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Hudson boys track and field team places sixth at Walsh

Published: April 23, 2014 12:00 AM

Staff report

The Hudson boys track and field team finished sixth with 68.5 points at the 12-team Walsh Jesuit Warrior Relays in Cuyahoga Falls.

Solon won the competition with 160 points and Stow-Munroe Falls (100.5) and Toledo St. John's (90) placed second and third, respectively.

"I was pretty pleased with it," Explorers head coach Dave Caplin said. "We kept several guys out of the meet and we still got sixth against very respectable talent. We didn't run in several events because of our lack of depth in certain events."

Hudson placed first in three events. Kyle Mau won the 1,600-meter race in a time of 4 minutes, 31.12 seconds.

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Gavin Gaynor also took first in the 800 (1:59.35) and John Brandon's toss of 159 feet, 9 inches was the longest throw of the meet.

"We're mixing it up with our distance guys so they don't get too burned out from the distance races," Caplin said. "Kyle ran a 1:57 leg in the 4x8 [3,200 relay] and then ran the 1,600 40 minutes later.

The following Explorers finished in the top eight:

Shot put: Brandon, seventh, 42-8

Long jump: Logan Thomas, third, 19-5; and Thomas Bevan, sixth, 18-9.7

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High jump: Thomas, tied for first, 5-10

3,200-meter relay: Connor Sinko, Gaynor, Michael Spaans and Mau, first, 8:16.4

100: Bevan, sixth, 11.91

Distance medley: Andrew Bitter, Michael Rossi, Matt Stevenot and Blake Roberts, sixth, 11:54.65

400 relay: Bevan, Brian Shawd, Billy Friend and Jake Gamertsfelder, seventh, 46.75

400: Marty McDonald, third, 53.68

1,600 relay: Adam Green, Gamertsfelder, Matthew Gold and McDonald, seventh, 3:41.73

"Thomas Bevan is the first guy on the team to crack 12 seconds in the 100," Caplin said.

"Logan is nursing a sore knee. We're treading carefully with him. It was one of those meets where everyone contributed."

Hudson is scheduled to visit Northeast Ohio Conference River Division rival Cuyahoga Falls April 23 at 4:30 p.m.

The Explorers are set to compete at the Reinhart Relays in Stow April 26 at 9 a.m.

Caplin was expecting Alex Huber to compete this week.

Huber has been out with a stress fracture in his vertebrae.

"We will probably run in him two events," Caplin said. "

Normally, Alex can run in four events, but he's lost a lot of training time. He's rusty, but I'm very encouraged.

"He seems to be pain free."

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