By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Both Hardin-Central track teams dominated the CLAA meet held Wednesday at Chillicothe. The Bulldogs piled up 307 points with Southwest Livingston County finishing a distant second with 80 points. Northwestern took third place in the seven-team field with 38 points. The race for the girls’ title was a bit closer with the Lady Bulldogs edging Northwestern, 130-125, for the top spot. Southwest picked up 58 points for third place.
Five meet records fell with Riley Gorham and Lisa Stellansdottir re-writing two apiece, while Wyatt Craven set one.
Gorham, the Bulldog freshman, won the 800 and 1,600 with new records. He crossed the line in the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 51.6 seconds and won the 800 with a time of 2:08.3. He also took first in the 3,200 with a time of 11:10.10. Craven took the 400 meters in a record time of 52.2, and was second in the triple jump. Stellansdottir set her new records in field events to go along with her two other first-place finishes for the afternoon. The senior set new marks in winning the long jump (16 feet, ½ inch) and the triple jump (34-6), in addition to winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.1 and the 200-meter dash with 29.1.
Craven also won the 100-meter dash with 11.7, with teammate Rhyler Estenbaum just .1 behind to take second, and Nick Perriman finished fourth. Craven grabbed another first-place finish in the 200 with 24.8, with Spencer Wheeler taking second in 25.1 and Perriman was fifth. Clif Kugler grabbed four first-place finishes for Hardin-Central – triple jump (37-9), long jump (18-9), shot put (43-9 ½) and high jump (6-2).
The complete story is in the Thursday, May 1, 2014 Richmond News.