Gallery: Saline Track Teams Open at Skyline

 04/15/2017 - 00:22
Saline senior Connor Hibbard explodes from the blocks in the 4-by-100 meter relay.

The Saline High Schools boys track and field team sprinted to victory to open the SEC season at Skyline Thursday. Saline defeated Skyline 101-36. The Saline girls lost  83-54.

On the boys’ side, Saline won all four relays.

Victors on the track included freshman Kyle Schnitzer (200 meters, 24.05), freshman Jacob Brunty (400, 52.10), junior Anthony DeKraker (800, 2:011.16), Aidan Delfuoco (1600, 4:39.12), Nico Kostiw (110 hurdles, 17:22), and Ryan Farr (110 hurdles, 17:22; 300 hurdles, 42.56).

Nathan Powers won in the discus, throwing a personal record 130-09. Preston Fila won the high jump, clearing 5-04. Eric Harris cleared 14 feet to win the pole vault.

On the girls side, Saline won the 4-by-200 and 4-by-800 relays.

Skyline held the Lady Hornets out of the winner’s circle in the individual track events.

Saline’s only individual victories came in the field where Skyler Hardt won the pole vault (9-0) and Sloane Pepper won the high jump (4-11).

Despite being shutout in the individual events, Saline had some strong performances. Freshman Emily Cook was second by .18 seconds in the 300 hurdles and second in the 100 hurdles by .19 seconds. Freshman Amera Boyd was third in the 100 meter dash (13.36). Freshman Lauryn Hunt was second in the 200 (26.95) and 400 (1:01.06). Sophomore Kayla Fortino was second in the 1600 (5:33.96) and senior Taylor Vaugh was second in the 800 (2:30.97)/

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