It was a local sweep Friday night at the 42nd annual Kelly Relays at Concord High School.
The event was started by CHS boys track and field coach Dale Kelly as a means of judging a team’s depth instead of individual accomplishments. All of the events are scored in a relay format. The field events are scored on the combined height or distance of a team’s three competitors.
The Goshen Redskins amassed 106 points to win the Class a title for the first time since 1994 when the Redskins ironically also totaled 106 points. Elkhart Central was second at 91, followed by Concord 81, East Noble 52, Northridge 46 and Plymouth 24.
The Fairfield Falcons accumulated 112 points to take home the Class B title for the third straight year and the fifth time in the last six seasons. NorthWood was second at 66, followed by Whitko 65, New Prairie 55, Jimtown 46, Bremen 43 1/2 and Culver Military Academy 14 1/2.
Goshen finished first in the 4 x 800-meter relay, the shuttle hurdle relay, shot put and long jump.
“I’m happy for the seniors,” Goshen coach Brock Maust said. “They are the ones who have put the time in over the last four years, but we also had more sophomores and freshmen run tonight than we ever have had. Winning this title is one of our goals for our season, but we are not done yet.”
The Redskins finished in second place a year ago.
“It was nice to come out on top this year,” Maust said. “We knew we are a strong team. We talked to the kids about using this meet as a hard practice to get us ready for Tuesday (NLC meet at Warsaw).”
The Redskins placed second or third in seven events.
“We showed our depth,” Maust added.
Northridge won pole vault as Josh Reinheimer cleared 13-6 and Devin Puckett 12-6 to lead the Raiders.
“That gives us two vaulters that have cleared 13-6 heading into the NLC meet,” Raider coach Josh Fletcher said. “Assistant coach Bobby Lloyd did a good job with the vaulters. This meet is unique in the fact a vaulter only gets three jumps and the coach has to decide when to take them. Coach Lloyd did well in that department.
“On the track our freshmen sprint medley relay did well. Travis Schlabach rallied to finish in second place on his anchor leg.”
The Fairfield Falcons won the 1,600 sprint medley relay, the 800 sprint medley relay, the distance medley relay, the shuttle hurdle relay, the 4 x 400 relay, the 4 x 100 relay, discus and pole vault.
“I keep telling people we are a young team, we are mostly juniors,” Fairfield coach Bob Miller said. “It’s nice to see the level of our performance come up as the level of competition rises. Our kids are ready to see what we can do in the NECC meet and the sectional.
“We graduated a great group of seniors from last year’s team so to win the Goshen Relays and the Kelly Relays again says an awful lot about these kids.
“We knew we were strong on the track and in the field events our No. 1s are solid. The No. 2s and 3s are not as high, but tonight showed they are still pretty decent.”
Falcon senior Dillon Hinen had an outstanding night anchoring the 1,600 sprint medley, the distance medley and running a leg on the 4 x 400 relay.
“Dillon is a kid that we are looking forward to seeing what he can do where the level of competition starts increasing once we get into the state tournament,” Miller said.
The Falcons set the only record Friday night as Caleb Noble, Alex Mast, AJ Mast and Hinen raced to a time of 3:38.98 in the 1,600 sprint medley under the previous mark of 3:39.99 by South Bend St. Joseph’s in 2007.
NorthWood finished first in shot put and high jump.
“We are happy with second place. It would have been nice to beat Fairfield, but we don’t have the depth in some areas to do that,” NorthWood coach Scott Mikel said. “We have three sophomores that did well in high jump and some seniors that stepped things up on the track.
“Nick Skwarcan is an example of a kid that stepped up. He was fourth or fifth in his 800 leg before finishing second.
“We are looking to surprise some people in the NLC meet on Tuesday. There are things I would have liked to see us do better tonight, but that is just being a coach.”
