The varsity boys and girls track teams hosted the Elk Relays on Friday night here at CHS while also celebrating Senior Night. The 16-team field was welcomed with fantastic weather and the meet itself turned out to be just as good.
The girls team, who finished with a team total of 98.01, edged Mason by a 1/2 point to win the meet while the boys finished in fourth place with a final team score of 73.48, less than 14 points behind meet champion Mason.
In the boys competition, senior Ethan Lansangan won the triple jump while junior Nathan Lynn finished third. Ethan soared to a jump of 39 feet, 2.75 inches while Lynn soared 38 feet, 7.5 inches. Senior Kaleb Mitchell’s leap of 37 feet, 11.25 inches, was good enough for seventh place which gave the Elks 9.99 points for the event. Senior Jason Sneed tied for the high jump championship by clearing 6 feet, 5 inches while Mitchell cleared 5 feet, 11 inches to finish in a tie for sixth. Lansangan finished third in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 8.25 inches. Senior Kebba Archimalo finished seventh in the discus with a throw of 137 feet, 4 inches while junior Matt Stuber was fourth and senior Alex Reidell eighth in the hammer throw with throws of 151 feet, 11 inches and 139 feet, 2 inches, respectively. The boys 3,200 meter relay team was fifth while the 800 meter relay team came in sixth. Sophomore Aidan Downs finished fifth in the 2,000 meter steeplechase while the 1,600 sprint medley relay steeplechase team finished third. The 440 shuttle hurdle relay team finished eighth and the 800 sprint medley relay team finished sixth. The 1,600 meter relay team took second while the 400 meter relay team took fifth. The 1,200 shuttle hurdle relay team was fifth to round out the team scoring.
In the girls competition, junior Maddie Wellsh finished third, clearing 10 feet, 3 inches and sophomore Ellie Spiewak tied for fifth, clearing 9 feet, three inches in the pole vault and Spiewak won the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 3.75 inches. Junior Alaina Croskey and Spiewak tied for sixth in the long jump by both leaping 14 feet, 10.5 inches while WInthrop-bound senior Libby Roush won the shot put with a throw of 34 feet, 6.5 inches and junior Claire Buchenroth finished fifth with a throw of 31 feet, 7.75 inches. Roush was runner-up in the discus with her throw of 128 feet, 4 inches and followed that up with a fourth place finish in the hammer throw, uncorking one 129 feet, five inches. Senior Caroline Bruder finished sixth in the hammer with her throw of 123 feet, 6 inches while junior Megan Hodges was seventh and senior Selena Ghaben was eighth with throws of 116 feet, 5 inches and 112 feet, respectively. The girls 4 x 800 meter relay team finished fifth while the 4 x 200 meter relay team took seventh. Junior Alex Jackson was fourth and sophomore Maddie Little sixth in the 2,o00 meter steeplechase while the 1,600 sprint medley relay steeplechase team finished third. The girls 400 meter shuttle hurdle relay team was eighth while the 800 sprint medley relay team was fifth. The 4,000 distance medley relay team finished fourth while the 1,600 meter relay team took eighth and the 4 x 100 meter relay was fifth. The 1,200 shuttle hurdle relay finished fourth while the 4 x 1,600 meter relay team were runners-up.
The teams are back in action next Friday and Saturday when they travel to Knoxville, Tennessee to compete in the Volunteer Classic.