J-D track blows past Homer, Mexico

All through the spring, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys and girls track and field teams left OHSL Freedom division opponents far behind.

Such was the case again Wednesday afternoon, when the Red Rams completed dual 7-0 runs through the league, sweeping Homer and Mexico.

J-D's girls team roared past the Trojans 102-39 and the Tigers 122-19, winning most of the events. By herself, Natalie Mannion prevailed twice, going 32 feet 7 1/2 inches in the triple jump and 15 feet 8 inches in the long jump.

Also, Mannion teamed with Marae Tearney, Ameena Dye and Linsay Royer as the Rams took the 4x100 relay in 52.6 seconds. Later, in the 4x400, Mannion and Royer were back, this time with Liz Pieri and Katy Pieri as J-D prevailed in 4:18.6.

Tearney again pulled her unique double of winning the 100-meter dash (13.1 seconds) and the shot put, the latter with a toss of 33 feet 5 3/4 inches. Liz Pieri would also grab two titles, needing 1:04.9 in the 400-meter dash and 27.7 seconds to take first in the 200-meter dash.

Dye took her turn in the 3,000-meter run, posting a time of 11:25.5 as Paige Morrow, Eileen Cody and Danielle Doss joined her in the 4x800 relay, which J-D won in 10:41.0. Doss cleared 7 feet 6 inches in the pole vault as Tangela Hightower threw the discus 78 feet 8 inches.

Meanwhile, the J-D boys team, who beat Mexico 92-48 and Homer 99-42, saw Michael Griffin take the spotlight in the sprints, needing 11.4 seconds to win the 100 and 23 seconds to claim the 200.

Bumkoth Jiak needed 4:33.7 to win the mile, and covered 800 meters in a swift time of 1:55.7. Michael Paul threw the discus 129 feet 4 inches and the shot put 42 feet 11 inches, winning both times.

Jiak, Tim Kendrick, Will Sterriker and Max Smith teamed up in the 4x400, where J-D won in 3:37.5, as Smith and Kendrick joined Tyler Petersen and Austin Davis for a 4x800 win in 9:12.2.

David Salbert would win another triple jump, going 41 feet 8 inches, as he, along with Sterriker, Christian Sias and Eric Semmel, ran the 4x100 in 45.5 seconds.

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