Bull Dogs boys, girls prevail against Seymour

After finishing second in their first tri meet and their first dual meet of the season, the Columbus North boys and girls track teams were hungry for a win Tuesday night.

The Bull Dogs came through with a pair of wins against visiting Seymour. The boys rolled to a 107-25 victory, while the girls prevailed 77-55.

Mitchell Burton, who a day earlier committed to Miami (Ohio) for football, was the star of the boys meet, winning the 100 meters (11.1 seconds), 400 (52.2) and 200 (23.4) and running a leg on the winning 4×400 relay team (3:37.7). Burton, who finished 12th in the state in the long jump last season, ran the 400 instead of long jumping.

“It was definitely different,” Burton said. “The 400 is definitely a rough race. I feel like I can improve a lot more, but it’s still pretty nice to get the win.”

Other winners for the Bull Dog boys were Jake Vance in the pole vault (12 feet, 6 inches), Cortez Bandy in the long jump (19-10 1/2), Coleman Tennyson in the shot put (47-9), Drew Schoeberl in the discus (151-7), Triston Perry in the 110 hurdles (15.6), Chandler Steward in the 1,600 (4:34.8), Bryce Ables in the 300 hurdles (41.6), Ben Rankin in the 800 (2:08.0) and Eli Fischer in the 3,200 (10:05.0).

North swept the 4×800 (8:43.5), 4×100 (44.1) and 4×400 (3:37.7) relays.

Winning for the Bull Dog girls were Johanna Anderson in the high jump (4-10), Delaney Maddix in the 100 hurdles (17.8), Andrea Monsivais in the 100 (13.4), Rachel Brougher in the 1,600 (5:18.3), Roxana Mendoza in the 300 hurdles (51.6), Arig Tong in the 800 (2:32.4), Kayla Alexander in the 200 (28.8) and Sierra Lax in the 3,200 (11:18.0).

North also took the 4×100 relay (53.2).

“They’ve been working hard,” North coach Lou Sipe. “With the (North Invitational) meet canceled on Saturday, I thought they responded and came out and had a really good meet tonight.”

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Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at tschultz@therepublic.com or 812-379-5628.