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By Anthony Jones
For the second year running, Triad’s boys track and field team has won the Calloway County Invitational.
The Kentucky-based meet was held on April 1 and featured 22 schools. The Knight’s team score of 155 gave them a 57 point advantage over the invitational’s runners-up.
Winning seven varsity events played a large role in their margin of victory.
Triad won both of the sprint events, with Tristan Darby taking the 100 meter and Louis Yohannes prevailing in the 200 meter. Darby clocked in at 11.46 and Yohannes ran a 23.24 in the wins.
Throwers Jaylun Nelson and Zach Van Tieghem added two more championships for the Knights. Nelsun won the discus with a toss of 41.02 meters and Van Tieghem reached 14.35 meters in the shot put.
Juniors Tashon Crockarell and Parker Friederich landed in first place in their respective field events. Crockarell defeated the field with a 1.88 meter mark in the high jump and Friederich bested the pole vault field with a height of 3.66 meters.
Three individual event champions competed on the Knights’ 4×100 meter relay that took gold. The team of Darby, Crockarell, Warren and Yohannes breezed past the rest of the field with a time of 43.36.
Another relay, the 4×800, scored one of several second place finishes for Triad. Recording a time of 9:01.15, this team consisted of Twyman, Mersinger, Winslow and Venhaus.
High jump Braven Hard added another runner-up finish. The sophomore’s height of 1.83 meters bested all non-Triad competitors.
Yohannes secured his third top two finish of the meet in the 110 meter hurdles. The sophomore standout found the finish line in 16.14 for the silver medal.
Trent Harmon, a sophomore, finished third place twice for the Knights. The first of his scoring performances came with a 16.70 time in the 110 hurdles, before he ran the 300 meter hurdles in 44.45.
Two more third place finishers came from throwers Nelson and Van Tieghem. Nelson took bronze with a 13.00 meter shot put throw and Van Tieghem matched his finish with a 36.42 meter discus try.
Among other top three finishers for the Knights was Drew Twyman. Twyman clocked in at 4:58.23 in the 1600 meter race.
Cory Warren added the team’s final third place finish with a 23.43 200 meter time.
The 4×400 meter relay of Dempsey, Mersinger, Vanzandt and Twyman added another top finish for Triad, taking fourth place. This squad clocked in at 3:46.81.
Ben Winslow tacked on another fourth place finish for the Knights, running a 10:58.44 3200 meter.
Rounding out the team’s relays, the 4×200 squad of Dempsey, Lightner, Hudson and Qualls ran a time of 1:37.36. This placed them fifth overall.
Scoring another fifth place finish, Sam Kuckuck ran an 11:14.07 3200 meter. The sophomore later took eighth place in the 1600 meter with a time of 5:11.83.
Three different Knights finished seventh overall. Dalton Mersinger did so with a 2:16.81 800 meter, Ian Dempsey matched him with a 5.58 meter long jump and Damon Willis did the same with an 11.26 meter triple jump.