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High Schools

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
Wayne senior Shamarcus Ford won the 100 (11.04), 200 (22.42), 400 (49.77) and 1,600 relay (3:24.16) events Thursday at the Wayne Sectional boys track meet.
Wayne Sectional

Record run, team win for Homestead

– A sectional record came for Homestead senior Trevor Stanley in the 300-meter hurdles, but freshman teammate Brayden Law came up just shy in the 3,200. Both, though, were able to celebrate a team title Thursday at the Wayne boys track sectional as the Spartans beat the third-ranked Generals 151-136 in a battle that was close throughout.

“As far as the scores being announced, it is close at times, and Wayne even got a little bit ahead,” Homestead coach Jeff Livensparger said. “(The Generals) have a strong team. We were very concerned about them. It was impressive to see our kids come out the way they did.”

Stanley broke his own year-old sectional record with a time of 37.45 seconds.

“It was perfect,” Stanley said. “I am definitely happy with how we ran, and how I ran. It was definitely what we needed as a team.”

After running a then-record time of 38.40 in 2012, Stanley held off Wayne’s Devon Stone (37.71) this year. Stone won the 110 hurdles in 14.33.

“He has been a tough competitor all year,” Stanley said.

Law came close in the 3,200 with a 9:34.50. The record is 9:25.01, set 30 years ago. Law was also part of the winning 3,200 relay team (8:14.02).

“I wanted to go for the record tonight; that was my main goal,” Law said. “It is disappointing (not to get the record), but I have to look down the road.”

What seemed to cement the win for the Spartans was a 1-2 finish in the 3,200 with Law and Sam Moore. Homestead also took first and third in the 1,600 with Skyler Mikesell (4:35.93) and Tyler Koteskey.

“Those were big,” Livensparger said of the points earned in the two distance races. “It was fun to see those guys do that.”

Homestead, the five-time defending sectional champion, also got a shot put win from Zach Swarts (51 feet, 6 inches).

Wayne got four victories from senior Shamarcus Ford in the 100 (11.04), 200 (22.42), 400 (49.77) and 1,600 relay (3:24.16).

“It was hard, but we did what we did and came out here and performed,” Ford said of the Generals getting second place. “I didn’t expect to win all four. When I came in, my coach and I were talking, and he said I could do it so I believed I could do it. … It gives me a lot to see what kind of competition I am coming into and (to) know what to expect next week so I am ready.”

The Generals got three wins from Carrington Robinson in the high jump (6-3, tying with teammate Tyree Easton), long jump (22-2) and was part of the 1,600 relay team. Also winning for the Generals was Jari Dada in the discus (147-6).

Other event winners were: New Haven’s Austin Feipel in the 800 (1:53.02) and Ryan Shaffer in the pole vault (12-6) and Bishop Luers in the 400 relay (42.37).