It took a Hornet field day, but Saline’s boys defeated Skyline, 74-63, at Skyline, in the first SEC Red track and field dual meet of the season.
Saline’s field athletes captured 38 of 45 points to propel Saline to victory. Ian Hanby led a dominant Hornet effort in the throws. He won discus with a toss of 128’5 and shot put with a heave of 41’4. Matt Sayre and John Frick were right behind him, with Sayre taking second in the shot (38’3.5) and third in discus (89’5) and Frick taking second in discus (107’8) and third in shot put (34’2).
Kyle Greenwood leaped 20 feet to win the long jump. He went two inches longer than Silas Shaerer (19’10). Nicholas Borneo gave Saline a points sweep by taking third (18 feet). Schaerer won the high jump by clearing 5’8. Davis Klein was third at 5’4. In the pole vault, Anthony Wright was second and Matthew Hardt was third (12’6).
It took a field day to win in the field, because the Eagles were flying on their track. There weren’t many Hornet victories.
Winford Walker won the 200 meters in a time of 23.69. Jacob Stuck finished third (23.89). The Hornets’ success in the 200 translated to another victory in the 4-by-200 relay, where Saline had the six fastest teams.
Zach Gabanyucz was second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.88). Jamari Harris-Pryce took third in the 100-meters (11.71). Brock Boze was third in the 1600 (4:41.2). Andrew Victoria (2nd, 53.13) and Winford Walker (3rd, 53.84) scored in the 400 meters. Eric Reuter was second in the 300-meter hurdles (43.24). In the 800 meters, Christopher Van Dyke (2nd, 2:04.53) and Cam Bacarella (3rd, 2:05.52) scored for Saline.
Saline finished the day by edging Skyline in the 4-by-400 relay (3:34.2).
Saline took second and third in the 4-by-100 relays.