After advancing several athletes through the first round of the league track meet, the Troy Trojans swept both the boys and girls North Division titles in the Greater Western Ohio Conference meet last week at Troy High School.
The Troy boys scored 57 points in the finals, a comfortable 10 point margin over second place Trotwood Madison while the women dominated the North, putting up 83 points, which was nearly 50 points ahead of their closest competition.
Jayden Culp-Bishop earned a sixth place finish in the boys 200 meter dash with a time of 22.97 to give the Trojans three team points. In the 800 run, Stephen Jones took home a second place finish as the Trojans senior ran 1:55.89, only .14 seconds off of the champion from Beavercreek.
Jones came back in the 1600 and claimed a third place finish with a time of 4:20.73. In the 3200, the Trojans standout shattered the meet record with a 9:16.94, breaking the record he previously held. Jones scored 24 points in his three distance events for the Trojans.
In the 110 Hurdles, Troy sophomore Zach Boyer placed second with 14.94.
Troy also placed in the relay events, as their 4x2 team finished fourth, as did their 4x4 team.
Luke Robinson finished seventh in the high jump for Troy, with a leap of 5-10, while in the long jump, Culp-Bishop finished seventh at 19-6.25. Joe Dippold placed seventh in the pole vault (12-0).
In the shot put, Travis Hall threw 48-6 placing him sixth overall, while the Trojans places two throwers in the discus as Hall finished sixth and Kameron Block was eighth.
*For the Trojans girls squad, their scoring started in the 100 dash as Celina Courts placed eighth overall with a 12.95, and in the 200, Troy’s Ashley Barr placed seventh (27.11) and Courts was eighth.
Barr came back in the 400 and ran 59.25, putting her in third place overall. In the 800, Troy sophomore Morgan Gigandet finished fourth with a time of 2:17.71, which was just the beginning of a big day for the super sophomore.
Gigandet came back in the 1600 with a victory, running 5:01.81, then dominated the competition in the 3200, running a 10:42.99 which gave her the easy win. Teammate Emma Shigley was fifth at 11:30.97.
Competing in the 300 hurdles was Troy’s Caitlyn Cusick who finished third overall with a 47.62.
In the relays, Troy’s 4x2 team placed fourth overall, while the 4x4 team was seventh and the 4x8 team finished third.
Capturing the pole vault title was Troy sophomore Christine Moyer, as she vaulted 11-feet and won the tiebreaker with Meg Rehmert of Greenville.
Kelsey Walters from Troy threw 40-6.75 in the shot put, placing her second overall. One spot behind her was her teammate Alaura Holycross, who finished third.
This week is the district meet at Wayne High School. Results can be found in next week’s edition.
*Troy Christian Track- the Eagles competed in the Metro Buckeye Conference meet at Yellow Springs. Placing for the boys includes a pair of freshman Nick Pratt and Isaac Flora, placing fifth and sixth in the 1600. In the 3200, Pratt placed third (11:35.13). Lucas Ruffing also placed in the shot put, finshing sixth at 29-7.25, then came back to earn the only championship for the Eagles boys, as he won the discus with a throw of 93-6.
For the girls, the running events saw the Eagles 4x1 team place fifth overall, while Lora Current placed second overall in the pole vault with a vault of 7-feet. A pair of Eagles throwers also placed in the shot put, as Emily Sloan was fourth and teammate Rachel Ondera was fifth.