Swanton kicked off the 2019 track and field season last week with the girls team garnering runner-up finishes at an invitational and a tri-meet.
The Bulldogs finished three points behind Archbold in the Bob Eisenhart Invitational at Tinora Saturday.
Bobbie Oberle led the way for Swanton with wins in the 100 hurdles, where she set a meet record, and long jump. She also won the 400 relay along with Brooke Oberle, Jayden Hendricks, and Audrey Szalapski. Hannah Grabke won the pole vault with a meet record of nine feet.
Asia Gensch won the 300 hurdles for Evergreen, who was eighth as a team.
On the boys side, Swanton won two events. Dylan Gilsdorf won the high jump and was on the victorious 3200m relay team that also included Brett Bettinger, Donovan Avalos and Blake Szalapski.
The Viking boys were second to Archbold. Reece Serna led the way with wins in the 100 and 200. He was also on the 400 relay team that won and also included Anthony Sanders, Jack Etue and Hunter Vanwert.
The Swanton girls track and field team finished runner-up to host Eastwood last Tuesday in a tri-meet with the Eagles and Genoa.
Swanton’s boys finished third with four team points.
For the girls, both Bobbie Oberle and Brooke Dockery won multiple events. Oberle scored wins in the 100m hurdles and long jump, while Dockery was first in the 800m and 1600m.
Trista Eitniear added a win in the discus and Brooke Oberle was victorious in the 100m.
The best finish for the boys came from Blake Szalapski who took second in the 800m.
Archbold 124, Evergreen 67, Fairview 55.5, Montpelier 54, Patrick Henry, Tinora, Delta and Hicksville 45, Swanton 36, Ayersville 34.5, Wayne Trace 33, Fayette 32, North Central 31, Stryker 16.
Archbold 98, Swanton 95, Hicksville 70.5, Patrick Henry 70, Ayersville 66, Tinora 59, Fairview 46, Evergreen 41, Wayne Trace 38.5, Delta 31, North Central 21, Stryker 19, Montpelier 7, Fayette 1.
Eastwood 112, Genoa 59, Swanton 4
4×800- Eastwood (Russell, Coffman, Pease, Kramer), 9:20.69; 110 hurdles- Wendt (E), 15.7; 100- Arman (E), 11.94; 4×200- Eastwood (Kwiatkowski, Halko, Chappuies, Limes), 1:39.53; 1600- Recknagel (E), 5:16.79; 4×100- Eastwood (Boyer, Arman, Halko, Jump), 47.42; 400- Hoeft (G), 53.73; 300 hurdles- Wendt (E), 44.1; 800- Russell (E), 2:19.95; 200- Bench (G), 24.69; 3200- Coffman (E), 10:53.66; 4×400- Eastwood (Arman, Peters, Limes, Jump), 3:47.36; Discus- Koch (G), 173-8; High jump- Bench (G), 5-8; Long jump- Pearson (G), 21-1; Shot- Fertig (E), 51-2.5; Vault- Welker (E), 11-0.
Eastwood 96, Swanton 47, Genoa 32
4×800- Genoa (Heninger, Iffland, Richards, Zellner), 12:06.26; 100 hurdles- Bobbie Oberle (S), 17.41; 100- Brooke Oberle (S), 13.98; 4×200- Eastwood (Getz, Schmeltz, Jubenville, Hoelter), 1:53.6; 1600- Dockery (S), 6:23.5; 4×100- Eastwood (Simmons, Partin, Fredericksen, Burmeister), 56.06; 400- Fredericksen (G), 1:06.22; 300 hurdles- Getz (E), 50.64; 800- Dockery (S), 2:42.14; 200- Schmeltz (E), 27.99; 3200- Richards (G), 13:54.62; 4×400- Eastwood (Hodulik, Haas, Cassaubon, Schmeltz), 4:35.37; Discus- Eitniear (S), 93-1; High jump- Hoelter (E), 4-8; Long jump- Bobbie Oberle (S), 16-11; Shot- Kiefer (E), 35-1.25; Vault- Limes (E), 8-6.