Class A Summary
4 x 100-METER RELAY — 1, Elkhart Central (Blake Wogoman, Vincent Lucchese, Larry Gates, Javonte Henderson) 43.99; 2, Goshen (Jamie Graves, Abraham Medellin, Cristian Barron, Daniel Deboni) 44.40; 3, East Noble (Kyle Mundon, Tyler Ritchie, Bradon Mable, Nathan Brown) 44.59; 4, Concord (Desomnd Love, Tevin Williams, Kevin Kimbrough, Jerrell Poindexter) 45.34; 5, Plymouth (Layne Manns, Elliot Eads, Isaac Scarbough, Nolan Wright) 48.85; 6, Northridge (Darian Johnson, Alex Mark, Jake Wargo, Keith Miller) 54.93.
4 x 400-METER RELAY — 1, Concord (Keenan Burnett, Dominique Holt, Darnell, Grant Bass) 3:28.39; 2, Elkhart Central (Genoris Crawford, Tre Taylor, Martin Guerra, Nicholas Edwards) 3:30.90; 3, Goshen (Reid Zimmerman, Louis Kissinger, Mykal Kauffman, Deangelo Snipes-Ortiz) 3:33.56; 4, Plymouth (Michael Hartman, Taylor Fulton, Matt Lee, Mason Reed) 3:35.93; 5, East Noble (Tanner Bolen, Brandon Mable, Kyle Mundon, Tyler Ritchie) 3:30.05; 6, Northridge (Hunter Johnson, Luke Riffell, Trevor Brickner, Nolan Rhodes) 3:45.30.
SHUTTLE HURDLES RELAY — 1, Goshen (Brodie Bender, Quinten, Cristian Barron, Reade Carboneau) 1:03.50; 2, Concord (Jacob Fendley, Tim Yoder, Jace Krull, Grant Bass) 1:04.90; 3, Northridge (Hunter Goodwin, Austin Healey, Keith Miller, Michael Presnell) 1:07.90; 4, Plymouth (Layne Manns, Clay Corsbie, Eduardo Mayn, Tylor Thrush) 1:10.0; 5, East Noble (Kaleb Ballard, Bret Sible, Eric Reeves, Tyler Leazier) 1:18.80.
DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Elkhart Central (Nathan Munet, Gavin George, Austin Quick, Gerado Mendez) 8:36.21; 2, Goshen (Jamie Graves, David Isaula, Ricardo Castillo, Alfonso Torres) 8:36.77; 3, Northridge (Jerry Burciaga, Travis Schlabach, Jailyn Rolle, Neel Patel) 8:51.75; 4, Concord (Giovanny Montoya, Alex Bond, Ryan Shank, Josh Troyer) 8:53.99; 5, East Noble (Tyler Leazier, Dwayne Waddles, Kyle Ballard, Francisco Herrera) 9:27.66; 6, Plymouth (Stephen Abair, Mason Reed, Austin Rose, Kennedy Schnieders) 9:39.09.
4 x 200-METER RELAY — 1, East Noble (Kyle Mundon, Tyler Ritchie, Brandon Mable, Nathan Brown) 1:33.64; 2, Goshen (Diego Ramirez, Andrew Pillow, Mykal Kauffman, Cristian Barron) 1:36.31; 3, Elkhart Central (Blake Wogoman, Austin Gallagher, Johnathan Tredway, Javonte Henderson) 1:36.32; 4, Concord (Leandro Rodriguez, Kevin Kimbrough, Desmond Love, Jackson Marlow) 1:38.12; 5, Northridge (Darian Johnson, Hunter Johnson, Ryan Haarer, Alex Mark) 1:39.13; 6, Plymouth (Tylor Thrush, Layne Manns, Isaac Scarborough, Nolan Wright) 1:43.60.
