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Boys NECC Track results

 

Near perfect weather conditions resulted in a record-setting night of boys track Friday at Churubusco High School in the annual NECC Championships meet.

A total of six records fell during the second night of the competition, bringing the total to eight for the entire meet. Tuesday night, the Westview foursome of Kyle Baker, Jerry Schwartz, Austin Borg and Micah Hunsberger established a new mark in the 3200-meter relay with a time of 8:06.87, breaking the previous standard of 8:06.95 set in 1996 by the Lakeland foursome of B. Jones, A. McMaster, D. Morgan and J. Wainwright.

Also on Tuesday, Trey Kennedy of Westview won the pole vault with a height of 14-4 feet, eclipsing the old record of 14-3 set in 1993 by his father and former Warrior standout, Jason Kennedy.

Prairie Heights hurdler Jimmy Maas accounted for two of the six record-breaking efforts Friday. Maas took the 110-meter high hurdles in a time of 14.61, beating Lakeland rival Creig Leu by .06 of a second and besting the previous NECC standard of 14.90 set in 19993 by Brian Kessler.

Later in the meet, Maas cruised to victory in the 300-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 38.96. The clocking shattered the meet record of 39.94 seconds established in 2006 by Angola’s Skyler Mattox.

Brett Baumgartner of Fairfield played a part in the other four record-setting performances, as he led the Falcons to the team championship with 155 points. Baumgartner took individual firsts in the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 10.90 and 21.80 seconds, respectively. Dino Efthimiou of Lakeland had held the previous 100-meter mark of 10.95 since 1995, while Joel Luckey of Central Noble had been the previous standard bearer of the 200-meter mark of 22.20 since 2002.

Baumgartner also anchored the Falcons’ 400-meter (43.35) and 1600-meter (3:25.08) relays squads which broke meet records.

Evan Garretson of Lakeland joined teammate Tim Abbott in the champions circle Friday by winning the shot put toss with a distance of 52-5 feet. Abbott had won the long jump title Tuesday with a leap of 21-1 feet.

The Lakers finished second to Fairfield in the team standings with 113 points. Churubusco was third with 98 and Westview fourth with 89.5.

 

MEET SUMMARY

Team Scoring

Fairfield 155; Lakeland 113; Churubusco 98; Westview 89.5; West Noble 51; Prairie Heights 36.5; Fremont 34; Central Noble 26; Angola 11; Eastside 7

Event Finals

110 Meter Hurdles–1. Jimmy Maas (PH) 14.61 (new meet record); 2. Creig Leu (LL) 14.67; 3. Josh LeFever (CH) 15.48; 4. Cameron Kitson (FF) 15.98; 5. Jacob Lichtsinn (LL) 16.02; 6. Collin Mora (WN) 16.03; 7. Coty Garris (FF) 16.04; 8. Zach Shepard (PH) 16.29

100 Meters–1. Brett Baumgartner (FF) 10.90 (new meet record); 2. Caleb Noble (FF) 11.28; 3. Zach Roebel (FR) 11.41; 4. Devin Dimos (LL) 11.45; 5. Alex Zolman (CH) 11.46; 6. Heath Wiggins (CH) 11.56

1600 Meters–1. Dillon Hinen (FF) 4:19.57; 2. Kevin Handshoe (WN) 4:24.70; 3. Jerry Schwartz (WV) 4:26.20; 4. Kyle Baker (WV) 4:30.82; 5. Ryan Smith (CN) 4:34.17; 6. Jonathan Weimer (WN) 4:35.04; 7. Conner Hogeston (CH) 4:35.18; 8. John Wilson (AN) 4:39.33

400 Meter Relay–1. Fairfield (Cameron Kitson, Caleb Noble, Dillon Lockwood, Brett Baumgartner) 43.35 (new meet record); 2. Lakeland 43.88; 3. Westview 44.78; 4. Fremont 45.27; 5. West Noble 45.53; 6. Prairie Heights 46.65; 7. Angola 47.00; 8. Eastside 47.25

400 Meters–1. Alex Zolman (CH) 50.94; 2. Alex Mast (FF) 51.06; 3. Manny Theis (LL) 51.40; 4. Dom Hunter (WV) 51.56; 5. Dustin Wolheter (LL) 52.71; 6. Diego Murillo (WN) 52.86; 7. Dillon Henschen (PH) 53.14; 8. Chad Workman (FR) 53.35

300 Meter Hurdles–1. Jimmy Maas (PH) 38.96 (new meet record); 2. Creig Leu (LL) 40.40; 3. Josh LeFever (CH) 41.25; 4. Coty Garris (FF) 41.69; 5. Aaron Duncan (FF) 42.04; 6. Austin Boggess (CH) 42.31; 7. Josh Baker (AN) 42.42; 8. Collin Mora (WN) 43.44

800 Meters–1. Dillon Hinen (FF) 1:57.56; 2. Kevin Handshoe (WN) 1:58.41; 3. Jerry Schwartz (WV) 1:58.53; 4. Joel Fehring (CH) 2:01.76; 5. Micah Hunsberger (WV) 2:02.57; 6. Isaac Sheeley (WN) 2:03.88; 7. Davon Geiger (CH) 2:05.49; 8. Joseph Trost (LL) 2:05.50

200 Meters–1. Brett Baumgartner (FF) 21.80 (new meet record); 2. Tim Abbott (LL) 22.70; 3. Caleb Noble (FF) 22.80; 4. Heath Wiggins (CH) 22.90; 5. Ricky Short (FR) 23.20; 6. Devin Dimos (LL) 23.80; 7. Trevor Wirick (FR) 23.90; 8. Nic Raber (WV) 24.60

3200 Meters–1. Keigan Culler (FR) 9:24.96; 2. Ryan Smith (CN) 9:46.55; 3. Kyle Baker (WV) 9:50.85; 4. Tyler Herber (FR) 9:52.25; 5. Jonathan Weimer (WN) 9:58.78; 6. Conner Hogeston (CH) 10:06.83; 7. Brandon Arnold (WN) 10:13.30; 8. John Wilson (AN) 10:13.66

1600 Meter Relay–1. Fairfield (Dillon Hinen, A.J. Mast, Alex Mast, Brett Baumgartner) 3:25.08 (new meet record); 2. Westview 3:27.46; 3. Lakeland 3:28.80; 4. Churubusco 3:29.13; 5. West Noble 3:36.05; 6. Central Noble 3:36.66; 7. Angola 3:41.10; 8. Prairie Heights 3:43.64

Shot Put– 1. Evan Garretson (LL) 52-5; 2. Austin McClure (CH) 49-8.5; 3. Alyster Roebel (LL) 48-5; 4. Ty Ruckman (ES) 46-10.5; 5. Kyle Ostrander (FF) 44-6; 6. Eric Kuznar (CH) 43-10.75; 7. Donnie Johns (CN) 42-8.25; 8. Nick Miller (WV) 41-3.5

High Jump– 1. Nathan Bussberg (FF) 6-2; 2. Jared LaRue (FF) 6-2; 3. Jarret Slabach (WV) 6-1; T4. Gavin Robinson (LL), Layne Fulk (CH) and Jerrod Leatherman (CN) 5-10; T7. Parker Fought (WV) and Kyle West (PH) 5-8