Livingston County track meet

    Beautiful weather was in store for the teams taking part at the Livingston County Open track meet Tuesday at Williamson Field. The non-scored meet has been missing the second largest school in the county, but those on hand did a get glimpse of some state-caliber athletes.
    Ridgeview was on hand with its stable of athletes that helped win the Class 1A state championship at the boys’ state meet last season. This group of Mustangs includes state champions Tate Walcott (long jump, 4x200) and Mason Barr (4x200). Barr was also second in the 110-meter high hurdles.
    Barr was dominant in the two hurdle events at the Livingston County meet with wins in the 110 highs (14.81 seconds) and the 300 intermediates (39 seconds). He also ran anchor legs on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
    Walcott did not compete in the long jump, but captured the 100-meter dash (11.28 seconds) and the 200 (22.2 seconds).
    Barr and Walcott were joined by Zach Cavinder and Ryan Benton in taking the 4x100 (44.35) and the 4x200 (1 minute, 33.41 seconds).
    Pontiac’s young crew took five events. Donovan Murphy won the 400 in 52.24 seconds, Josh Davies took the 800 in 2:02.59 and Ethan Schickel won the 1,600 in 4:46.2.
    In the field, Steven Lewis had a toss of 155 feet, 11 inches to win the discus. Brady Monahan cleared 12 feet to win the pole vault.
    El Paso-Gridley showed power in the long distance events. All-state cross country runner Noah Smith won the 3,200 race and the 4x800 relay team of Noah Lundy, Brett Endress, Randy Kent and Asa Smith won on 8:55.87.
    Anthony Hornsby won the shot put with a push of 47-6½ for the Titans. EPG’s Logan McKinley won the triple jump (35-5). Tri-Point’s Wyatt Dohe cleared 5-10 to win the high jump and Christian Harms of Flanagan-Cornell took the long jump (19-5¾).
    In the girls’ meet, Pontiac’s Tristina Einhaus nearly swept the sprints but was foiled down the stretch of the 400 dash by EPG’s Sophia Lowery. Einhaus won the 100 in 13.57 seconds and the 200 in 27.79 seconds.
    Lowery edged Einhaus in the 400, 1:01.1 to 1:01.87.
    The EPG girls also claimed wins in the 800, 1,600, 3,200, both hurdles events and two relays in showing off their depth. There were also wins in the long jump, high jump and shot put.
    Jenna Kent won the 800 for EPG in 2:37.05 and Charlene Hamilton took the 1,600 in 5:53.12. Mya Gramm won the 3,200 in 14:30.
    Faith Graham cruised to win the 100-meter hurdles in 16.13 seconds and Emma Betts won the 300 hurdles in 49.51 seconds.
    The EPG quartet of Jillian Toth, Betts, Lauren Sepich and Lowery took the 4x100 in 53.75 seconds and the Titans’ foursome of Sepich, Karli Perrine, Graham and Rebecca Orns won the 4x200 in 1:55.1.
    In the field, it was Sierra Carr taking the shot put with a push of 35-5 and Lowery went 4-8 to win the high jump. Tristyn Grube won the long jump by going 15-11.
    Pontiac’s Franchesca Smith won the triple jump with a mark of 32-7¾ and Ridgeview’s Jayden Standish was the winner of the discus with a toss of 121-9.
    The following are the top five places in each event of the Livingston County Open.
Boys
    100: 1) Walcott (Ridgeview), 11.28; 2) Benton (RHS); 3) Breckenridge (Fieldcrest); 4) Harms (Flanagan-Cornell); 5) Peck (FHS).
    200: 1) Walcott (RHS), 22.2; 2) Murphy (Pontiac); 3) Smith (RHS); 4) Breckenridge (FHS); 5) Connor (Dwight).
    400: 1) Murphy (PTHS), 52.24; 2) Bergstrom (DTHS); 3) Santos (DTHS); 4) Dohe (Tri-Point); 5) Coffman (RHS).
    800: 1) Davies (PTHS), 2:02.59; 2) J. Fogarty (PTHS); 3) Gochanour (FHS); 4) Dohe (TP); 5) Amador (TP).
    1,600: 1) Schickel (PTHS), 4:46.2; 2) Gochanour (FHS); 3) S. Fogarty (PTHS); 4) Ludy (EPG); 5) Skaggs (FHS).
    3,200: 1) N. Smith (El Paso-Gridley), NA.
