FREDERICKTOWN — There were some new faces that got an opportunity to shine in the Fredericktown High School Quad meet Tuesday. When it was done, Fredericktown’s girls had the best overall performance on a breezy, mild day with a team score of 104.5. The Highland Scots girls were second at 62. They were followed by Danville with 49 and Northmor with 40.5.
“We try to use these smaller meets in the middle of the week to try to get everybody involved,” said Fredericktown Freddie’s coach Bob Geiger. “Some of our faster, veteran runners do more of a workout-type of thing, so it was a great chance to see some of our younger kids perform well.”
Among the day’s top performances, Fredericktown was first in the girls 4×100-meter relay. Annie Maglott, Celeste Swihart, Emily Rook and Almonnie Hamilton finished at 55.48.
In the 800 individual, Fredericktown’s Nichole Grossclose had the best time at 2:45.97. In the 400, it was Fredericktown’s Katharina Hamilton (64.13) in first. The Freddies 400 relay team of Mel Warner, Sadie Sanders, Abby Wilson and Leona Smith placed first. In the individual 200, Paige Oswalt was fastest for the Freddies at 28.16. Teammate Macy Thorne (13:21.50) was first in the 3200. Fredericktown’s Maureen Roddy was tops in the pole vault, clearing 7-foot-6.
Danville’s Makayla Brown took first place in both throwing events. She flung the discus 92-foot-1 and heaved the shot put 32-feet. Danville’s Alenah Boeshart (13.38) placed first in the 100 meters. She also teamed up with Haley Furay, Rachel Wilson and Brooklyn Hess to win the girls 4×200.
“We were really just working on our handoff form,” Hess said. “That helped us to go faster, when we handed off smoothly.”
Highland’s Madison Bolton (17.95) won the 100 meter hurdles. Her teammate, Camberly Schade, was first in the 1600 meters at 5:56.264. Also, for Highland, Jade Disbennett (56.01) won the 300 meter hurdles.
Highland led the way for the boys with a team total of 91.50. Northmor was second at 78, followed by Fredericktown (71.50) and Danville (11).
In the 100 meters, Highland’s Brock Veley (11.13) was first. Veley also picked up another win in the 4×100 with teammates Landyn Albanese, Ryan Weissenfluh and Jack Weaver.
“I just focused on my start,” Veley said. “When I get in the lead, I just focus on my form, so I can maintain it and carry it throughout rest of the race.”
Albanese (57.18) also won the 400 meters, while Weaver was first in the 200 with a time of 22.79.
Landon Remmert was tops Highland in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.87. He also won the 300 hurdles, running it in 44.21.
Lee Dalton (5:05.422) turned in the best time of the day at 1600 meters.
“The first two laps were just pacing laps,” Dalton said. “The last two laps was ‘go time.’ The weather is great and I just opened it up. I have a goal of running this in under five minutes and I almost did. I’m getting closer. Just not quite feeling it today.”
Zach DeBord of Highland was first in the shot put, tossing it 40-3 1/2.
Fredericktown’s team of Corey Webb, J.J. Grennell, Kailin Horlacher and Chance Campbell placed first in the 4×200, with a time of 1:42.48.
“It was just one of those day’s where we focused on getting the handoffs the way we wanted them,” Campbell said. “It’s nice to win, but today was more about getting ready for the later season.”
Connor Riley was first for the Freddies in the 3200 at 10:11.91. Nick Laher (113-feet-11) had the best toss in the discus.