Megan Garrett, the CHS girls’ record holder in the 400 meters, concentrated on distance Monday.
The senior captured both the 1,600 and 3,200 races in a dual meet with Mt. Zion, clocking in at 5 minutes, 33 seconds and 12:29.7, respectively. Teammate Grace Spoonhour finished second in both events.
Makenna McBride won her third 100-meter sprint in a row with a time of 12.5 seconds, beating her closest competitor from Mt. Zion by .3 seconds. McBride racked up another win in the 200 meters, running 27.4. Both times were personal records.
On the field side, CHS girls won the first three places at shot put. Mariah Weiss took first with a throw of 28 feet, 3.5 inches, followed by Aerielle Ecker and Mackensie Williams in second and third. In discus, Williams won with a throw of 66-10, followed by Ecker.
Overall, the girls’ team was overmatched by a much larger Mt. Zion squad. The Trojans earned 54.5 points compared to Mt. Zion’s 90.5.
The boys’ squad, meanwhile, won with an overall score of 75 to Mt. Zion’s 54.
Wyatt Strader had never competed in high jump until Monday at Trojan Hill, but he earned second place with a mark of 5 feet, 5 inches – two inches behind Jacob Flight.
“I’m pretty good with how it went,” said Strader. “I’ll take it.”
Strader and Flight alternated first and second in long jump and triple jump. Strader won long jump with a leap of 19-10.25 and Flight captured the triple jump with a mark of 37-1 1/4.
In other competition:
- Oakley, Cox, Strader, and Flight won the 4×200. During the back stretch of the race, Flight fought off a late challenge from the Mt. Zion anchor. The team clocked in at 1:43.4, edging Mt. Zion by .4 seconds.
- The Trojans swept the shot put and discus. Mitch Cox made a throw of 31-5 followed by Nicholas Hawk and Luca Carcasi. Mitch Cox won discus with a heave of 100-5.5.
- Austin Sikorski won the 800.
- Peyton Cox took second in the 200.
- Zac Stout earned second in the 400.