Call it home field advantage or whatever but the Salem boys and girls track teams enjoyed winning district track and field titles on their own turf or should I say track. It wasn’t that easy though for the Salem girls. Salem and Marlington were tied with 102 points going into the last event of the day, the 4 x 400 meter relay. Marlington had the best preliminary time going in having run 4:15.83, Salem was third in the prelims with a time of 4:22.16. However, from the first leg, the Quaker girls opened a large margin which they never gave up to win the 4 x 400 and the track meet scoring 112 to runner up Marlington’s 108. That quartet was comprised of Halle Cochran, Lydia McKee, Haley Rozeski and Katelin Chilton. Ke’Aijhan Strong of Tuslaw was a triple winner capturing the 100 in 12.89, the 200 in 25.56 and the 400 in 57.81. Payton Knoch of Marlington won both hurdle events taking the 100 hurdles in 15.54 and the 300 hurdles in 47.79.
On the boys side, Salem scored 135 points to win the title. Canal Fulton Northwest was second with 80 points. The Salem boys were double winners in relays taking the 4 x 800 relay in 8:14.19. That quartet was comprised of Trey Double, Hunter Christopher, Jackson Corbisello and Quinlan Rumsey. They took the 4 x 400 relay in 3:27.90. Seth Ameduri, Jackson Corbisello, Turner Johnson and Quinlan Rumey were members of that winning quartet. The Poland boys were double winners in the sprint relays taking the 4 x 200 relay in 1:31.25 and the 4 x 100 relay in 43.92. The 4 x 200 team members were Zaire Fabian, Rocco Almasy, Nico Lattanzio and Jacob Snyder. The 4 x 100 team was comprised of Snyder, Almasy, Lattanzio joined by Mitchell Frederick.
Photos Courtesy of Gary Housteau