Columbus North’s track and field teams combined for 23 first-place finishes to pick up both girls and boys wins at Seymour on Tuesday.
The Bull Dog girls won 12 events to outscore the Owls 89-43, while the boys took 11 to win 79-53 1/2.
North coach Lou Sipe said that the team was firing on all cylinders in the dual meet.
“I’m very proud of the kids,” Sipe said. “I thought we had a lot of good performances across the board.”
Opening the meet with a victory in the 4×800-meter relay in 10 minutes, 26.09 seconds, North’s girls came ready.
Both throwing events went to the Bull Dogs. Summer Spencer heaved 30 feet, 11 inches in the shot put and Emma Wetherald tossed 96-4 in the discus. Sami Heathcote’s clearance of 8-3 took the pole vault, while Jahna Smiley (5-0) won the high jump.
Kennedy Cook won both the 100 (12.76) and 200 (27.06). Arig Tong took home a blue ribbon in the 800 in 2:33.51. In the 3,200 run, Olivia Morlok clocked 11:42 for another North victory.
The 4×100 (52.53) and 4×400 (4:24.94) relays also went to the Bull Dogs.
On the boys side, North also put on a handful of strong performances. Mitchell Burton won three events, taking the long jump (19-0), 100 (11.16) and 200 (22.31).
Brigham Kleinheinz’s 13-0 clear was the best of the day in the pole vault. Logan Abbot tossed 132-4 in the discus, and Coleman Tennyson catapulted 52-1 1/4 for a pair of first places.
The 110 hurdles went to Nash Johnson (17.99), and the 300 hurdles was a win for Noah Kessler (19.09). Elijah Brooks ran a 4:36.66 to win the 1,600.
The 4×100 (43.43) and 4×400 (3:36.87) relays both went North.
Sipe said that his field-event performers especially had a strong outing.
“Both of our shot put throwers did well,” he said. “We had a (personal record) on the girls side in the shot put. Our pole vaulter hit 13-0, which is good.”
With a loaded schedule ahead, Sipe hopes to see continued improvement from the team.
“We just need to continue working hard,” Sipe said. “In all areas, we want to improve on our technique.”