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Pleasant Ridge Track Competes at Northern Heights Invite
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Northern Heights Track Invite (4-13-18) Results - click here

Pleasant Ridge for the second time in the week stepped outside of the area to compete in track and field and put forth some strong performances at the Northern Heights Invite on Friday. 

The boys worked their way to second place as a team out of 10 teams in competition, while the girls placed fifth out of 10 squads. 

A pair of individual first place finishes led the Ram boy’s performances at the Northern Heights Invite. Gylnn Smith leaped his way to gold in the triple jump with a leap of 41'09.25, while Luke Oatney raced to a time of 2:10.47 in the 800 meter run. Smith added a third place finish in the 100 meter dash to his day, while Oatney added silver in the 1600 meter run to his.  

There plenty of other top notch performances for the Ram boys on the day including Keaton Comer who placed second in the triple jump, fourth in the 400 meter dash and fifth in the high jump. Devin Culbertson earned third in the discus and fourth in the shot put, while Caulin Thompson took fourth in the 300 meter hurdles and Connor Gibson finished fifth in the javelin. The Rams boy’s 4x100 meter relay also took third place. 

Pleasant Ridge girls were led by a sweep in the hurdles events as Emma Schwinn continued her strong season by sweeping the 100 and 300 meter hurdles behind times of 17.79 and 52.64. 

Layna Jackson picked up a pair of third place finishes for the Ram girls coming in the long jump and 100 meter dash, while Hanna Forge took third in the triple jump. A fourth place finish was earned by Maura McLendon in the shot put and Montanna Adams tied for fourth in the high jump, while Holly Oatney took fifth place in the shot put. 

The track and field season continues Thursday, April 19th for Pleasant Ridge when they travel to compete in the Eudora Invitational.

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