Greenon senior Rachel Stute and Tecumseh’s Ross Warren each brought home two track championships, while Adam Riedinger from Northwestern captured one, as the Milton Union Bulldog Invitational was held last weekend in West Milton. In addition to the three who won the gold, several finished in the top eight of their events to earn points for their teams.

Tecumseh placed fifth overall in the boys race with 55.5 points, while Northwestern was ninth (36) and Greenon 12th overall with 16 points.

In the girls’ race, Greenon was the highest local placer with 44 points, good enough for seventh place overall. Tecumseh was ninth with 27 points and Northwestern finished 11th overall with 23.

In the boys’ 100 dash, Tecumseh senior Malik Quisenberry placed sixth overall with 11.85 seconds.

Greenon saw two runners both place in the 400 meter run. Freshman Cameron Patterson placed fourth with a time of 56.06, while sophomore Garrett Glover finished seventh (57.02).

Northwestern junior Ryan Cleland placed second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:08.31, and his teammate Dean Wells just missed the top eight which would earn the Warriors team points.

Cleland came back in the 1600 run and finished sixth overall with a 4:50.83 to earn the Warriors three points. The top eight finishers in each race earn points for their team.

Also scoring in the 3200 was Northwestern freshman Keith Kaiser with a time of 11:09.29.

Warren stepped up in the 110 hurdles with a 15.97, earning him the victory, then came back in the 300 hurdles with a 41.91 giving him another win.

The Tecumseh 4x1 team took third in that event with a 46.46, with Greenon placing seventh. The Knights came back in the 4x2 and took seventh, with Tecumseh placing eighth. In the 4x4, Greenon claimed seventh and Northwestern eighth, and in the 4x8 relay, the Arrows finished fourth and Northwestern was seventh.

In the field events, Gavin Lyall was seventh in the long jump for Northwestern with 17’4.25”, with Quisenberry placing second overall in the high jump with a leap of 5’8”. His Tecumseh teammate Zach Nabil also placed seventh.

DJ Johnston of Tecumseh was second in the pole vault with 11’6”, and the Arrows’ Simon Herbert was sixth. In the shot put, Riedinger placed third at 46’5.25”, and Greenon’s Joseph Vaultier was seventh. Finally in the discus, Riedinger claimed the victory with a toss of 133’3”, and his teammate Blake Jamison finished seventh.

*The girls events also had several local finishers. Stute started her day with an impressive win in the 100, with a time of 12.98. She came back and fell just short of the title in the 200, placing second with a time of 26.44, just .34 seconds behind Taylor Middleton of Miami Valley School. Greenon’s Delani Ortiz placed eighth in that event.

Stute came back strong in the 400 with a 1:00.18, giving her the victory in that event. Also placing in the 800 event was Northwestern freshman Kyndall Berner with a time of 2:44.82.

Brooke Smith finished sixth in the 1600 (6:12.35), and came back for a fifth place finish in the 3200 (13:17.03).

Two members of the Tecumseh girls team placed in the 100 hurdles, as Alina Blunk placed sixth with a time of 18.19, while Macy Ricks was eighth. Audrey Diller from the Arrows squad was fifth overall in the 300 hurdles with a 50.44.

In the relays, it was a solid day for the area girls. Tecumseh placed second in the 4x1 running a 52.89, with Greenon fourth. The Arrows then placed fourth in the 4x2 (1:52.41) with Greenon eighth. Finally in the 4x8, the Tecumseh group placed fourth (10:52.42).

Out in the field events, Kyndall Berner placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 14’1”, while Greenon’s Olivia Hale was seventh. Berner also was seventh in the high jump.

In the shot put, Greenon senior Kari Norman was sixth with 30’7”, while in the discus, Northwestern’s Hannah Wildman placed third at 100’9”, Kaprina King of Greenon was fifth and Tecumseh’s Aurora Miller was eighth.

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