NAPPANEE — The NorthWood track teams hosted Riley and Mishawaka Tuesday night for a busy meet at Andrews Field. The boys team earned a sweep defeating Mishawaka 72-55 and Riley 70-61 to bump its record to 3-0 while the girls fell to Mishawaka 76-56 but defeated Riley 77-46 to move to 2-1 on the year. Riley defeated Mishawaka 71-61 in the boys meet while Mishawaka downed Riley 97-30 in the girls meet.
In the boys meet the Panthers won 11 events to help bolster their victories. Brayton Yoder was one of the meet’s top individuals as he took first in both of his events. Yoder was victorious in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.31 and won the 200 meter dash as 23.43. Terrell Pratcher took second in both events for the Panthers.
In the 400 dash it was Garrett Griffin earning the top spot for NorthWood as he beat out Mishawaka’s Jonathon Gardner (53.89) with his time of 52.82.
Caleb Darr took first in the 1600 meter run for the home team. Darr ran a 4:45.68 to earn a comfortable win over Mishwaka’s Jonathon Groom (4:49.42). Groom would later win the 3200 meter run with a final time of 10:28.26.
In the 110 meter hurdles it was Jacob Stump taking first for the Panthers with his time of 15.47. Seth Mackowicz of Mishawaka took second with a time of 15.47. The 300 hurdles were won by Mackowicz with a time of 41.90.
Mishwaka won the 4×4 (3:45.00) and 4×8 (7:43.04) relays while Riley won the 4×1 relay (46.17).
The field events were a clean sweep at the top for the Panthers. Bronson Yoder took first in high jump (5-06) and long jump (20-09) while in throws it was Andrew Miller winning shot put (44-07) and Caleb Newcomer winning in discus (135-04). Austin Shapland took first in pole vault with his effort of 11-06.
NorthWood’s ladies won seven events Tuesday evening, including two victories from Erica Stutsman. The Panther harrier took first in the 400 meter dash with a 1:01.93 and then came back to win the 800 meter run with a time of 2:33.92. Kenzie Moren earned two victories of her own by winning the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.23 and also taking first in the 100 dash with a final time of 13.25. Stutsman and Moren would join Kali Parisi and Lexi Parisi to win the 4×4 relay with a time of 4:23.00.
The Panthers also took first in the 4×8 relay with the team made up of both Parisi’s, Stutsman and Whitney Wolfe. The team finished with a time of 10:35.15.
In the field events it was Jemima Robinson taking the only first place effort for NorthWood as she won the long jump with a jump of 15-04.
NorthWood’s girls host Plymouth and Memorial on April 11. The boys team will compete at Goshen with Northridge on April 13.