Hagerstown took part in the Springfield Wildcat Classics track meet at Springfield, Ohio on Saturday, April 15.
Hagerstown was the only Indiana school in the field that was composed of Ohio schools from all enrollment classes and the Tigers turned in an impressive showing.
The Lady Tigers finished in a tie for third place with West Carrollton in a 12-team field. The Hagerstown boys were third in an 11-team field.
Hagerstown took home blue ribbons in the 4 x 800-meter relay for girls (Avery Blunk, Havannah Harris, Logan Klein, and Ava Moore), and in the boys 4×800-meter relay for boys (Carter Jenkins, Kaiden Young, Isaac Schmitz, and Bryce Tinkle). Kaden Young was the top performer for the Tigers winning two individual events (800-meter and 1,600-meter) and collecting a third blue ribbon when ran a leg on the winning 4×800-meter relay.
Carter Jenkins was on pace to break the school record in the 400-meter when he pulled a hamstring near the finish line and finished second. Mason Bowlin was second in the shot put and Bryce Tinkle was second in the 3,200-meter. Ava Moore was second in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter for the Lady Tigers and she anchored the winning 4×800-meter relay team.
Depth is a big determining factor in the outcome of most large meets. Hagerstown was the smallest school in the competition, but twenty-five different Hagerstown athletes scored points in the meet.
Boys Scores: Springfield 111, Eastmoor Academy, 96.5, HHS 93.5, Princeton 73, Dayton Ponitz 65, Dayton Dunbar 64, West Carrollton 44.5, Meadowdale 34, Dayton Belmont 27, Chaminade Julienne 26, Mifflin 0.
Girls Scores: Princeton 112, Chaminade Julienne 110, HHS 84, West Carrollton 84, Springfield 69, Eastmoor Academy 58, Meadowdale 25, Dayton Ponitz 22, Dayton Belmont 22, Dayton Dunbar 20, Greenon 10, Mifflin 4.
A version of this article appeared in the April 19 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.