just behind New Phila’s Sam Zemis.