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Battling the weather conditions last week that cancelled the huge Troy Invitational on Friday, two other track meets were held during the week, as Tecumseh, Northwestern and Tippecanoe all saw action on the area tracks with some solid finishes.

In the Urbana Quad, both Tecumseh and Northwestern competed well, with the Arrows winning the girls title with Northwestern second. On the boys side, Northwestern placed second and Tecumseh fourth.

In the girls events, Paige Benton from Tecumseh finished first in the 100, with her teammate Hailey Beel second. Madison Henry from Northwestern placed fifth. In the 200, Jasmine Hassell captured the title.

Brooke Hoffman won the 400 meter run, as the Arrow defeated Korynne Berner of Northwestern who placed second.

Placing second in the 800 was Jhanelle Powell of Northwestern, while teammate Brooke Smith captured the 1600. Smith came back and also won the 3200 meter run.

In the 100 hurdles, Alina Blunk from Tecumseh won with an 18.86, and she came back in the 300 hurdles and finished second.

In the relays, Tecumseh placed second in the 4x1, and won the 4x4 relay. The 4x8 team from Northwestern captured first.

In the girls field events, Northwestern senior Korynne Berner won both the high jump and long jump, while in the pole vault, Tecumseh’s Beel claimed second. Olivia Lawrence took home second in the shot put, while in the discus, Northwestern’s Hannah Wildman was first overall.

Over in the boys running events, Tecumseh’s Jonathon Tomaro placed third in the 100 meter dash, while in the 200, it was a third place finish for Colin Toth. Ross Warren from Tecumseh placed second in the 400, and in the 800 meter run, Northwestern’s Justin Prack finished second.

In the distance events, the 1600 was won by Prack, while the Warriors’ Kyle Jamison won the 3200. Ross Warren from Tecumseh shined in the 110 hurdles finishing first.

The 4x1 relay team from Northwestern was second, as were both the 4x2 and 4x4 teams. Northwestern came back in the 4x8 with a championship.

In the pole vault, Simon Herbert gave Tecumseh another first place finish with teammate DJ Johnston second. Eli Berner of Northwestern was second in the long jump, and in the shot put Adam Riedinger from Northwestern was first overall, while in the discus, Riedinger also placed first.

Tippecanoe: The Red Devils competed in a tri-meet at Greenville, along with Union City.

Greenville won the girls meet with 76 points, just two points ahead of Tippecanoe. On the boys side, Greenville defeated Tipp 76-71.

For the Red Devils girls’ squad, Lydia Stueve won the 100 hurdles, and Caroline Senseman was third overall. In the 300 hurdles, Lory Livesay was victorious with a 55.36. and Senseman was third.

In the 100 dash, Tipp’s Taylor Jobe placed second, and Taylor Prall was fourth. Lunden Mason finished second overall in the 200, with Prall finishing third and senior Sammie Rowland fourth.

Also, Tippecanoe won the 4x2 relay with a time of 1:57.70. They also finished second and third in the 4x1, as Tipp A finished at 55.61, and Tipp B was third at 1:05.43. In the 4x4 relay, Tipp finished in the top two spots, with the A squad running a 4:34.03.

The 400 dash was won by freshman Kaili Titley with a 1:03.78, while teammate Mackenzie Dietz was second and Bekah Shininger fourth.

In field events, Carrissa Ferrell was second in the discus throw, while Mason was second overall in the shot put, with Marissa Garber placing fourth. The pole vault also saw Tipp freshman Jackie Bashore place third, and Laken Brown fourth for Tipp. Finally in the long jump, Rowland was first overall.

For the Tipp boys, Casey Abner was third overall in the 100 dash, while Mason Doll, a Tippecanoe freshman, captured the 200 dash.

Tipp ran well in the 400, taking the top four spots including the winner Abney with a 55.87. Also in the 800, it was Tipp again dominating the event with the top five spots all being Red Devil runners. Michael Sterns won with a 2:12.39. Jordan Brown, Colin Durcan, Ben Jans and Zach Dix rounds out the top five.

In the 4x200 relay, Tipp A was first overall with a time of 1:40.43, with Tipp B finishing second. The 4x1 saw Tipp finish second, and in the 4x4, Tipp again took the top two spots.

The distance races saw Tipp dominate the 1600 run, with Matthew Poynter finishing first overall, and the top five spots all going to the Red Devils runners.

Isaac Haas threw the discus over 117 feet which placed him second, with Chris Garber fourth. Over in the shot put, Haas threw just shy of 41-feet to win the event, with Montana Dabbelt placing fourth.

Jans was second in the high jump, and Cade Gingerich finished third. In the long jump, Josh Burritt was fourth and Adam Grieshop fifth, and finally in the pole vault, Doll finished fourth.

*This week on the track, the postponed Shawnee Invitational which includes Tecumseh and Greenon, is now scheduled for Wednesday night. Graham hosts their Invitational on Friday night with the likes of Tecumseh, Greenon and Northwestern, while on Saturday, Tipp and Troy travel to Vandalia for the Butler Invitational.

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