The Cougars were not the only opponent the Mustangs faced on Thursday night. In an attempt to compete and beat Mother Nature, we started the meet one hour earlier than originally scheduled! Mother Nature won as we had to cancel the meet after the Men’s 4 x 1 relay had completed.
Although we were not able to finish the meet, the Mustangs came out very aggressive and ready to battle the mighty cougars from the North side!
The meet started off with a 4 x 8 team that was both veteraned and roookied, as Aydelott and McGlothlin lead the 2 rookies, Doering and Burton through their first 4 x 8 varsity outdoor meet! The Mustangs finished 2nd and have a seed time to work off of! McGlothlin ran a great split, 2:06.00 and Aydelott still getting his running legs under him after a successful senior season wrestling campaign also ran a competitive split. The 2 freshman both ran under 2:40 in the their first varsity meet and have to be proud of!
The 110H were swept by the Mustangs who actually took the top 4 positions in the event. Leading the charge was Sophomore Nathan Bolin who ran a 17.09. Nathan was on the verge of qualifying for the indoor state meet last week and continues to work hard and show major improvement from the previous year! In fact, Bolin’s time in this same meet last year was a 19.93. Sophomore Tyler Strickland finished 2nd and also improved his time from last year by running a 17.77 (last year, same meet 20.48)! Joel Strickler and Freshman Jackson Ludlow rounded out the top 4 in the high hurdles. Strickler pr’d in this event over last years time by almost 2 full seconds.
The mens 100m dash found the Mustangs taking the 2nd and 3rd places. Junior Cole Hall and Sophomore Ethan Vecrumba finished 2nd and 3rd ( 11.81 and 11.82 respectively). Cole Hall continues to be a leader in the sprints for the Mustangs!
Austin Haskett led the entire race and finished well ahead of the field and won the 1600m run with a time of 4:31.40. North’s closest runner was 13 seconds off of Haskett. Cameron Banister also had a great run in the 1600. He bested his time in this meet from last years meet by over 25 seconds! Freshman Liam Nelson also got a starting mark for his season and ran a 5:22.34.
Mens HJ also saw 2 Mustangs score points as Vecrumba and Bise finished 1st and 3rd!
The LJ also saw the Mustangs also place 2 in the top 3. Junior Noah Bise and Sophomore David Brown finished 1st and 3rd. Bise jumped 19’11 and Brown jumped 18’5. A big PR for Brown over last year by 7 inches!
The Mustangs placed 2nd in a highly contested 4 x 1 race which saw them lose the lead in the last 50 meters and finish a hair splitting .22 seconds behind the Cougars! They finished with a 45.61 time.
The last event that was scored for meet was the discus. The Mustangs finished 3rd in that event as Senior Jason Ehrmann bested his previous PR by 5 feet and threw a 112’10. Junior Colton Bowman was hot on his tail and finished the meet with a 112’9. We also saw good performances from sophomore Tyler Welty, 87’0 (11 ft PR from last year), and freshman Evan O’Connor set a great starting mark for himself with a throw of 83’11.5. JT Waltz is also in the mix and hit a 90’6 mark to start off his season campaign. We expect he, Bowman, and Ehrmann to make some noise for us as we progress through the season!
The throwers have been working their tails off, that coupled with 2 new coaches, have really provided them a boost in both shot and disc. We are excited to see the progress all these young men make in the next 4 weeks.
North decided it would be best for them to not finish the meet with us as they compete again on Tuesday so the meet stands as is. We really wished we could have finished the meet against them! However, it gave us a starting point and now allows our guys to replace their old goals with new goals and continue on our run to compete for a conference championship!