WARSAW TRACK: TIGERS TAKE SECOND IN MAX TRUEX INVITE
StaceyPageOnline / Sports on Saturday, April 29, 2017
WARSAW – The Warsaw boys track team turned in a strong showing Friday night to finish second in the Max Truex Tiger Invitational.
The hosts finished with 91.5 points to earn runner-up honors in the nine-team field for the 36th annual event held at Fisher Field.
No. 3 ranked Carroll capped an impressive week with the team title for the second straight year. The Chargers, who won the Class A championship at the 75th running of the Goshen Relays last Saturday, totaled 109.5 points Friday night.
The Max Truex, named in honor of former Warsaw star runner who competed in the Olympics in 1956, combines each school’s two entries in each event into one time, height or distance to determine places.
Warsaw put together three first-place finishes on the night. The Tigers won the 400 with D’Andre Street placing third and Ridley Lemon finishing fifth. The hosts also took the 200 as Tristan Larsh was second and Alijah Wade fifth and the 4 X 400 relay where Warsaw teams were second and fifth overall.
The Tigers also had a second place finish in the 4 X 100 relay event. Warsaw had third-place efforts in the 100 (Rane Kilburn third, Wade 13th), 3,200 (Zeb Hernandez third, Lucas Howett seventh), shot put (John Svinarich third, Dalton Smoker fifth) and long jump (Kilburn third, Street fifth).
Penn finished in third place in the final team standings with 84 points. Valparaiso was fourth with 81.5, followed by Hobart (65), LaPorte (53.5), Homestead (52), Fort Wayne Wayne (45) and Mishawaka (42).
Nick Ray of Hobart earned the Field Events MVP on the evening. Ray set a new meet record in winning the discus with a throw of 178-6.
Cole Powers of Carroll was the Distance MVP and Zach Daniels of Fort Wayne Wayne was the Sprints MVP.
Warsaw will finish out its regular season on Wednesday with a Northern Lakes Conference triangular at NorthWood versus the host Panthers and Plymouth. The Tigers will then host the NLC Meet on May 9.