MONTICELLO — Twin Lakes’ boys won their own relay invitational April 23 while breaking and tying a record in the process.
“We are so proud of how our boys performed tonight,” TL track coach James Creamer said. “So many kids came through in a big way and we came away with quite a bit of first place finishes.”
He said the highlight of the night was the boys 4x100 relay team (Kahari Jackson, Gage Businger, Colin Seymour, Ty Gillum) that set a new Twin Lakes Relays meet record and tied a school record with a time of 43.84 — nearly three full seconds ahead of second-place Kankakee Valley (46.50).
“The boys have been talking about that record the past few weeks and we have been close to it a couple of times but just couldn’t quite hit it,” Creamer said. “(Friday night) just happened to be the night.”
Scoring for the meet was tallied with two athletes per team (event) while heights and distances were combined to determine team placings.
Here’s how the team scoring went for the boys: 1. Twin Lakes 96; 2. Kankakee Valley 84; 3. Rensselaer 63; 4. Winamac 46; 5. Delphi 32; 6. Benton Central 28; South Newton 22.
Here’s how the team scoring went for the girls: 1. Kankakee Valley 122; 2. Benton Central 64; 3. Rensselaer 53; 4. Twin Lakes 50; 5. Winamac 35; 6. South Newton 26; 7. Delphi 18.
Kankakee Valley won the school corporation trophy with a combined (boys and girls) score of 206. Twin Lakes was second with 146 and Rensselaer was third with 116. Benton Cetral (92), Winamac (81), Delphi (50) and South Newton (48) rounded out the field.
For the boys, Brandon Franskoviak took first in shot put (78 feet, 11 inches) and the discus (231-0), Jackson won high jump (11-4), Gillum won the long jump (40-0) and the TL 4x400 (Aidan Totten, Seymour, Businger and Gillum, 3:37.00), Sprint Medley (Gillum, Jackson, Businger and Seymour, 1:38.80) and Shuttle Hurdle (Gage Custer, Max Baker-Hoover, Lucas Graham and Isaac Lashbrook, 52.30) relays all won top honors.
“Overall it was a great night,” Creamer said. “Relay meets are fun and the teams involved are always great to compete against.”
The girls’ best finish came from the 4x800 relay team (Maddy Sternfeldt, Tess Lilly, Ariel Davis and Lilly Roth) that took second with a time of 11:12.00.