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.”