Senior Nick Hussing was a double winner for the Tallmadge boys track and field team in a tri-meet Tuesday against Suburban League American Conference rivals Highland and host Revere in Bath Township.
Hussing won both the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.3 seconds and the 200 with a time of 23.4 seconds.
"Getting Nick back in running form is definitely a good thing to see," Blue Devils head coach Mike Srodawa said.
Overall, Tallmadge lost to the Minutemen 69.5-67.5 and the Hornets 76.5-60.5.
"We have a bunch of people who are running for the first time, so there’s a bit of a learning curve with them," Srodawa said. "I was very pleased with the overall performance."
Senior Lucca Passarelli won the 300 hurdles with a personal-best time of 41 seconds.
"That’s the first time Lucca has run that event this season," Srodawa said. "Last year, he was not that fast. It was good stuff."
Senior Garrett Ansley won the pole vault with a height of 12 feet, while sophomore Eli Zander won the discus with a throw of 126-8.
"Garrett has been consistent," the coach said. "That’s the second time he has cleared 12 feet. It was a good win for him. He definitely put the work in the off-season, which is now showing.
"For a sophomore, throwing 126-8 is very good for Eli. Mike Hay, our throwing coach, said he will not be surprised if Eli is throwing consistently in the 130s this season."
Freshman Riley Murphy won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet.
"That was Riley’s first competition ever jumping, so I was very happy," Srodawa said.
On April 6, Tallmadge finished eighth out of 15 teams with 36 points at the Nordonia Knight Relays at Boliantz Stadium in Macedonia.
Nordonia won the competition with 83 points. Chardon placed second with 66 points and Stow-Munroe Falls was third with 62 points.
"I thought we did well considering that the competition level was pretty steep," Srodawa said. "There were some really good teams there. We definitely stepped up to the competition."
Passarelli won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.32.
"That’s the best race Lucca has run in quite a while," Srodawa said. "There were some spots where he could’ve been a little bit better, but it was a good time for him at this time of the year."
Passarelli (6 feet) joined sophomore Dylan Phelps (5-10) to win the high-jump relay with a combined total of 11-10.
"That was a good performance," Srodawa said. "Going into the meet, we felt they’d be at least in the top three, so I wasn’t too surprised that they won."
Seniors Vinnie Dao, Michael Cornell and Jason Grassie combined with sophomore Eli Zander to finish fourth (53.4) in the 400 relay weight.
Zander (117-5) and Grassie (113-4) joined forces to place fourth (230-9) in the discus relay.
Cornell (40-10) and Zander (37-10 ½) combined to finish sixth (78-8 ½) in the shot-put relay.
Passarelli, Phelps and Hussing joined junior Evan Teeling to finish seventh (45.45) in the 400 relay.
Passarelli, Phelps and Hussing joined freshman Ben Hudak to finish seventh (3:40.63) in the 1,600 relay.
Hussing (19-8 ½) joined forces with senior Ryan Kaufman (17-9) to place seventh (37-5 ½) in the long jump relay.
Ansley (12 feet) combined with junior Mitch Herman (8 feet) to finish seventh (20 feet) in the pole-vault relay.
The 3,200 relay of senior Zach Brown and sophomores Tommy Naiman, Ben Jurkowski and Dawson Ansley placed eighth (9:05.23).