The meets were close, but the Stow-Munroe Falls boys track and field team posted a pair of victories against Suburban League National Conference opponents.

On Thursday, April 20, Stow downed Cuyahoga Falls by the score of 77-60.

On Tuesday, April 25, the Bulldogs trimmed Brecksville-Broadview Heights by a 70-67 margin. Both meets were at home for the Bulldogs.

Jeremiah Gyulai, Luke Black, and Scott Cunnington were double winners in individual events against Falls. Gyulai claimed victory in both the shot put (50-feet-2) and the discus (149-feet-6).

Black accomplished the feat in the 110 high hurdles (17.33) and the pole vault (11-6), while Cunnington captured first place in both the 100 (11.58) and the 400 (51.52).

Also winning an individual event against Cuyahoga Falls was Dominic Bruner. He did so in the long jump by posting a distance of 19-8.25.

In addition, the Bulldogs' 800 relay team was victorious in a time of 1:35.85. The members of that unit were Andrew Cermak, Leandros Tosko, Joe Gobble, and Mark Dages.

Cunnington topped his performance against Falls by winning not two individual events, but three events. Those events were the 100 (11.61), the 200 (23.06), and the 400 (50.53).

Three other Stow athletes won individual track events. Those three were Gyulai in the shot put (51-.75), Cartwright in the high jump (5-6), and Bruner in the long jump (20-11).

Stow also crossed the finish line first in two relay races. Those races were the 400 relay (45.54) and the 800 relay (1:37.05).

The members of the 400 relay unit were Adrian Woliver, Nyigel Spann, Dages, and Bruner. Among the members of the 800 relay contingent were Gobble, Dages, Cermak, and Woliver.

Stow head coach John Roseman lauded the Bulldogs for their performance in both of the meets, especially those competing in the throwing events.

"Our throwers have been really doing the job for us, giving us a lot of points in every dual meet," said Roseman.

With the two victories, Stow evened its overall dual meet record at 3-3. The Bulldogs are also 3-3 in the National Conference.

"The team is doing better than what I saw at the beginning of the season," said Roseman. "We have some young distance runners and they are coming on strong."

Roseman also praised the athletes who performed at the Western Reserve Academy Freshmen/Sophomore Meet. The Bulldogs finished second to Solon in that invitational.

Unfortunately, Stow has lost Kyle Sommer to a hip injury. He's out for the season.

"He is a big loss in the 200 and 400," said Roseman. "He was really running very well, and losing him is big."

On April 27, Stow was set to compete in the Orange Relays, but results were not available at press time.

On May 2, the Bulldogs will battle conference nemesis North Royalton on the road.


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