Braves win on senior night



In their final home meet of the season, Brownstown Central sent their seniors home with dominating victories.

The Braves’ boys took first place in 14 of 16 events and the girls won 10 on Monday night at Blevins Memorial Stadium.

Brownstown Central’s boys won every event but the high jump and 100 dash for a score of 96-36.

“What I really like tonight was that we had some freshman and sophomores running more aggressively,” Braves boys coach Derrick Koch said. “We’re heading in the right direction. Overall, we’re a pretty young team really. I’m happy with how we ran tonight. It’s good to have a score like that (96 points).

In the pole vault, Colton Ritz nearly broke the school record, but fell just short on his final attempt. Ritz’s clear of 13-feet, 9-inches was good enough for first place.

Joseph Barnes once again ran away with the throwing events, heaving 52-1 1/2 in the shot put and 152-2 at discus.

The Braves’ Reece Covert received a blue ribbon in the long jump (18-3 1/4) and 400 (53.2 seconds).

“Every time we go out, all of the field events come through,” Koch said. “Those are big points for us every time. Hopefully that carries over for us come conference and sectional.”

Cameron Lee was a double winner in the distance events, winning the 1,600 in 5:10.3 and 3,200 with a time of 11:27.

Both hurdles went to the Braves, as Trey Hackman timed 45.9 in the 300 and Andrew Kellermeier clocked 17.1 in the 110.

Harlan Deaton ran a 2:22.3 for the 800 win and Brandon Wilson hit the finish in 25.2 for the 200.

Brownstown Central’s boys swept all three relays.

The final points total read 88-44 in favor of Brownstown in the girls’ meet.

Brooklyn Snodgrass won the pole vault by clearing 8-10 and the 100 in 13.2.

Leaping 14-3 1/2, Keeli Darlage claimed the long jump.

Trentity Vaught’s toss of 108-10 was the furthest in the discus.

With a throw of 33-8, Ashley Schroer had the top throw in the shot put.

Grace Garland claimed the 800 (2:46), Kristen Stuckwisch the 400 (1:04.7) and Alex Caffee the 300 hurdles (53.9).

Both the 4×800 and 4×400 were wins for the Braves.

“Schroer had a personal record and a win in the shot put, which is a big step up for a freshman,” Braves girls coach Maria Conklin said. “We had some good throws in the discus. The 4×800 ran a season PR of 11:21. Overall, it was a pretty good effort.”

On Thursday, Brownstown Central will travel to the Salem Invitational.

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