The Boardman High School boys track team improved its 2019 regular season record to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the AAC with a 130-24 victory over the Canfield Cardinals at Spartan Stadium on April 23.
The meet was Senior Night for the Spartans and honored Nathan Cornelius, Zach Hillard, Cameron Maloney, Nikitas Missos, Josh Rodriguez, Colin Russell, Nick Torres, Payton Torres and Noah Veauthier.
The Spartans opened the meet with a victory by junior Mitchel Dunham, sophomore Justin Maloney, junior River Flatley and sophomore Beau Gorby in the 4x800 meter relay. The next event, the 110 meter hurdles, the Spartans took all three places with junior Brian Yauger first, sophomore Isaac Nordquist in second and freshman Trey DePietro in third. In the 100 meter dash, senior Rodriguez was first, sophomore Dawaylon Pritchard took second and junior Isaiah Suarez was third. The next event on the track was the seated 100 with sophomore Micah Beckwith placing first.
The 4x200 relay team of sophomore DJ Evans, senior Hillard, sophomore Cristian Ortiz and Rodriguez placed first. In the 1600 meter run, Dunham placed first and Flatley finished second. The 4x100 relay team of Hillard, Rodriguez, Evans and Pritchard placed first. Suarez placed first in the 400 meter run, and he was followed by sophomore Brennan Stratton in second and Ortiz in third. Beckwith placed first in the seated 400. In the 300 meter hurdles, Yauger was first and DePietro was third. In the 800 meter run, sophomore Jonah Bacho was first and sophomore Frank Bero was second. The 200 meter dash was won by Suarez, with Stratton in second. The Spartans swept the 3200 with Gorby taking first, Justin Maloney in second and sophomore Michael Halchuck in third. The 4x400 relay team of Stratton, Ortiz, Yauger and Bero placed first.
In the field events, the Spartans swept the high jump with freshman Gerrick Angel in first, Flatley second and sophomore Aiden Glatz was third. Sophomore Tyreek Jackson was second in the long jump with Glatz taking third. In the discus, senior Missos was second, while in the shot put junior Dave Merdich took first and Missos was second. Finally, in the pole vault, sophomore Ted Anzevino placed first, sophomore Sam Cammack was second and freshman Angel placed third.
The track meet MVP’s went to Rodriguez and Angel.