Boys track victorious over Howland and Champion

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The Boardman boys track team improved its 2017 record to 8-0 with a victory over the Howland Tigers and Champion Flashes on April 18 by a score of 95-62-18.

The Spartans opened the meet with a first place finish in the 4x800 meter relay with the team of sophomore Payton Torres, freshman Mitchel Dunham, sophomore Trevor Boggess and senior Nathaniel Ams. Freshman Brian Yauger placed second in the 110 hurdles with junior John Fleet taking fourth. Junior JaJuan Forte placed first in the 100-meter dash with senior Jason Clinkscale. The 4x200 meter relay team of senior Sheldon Broyles, senior Caeden Rogers, senior Koby Adu-Poku and Forte placed second. The 4x100 relay team of Forte, Broyles, Adu-Poku, and junior Justice Jama placed first.

Boggess finished second in the 400-meter run with Torres in third and junior Jacob Kimble in fourth. Sophomore Eri Ojewale placed first in the 300 hurdles with Fleet placing second. In the 800-meter run, sophomore Josh Rodriguez placed fourth overall. Meanwhile, in the 200-meter run, Jama was second, Forte placed third and sophomore Billy Cammack took fourth. The next event was the 3200-meter run, which saw Dunham place first and Ams third. The 4x400 relay team of Cammack, Torres, Rodriguez and Boggess placed first. In the field events, junior Steven Amstutz placed first in the shot put with senior Donovan Turney in second, sophomore Nikitas Missos in third and freshman David Merdich in fourth. Wallace placed first in the discus and Amstutz was fourth. Senior Richard Fisher placed first in the pole vault with classmate Don Lewis taking second. Jama was first in the high jump with Fisher in second and Cammack in third. Jama also placed third in the long jump with Clinkscale taking fourth.

“This was a solid effort from our team,” said Boardman Head Coach John Phillips. “We asked a lot of guys to compete in events that are more geared towards a training goal rather than winning a meet and they all responded very well.”

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