Jets take first in Invitational
MONROE—Adams Central hosted their annual track invitational featuring Bluffton, Southern Wells, Fremont, Canterbury, and Monroe Central on Friday night with the Jets earning first place on the boys side and the girls a second-place finisher just narrowly missing the win over Fremont by a slim seven points.
AC boys took the victory with 143 points just in front of Fremont with 136. Bluffton would finish third at 113 followed by Monroe Central in fourth with 26 points, and tied for last were Canterbury and Southern Wells with 22 points each.
The Jet men were led once again by a record-setting performance in the Discus event by senior Troy Tonner who blew away the field tossing an incredible 177'3", nearly 54' more than his Bluffton opponent in second place.
Tonner also earned the Jets ten points when he and fellow senior Ben Snider went one-two in the Shot Put with Tonner chucking a 50'3" and Snider a 43'4".
On the girls' side, Fremont took the win with 129 points, while AC took silver earning 122 points. Southern Wells was third place with 74 points, while Monroe Central took fourth (57), Canterbury fifth (45), and Bluffton last (32).
Briona Case was the meet's MVP earning first in the 200M Dash with a time of :27.8 seconds. She also took second in the Long Jump (15' 1/2"), second in the 100M Dash (13.4 seconds), and was part of the 4 X 100M Relay team that took second for AC that also included Brianna Murray, Erica Bluhm, and McKenna Macklin.
Summer Harvey won the High Jump for AC with a leap of 4'11", just one inch higher than Fremont's best. Ashley Faurote won the Long Jump for the Lady Jets as well leaping 15'2" for the gold, just an inch and a half further than Case. Faurote also took first in the 400M Dash with a time of 1:04.3 and she was part of AC's second place finish in the 4 X 400M Relay with Harvey, Bluhm, and Macklin.
The Jets' tracksters will be in form at the Hangar tonight hosting the Leo Lions at 5 p.m.