Spartans 6th in Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG – The Solon boys braved another gray, blustery, cool day in the fledgling track and field season on Tuesday, April 4, to finish in sixth place at the Williamsburg Co-Ed. Relays. Originally scheduled for Monday, April 3, the event was postponed until Tuesday due to heavy rains.
The athletes and spectators alike had to dodge mud holes and puddles while making their way between the throwers’ areas and the stadium between events.
In the shot put, Solon scored team points from the fifth-place effort of Coal Flansburg and the seventh-place finish of Rocky Lensing. Flansburg hurled the shot 47-0 and Lensing’s dropped at 45-0. Also throwing for Solon was Hayes Dierson with a 41-10 1/2 good for 10th-place and Adam Runyan, whose throw of 39-10 3/4 landed in 12th place.
Jake Coons nabbed a bronze appearance with a throw of 136-05 in the discus, fetching six team points, while Evan Kollar collected two team points for his seventh-place toss of 112-9.
Ryan Geistkemper captured three team points with a seventh-place long jump of 17-7 1/2. Just outside of the points was Jackson Pipolo’s long jump of 17-6. Peyton Stahle jumped 16-10 good for 12th place and Dominic Helmuth jumped to 18th-place with his 15-0.
A.J. Coons competed in the high jump, grabbing fifth-place with a leap of 5-8, to post four more team points.
In the 800-meter sprint medley relay, Adam Bock, Jackson Pipolo, Dillon Hoit and Ryan Geistkemper posted a 1:46.52 good for seventh place and two team points.
Jorel Justus battled to an eighth-place finish with his time of 11:50.81 in the 3,200-meter run, grabbing a team point.
Tanner Larkey, Liam Bell, Dillon Jeworrek and Brayden Bair posted a 8:47.31, capturing third and six team points in the 4x800-meter relay.
The Spartans grabbed another six team points and another bronze showing in the 4x110-meter shuttle hurdle relay, courtesy of Isaac Vang, Thomas Brandt, A.J. Coons and Luke Ira and their time of 1:05.45.
Hunter Kula grabbed a fifth-place showing in the 100-meter dash with a 12.28 for four more team points. Matt Folkerts captured ninth place with a 12.80 and Lucas Walker finished tied for 12th with his 15.01.
In the distance medley, Solon’s team of Scott, Vang, Hoit and Carl Richey earned a bronze finish and six team points with their 4:05.93 time.
Kendrick Harris, Grant Goldsberry, Peyton Stahle and Jake Coons finished the 4x200-meter relay in 1:37.84, good for fourth place and five team points.
Luke Ira took first in the 110-meter hurdles with his 15.47 time, grabbing 10 team points.
Dillon Jeworrek finished 19th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:34.29.
Peyton Stahle finished ninth, and Matt Folkerts grabbed 14th place in the 200-meter dash with a 24.95 and a 26.19, respectively.
Thomas Brand earned three team points and sixth-place honors with a time of 1:05.33 in the 400-meter hurdles.
In the 1,600-meter run, Carl Richey finished in 5:17.62 and Tanner Larkey finished in 5:38.96, good for 10th and 15th place, respectively.
The Spartans locked up sixth- and seventh-place finishes in the 4x100-meter relay. The team of Kula, Hoit, Pipolo and Bock ran a 47.61 and the team of Cam Miller, Trey Stebral, Brady Stotler and Payton Herdliska ran a 50.91.
In the 4x400-meter relay, Kendrick Harris, Geistkemper, A.J. Coons and Bell ran a 3:52.86 good for eighth place and two more team points. The team of Payton Herdliska, Brayden Bair, Braxton Hobbs and Thomas Brandt crossed the line at 4:05.50 good for 12th place.