Pontiac’s win total was minimal but the Indians had plenty of top seven finishes to place second overall in the boys’ standings of the Roger Washburn Invitational meet at Eureka High School Friday.
El Paso-Gridley placed sixth in the boys’ standings as host Eureka took the title. The Hornets tallied 94½ points and the Indians put up 75, which was 21 more than third-place Elmwood. EPG had 33.
In the girls’ portion, the Titans placed seventh with 38 points and PTHS was 14th with 13. Eureka won with 106.
Pontiac did most of its scoring in the field events with at least one athlete placing in the top five in five events. Of those events, three had multiple Indians in the top four.
Cam Dawson was the lone event champion on the day for Pontiac as he won the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 42 feet, 9½ inches. He placed second in the high jump after clearing 5-11.
Geno Borrego was third in the high jump at 5-9 and took third in the triple jump with a PR mark of 42-4½.
Ryan Lauritsen was second in the pole vault after going 13 feet. It was actually the winning height but Lauritsen lost out on misses. Austin Norman placed fourth.
Also in the field, Steven Lewis was third in the discus with a toss of 132-8 and Angelo Borrego was fifth in the long jump.
On the track, Nate Durham was third in the 3,200-meter run with a PR time of 10 minutes, 15.19 seconds. Ethan Lee was fourth in the 400 while Adam Metcalf placed sixth in the 100 and Geno Borrego was seventh in the 110 high hurdles.
The PTHS foursome of Lee, Joel Whittle, Norman and Metcalf placed third in the 4x100 at 45.82 seconds. The 4x200 team of Whittle, Dawson, Norman and Jack Fogarty placed fourth. Scoring fifth-place points were the 4x400 quartet of Lee, Dawson, Whittle and Norman and the 4x800 team of Whittle, Alex Sennott, Fogarty and Seth Corrigan.
As for EPG, the top placer on the track was Jonathan Hasty with a third-place mark of 23.45 seconds in the 200 dash. He was fourth in the 100. Andy Layden was fourth in the 1,600 while Bo Halvorsen was fourth in the 3,200 and teammate Noah Smith came in fifth. Adam Ludy was fifth in the 800 for the Titans and Logan Smith was seventh in the 300 intermediate hurdles.
In the field, Ethan Jenkins had a push of 48-1½ to take third in the shot put. Lukas Kiefer was fourth in the triple jump.
For the girls, Gracie Feeney was the top scorer for El Paso-Gridley with a win, a pair of runnerup finishes and a fourth-place mark for the Titans. The senior hurdler captured the 300 hurdles in 47.89 seconds and was second in the 100 hurdles at 16.92 seconds. Feeney teamed with Maddie Morrison, Emma Betts and Kaylynn Schlipf to take fourth in the 4x100 relay.
In the field, Feeney was second in the long jump after going 16-9. Kortney Bagby was third for EPG in the shot put with a push of 32-2½. Ashlynn Mool was seventh in the triple jump.
EPG’s 4x200 relay team of Betts, Aubrey Staton, Alex Horrie and Morrison, and the 4x400 team of Emma Baker, Makenna Parkhouse, Morrison and Schlipf placed sixth in their respective events.
Sarah Christopher placed third for Pontiac in the 400 dash at 1:01.81. Christopher was fourth in the 100 dash and was teamed with Sam Sipe, Meghan Leigh and Arrienna Davidson to place fifth in the 4x400.
Breanna Weber was sixth in the discus and Leslie Babbs took seventh in the high jump.