The Lake Orion boys track and field team had a productive outing at the competitive Elmer Ball Track and Field Invitational at Oxford High School on Saturday, finishing in second place out of 28 teams.
The Dragon’s 71.5 points placed them behind powerhouse Oak Park, which finished with 114 points.
The first beautiful day for a track meet this spring, plus great competition, brought out the best in the Dragons and resulted in several season bests.
Junior Ryan Mulcahy won the 1,600-meter run with a personal best of 4:21.92 minutes, outlasting a strong field down the home stretch.
Junior Thomas Moreman, won the 110m high hurdles, running a personal best of 15.01 seconds. Senior Tyler Skibicki also ran well, finishing third in the 110m high hurdles.
Moreman also won the 300m hurdles with another personal best of 39.26 seconds, while Skibicki gained valuable points for the team with his fourth place finish.
The 400m relay team of Caleb Campbell, Matthew Freeman, Justin Fraser and Mason Koncelik ran a season best of 45.05 seconds for third place. The 1,600m relay team of Moreman, Drew Giem, Nolan Maupin and Sam Knight ran a season best of 3:31.42 minutes, also taking third place.
The 3,200m relay team of Matthew Mulligan, Chase McBride, Giem and Maupin ran for fifth place, with a season best of 8:12.61 minutes.
Other personal bests were accomplished by Sebastain Marku in the shot put, (fifth, 44-feet, 3-inches); Sophomore Andrew Nolan in a very competitive 3,200m run, (eighth, with a time of 9:42.36 minutes).
Nathan Hammond also ran a personal best in the 1,600m. – S.C.