Boardman boys track team season wrap-up

The Boardman boys track team began its season with a 114-22 victory over the Youngstown Christian Eagles.

The Spartans opened the meet with a victory by junior Josh Suarez, sophomore Adam Deeley, junior Nick Long and sophomore Nathan Hadley in the 4x800 meter relay. In the next event, the 110-meter hurdles, the Spartans took two of the top three places with senior Jeff Bean in second and sophomore AJ Panatleo in third. In the 100-meter dash, senior Isaiah Lyle took first, senior Ivan Adu-Poku was second and freshman Jeff Kollar was third. The 4x200 meter relay team of freshmen Caden Kasler, Pierre Grizzard, Kollar and Sheldon Broyles placed first as well.

“Today was a chance to get some of our younger guys in the scoring column,” said Boardman head coach John Phillips.

In the 1600-meter run, senior Trevor Leyden took first and freshman Matt Maroni was third. The 4x100 meter relay team of Ivan Adu-Poku, Lyle, senior Turel Thompson and sophomore Brendan Lucas was first. Senior Alan Burns placed first in the 400-meter run and freshman Kobe Adu-Poku was third. In the 300-meter hurdles, the Spartans took two scoring spots with Bean in first and sophomore Nick Cessna second.

In the 800-meter run, Deeley was first and freshman Nathaniel Ams was second. The 200-meter dash was won by Broyles with Kollar in third. The next event was the 3200-meter run which was won by senior Justin Maroni with Long second and Leyden in third. The 4x400 relay team of senior Nick Cordova, Suarez, Kobe Adu-Poku, and Lucas took first.

In the field events, the Spartans took first and third in the long jump with Thompson and Suarez. In the high jump Bean placed first, freshman Richard Fisher second and sophomore Namontey Law took third. In the discus, senior Mike Sferra was second and senior Sean Lonardo was third. Lonardo won the shot put, with freshman George Wallace in second and junior Andrew Maughan in third. In the pole vault, senior Steve Brown was first and junior Dan Liptak second.

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