AURORA – The Lion track team traveled to South Dearborn for the EIAC reserve track meet. Anyone who did not score in the varsity EIAC meet was eligible to compete.
The 4x800 team of Guy Herrington, Sam Sterrett, Heath Barada, and Keith Bacon finished in third place with a time of 9:36. Kanyon Keith placed fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 19.98. Colton Griffith and Josiah Hay scored in the 100 finishing third and seventh with times of 12.34 and 12.52. Caleb Krodel, Herrington, and Sterrett placed, second, fifth, and sixth in the 1600 with times of 5:15, 5:23, and 5:25.
The 4x100 team of J. Hay, Disney, Payne, and Griffith took first place with a time of 48.01. Kavan Hay set a season best in the 400 finishing 17th with a time of 1:05. Keith took sixth overall in the 300 hurdles with a time of 50.9.
In the 800, Bacon, Adrian Meza, Barada, and Herrington finished eighth, 10th, 14th, and 15th with times of 2:26, 2:29, 2:32, and 2:34. J. Hay finished third in the 200 with a time of 25.35 with Griffith. Krodel and Sterrett finished second and fifth in the 3200 with times of 11:22 and 11:49 (season best) with Meza, Nick Amos, and H. Miller all running season best times in the event. The 4x400 team of Braiden Hunter, Meza, Barada, and Bacon finished seventh with a time of 4:13.
In the field events, Nick Bowling finished second in the pole vault clearing 9-6. Hunter finished in a tie for fifth place clearing 7-0 and AJ Johnson tied his season best by clearing 6-0. Bowling tied his season best in the high jump clearing 5-4 to finish fourth.
Joe Sheehan finished third in the discus with a distance of 102-10 with Amos, Cody Smith, and H. Miller also competing. Sheehan also placed fifth in the shot put with a season best distance of 35-10. In the long jump, Griffith finished in fifth place with a distance of 16-4.
“Today was a very enjoyable meet for everyone. The reserve guys had the opportunity to compete in a big meet and were able to compete very well. Today was the last time that they will have the opportunity to compete this season, so it was nice to see everyone do very well and end the season on a high note. These guys have put in the work just like the varsity athletes and many of them are going to play a huge role next year on the varsity team. I am very pleased with the younger runners that have developed this season and will be ready to contribute in a big way next season,” Coach Jim Marlatt said.