They scored points in almost every event.
And they also had a pair of champions.
All in all, it was a pretty good two days for the Tallmadge boys track and field team.
The Blue Devils finished third in the seven-team American Conference at the Suburban League Meet, which concluded last Thursday at Stow-Munroe Falls High School’s Bulldog Stadium.
Highland won the competition with 168 points to edge out second-place Copley (164) by a hair.
As for Tallmadge head coach Mike Srodawa, he was all smiles after the meet.
"I thought we performed well," Srodawa said. "I was very happy. I thought third was right about where we’d end up."
Blue Devils’ senior Lucca Passarelli won his third consecutive conference title in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches.
"Lucca has won this event since his sophomore year and his freshman year he was second," Srodawa said. "He definitely wanted to finish on a high note and he did that. To jump a 6-4 was great. He had a couple really good attempts at 6-6. It was a very good jumping meet for him."
Teammate Riley Murphy, a freshman, finished third in the high jump (5-10).
Senior Garrett Ansley captured the pole-vault championship with a height of 12 feet.
"Garrett beat everybody all year long," Srodawa said. "The conditions really weren’t ideal for pole vaults initially. It was a little windy. But he cleared 12 feet again and he has been consistent with that. I was really happy to see him end his conference career as conference champ."
His classmate Eddie Ahwajee tied for seventh in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet.
Sophomore Eli Zander finished second in the shot put with a throw of 46-½.
"For a sophomore in his first time at the league meet to finish second, that’s huge. It’s a big accomplishment," Srodawa said of Zander.
Also competing in the pole vault was senior Jason Grassie, who took seventh (41-1 ½).
Senior Nick Hussing also had a stellar Thursday for Tallmadge.
He finished second in both the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.57 seconds and the 200 (22.96).
"They were two great races for Nick," Srodawa said. "Both of them were close, right down to the finish, so it really bodes well for him this week at districts. He has a good chance to advance to regionals."
The 400 relay team of Hussing, Passarelli, Murphy and senior Sean Ambrose finished third (44.81).
Passarelli placed fifth (15.98) in the 110 hurdles, while sophomore Dylan Phelps took seventh (16.32).
Passarelli also finished fifth (41.78) in the 300 hurdles and Phelps placed eighth (42.61).
The 800 relay team of Phelps, Ambrose, Hussing and junior Evan Teeling combined to finish sixth (1:34.29).
Sophomore Tommy Naiman placed seventh (10:24.74) in the 3,200.
The 1,600 relay of Phelps, seniors Donny Williams and Nick Sabetta and freshman Ben Hudak finished seventh (3:48.09).
The Blue Devils are scheduled to take part in the Bedford Division II district meet Thursday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.
The top four finishers in each event advance to the Austintown regional meet, which is set for May 23 and May 25.