Junior Zach Brown won three individual events and was part of a winning relay team despite the Tallmadge boys track and field team’s 73-64 loss to Suburban League American Conference rival Barberton last Friday at Thomas Rossiaky Stadium.
Brown won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:17; the 1,600 with a time of 5 minutes; and the 800 with a clocking of 2:14.
He joined junior Garrett Ansley and freshmen Tommy Naiman and Ben Jurkowski to win the 3,200 relay with a time of 9:49.
"Zach had a great meet," Blue Devils head coach Mike Srodawa said. "The rest of our distance team did a great job, too.
"Overall, we lost a close one to an improved Barberton team."
On Tuesday, Tallmadge lost 94-34 to American Conference rival Highland in Granger Township. The Blue Devils fell to 2-2 in dual meets.
Against the Magics, Jurkowski finished second (11:23) and freshman Jackson Queen took third (11:40) in the 3,200. Jurkowski placed second (5:08) in the 1,600.
Junior Lucca Passarelli captured both the 110 hurdles with a season-best time of 15.66 seconds and the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8 inches. He also was the runner-up (42.61) in the 300 hurdles.
Junior Ryan Kruger placed third (5-4) in the high jump.
Ansley and classmate Eddie Ahuoajee both had vaults of 8-6 in the pole vault, but Ansley won the first-place tiebreaker. Kruger took third (7-6).
"Garrett continued to be solid in that event," Srodawa said.
Senior Matt Kieke won the discus with a throw of 123-4.5. His classmate, Blake Bockus, finished third (101-2).
In the shot put, Bockus placed second (48-5) and Kieke captured third (46-9.5).
"Matt and Blake did a solid job," Srodawa said.
Junior Sean Ambrose finished second (18-1) in the long jump.
Despite the loss to the Hornets, Passarelli managed a pair of first-place finishes - in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.72 seconds and in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet.
Bockus won the shot put with a toss of 47-8. Kieke placed second (46-5) and took third (115-5) in the discus.
Ambrose won the long jump with a leap of 18-10. Senior Fernando Marquez was third (17-11). Marquez took second (56.94) in the 400.
"Highland is in the top two in the conference," Srodawa said.