Knights’ boys and girls claim River View tri-meet crowns

Knights’ boys and girls claim River View tri-meet crowns
Dave Mast

Grant Miller’s two second-place finishes in the shot and discus behind winning efforts from teammate Brock Zimmerly helped the Knights prosper in the field events.


Tuning up for districts is important, and the West Holmes Knights took a nice step in the right direction with a solid performance at River View.

West Holmes, River View and Strasburg squared off in track and field on May 7, where the Knights collected wins in both the boys and girls side of the ledger.

The Lady Knights earned 91 points, with Strasburg next at 52, followed by River View’s 42.

The Knights boys racked up 88 points, getting challenged by runner-up River View’s 66 with Strasburg third at 31.

The field events treated the Knights well, where Brock Zimmerly, Grant Miller and Landyn Dye finished first, second and fourth, respectively, in the discus. Those three went one-two-three in the same order in the shot to max out on points there.

The high jump was much the same for West Holmes, where Kyle Maltarich cleared 6-02 to win it with Zander Shultz taking runner-up at 6-00. It was one-two in the pole vault as well, where Zach Snow cleared 11-00 for the win and teammate Tristin Middaugh claimed second at 10-00. In the long jump, Sawyer Pritt was just edged out by Strasburg’s Elijah Fierbaugh, who soared 17-09.75 to Pritt’s runner-up effort of 17-06.25.

On the track Quinn Cornwell posted a win for the Knights in the 110-meter hurdles, where he raced to an easy victory in 13.24. In the 100 meters, Maltarich rolled to a win in 12.17, just nipping teammate and runner-up Logan Zollars’ time of 12.25.

In the 1600 meters, Zeke Galbraith challenged eventual champion Sam Adams of River View, who won in 4:33, with Galbraith adding to the Knights’ total by placing second in 4:43. WHHS’ Reid Chaney and Nathan Young went second and third in the 400 meters, with Cornwell adding a victory in the 300-meter hurdles.

The Knights’ 4-by-100 relay team tacked on a win with a strong time of 45.90. That quartet included Maltarich, Shultz, Pritt and Zollars. Galbraith also posted a second-place finish in the 800 meters, where only Strasburg’s Carter Pratt bested him.

In the 200 meters, Maltarich and Zollars grabbed second and third, behind winner Jamal Watts of River View. River View’s Javin Robinson won the 3200 meters, rendering Galbraith to the runner-up spot again, with his teammate Hunter Uptain taking third.

The Lady Knights got a great start from Cierra Miller and Jasmine Giauque, who won the 100-meter hurdles and 100 meters, respectively. Miller easily won the hurdles in 18.21 while Giauque also faced little competition in winning the 100 meters in 13.28.

In the 1600 meters, Brenna Myers (6:14) and Carolyn Miller (6:28) placed third and fourth behind winner Josie Lautenschleger of Strasburg’s time of 6:06. Jozlynn Giauque took third in the 400 meters behind champion Aubrey Fry of Strasburg while Cierra Miller collected her second title by winning the 300-meter hurdles in 51.98.

Noelle Smith put forth a championship run in the 800 meters, where her time of 2:38 was an easy winner, while the 200 meters became Jasmine Giauque’s second victory when she roasted the field to the tune of a 27.61 finish.

Lexy Starner and Myers gobbled up strong points for the Lady Knights by going one-two in the 3200 meters. The quartet of Brylie Rickley, Arora Chaney, Smith and Jasmine Giauque helped the Lady Knights grab the top spot in the 4-by-400 relay.

It was a clean sweep for WHHS in the shot, where Amy Hughes easily outdistanced the field with her throw of 36-11.56. Her teammates Zoe Norris and Zaylie Shultz claimed the next two spots.

Laney Duff cleared 5-03 and teammate Daphne Alexander went 5-00 in the high jump to take first and second, and Lady Knights Casey Ogi and Clare Marmiesse Gonzalez were first and third in the pole vault.

Duff finished second in the long jump at 14-02, four inches behind winner Riley Thomas of Strasburg. It was more sweep in the discus for the Lady Knights, with Shultz taking first, Hughes grabbing second and Zoe Norris placing third.

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