While no teams qualify for the state meet, Friday’s boys’ Regional at Lincoln featured an exciting race to the top with three teams turning the corner with a shot at crossing the finish line first.
Saline ended up breaking the tape with 86.5 points while Pioneer finished a close second with 84 points. Huron had an outstanding performance, finishing third with 79 points.
Temperance Bedford was fourth (65), Skyline fifth (61) and Dexter sixth (50) in the 14-team field.
No teams qualify to the state meet, only individuals and relay teams. The top two finishers in each event (individual and relays) qualify for the state meet. In addition, any individual or relay hitting the state qualifying standard at the Regional meet also qualify.
Huron went one-two in both the 100 and 200 meters. Senior Kyle Martin won the 100 in 11.06 seconds with teammate Ashton Sanders in second in 11.13. Sanders, a junior, won the 200 in 22.05 with Martin in second in 22.72. Skyline went 7-8 in the 200 with Savante Daniel (23.24) and Jordan Wilson (23.27).
In the 400 meters, Daniel moved up to the winner’s circle with his first-place time of 50.49. Teammate TJ Dokas was fifth in 52.29. Pioneer’s Joel Pingle was 10th (53.46), Huron’s Drake Dowdy was 13th (54.22), Huron’s Jordan Embry was 15th (55.04) and Pioneer’s Brenden Franklin was 20th (55.70).
Huron senior James Cardwell took first in the 800 meters in 1:56.38. Skyline’s Isaac Darragh was fifth (1:59.00), Pioneer’s Fred Wallace was 10th (2:02.19), Huron’s Donovan Smith was 14th (2:03.23) and Pioneer’s Brady Cunningham was 16th (2:05.05).
Pioneer senior Nick Foster won the 1600 meters in 4:12.87 with teammate and fellow senior John Florence in second at 4:18.54. Huron’s Karsin Dass was sixth (4:24.39), Skyline’s Hobbs Kessler was seventh (4:24.98), Skyline’s Daniel Evans was ninth (4:28.65) and Skyline’s Jesse Edelstein was 10th (4:29.41).
Foster also won the 3200 meters with a time of 9:16.60 with Florence in second in 9:22.41. Skyline’s Thomas Young was sixth (9:47.96), Pioneer’s Owen Johnson seventh (9:49.72), Pioneer’s Ethan Mielock eighth (9:55.06) and Huron’s Robert Burke 10th (9:58.89).
Pioneer junior Leo Gabaron won both the 110 hurdles (15.06) and the 300 hurdles (38.86). Skyline’s Matthew Scott was seventh in 110 (16.42). In the 300, Skyline’s Logan Clark was third (41.13), Pioneer’s Adunbi Adetomiwa was fifth (41.79), Skyline’s Johnathan Faulkner was seventh (43.01) and Huron’s Johnson He was 12th (44.78).
In the 4×100 relay, Huron’s team of Divine Obi, Kyle Martin, Ibraheem Joseph and Ashton Sanders ran first in 43.49. Skyline was fourth (44.27) and Pioneer eighth (45.60).
In the 4×200 relay, Skyline’s team of Jordan Wilson, Savante Daniel, Johnathan Faulkner and Thomas Crawford was second in 1:31.48. Pioneer was seventh (1:34.04) and Huron eighth (1:34.66).
In the 4×400 relay, Pioneer’s team of Adunbi Adetomiwa, Nick Foster, Jesse Li and Leo Gabaron was second in 3:24.69. Huron was fourth (3:29.25).
In the 4×800 relay, the Pioneer team of John Florence, Drew Allen, Fred Wallace and Nick Foster was first in 7:49.20. Skyline was third (8:01.69) and Huron fourth (8:07.76).
Huron’s Tyree Hill was 15th in the shot put (36-4.5). Skyline’s Gage Robinson was 19th (33-7) and teammate Alan Villalobos was 20th (29-4.5).
In the discus, Hill was sixth (121-8), Pioneer’s Josh Smith 14th (100-10), Huron’s Harrison Baker 19th (93-6), Skyline’s Robinson 20th (87-6) and Skyline’s Villalobos 23rd (77-9).
In the pole vault, Logan Clark was third for Skyline (14-0), Huron’s Ibraheem Joseph was ninth (13) and Pioneer’s Daniel Bolanos was 13th (12).
In the long jump, Huron’s Ibraheem Joseph was third (19-11), Huron’s Trey Gardette was 17th (17-7.5), Pioneer’s Jaivon Smith was 18th (17-6.5) and teammate Shamar Napier was 19th (16-9.25).
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