4 x 800-METER RELAY — 1, Goshen (Reid Zimmerman, Luke Kaufman, Louis Kissinger, Logan Schlabach) 8:14.42; 2, Concord (Henry Zelaya, Collin Chupp, Dominic Proffitt, Keenan Burnett) 8:16.40; 3, Elkhart Central (Martin Guerra, Logan Edwards, Caleb Woodard, Chet Samuels) 8:37.29; 4, Northridge (Nolan Rhodes, Jacob Frost, Luke Riffell, Mike Linn) 8:46.24; 5, Plymouth (Matt Lee, Mason Reed, Austin Rose, Diego Ibarra) 8:48.67; 6, East Noble (Kyle Ballard, Francisco Ballard, Nathan Palmer, Austin Palmer) 9:45.15.
SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Elkhart Central (Blake Wogoman, Vincent Lucchese, Larry Gates, Genoris Crawford) 1:37.21; 2, Goshen (Jamie Graves, Abraham Medellin, Cristian Barron, Daniel Deboni) 1:37.90; 3, Northridge (Miguel Bello, Alex Mark, Jailyn Rolle, Hunter Goodwin) 1:38.06; 4, East Noble (Kyle Mundon, Tyler Ritchie, Brandon Mable, Tanner Bolen) 1:39.02; 5, Concord (Desmond Love, Darnell Bean, Tevin Williams, Giovanny Montoya) 1:42.95; 6, Plymouth (Michael Hartman, Elliot Eads, Taylor Fulton) 1:43.62.
INTERMEDIATE MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Concord (Dominique Holt, Grant Bass, Darnell Bean, Collin Chupp_) 3:39.93; 2, Elkhart Central (Javonte Henderson, Larry Gates, Nicholas Edwards, Austin Quick) 3:43.81; 3, Goshen (Daniel Deboni, Abraham Medellin, Mykal Kauffman, Luke Kaufman) 3:44.06; 4, Plymouth (Michael Hartman, Elliot Eads, Matt Lee, Stephen Abair) 3:52.24; 5, Northridge (Hunter Johnson, Alex Mark, Mike Linn, Jacob Frost) 3:54.12; 6, East Noble (Logan Bradley, Tyler Leazier, Dustin Mapes, Tanner Bolen) 4:25.08.
FRESHMEN MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Concord (Jerrell Poindexter, Jacob Fendely, Leandro Rodriguez, Henry Zelaya) 1:43.35; 2, Northridge (Darian Johnson, Austin Healey, Keith Miller, Travis Schlabach) 1:43.63; 3, Elkhart Central (Eliseo Guerra, Joseph Holtz, Joseph Phillips, Treyton Harris) 1:45.95; 4, Goshen (Kyle Ramirez, Quinten Holley, Andrew Pillow, Jonathon Stutsman) 1:46.88; 5, East Noble (Tyelr Kollman, Bo Dreup, Logan Bradley, Francisco Herrera) 1:50.08.
LONG JUMP RELAY — 1, Goshen (Reade Carboneau, Abraham Medellin, Daniel Deboni) 59-9 3/4; 2, Concord (T. Cunningham, Jackson Marlow, Dominique Holt) 57-10 1/4; 3, Elkhart Central (Larry Gates, Vincent Lucchese, Treyton Harris) 55-2; 4, East Noble (Nathan Brown, Jacob Brown, Dustin Mapes) 54-8 1/4; 5, Northridge (Miguel Bello, Hunter Johnson) 37-7.
HIGH JUMP RELAY — 1, Elkhart Central (Dylan Curtis, Tre Taylor, Treyton Harris) 17-6; 2, Goshen (Reade Carboneau, Samuel Byler, Rolando Alcarz) 17-2; 3, East Noble (Eric Butler, Nathan Brown, Bret Sible) 16-9; 4, Northridge (Austin Healy, Travis Schlabach, Jake Wargo) 16-3; 5, Concord (Jackson Marlow, Dominique Holt, T. Cunningham) 16-0.
POLE VAULT RELAY — 1, Northridge (Josh Reinheimer, Devin Puckett, Hunter Goodwin) 37-0; 2, Goshen (Ryan Steele, Josh Bustos, Richie Sleppy) 31-0; 3, tie, Elkhart Central (Nicholas Edwards, Anthony Hardman, Joseph Phillips) and Concord (Nathan Rich, JJ Milnamow, Chris Martin) 29-6; 5, East Noble (Blake Bontrager, Taylor Foster) 16-6; 6, Plymouth (Clay Corsbie) 10-0.
