Swanton girls win quad, invitational

Staff Report

The Swanton girls track and field team won the Eisenhart Invitational at Tinora on Friday. The Bulldogs totalled 114 points to beat out second place Pettisville, who had 101.

For Swanton, Julia Smith won the high jump and 300 hurdles, Haley Nelson won the 200 meters, Hannah Grabke tied for first in the pole vault, and Sidney Taylor won discus. The Bulldog 400 and 800 meter relay teams of Bobbie Oberle, Bridget Harlett, Ally Hendricks and Nelson both took first as well.

The Swanton boys scored 80 team points to place third as a team behind Archbold (176) and Fairview (97). Johnny Shanks won the long jump and Anthony Howard won the 800 for Swanton.

On Tuesday the Swanton girls won a quad at Pettisville, while the boys were second behind Archbold.

Standing out for Archbold in the boys meet was Deven Girdham who won both hurdle events. In addition, Nick Waidelich placed first in the 100m and Jack Fisher in the 200m.

Levi Carmody and Elijah Esquibel showed up in the field for the Blue Streaks as Carmody won the shot put and Esquibel placed first in the discus.

For Swanton, Brett Bettinger took first in the 3200m while Jonny Shanks won the long jump.

In the girls meet, Sidney Taylor and Julia Smith stepped up big for Swanton.

Smith won titles in both the 300m hurdles and the high jump. Taylor was victorious in the shot put and discus.

Other winners for the Bulldogs were Bridget Harlett in the 100m and Haley Nelson in the 200m.


Archbold 126, Swanton 59, Pettisville 29, North Central 28

4×800- Swanton, 9:13.8; 110 hurdles- Girdham (A), 16.5; 100- Waidelich (A), 11.8; 4×200- Archbold, 1:36.9; 1600- Swanton, 4:56; 4×100- Archbold, 46.9; 400- Archbold, 52.7; 300 hurdles- Girdham (A), 43.9; 800- Vassar (N), 2:10.4; 200- Fisher (A), 23.9; 3200- Bettinger (S), 11:13.1; 4×400- Archbold, 3:42; Shot- Carmody (A), 44-3.5; Long jump- Shanks (S), 20-8.5; Discus- Esquibel (A), 125-11; High jump- Rychener (P), 5-10.


Swanton 73.5, Pettisville 69, Archbold 65.5, North Central 34.5

4×800- Pettisville, 10:19.2; 100 hurdles- Siebeneck (N), 16.8; 100- Harlett (S), 13.3; 4×200- Archbold, 1:54.8; 1600- Leppelmeier (P), 6:02.1; 4×100- Swanton, 59.3; 400- Sauder (P), 67.2; 300 hurdles- Smith (S), 57.5; 800- Leppelmeier (P), 2:35.2; 200- Nelson (S), 28.3; 3200- Foor (P), 12:31.1; 4×400- Pettisville, 4:38.3; Shot- Taylor (S); Long jump- Roth (A), 15-8; Discus- Taylor (S), 112-10; High jump- Smith (S), 5-4.

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