The boys track team defended its Grant 4 title Friday night outscoring second place Oak Hill by 48 points. The boys team scored 110 followed by Oak Hill with 62, Mississinewa 55, and Madison-Grant with 16.
The night started off with a great competition in the long jump. Peyton Watson jumped a season best 20’10 on his first jump of the meet. He was tied by David Bounds of Mississinewa on his first jump. The tiebreaker goes to the next best jump. Bounds would go into first place on his last jump. With the pressure on, Watson jumped another season best going 21’1 to claim the title. Davon Watson jumped a personal best 20’1 to claim third place in the event.
On the track the competition started hot in the 3200 relay. Eastbrook got out to a lead in the first two legs. The third leg would see Oak Hill get out to a 10 meter lead. Cole Kennedy ran down the Oak Hill anchor edging to a slight lead down the stretch only to be beat by three tenths of a second.
The Panthers would take 1st and 2nd in 100m dash and 110 hurdles. Keaton Cooper and Watson would claim the 100m points. Dean Breedlove and Graham Johnson would go 1-2 in the hurdles. Cole Kennedy (800m), Logan Gunning (300H), Zach Reid (pole vault), and Connor White (3200m) would also claim individual championships.
The 4×100 relay team of Watson, Cooper, Wallace, and Gunning and the 4x400m relay team of Saxon Malonek, Ethan Keller, Ethan Cramer, and Johnson claimed victorious too.
The Panthers showed depth showed also. The boys had 2 people score in the top 4 of each event except the shot put and discus.
The Lady Panthers scored a second place finish to a strong Oak Hill team. Oak Hill won the meet with 103 points. Eastbrook was second with 53 followed by Mississinewa 45, and Madison-Grant with 42.
Audrey Altum was a double winner for the ladies winning the 100 hurdles and 200m dash. She was also part of the winning 4×100 relay team with Shelly Jones, Kylie Standfest, and Kinlee Oliver. Jordan Trout was another standout performer with a victory in the 300 hurdles and second in the 100 hurdles.