MILTON QUAD – It was a very cold and windy season opener for three county schools as Milton-Union, Miami East and Covington competed in a quad meet along with Oakwood at Milton-Union High School on Tuesday.
And with several big meets coming up for each program, many of the top athletes didn’t compete in all of the events they will see down the line.
The Miami East girls won eight events, while the boys won thirteen events in a quad consisting of the host Milton-Union, Bulldogs, Miami East, Covington and Oakwood.
Taking first for the Miami East girls were Kylie Davie in the 400 meter dash (1:07.64), Kennedy Elifritz in the 800 (2:38.70), Kylee McKinney fun the high jump (4-6), Cora Kinard in the pole vault (7-0), and Annika Paton in the discus (104.6) and the shot put (29-4.25). The Lady Vikings also won three relay events, the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400.
For the boys, Jayden Hatcher won the 100 (12.04), Kaden Weldy won the 200 (24.14), Clark Bennett won the 400 (52.54), Elijah Willmeth won the 800 (2:15.20) and the 1600 (5:07.00), Andrew Crane won the 3200 (11:34.80), Hunter Hawkins won the 110 hurdles (18.74), Josh Amheiser (12-6), Anthony Putnam in the discus (124.0) and the shot put(42-3.25). The Vikings won the 4×200, 4x400and 4×800 relays.
VIKINGS RUN-RULE NORTHRIDGE
The Miami East baseball team had its way with Northridge on Tuesday in Three River Conference action as the Vikings run-ruled the Polar Bears 10-0 in six innings.
The Vikings plated four runs in the third, three in the fourth and another in the sixth to end the contest early. Miami East tallied 7 hits on the afternoon and took advantage of five errors.
Defensively, Miami East allowed just two hits and played error-free baseball in the field.
Nathan Wooley went 2 for 3 to lead Miami East at the plate, while Connor Apple, Jacob Demmitt, Austin Francis, Luke Hammaker and Cael Rose all recorded hits.
Ethan Howell captured the win on the hill as he went the distance and allowed just two hits, while striking out six batters.
LADY VIKINGS BEAT NORTHRIDGE
Miami East waisted little time taking control against Northridge as it score 11 runs in the first inning en route to a 27-0 win in Three Rivers Conference action.
In the process, Kyleigh Kirby tossed a no-hitter and was extremely close to a perfect game, allowing just one walk.
Jacqueline Kadel led all hitters with five hits in five plate appearances, while Kirby scored 6 runs.
As a team, Miami East had 18 hits and took advantage of 11 errors committed by the Polar Bears.