CLAYTON — The Troy boys took an early lead, spreading out their points across the board and holding on late to claim a victory at the Northmont Invitational Saturday, defeating the host Thunderbolts 102-90.
The Trojan girls, meanwhile, were missing a couple of their big guns and finished seventh with 45 points, with Springboro winning with 113 points.
Troy Schultz, Branden Nosker and the boys distance crew piled up mountains of points for the Trojans. Schultz won the 1,600 (4:34.41), with teammate Stephen Jones right behind in second place (4:34.45). Nosker was second in the 5,000 (16:23.01) and sixth in the 800 (2:08.55), and Blake Guillozet was fifth in the 5,000 (16:49.94).
Alex Dalton and Seth Overla led a strong field contingent in the throws, too. Dalton won the discus (144-3) and Overla was fourth (131-5), then Dalton was second in the shot put (47-1.5) with Overla finishing third (44-6). Miles Hibbler was fourth in the long jump (19-6), Matt Barr was fourth in the high jump (5-3) and Trenton Michael was sixth in the high jump (5-3).
Hibbler also finished second in the 100 (11.26 seconds), Roshaun Wesson was third in the 400 (53.35 seconds), the 4x200 team of Wesson, Barr, Josh Williams and Brandon Lee was third (1:36.17), the 4x100 team of Hibbler, Barr, Michael and Lee was fourth (45.61 seconds) and Williams was sixth in the 300 hurdles (45.35 seconds).
Milton-Union’s boys were 10th with 29 points, led by returning state qualifier Wes Martin’s victory in the shot put (50-5.5). Skyler Deeter was fourth in the 400 (53.98 seconds), Ryan Nichols was fifth in the 300 hurdles (44.94 seconds), the 4x800 team of Deter, Chris Johannes, Kyle Swartz and Colton Graumen was fifth (9:01.03), Mitch Gooslin was seventh in the discus (111-4) and the 4x400 team of Swartz, Deeter, Johannes and Zach Pricer was seventh (3:44.26).
Ashlin Colclasure had the best finish for Troy’s girls, claiming second in the high jump (4-6). Shanelle Byrd was third in the 100 (13.48 seconds) and fifth in the 200 (27.66 seconds), Abby Brinkman was third in the pole vault (10-0), Kelsey Walters was fourth in the shot put (33-5), sixth in the 100 (13.88 seconds) and seventh in the 200 (28.58 seconds), the 4x800 team of Abby Pence, Lindsay Smith, Megan Falknor and Natalie Snyder was fourth (11:24.03), the 4x100 team of Monae Harrison, Jordan Hoffman, Caroline Pratt and Ashley Barr was sixth (56.05 seconds), Morgan Cockerham was seventh in the 5,000 (21:40.44), the 4x400 team of Barr, Haylee Wright, Kayla Hemm and Maria Poggi was eighth (4:39.93) and Pratt was eighth in the long jump (13-3.75).
Milton-Union’s girls were 13th with eight points. Caitlyn Hurd was fifth in the shot put (32-7), the 4x100 team of Brooke Hilling, Alyssa Bennett, Kinsey Douglas and Rachel Paden was seventh (57.25 seconds), Paden was eighth in the 100 (14.05 seconds) and Sarah Motz was eighth in the pole vault (8-0).