Boys track is victorious on Senior Night

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The Boardman boys track team improved its 2017 record to 10-1 and 6-1 in the AAC with a 95-42 victory over the Poland Bulldogs on May 2.

The Spartans opened the meet with a victory by seniors Chris Butler, Nathaniel Ams and Nick Digiacomo, along with freshman Mitchel Dunham in the 4x800 meter relay. The next event, the 110-meter hurdles, sophomore Eri Ojewale placed first, freshman Brian Yauger was second and sophomore Miles Spearman placed third. In the 100-meter dash, Spartan junior JaJuan Forte placed first with junior Justice Jama in third.

In the 1600-meter run, Dunham took first with Digiacomo in second. The Spartans were first in the 4x100 meter relay with the team of freshmen Zach Johnson, Rashie Garner, Isaiah Suarez and Yauger. Sophomore Josh Rodriguez placed second in the 400-meter run. Ojewale placed first in the 300 hurdles with Spearman placing third.

In the 800-meter run, sophomore Trevor Boggess placed first, sophomore Payton Torres was second and senior Koby Adu-Poku was third. The 200-meter run saw junior Ethan Himes finish second. The next event was the 3200-meter run which was won by Butler. The 4x400 relay team of juniors Jacob Kimble, Billy Cammack, John Fleet and Justice Jama placed first.

In the field events, senior George Wallace won the shot put and junior Steven Amstutz was second. Wallace placed first in the discus with junior Zach David taking third. In the high jump Jama was second and senior Richard Fisher was third. Jama also placed third in the long jump. The pole vault saw senior Don Lewis place first, Fisher second and senior Vi Trihn Luu place third.

The meet was also Senior Night for the Spartans. Twenty-two members of the team competed for the very last time at Spartan Stadium.

“This senior class really did a nice job this season,” said Spartan Head Coach John Phillips. “We had several guys come out for track that have excelled in other sports and hopefully the message of ‘track makes you a better athlete’ resonates with some younger Spartans in grades 6-11.”

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