It was only a matter of time before the Stow-Munroe Falls boys track and field team notched its first victory against a Suburban League National Division opponent. That opponent was Twinsburg.
The Bulldogs tamed the Tigers by the score of 78-59 on the road April 11. With the win, Stow improved its overall record to 1-2, both overall and within the division.
Jeremiah Gyulai led the way for the Bulldogs, finishing first in a pair of individual events. He won both the shot put with a heave of 49-feet-6 and the discus with a throw of 142 feet.
In fact, Stow swept both of those events. Hayden Bartels was second in the shot put (43-7.25), while Jacob Feldman finished in third place (37-7.25).
Connor Huff placed second in the discus with a distance of 123-1.5, and Adrian Woliver finished third in the event with an effort of 122-2.75.
Stow also swept the long jump, as Ty Kohler captured first place with a distance of 18-3.25. Leandros Tosko was second in the event (18 feet), and Jacob Helton notched a third-place finish (16-8).
The Bulldogs were also one-two in a pair of individual events. One of those events was the 400-meter run. Scott Cunnington crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 52.9 seconds, while Kyle Sommer registered a second-place finish by clocking a time of 53.4.
The other individual event that Stow swept was the 3,200. Cole Shawala claimed first place in that event with a time of 10:50.16. Connor Jenkins placed second with an effort of 11:03.9.
Also finishing first in an individual event for the Bulldogs was Luke Black. He accomplished the feat in the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 43.7.
However, Stow was not done there. The Bulldogs also prevailed in three relay races. Those relays were the 400 (44.6), the 1,600 (3:37.34), and the 3,200 (9:04.1).
Stow also competed in the Knight Relays at Nordonia High School on Saturday, April 8. The Bulldogs finished in fifth place overall with 72 points. Mentor claimed first place with 86 points, while Brunswick was second (82 points) and Nordonia placed third (81 points).
Gyulai was once again a force in the track events, finishing first in the shot put (52-1.75) and second in the discus (151-8). Dominic Bruner tied for the best high jump of the day with a height of 5-10, while Black tied for the fourth-best pole vault (11-6).
Two relay teams finished in first place for Stow. They were the 800 sprint medley unit of Sommer, Mark Dages, Tosko, and Cunnington (1:38.61) and the 400 weight relay contingent consisting of Adrian Woliver, Gyulai, Feldman, and Chad Woliver.
The Bulldogs' 400 relay squad placed second with a time of 44.55. The members of that team were Adrian Woliver, Cunnington, Tosko, and Bruner.
On April 15, Stow was set to travel to Walsh Jesuit High School for the Walsh Relays, but results were not available at press time.
On April 18, the Bulldogs will visit division adversary Hudson at 4 p.m. On April 20, they'll host division foe Cuyahoga Falls at 4 p.m.