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Track Teams Sweep GMC Again!
THE GMC TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS BELONG TO THE COMETS ONCE AGAIN!
The Mason Track programs continued their league championship streaks last Friday with both the Comet boy's and girl's teams winning their 5th straight GMC titles. The Comets have won the conference track meet every year since joining the league (2007-08). The boy's blew away 2nd place Sycamore, winning by an almost 70 point margin (164-97.5) and the Mason girl's finished with 148.5 points to the Aves 128.5 total.
The Comet boy's started off right by winning the 4x800, rolling to their best time of the year. The relay team of Mumma, Dwvyer. Notton, and Valentine ran one of the city's best overall times. The 110 Hurdles saw Asad Maiden winning as well, along with Lelie Pil in the Pole Vault. The Comets were also winners in the 4x200 relay, just missing the school record by .01 seconds. Asad Maiden also took 2nd in the 300 Hurdles and the High Jump. In the Long Jump the boy's took 3rd and 6th, with Dooley and Pontious leaping quite well. Notton was the big winner in the 1600, along with Clark in the 3200. Both won in strong fashion, running at or near their season best times. The 800 race saw Michael Mumma placing 2nd with a strong season best, just behind the city leader from Lakota West. The biggest excitement of the night for the boy's may have come in the 4x400 relay. With dozens of Mason alumni looking on and an electric crowd cheering loudly, the team of Taylor, Court, Diehl and Valentine were in a war with the Princeton and Fairfiield relay teams. But, the Mason relay team would go on to win the event with their season best time, doing so in dramatic fashion! After the fourth leg of the event Robert Diehl was on the ropes. He was able to battle back and pull out the win in the last few meters of the race. Overall, it another great GMC Meet for the Mason boys. For complete results click here.
The girl's meet kicked off Wednesday with wins by Mason's Jordan Horning in the High Jump and the 4x800m relay team of Olivia Gaus, Maddie Baehre, Bridget McElhenny, and Monica Lake. Friday night's event winners included Monica Lake in the 1600 and Olivia Gaus in the 800. It was a true team effort with the girls scoring two places in nearly every event and in the top four for every relay. Outstanding Lady Comet performances included:
Taylor Reid - 2nd in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles
Ivy Beddow - 4th in the 400
Monica Lake - 2nd in the 800
Bridget McElhenny - 5th in the 1600
Taylor Sheppard - 4th in the Discus
Ashley Brown - 4th in the Shot Put
Jenny Nelson - 3rd in the Pole Vault
Ivy Beddow, Delaney McDowell, Emily Calvani and Olivia Gaus - 2nd in the 4 x 400 relay
For complete girl's results click here.
Earning 1st Team All-GMC honors for the girl's were Olivia Gaus, Monica Lake, 3200 meter relay team (Olivia Gaus, Maddie Baehre, Bridget McElhenny,Monica Lake) and Jordan Horning. For the boy's Alex Notton, Tom Clark, Asad Maiden, 800 meter relay team (Billy Chanatry, Josh Dooley, Adam Court, Juan Cummings), 1600 meter relay team (Adam Court, Zach Taylor, Ethan Valentine, Robert Diehl), 3200 meter relay team (Ethan Valentine, Michael Mumma, Paul Dhyver, Alex Notton) and Leslie Pil. Girl's head coach Chip Dobson was named co-GMC Coach of the Year.
The annual GMC Track and Field Championships continue to be all GREEN which is beginning to rival the Middletown dynasty of 9 straight titles (1999-2007) and the Princeton boy's amazing record of 15 championships (1982-1997) in a span of 16 seasons. Next up Mason will host the OHSAA District Track and Field Championships on Wednesday and Friday. The first four finishers in each district event will qualify for the Regional Championships in Dayton the following week.