Dunham named county meet MVP

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Neighbors | Submitted.Boardman High School junior Mitchel Dunham was named MVP of the 106th Mahoning County Championship at Austintown on April 20. Dunham led the Spartans to a second place finish overall at the meet.

Boardman High School junior Mitchel Dunham was named MVP of the 106th Mahoning County Championship at Austintown on April 20.

Dunham led the Spartans to a second place finish overall at the meet.

The Spartans opened the meet by placing first in the 4x800 with the team of sophomore Jonah Bacho, sophomore Frank Bero, junior Alan Cuevas and Dunham. Senior Josh Rodriguez was sixth in the 100 meter dash. In the 400 meter dash, junior Isaiah Suarez placed fourth overall. Bacho placed third in the 800 meter run. Dunham was also county champion in the 1600 with junior River Flatley taking sixth place. Dunham was first overall in the 3200, with Bero in fifth.

Junior Brian Yauger was third in the 110 hurdles with freshman Trey DePietro in eighth. Yauger was third in the 300 hurdles with DePietro in eighth place. The Spartan 4x100 relay team of Rodriguez, senior Zach Hillard, junior Derrick Anderson and junior Tim Bowser finished sixth. The 4x200 relay team of sophomore Brennan Stratton, sophomore Cristian Ortiz, Rodriguez and Suarez was fourth overall. The Spartan 4x400 relay team of Stratton, Suarez, Ortiz and Bacho was first.

The field events saw freshman Gerrick Angel place third in the high jump with Anderson in fourth. Hillard was seventh in the long jump. Sophomore Ted Anzevino was first in the pole vault and sophomore Sam Cammack was second. Junior Dave Merdich was first in the shot put with senior Nikitas Missos in third. Missos placed third in the discus as well. Sophomore Micah Beckwith placed first in all four seated events.

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