MONTPELIER — Despite winning just one event at Saturday’s Lamberson Invitational track and field meet, Patrick Henry’s girls team scored a runner-up finish to lead area teams.
The Lady Patriots tallied 92.5 points, finishing behind only first-place Tinora, which had 117.5 points. Montpelier (89.5) was third, followed by Delta (69) and Holgate (64). Pettisville was seventh with 50 points and Archbold (30) was 10th in the 13-team field.
Tinora bested the 14-team field to take the boys title with 158 points, followed by Delta (93.5), Archbold (80), Patrick Henry (51.50) and Holgate and Edgerton in a fifth-place tie with 47 points each.
The 3200 relay team paced PH’s girls team with a first-place finish. Megan Meyer, Chloe Baird, Lexi Holloway and Brooke Bostelman combined to run a 10:20.54.
Meyer, Baird, Holloway and Bostelman each added a handful of top-four finishes for the Lady Patriots.
Baird had the team’s only runner-up finish with a 2:33.83 in the 800 and teamed with Karlie Gubernath, Karsyn Weber and Meyer to place third in the 1600 relay, while Holloway was third in the 200 and teamed with Meyer, Gubernath and Addie Schwab to finish third in the 800 relay.
Meyer was fourth in the 400 and Bostelman placed fourth in the 800, while other fourth-place finishers for the Lady Patriots included Emily Gillson (1600) and Olivia Rettig (3200). Allie Arnos (high jump), Kelsey Smith (pole vault) and Weber (long jump) had third-place finishes in the field events.
Elisabeth Willett won a pair of events to lead Holgate’s girls team.
Willett won both the 800- and 1600-meter runs with times of 2:32.33 and 5:26.40, respectively, including more than a nine-second lead in the 1600.
Justine Eis added a win for the Lady Tigers, tossing a 37-01 to hold off Jolynn Eis (2nd, 35-10) in the shot put. Jolynn Eis took fourth in the discus with a throw of 102-08, while Kaylynn Ashbaugh was third in the 1600 and teamed with Hannah Swary, Ruth Bok and Miriam Bower to finish third in the 3200 relay.
Hailey Wooley had a heave of 114-08 to win the discus for Archbold, while teammate Sophie Rupp cleared 4-10 to place second in the high jump.
Patrick Henry and Holgate both won one event in the boys events.
Ethan Rohrs cleared 11-06 to win the pole vault for the Patriots, while the Tigers’ Jason Jordan placed first in the 400 with a time of 53.00.
PH’s Will Seedorf was the runner-up in the shot put by half an inch, tossing a 45-09. Cody McCance finished third in the 800 and teamed with Ryan Kurtz, Luke Bostelman and Brennan Yates to take third in the 3200 relay.
Richard Bower had a part in each of Holgate’s other three top-four finishes. Bower placed second in the 3200 with a time of 10:41.57, took fourth in the 1600 and teamed with Logan Miller, Jack Westrick and Addison Casillas to run an 8:42.11 as the runner-up in the 3200 relay.
Archbold had three winners, including Dane Riley, Brady Johns and Hunter Cullen-Lemley. Riley won the 100 (11.58), while Johns took first in the 1600 (4:39.98) and Cullen-Lemley won the shot put (45-09.50).
Gavin Bailey was the runner-up in the high jump for the Bluestreaks, while Cole Plassman took second in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles. Caleb Harrow placed third in the 3200.
Patrick Henry and Archbold compete in the first day of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Championships at Archbold Tuesday, while Holgate returns to action Saturday when it hosts the Buckeye Border Conference Championships.