Besides the running events, the Woodridge boys track and field squad fared well in the field events in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division opener.
Woodridge defeated a strong Coventry squad 77-51 and bested Streetsboro 91-37 in a tri meet in Streetsboro Tuesday.
Head coach Les Carney would like to continue that momentum in league action.
The Bulldogs host a league tri meet next Tuesday against Field and Springfield. Woodridge hosts Akron Firestone and Akron Buchtel in a non-league tri meet next Thursday and run in the Wooster Triway Invitational next Saturday.
"In the field, Rich Fisher led the way with a first-place finish in the shot put," noted Carney. "King Sanders and Christian Malone had season bests in the long jump and high jump respectively."
Fisher captured the shot-put throw with a toss of 39 feet, 1 inches.
Sanders placed second in the long jump at 18 feet, 11.5 inches and Malone was the runner up in the high jump at 5-10.
"Noah Perrin, Micah Blair, Robert Singletary, and Jaylin Clark all grabbed firsts on the track," said Carney.
Singletary led a sweep in the 100-meters, which is never easy in a meet against Streetsboro. He had a time of 11.6 seconds.
Aaron Richardson was second in the 100 in 11.7 ticks, just edging De'Andre Smith (11.7).
In the 800-meter competition, Perrin won in 2 minutes, 7.7 seconds.
Blair, who scored a whopping 22.5 points in the meet for Woodridge, captured the 1,600-meter race in 4:47.8 and the 3,200-meter race in 10:29.5.
Clark captured the 110-meter high hurdles in 16.0 seconds.
The Bulldogs' 3,200-meter relay won in 8:41 behind Perrin, Jack Willett, Blair, and Sam Dutt.
An improving 400-meter relay crossed first in 45.2 seconds with Singletary, Dijon White, Richardson, and Marvin Montgomery.
"Carson Lehrer, Amir Abdullah-Thomas, Ryan Kiley, and Ryan Champa all ran well for the Dogs," offered Carney.
Woodridge placed second overall in the eight-team Greg Lusk Kenston Relays in Bainbridge Township April 6.
"The boys had many strong performances on the night and our boys and girls battled the cold and wind to score a combined 110 points, good for 4th place (in the co-ed standings)," said Carney.
In the boys standings, Kenston won 70-57 over the Bulldogs, which finished ahead of Mayfield (52), Mentor Lake Catholic (49) and Aurora (49).
"The distance medley relay team of Greg Muha, Ryan Kiley, Micah Blair, and Noah Perrin grabbed the only first-place finish of the night," pointed out a pleased Carney. The relay had a time of 11:19.96.
Woodridge featured solid balance and depth in the meet.
"Perrin and Blair were joined by Willett and Dutt to take second in the 6,400-meter relay (19:16.58)," said the mentor.
"Fisher and Andrew Gilles combined for second in the shot put," added Carney. Fisher was second overall (42-7 feet) and Gilles had a toss of 35-4 feet.
Running third in the 400-meter relay (45.08) was Singletary, White, Richardson, and Montgomery.
Singletary, White, Richardson, and Zach Conroy ran to a third-place finish in the sprint medley with a time of 1:41.36.
Also placing third was the shuttle hurdles crew of Clark, Evan Wagner, Josh Mally, and Malone with a mark of 1:06.87.
Conroy, Kiley, Montgomery, and Smith secured a third in the 1,600-meter relay (3:44.56).
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