Jefferson shows heels to Dwight Scott field

BOONSBORO, Md.— Jefferson’s boys team nearly doubled the point total of the runner-up Mount Hebron (Md.) in the Dwight Scott Invitational track and field meet that took place on Saturday at Boonsboro (Md.) High.

The Cougars rolled up 104 points to Mount Hebron’s 56 points as Jefferson easily prevailed in the 20-school field.

Dante Price takes the baton from Ashton Hyler as Jefferson sets a record in a sprint relay at the Dwight Scott Invite. At right, Andrew Milliron paces the field in the 1600 meters.

Dante Price rolled to wins in both the 100-meters (11.38) and the 200 meters (22.24) while also anchoring the winning 4×100 relay (43.49) and the 4×200 relay (1:31.70). Price could only enter four events. Price’s time in the 200-meters was a Scott Invitational record. Jefferson’s times in both the 4×100 and 4×200 relays were also records.

Running with Price on the 4×100 team were Ashton Lai-Fang, Tyler Lambert, and Ashton Hyler. The same Cougar foursome teamed for the 4×200 record.

Jefferson sophomore Andrew Milliron won the 1600-meter run when he outlasted Jefferson junior Ryan Graf. Milliron was timed in 4:32.83 and Graf was clocked in 4:33.08.

Cougar senior Eric Graf sailed to a daylight win in the 3200-meters. Graf was timed in 9:30.03 and the runner-up (Kevin Corbiser from Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) was clocked in 9:37.87. Jefferson’s Sam Munnis finished fourth in the race with a time of 9:54.32.

The 4×800 relay of Ryan Graf, Munnis, Milliron, and Eric Graf was able to finish second in that distance event. Their time was 8:31.91 and was topped by Loyola-Blakefield’s 8:30.60.

Washington High, which finished 15th in the team standings with 12 points, had senior Roland Rush win the pole vault when he cleared 14-feet.

Finishing fifth for Jefferson in the 200-meters was Lambert. Jefferson’s Lane Simpson was fourth in the 110 hurdles where Warren Gray finished sixth. The Cougars’ Curtis Chiswell came in fifth in the 300 hurdles. Dunkan Ward was sixth in the pole vault where he cleared 10-feet.

Washington’s Martinez Grant claimed sixth place in the long jump and was also sixth in the high jump.

In the girls division of the meet, Boonsboro was a runaway winner with its 81.5 points and Liberty (Md.) was second with 58 points. Washington was ninth with 25 points and Jefferson was 20th with two-tenths of a point.

The Patriots had Rhonda Rogombe finish second in the high jump (5-foot-4) and Caysie Irving finished second in the pole vault (10-feet). Vivian Ruiz was able to finish fourth in the 1600-meter run.

Washington’s 4×400 relay was fifth with the foursome of Nikki Ashbaugh, Ruiz, Devyn Hosby, and Rogombe forming the team. Rogombe finished fifth in the 400-meter dash.The 4×800 relay team was sixth with Ruiz, Rhina Murillo, Catrina Russell, and Ashbaugh forming the unit.

Jefferson’s Kenya Price tied for sixth place in the high jump.

The meet was the third that Jefferson had entered this season and the boys team has won all three times.

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