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J-D track sweeps to OHSL Freedom titles

In the closer boys OHSL Freedom meet, J-D needed 151 points to fend off Fulton, who was second with 135 points. ESM got 60 points and finished fourth.

Bumkuth Jiak won twice on his own, taking the 800 (2:00.83) and pulling away to beat the field in the mile in 4:26.75. Jiak, Austin Davis, Tim Kendrick and Max Smith combined to win the 4x800 relay in 8:31.65 as Ben Kier finished third and Dan Driscoll fourth in the 3,200.

David Salbert had a top triple jump of 41 feet 8 inches, while Kendrick (38 feet 10 inches) finished third. In the long jump, Salbert got second place (19 feet 5 inches) as Curtis Walker took fifth.

Mychal Weekes won the high jump, clearing 6 feet 1 inch, while Joseph Lee cleared 10 feet and was first in the pole vault. Weekes also had a second in the discus (123 feet 5 inches) as Peter Andersen (42 feet 5 1/2 inches) and Michael Paul (40 feet 1 1/2 inches) got second and third, respectively, in the shot put.

Up in the springs, Ira Griffin finished second at 200 meters (23.61 seconds) and fourth at 100 meters (11.75 seconds) as Eric Semmel got to fifth in the 400 hurdles. Salbert, Semmel, Walker and Griffin were second in the 4x100 (44.70 seconds), just behind Phoenix (44.41 seconds) as J-D also had a fourth (3:45.02) in the 4x400.

ESM had success in the long jump, where Lenny Kerznowski won with a top leap of 19 feet 10 1/2 inches, beating Salbert. Zaid Jinadu was fourth in the triple jump (38 feet 2 inches), with Kerznowski fifth, as Jinadu also took sixth in the long jump.

Louis Sharp had 2,165 points for second place in the pentathlon as Dylan Courbet (11:07.10) edged teammate Pete Ferstler (11:07.29) for fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase. ESM's 4x400 relay quartet of Ferstler, Christian Larrabee, Mike Coogan and Chad Goyer finished third in 3:43.74. The Spartans were fourth in the 4x100 and 4x800, too.

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