By Nicole Minier
CHURUBUSCO — Cold, rainy weather may have put a damper on the annual Churubusco boys track invitational Saturday, but the Eagles prevailed, winning their own 12-team invite with a score of 121.
Second-place Woodlan scored 110 points, followed by Wabash with 73, Elkhart Christian Academy with 65, Monroe Central with 57, Manchester with 51.5, Garrett with 51.5, Eastside with 35, Jimtown with 25.5, Fremont with 15, Culver Community with 12 and Blackhawk Christian with 7.5.
The Eagles’ throwers Brayden Simmons and Garrett Horn scored 36 of Churubusco’s points, as Simmons won both the shot put and discus, and Horn placed second in both. Simmons threw 48 feet in the shot put and Horn had a toss of 47 feet, 3.5 inches. In discuss, Simmons threw 166 feet, four inches, and Horn recorded a distance of 122-04.
Sam Wood won the pole vault, clearing 13 feet, 6 inches. Brandon Koolvord placed third. Wood also placed third in high jump, clearing 5 feet, 8 inches, second in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles.
The Eagles’ 1,600-meter relay team of Gage Kelly, Joey Leazier, Joey Emenhiser and Jeb Parsons came in third with a time of 3:46.
Churubusco’s 400-meter relay team of Cody Murphy Kelly, Trevor Holloway and Mason Anderson came in second.
Anderson finished fourth in the 300 hurdles, and second in the 110-meter high hurdles.
Sam Kiely finished third in the two-mile run.
Kelly and Emenhiser placed fifth and sixth in long jump, respectively. Kelly jumped 18 feet, 2.75 inches and Emenhiser leaped 17 feet, 4 inches.
The Eagles’ 3,200-meter relay team of Leazier, Shawn Prater, Eli Lantz and Parsons placed fifth.
Parsons fame in fifth in the 400-meter dash.
Eagles fall to Angola
CHURUBUSCO — Churubusco’s boys and girls track teams fell to Angola last week. The boys fell 86-46 and the girls lost 104-28.
For the boys, Garrett Horn won the shot put, Brayden Simmons won discus and Sam Wood won pole vault and high jump for the Eagles.
Wood also won the 300-meter hurdles, and teammate Mason Anderson won the 110 hurdles.
Sam Keily placed second in the two-mile run, and Eli Lantz came in third in the 800 run.
The boys struggled in the relay events, losing to Angola in the 400, 1,600 and 3,200 relays.
Brandt Parsons finished third in the 400-meter dash.
Mason Anderson finished second in the 200 and third in the 100.
For the girls, Chassie Gallmeier won the discus and placed second in shot put.
Kate Schumann and Sierra Prezmiliski came in second and third in long jump, respectively, and Maggie Burita finished third in pole vault.
Audrey Zeigler and Kilah Smith tied for second in high jump. Zeigler also finished third in the 300 hurdles and second in the 100 hurdles.
McKenzie Tonkel finished third in the 3,200-meter run. Miranda Mallot came in third in the 400-meter dash and Sierra Prezmiliski finished third in the 200-meter dash.
The Lady Eagles also struggled with the relay events, losing all three.