SHOT PUT RELAY — 1, Goshen (Brandon Daniels, Zack Eldridge, Miguel Cornonado) 138-2; 2, Elkhart Central (Michael Snider. Eliseo Guerra, Lakeem Cook) 131-1; 3, Concord (Jason Spriggs, Tyler Hoffman, Steven Gattman) 125-5; 4, East Noble (Jacob Brown, Trevor Morr, Jake LeMay) 122-0 1/2; 5, Plymouth (Dan Samuelson, Ethan Sampson, Zach Kleckner) 120-6; 6, Northridge (Chris Connell, Zach Schmuckr, Dylan Swank) 102-8.
DISCUS RELAY — 1, Concord (Jason Spriggs, James Lengerich, Michael McQueen) 388-09; 2, East Noble (Jacob Brown, Trevor Morr, Tom Woehnker) 380-10; 3, Goshen (Brandon Daniels, Zack Eldridge, Troy Wiktorowski) 366-10; 4, Elkhart Central (Michael Snider, Alexander Buitendorp, Adam Cochrane) 332-2; 5, Plymouth (Dan Samuelson, Kameron Eisenhour, Ethan Sampson) 331-9; 6, Northridge (Cody Howell, John Gilbert, Dylan Swank) 286-4.
Class B Summary
4 x 100-METER RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Cameron Kitson, Caleb Noble, Dillon Lockwood, Brett Baumgartner) 44.07; 2, Jimtown (Chance Livings, Marguis Schieiber, Austin Gill, Devan Emerson) 45.16; 3, Whitko (Caleb Wilkinson, Brady Herendeen, Jordan Sims, Connor Stouder) 45.64; 5, Bremen (Jon Stoller, Collin Snyder, Zach Renner, Sam Lacher) 45.85; 6, New Prairie (Derrick Brewer, Tyler Weller, Nathaniel Kujawa, Russell Spaid) 46.66; 7, Culver Military (Aaron Arvizu, Austin Sheldon, Dane Dahline, Alexander Fayemi) 48.39.
4 x 400-METER RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Dillon Hinen, Aaron Duncan, Alex Mast, Brett Baumgartner) 3:29.24; 2, Whitko (Trapper Mize, Brandon Nettrouer, Jude Stieglitz, Brody Wilson) 3:33.36; 3, Bremen (Jack Jordan, Evan Wilson, Ryan Zellmer, Josh Brenneman) 3:35.53; 4, New Prairie (Tyler Szynal, Cannon Barnard, Steve Mattasits, Ian Silver) 3:35.69; 5, NorthWood (Corban Wyatt, Devon Hunsberger, Matt Prochno, Nick Skwarcan) 3:35.79.
SHUTTLE HURDLES RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Luke Adam, Jared LaRue, Cameron Kitson, AJ Mast) 1:03.40; 2, Jimtown (Aaron LeMaire, Tyler Lundy, Trey Zufan, Charles Pates) 1:08.00; 3, NorthWood (Daryn Brugh, Devyn Maugel, Corban Wyatt, Zachary Telschow) 1:08.80; 4, Whitko (Tyler Sherwin, Bryce Kolwicz, Cole Eberly, Jordan Sims) 1:08.90; 5, Bremen (Roberto Gonzalez, Evan Wilson, Mitch Andrews, Josh Brenneman) 1:09.00; 6, New Prairie (Jordan Piscitelli, Matthew Dunneck, Todd Suttor, Steve Mattasits) 1:15.50.
DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Alex Mast, Kegan Showalter, Ryan Taylor, Dillon Hinen) 8:22.96; 2, New Prairie (Cannon Barnard, David Kampf, Ian Silver, Nick Arndt) 8;25.73; 3, Culver Military (Genio Segura Vazquez, Wess Hibbard, Landrum Neer, Polo Burguete) 8;30.84; 4, Whitko (Kuyler Bailey, Derek Miller, Dylan Cozad, Dallas Asher) 8:58.80; 5, Bremen (Reid Zellmer, Caleb Walter, Clayton Thornton, Thomas Dean) 8:59.66; 6, Northridge (Corban Wyatt, Nick Skwarcan, Michael Coleman, Jose Medina) 9:25.22; 7, Jimtown (Dan Gongwer, Eric Dean, Zack Baily, Conner Gasper) 10-10.27.
4 x 200-METER RELAY — 1, Bremen (Sam Lacher, Zach Renner, Ryan Zellmer, Josh Brenneman) 1:31.94; 2, Fairfield (Brett Baumgartner, Caleb Noble, Dillon Lockwood, Aaron Duncan) 1:32.29; 3, Whitko (Caleb Wilkinson, Jordan Sims, Brandon Nettrouer, Connor Stouder) 1:33.97; 4, Jimtown (Marquis Schieiber, Max Boyll, Austin Gill, Devan Emerson) 1:37.33; 5, New Prairie (Derrick Brewer, Austin Ginter, Nathaniel Kujawa, Russell Spaid) 1:37.61; 6, NorthWood (Brandon Scott, Cody Pippen, Zachary Telschow, Ku’Juan Leek) 1:40.28; 7, Culver Military (Aaron Arvizu, Austin Sheldon, Dane Dahline, Javier Bravo) 1:41.60.
4 x 800-METER RELAY — 1, Whitko (Jude Stieglitz, Brody Wilson, Dylan Cozad, Traper Mize) 8:21.49; 2, New Prairie (Tyler Szynal, David Kampf, Nick Arndt, Ian Silver) 8:30.54; 3, Fairfield (Alex Mast, Alex Oberlin, Nate Miller, Dillon Hinen) 8:49.04; 4, Bremen (Jack Jordan, Clayton Thornton, Jarred Fitch, Thomas Dean) 9:10.92; 5, NorthWood (Matt Proncho, Erick Heckaman, Ethan Yoder, Casey Hershberger) 9:11.20; 6, Jimtown (Max Boyll, Nick Olson, Nate Thompson, Eric Dean) 9:48.59.
SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Cameron Kitson, Caleb Noble, Dillon Lockwood, Brett Baumgartner) 1:37.22; 2, Whitko (Scott Paulus, Brady Herendeen, Jordan Sims, Connor Stouder) 1:38.30; 3, NorthWood (Brayden Troxel, Brandon Scott, Andrew Hahn, Corban Wyatt) 1:38.97; 4, Culver Military (Aaron Arvizu, Dane Dahline, Aramonti Phillips, Genio Segura Vazquez) 1:40.79; 5, New Prairie (Steve Mattasits, Adam Burns, Austin Ginter, Cannon Barnard) 1:44.15; 6, Bremen (Jon Stoller, Collin Snyder, Zach Renner, Aaron McKenzie) 1:44.16; 7, Jimtown (Chance Livings, Austin Gill, Adam Gill, Marquis Schieiber) 1:50.77.
INTERMEDIATE MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Caleb Noble, Alex Mast, AJ Mast, Dillon Hinen) 3:38.98 (Meet record replaces 3:39.99 by South Bend St. Joseph in 2007); 2, NorthWood (Brandon Scott, Devon Hunsberger, Matt Prochno, Nick Skwarcan) 3:48.15; 3, New Prairie (Derrick Brewer, Russell Spaid, Tyler Szynal, Ian Silver) 3:50.30; 4, Whitko (Brandon Nettrouer, Dallas Asher, Jude Stieglitz) 3:51.23; 5, Culver Military (Aramonti Phillips, Genio Segura Vazquez, Wess Hibbard, Polo Burguete) 3:51.47; 6, Bremen (Zach Renner, Caleb Walter, Ryan Zellmer, Jack Jordan) 4:02.70.
