CLAYTON — Kameron Gover scored 40 points Saturday to contribute to Northmont’s team total of 105.5 points to help the Thunderbolts dominate the boys team competition at the annual Jack Lintz Invitational.
A total of 18 schools competed in the boys events. Lebanon placed 2nd with 70.5 points and Trotwood-Madison was third with 70.
Gover won the 100 meter dash In 11.15 seconds while Quincy Scott of Springfield placed 2nd in 11.38. Gover also won the 200 meter dash in 22.65 seconds with Scott finishing 2nd again in 22.80.
Gover also ran a leg on the 1st place 4×100 meter relay team along with Ervin Besingi, Donavin Wallace and Christian Cvetnic for a winning time of 44.15 seconds.
The 4×200 meter relay team of Tyree Trammell, Gover, Xavier Marable and Amari Spears took 1st place in one minute, 32.65 seconds (1:32.65).
“The team scored over 100 points and Kameron led us with 40 of those points by winning the 100, 200 and as part of the winning 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams,” said Northmont Coach Tony Broering. “It’s easy to win meets when you have guys like Gover. When you have a kid like that who is all about the team first, that helps the team win because he gives all the credit to his teammates. When I asked him what his favorite part of today was, he said the relays. So he is that kind of a boy who was raised very well by his mom and dad. He has been with me for 4 years in the program and he ran varsity as a freshman. We knew back then that he was special and had the potential to be great and obviously you saw it today. He is really good.”
Also contributing to the victory was junior Gage Beireis who placed 4th in the 1600 meter run in 4:38.70 and 7th in the 800 meter run (2:07.72). Sophomore Drake Hickman placed 3rd in the 300 meter hurdles at 42.39 seconds.
Xavier Marable won the 400 meter dash in 51.44 seconds.
Senior Ethan Shade placed 3rd in 5000 meter run in 16:18.30 while junior John Pierron placed 7th in 17:28.53.
The boys 1600 meter relay team of Drake Hickman, Danny Lewis, Xavier Marable and Rodney Richardson experienced a dropped baton on an exchange while contending for 1st place but ended up placing 7th overall in 3:46.88.
Christian Wilson won the high jump clearing the bar at 6 feet.
Donavin Wallace placed 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 11-inches behind winner Quincy Scott of Springfield who went 20-feet, 6-inches.
Ifeani Nwanoro placed 3rd in the discus throw at 120-feet, 8-inches while Quelin Holt placed 7th at 117-feet, 2-inches.
Nwanoro also placed 5th in the shot put with a toss of 42-feet, 5.5-inches.
Danny Lewis placed 8th in the pole vault at 10-feet, 6-inches.
The girls track team also took 1st place honors out of a field of 18 teams with 66.5 points to edge 2nd place Lakota East, which tallied 65 points.
The team of Ashley Hoke, Mattea Parker, Lauren Daniel, and Jayla Tarver won the 800 meter relay in 1:51.51.
Mattea Parker placed 3rd in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:03.47.
Melissa Barrett won the 800 meter run in 2:22.08.
Lauren Daniel placed 4th in the 200 meter dash in 27.50 seconds and Jayla Tarver placed 8th in 28.02.
Aubrey Kosak placed 6th in the 5000 meter run in 20:42.55 and Ellie Coppock placed 8th in 21:15.11.
The team of Mattea Parker, Ashley Hoke, Blessing, and Melissa Barrett won the 1600 meter relay in 4:15.22.
The 400 meter relay team of Kaitlyn McCrary, Ashanti McConnell, Lauren Daniel and Jayla Tarver placed 2nd in 51.90 seconds.
Freshman Maddie Stucki placed 7th in the pole vault at 7-feet, 6-inches.
Camryn Nadir placed 4th in the high jump at 4-feet, 6-inches.
Ashley Hoke placed 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 15-feet, 2-inches.
Jasmine Hooks just missed placing among the top eight in the shot put with a toss of 30-feet, 3.75-inches.
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