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Lakeland sweeps three-way meet


The Lakeland boys track squad defeated both the host Prairie Heights squad and Angola teams in a three-way track meet Tuesday afternoon.

Lakelanddowned the Panthers 101 to 31, and scored 106 to Angola’s 26 points for the meet. Prairie Heights lost to Angola, 80-52.

PrairieHeightshurdler Jimmy Maas set a new school record in the 110 high hurdles, crossing the line in 14.6. Lakeland standout hurdler Creig Leu was second in the race with 15.11.

The other bright spot for the Panthers was a 1-2 finish in the pole vault, with Nick Lagemann taking first and Zach Shepard second. Laker Kyle Bowen was third.

The Lakers nipped the Angola squad in the 4x800 relay, clocking 9 minutes flat to Angola’s 9:01. The Laker relay team was Mitch Herber, Manny Theis, Gavin Troyer and Kyle Bowen.

Lakelanddominated virtually every aspect of the meet, with the distance events the only weakness shown Tuesday as Angola runner John Wilson won both the 3200 meters and 1600 meters in 10:33 and 4:45, respectively. Laker Joseph Trost took second in both, with times of 10:43 and 4:51. Teammate Eric Herber was on Trost’s heels with 10:43.5 for the 3200 and 4:54 for the 1600.

Creig Leu would shake off the earlier second place to win the 300 meter hurdles, with a time of 39.85 to Maas’ 40.19.

Lakeland’s relays were well in front of the Hornets and Panthers, winning the 4x100 in 45.17, with the team of Tim Abbott, Colin Anderson, Eddie Baczynski and Kyle Bowen. The quartet would also take the 4x400 event with a time of 3:45.

Lakelandsprinters Tim Abbott and Devin Dimos took 1-2 in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 11.26 for Abbott and 11.45 for Dimos. Panther Dillon Henschen was third in 11.91.

In the 200 meter dash, Cory Troyer would win for Lakeland with a clocking of 23.91. Dimos placed second with 24.28, and Angola sprinter Austin Bauer in third with 24.85.

Senior Manny Theis was first in the 400 meter dash, breaking the line in 52.0. Henschen from Prairie Heights would finish second in 54.5, just ahead of Lakeland’s Dustin Wolheter, who clocked 55.35.

Laker Gavin Troyer would take the points for first in the 800 meter with a 2:12.

In the field events, Lakeland jumper Gavin Robinson took first in the high jump, with Kyler West of Prairie Heights second and Lakeland’s Cory Troyer third.

Tim Abbott took first in the long jump for Lakeland, with teammate Todd Knote in second.

Evan Garretson and A.J. Roebel of Lakeland went 1-2 in the shot put. Thomas Roebel would out toss Garretson to win the discus.