FRESHMEN MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Jimtown (Tyler Lundy, Charles Pates, Marquis Schieiber, Aaron LeMaire) 1:42.53; 2, Bremen (Adam Stoller, Luke Wonnacott, Sam Lacher, Evan Wilson) 1:44.08; 3, New Prairie (Tyler Waller, David Walbring, Jordan Piscitelli, David Kampf) 1:46.43; 4, Fairfield (Luke Adam, Konrad Dallas, Will Kercher, Kegan Showalter) 1:46.55; 5, Whitko (Tarren Prater, Cole Eberly, Will Brumbaugh, Derek Miller) 1;49.94; 6, NorthWood (Devyn Maguel, Garret Flowers, Ethan Craven, Victor Perez) 2:00.65.
LONG JUMP RELAY — 1, Jimtown (Devan Emerson, Marquis Schieiber, Nik Olson) 58-9 3/4; 2, New Prairie (Derrick Brewer, Austin Ginter, Nathaniel Kujawa) 57-0 1/4; 4, Fairfield (Dillon Lockwood, Aaron Duncan, Jared LaRue) 55-3 1/2; 5, NorthWood (Andrew Hahn, Victor Rosario, JeJuan Leek) 53-7 1/2; 6, Whitko (Brady Herendeen, Will Brumbaugh, Tarren Prater) 52-10 3/4; 6, Culver Military (Akexander Fayemi, Zak Kephart) 30-6 1/2.
HIGH JUMP RELAY — 1, NorthWood (Will Stueve, Devon Hunsberger, Bennett Parker) 18-2; 2, Jimtown (Devan Emerson, Trey Zufan, Carter Gill) 17-2; 3, Fairfield (Nathan Bussberg, Jared LaRue, Coty Garris) 16-11; 4, New Prairie (Nathaniel Kujawa, Adam Burns, Austin Ginter) 16-7; 5, Whitko (Derek Miller, Bryce Kolwicz, Blake Sapp) 15-9; 6, tie, Culver Military (Austin Sheldon, Zak Kephart) and Bremen (Mitch Andrews, Beau Beeson) 10-3.
POLE VAULT RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Cameron Kitson, Morgan Cosby, Luke Adam) 34-0; 2, NorthWood (Garrett Hess, Albert Gongwer, Andrew Hahn) 31-6; 3, Bremen (Jordan Hollenbaug, Beau Besson, Nic Soule) 30-0; 4. New Prairie (Todd Suttor, Joshua William Schweizer; 5, Culver Military (Austin Sheldon) 11-0; 6, Jimtown (Max Boyll) 10-0; 7, Whitko (Evan Cozad) 8-0.
SHOT PUT RELAY — 1, NorthWood (Ethan Killian, Jett Gillis, Zac Coleman) 132-0 1/2; 2, Fairfield (Kyle Ostrander, David Miller, Andrew Hagar) 126-5; 3, New Prairie (Kody Kleine, James Woods, David Walbring) 125-9; 4, Whitko (Derek Snep, Joe Haywood, Tyler Sherwin) 124-9; 5, Jimtown (Keion Johnson, Cody Spurgeon, Nik Olson) 118-2; 6, Bremen (Zac Ricketts, Matt Ringer, Aaron McKenzie) 114-8; 7, Culver Military (Aramonti Phillips, Alexander Fayemi) 74-2.
DISCUS RELAY — 1, Fairfield (Kyle Ostrander, Dalton Hinen, David Miller) 412-4; 2, Whitko (Alex Smith, Tyler Sherwin, Joe Haywood) 378-1; 3, NorthWood (Ethan Killian, Jett Gillis, Tyler Holdeman) 377-7; 4, Jimtown (Keion Johnson, Blake Magyar, Cody Spurgeon) 363-4; 5, Bremen (Matt Ringer, Zac Ricketts, 193-0; 6, New Prairie (Kody Kleine) 125-5; 7, Culver Military (Andrew Meisner) 104-0.