The Avon Eagles boys track team got strong performances from up and down its line up and the formula resulted in a team title at the 65th Annual Amherst Comet Relays.
Avon totaled 75 points and edged out Youngstown Boardman (70) for the title. Solon (66) finished third in the 26-team field.
Host Amherst (16) finished tied for 18th with Sylvania Northview while Westlake (14) finished 20th and Olmted Falls finished 26th.
The Avon 4 x 800 team of Nathan Ferguson, Ryan Hammerschidt, Jett Weiber and Cole Emerine had the signature performance of the meet for the Eagles as the won their race in school-record time of 8:00.53 besting second-place finishers Mentor by almost 19 seconds. That same team took home a third-place finish in the distance medley with a time of 10:57.05.
Sophomore Hunter Maxey cleared 14-06 in pole vault to finish second in that event while junior Colin Coffman finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 11.04 just a shade behind winner Carlton Landingham (10.84) of St. Edward.
Eagle junior Ryan Ptacek finished third in the long jump with a jump of 20-07 1/2 while Avon junior Evan Shakel finished second in the discus with a throw of 149-06 and third in the shot put (51-01 ½).
distance relay with the team of Cole Emerine, Nathan Ferguson, Ryan Hammerschidt and Jett Wieber clocking a 10:57.05
Avon Coach Scott Lanham said he was pleased with team’s effort.
“Pretty impressive (effort) by the guys. In the field events they did very well; the sprint crew, the distance crew, just all-around team effort.”
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