AKRON — NorthWood and Tippecanoe Valley opened their outdoor track seasons on a chilly night in Akron Tuesday.
Wood collected convincing wins in both meets, the Panthers claiming a 103-20 win over their hosts, and the Lady Panthers winning by an even more remote, 104-19 margin.
On the boys’ side, NorthWood won 14 of 15 events — there was no pole vault competition Tuesday — including all three relays, and went one-two in eight different events. Garrett Anglemyer claimed wins in both throwing events with a winning 124’7” toss in the discus and a 47’11” shot put, where Wood went one-two-three. Garrett Miller led a trio of Panthers (16.12) as the visitors swept the top three spots in the 110-meter hurdles, and Sam Slaughter did likewise in the 3200-meter run (11:18), where NorthWood also crowded Valley out of the top three places.
Valley’s lone win was scored by Alex Mikel with a 55-second stop in the 400-meter dash.
Results were similar on the girls’ side, with the Lady Panthers winning all but the long jump. The visitors earned one-two-three finishes in a total of six events en route to the lopsided final tally.
Clarissa Kauffman led Wood to a one-two-three finish in the shot put with a winning throw of 28’9”. Karli McBrier recorded an 88’1” toss in the discus as the Lady Panthers took the top four spots in that event in a clean sweep of the throwing events. Reagan Hartman claimed wins in both the 100 (27.72) and 200 (12.82) as her team went one-two-three in both sprints, Kendal Miller won the 1600 (6:08), and Ariana Runge broke tape in the 3200 (14:21) as the Panthers swept the top three in both distance events.
Valley’s girls’ only win came in the long jump, where Sidney Wagoner cleared 14’7”.