Some league records were broken as the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Track and Field Championships got underway Tuesday at Evergreen.
After day one of the meet, Archbold leads the girls meet with 39 points, followed by Patrick Henry with 37, Swanton at 33 and Bryan at 28.
Liberty Center is first in the boys meet with 54 points, then it is Swanton with 35, Wauseon at 31 and Bryan at 28.
In the county, Delta’s Peyton Phillips won the boys high jump and broke the league record in the process. He cleared 6 feet, 8 and 1/4 inches to set a new record, breaking the previous mark of 6 feet, 7 inches set by Ryan Huber of Wauseon back in 1998.
Gunnar Oakes of Swanton was second in the event after clearing 6 feet, 4 inches. Also for the Bulldogs, Jonny Shanks posted a mark of 20 feet, 9 inches to win the long jump.
The girls long jump was won by Archbold’s Emily Roth who lept 16 feet.
A league record was also surpassed in the girls high jump as Julia Smith of Swanton won the event by clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. She broke the previous record of 5 feet, 4 and 3/4 inches set by Amy McKarns of Bryan back in 1985.
Rounding out the field events were Sidney Taylor of Swanton who won the discus, Mary Miller of Delta who won the shot put, and Sydney Ranzau of Archbold who took home the title in the pole vault.
The Archbold girls added a victory in the 4×800 meter relay as their quartet of Gwynne Riley, Kennedy Miller, Dakota Stamm and Morgan Miller won the event with a time of 10:14.82.
The finals of the running events will take place on Friday at Evergreen beginning at 7 p.m.
High jump- Phillips (D), 6-8.25; Long jump- Shanks (S), 20-9; Discus- Demaline (LC), 160-6; Shot- Demaline (LC), 56-11.25; Vault- Harris (B), 12-6.
High jump- Smith (S), 5-6; Long jump- Roth (A), 16-0; Discus- Taylor (S), 124-9; Shot- Miller (D), 34-8.25; Vault- Ranzau (A), 10-0.
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