DUNLAP— There was no surprise in the top pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday just like there were no surprises atop the team standings in the 44th annual running of the Kelly Relays Friday night at Concord High School as the Goshen Redskins and Fairfield Falcons repeated as champions.
Goshen totaled 87 points to claim a third straight Class A championship. Northridge was second at 84, followed by Concord 70, Plymouth 63, Elkhart Central 53, NorthWood 44 and New Prairie 31.
“This meet is never about the outcome, but it is about getting in a good workout for the NLC meet on Tuesday,” Goshen coach Brock Maust said. “Tonight the kids did what they needed to do.”
Fairfield amassed 104 points to claim a fifth consecutive Class B title. Jimtown was second at 85, followed by Bremen 84, Whitko 77, Westview 43 and LaVille 33.
Earlier this season the Falcons had their winning streak in Class B at the Goshen Relays snapped.
“This was a nice win for us with the young team that we have,” Fairfield coach Bob Miller said. “This team has come a long way and competed well tonight. This should give us some momentum going into the NECC meet next week.”
Goshen won the 4 x 800 relay (Andrew Pillow, Ricardo Castillo, Gerardo Abad, Colton Potter) 8:24.49; the intermediate medley relay Abraham Medellin, Samuel Byler, Andrew Pillow, Ricardo Catstillo) 3:39.27 and discus relay (Nicholas Gerber, Mitchell Watts, Jordan Howell) 400-10.
“Castillo was a standout for us,” Maust said. “He ran a 2:03 split (800) and then finished with a 2:01. Discus was another event we did well in.
“We were missing Josh Bustos because of the state music contest. So we had some other guys step up tonight. Cam Kline was one. This was his first meet back since having a shot put dropped on his foot. He ran a great 100 and 200. Our 4 x 100 set a second best.