    110 HH: 1) Barr (RHS), 14.81; 2) Schlipf (EPG); 3) Ramirez (RHS); 4) Mogged (TP); 5) Elder (EPG).
    300 IH: 1) Barr (RHS), 39.0; 2) Schlipf (EPG); 3) Ramirez (RHS); 4) Manietta (DTHS); 5) Williams (DTHS).
    4x100 relay: 1) Ridgeview, 45.9; 2) El Paso-Gridley; 3) Pontiac; 4) Fieldcrest; 5) Flanagan-Cornell.
    4x200 relay: 1) Ridgeview, 1:33.41; 2) Dwight; 3) El Paso-Gridley; 4) Fieldcrest; 5) Pontiac.
    4x800 relay: 1) El Paso-Gridley 8:55.87; 2) Tri-Point; 3) Fieldcrest; 4) Pontiac; 5) Ridgeview.
    Long jump: 1) Harms (FC), 19-5¾; 2) Murphy (PTHS); 3) McKinley (EPG); 4) Manietta (DTHS); 5) Welsch (EPG).
    Triple jump: 1) McKinley (EPG), 35-5; 2) Welsch (EPG); 3) Monahan (PTHS); 4) Cardenas (TP); 5) Blair (PTHS).
    High jump: 1) Dohe (TP), 5-10; 2) Barth (EPG); 3) Zimmerman (RHS); 4) Ramirez (RHS), 5) Gramm (EPG).
    Shot put: 1) Hornsby (EPG), 47-6½; 2) Uhl (FC); 3) Lewis (PTHS); 4) Cramer (PTHS); 5) Severson (DTHS).
    Discus: 1) Lewis (PTHS), 155-11; 2) Cramer (PTHS); 3) Rieke (DTHS); 4) Kerner (EPG); 5) Elston (EPG).
    Pole vault 1) Monahan (PTHS), 12-0; 2) Blair (PTHS); 3) Dohman (EPG).
Girls
    100: 1) Einhaus (PTHS), 13.57; 2) Tallent (FC); 3) Jubin (TP); 4) Kelley (RHS); 5) Perrine (EPG).
    200: 1) Einhaus (PTHS), 27.79; 2) Smith (PTHS); 3) Maxon (FC); 4) Schuette (TP); 5) Roth (FC).
    400: 1) Lowery (EPG), 1:01.1; 2) Einhaus (PTHS); 3) Smith (PTHS); 4) Croy (DTHS); 5) Hofmann (EPG).
    800: 1) Kent (EPG), 2:37.05; 2) Hardt (RHS); 3) Dively (PTHS); 4) Hood (FHS); 5) Cassady (PTHS).
    1,600: 1) Hamilton (EPG), 5:53.12; 2) Allen (EPG); 3) Dively (PTHS); 4) Cassady (PTHS); 5) White (FHS).
    3,200: 1) Gramm (EPG), 14:30.
    100 H: 1) Graham (EPG), 16.13; 2) Witzig (EPG); 3) Tyler (RHS); 4) Hilton (RHS); 5) Schuette (TP).
    300 H: 1) Betts (EPG), 49.51; 2) Witzig (EPG); 3) Schuette (TP); 4) Hilton (RHS); 5) Tyler (RHS).
    4x100 relay: 1) El Paso-Gridley, 53.75; 2) Ridgeview; 3) Flanagan-Cornell; 4) Pontiac.
    4x200 relay: 1) El Paso-Gridley, 1:55.1; 2) Ridgeview; 3) Pontiac.
    Long jump: 1) Grube (EPG), 15-11; 2) Kelley (RHS); 3) Bowman (RHS); 4) Orns (EPG); 5) Roth (FC).
    Triple jump: 1) Smith (PTHS), 32-7¾; 2) Winterland (RHS); 3) Graham (EPG); 4) Jubin (TP); 5) Orns (EPG).
    High jump: 1) Lowery (EPG), 4-8; 2) Tallent (FC); 3T) Babbs (PTHS); 3T) Airgood (DTHS); 3T) Croy (DTHS).
    Shot put: 1) Carr (EPG), 35-5; 2) Pickett (PTHS); 3) Weaver (PC); 4) Rieke (DTHS); 5) Hopkins (RHS).
    Discus: 1) Standish (RHS), 121-9; 2) Weaver (PTHS); 3) Waldschmidt (PTHS); 4) Carr (EPG); 5) Toth (EPG).
Co-Ed
    Weightman’s relay: 1) El Paso-Gridley, NA.
    4x200: 1) NA.
    4x400: 1) NA.