Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 22, 2012

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: Fairfield takes fourth straight Class B title

GOSHEN — The Chicago Bulls invented the “Three Peat” by winning the NBA title three straight times.

The Fairfield Falcons did one better on Saturday by claiming the Class B team title for the fourth consecutive year in the 70th running of the Goshen Relays.

NorthWood was the last team to capture four straight B tiles in 1992-1995.

“This one feels good,” veteran Fairfield coach Bob Miller said. “We graduated seven seniors last year that went on to run track in college. Having to replace a huge group like that makes winning again something special.

“We got off to a slow start today, but finished strong. There were areas where we could have done better, but with kids it is always hard to tell what is going to happen. That is why this meet is so hard to gage.”

Westview finished fourth at 60 after being in the lead for quite a period of time.

“ We do not have the depth,” Westview coach Paul Baker said. “We don’t have throwers, hurdlers or right now short sprinters. We have a lot of guys that excel in the 200- to 800-meter range. We have two good pole vaulters and two good 1,600 runners.”

Fairfield’s Brett Baumgartner had one of the day’s most dramatic efforts in the finals of the 100 dash. He qualified eighth in the finals with a time of 11.68 and went on to win the event in 11.16. His qualifying time was just ahead of the ninth-place runner — Steve Choi of Culver Academy — at 11.69.

“Brett squeaked into the finals before turning things around,” Miller said.

Other champions for the Falcons were Dillon Hinen in the third 1,600 race (4:30.62), Baumgartner, Dillon Lockwood, Alex Mast and Aaron Duncan in the 4 x 200 relay (1:33.05); Cameron Kitson, Caleb Noble, Lockwood and Alex Mast in the sprint medley relay (1:39.27); Hinen, AJ Mast, Alex Mast and Baumgartner in the 4 x 400 relay (3:29.19).

“Alex Mast and Noble both had good days,” Miller said.

“This win should give us some confidence for the upcoming NECC meet and the sectional. Kyle Ostrander is an example of what confidence can do. He did not do well last year here at the Relays. Today he goes out and places third in discus (154-4).”

Trey Kennedy finished first in pole vault ahead of teammate Nate Raber. Both vaulted 14-3 and had to have a jump off to determine a winner.

“They went back and forth quite a bit. They must have had eight or nine jumps to come up with a winner,” Baker said.

Kennedy is the son of Westview grad Jason Kennedy who was a state champion in the event in 1993. The younger Kennedy broke his dad’s school record (15-0) in a meet this past week with an effort of 15-1.

“I thought Jason’s record would never be broken,” Kennedy said. “I never felt we would have another 15-0 vaulter at a school the size of Westview. The thing is Raber might hit that mark before the season is over. The other nice thing is they are both underclassmen so I will have them again next year.”

Also for Westview, Kyle Baker, Austin Borg, Micah Hunsberger and Jerry Schwartz finished first the distance medley relay (10:46.09); Parker Fought, Max Laughlin, Jarret Slabach and Nic Raber a 4 x 200 relay (1:36.38).

Zac Patrick, Josh Sumpter, Michael Pena and Brandon Morris captured a sprint medley relay (1:38.58) for Wawasee.

Alyster Roebel won shot put (49-10), Jacob Lichtsinm Devin Dimos, TJ Rich and Manny Theis a sprint medley relay (1:39.13) for Lakeland.

NorthWood finished 11th in the team standings with 41 points.

“We wanted to be in the top five,” NorthWood coach Scott Mikel said. “We had some kids that gained experience today. You have got to come into a meet like this acting like you own the place. If not you will be awe struck.”

Nathan Brown of East Noble finished with 24.50 points to take the B high-point trophy. He won high jump (6-2) and long jump (21-3.50).

No records were set in Class B on Saturday.


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