On a cold and blustery early-spring Saturday, the Warriors track teams headed north to the Jack Lintz Invitational at Northmont High School. The boys team captured the runner-up trophy in dramatic fashion, capturing the 4x400 title in the meet's final event to sneak past Trotwood-Madison in the team standings. The team of Jordan Campbell, Kelby Caplinger, Nate Obringer, and Josh Finkeldey ran 3:32.97.
Derek Hilyard and Melad Haddad finished 3-4 in the shot put, Jackson Siddall and Ryan Beck went 2-5 in the 800, and Zach Barsala and Sam Ream went 3-5 in the pole vault to pile on the points for the Warriors. The relay team of Gabe Hensley, Campbell, Finkeldey, and Obringer finished fourth in the 4x100 and 4x200, while the 4x8 team of Siddall, David Klenk, Samuel Packer, and Sam Duncan finished fifth. Ben Swift was sixth in the long Jump, Nate Crawford tied for third in the high jump, and Haddad was fifth in the disc. Caplinger was 7th in the mile to round out the scoring for the Warriors.
On the girls side, the Warriors were a close fourth. Jessie Hartman ran away from the field in the mile to capture the win in 5:30. The 4x100 finished fourth and the 4x200 finished third. Ehryn Shaw was fifth in the pole vault, Paige Nease was fourth in long jump, and Melanie Pacheco was fourth in the 800 for the Warriors.
The track teams head into a busy week with meets April 4 at Edgewood, April 6 at McAuley, and April 7 at Sycamore.