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GT/RA makes noise in final Cornbelt meet

By Staff | May 9, 2014

ARMSTRONG – After not having much of a track program the last few years, the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys nearly pulled off winning the final Cornbelt Conference Track and Field Meet on Monday.

But North Union came in on top with 109 points with GTRA finishing with 104. West Bend-Mallard wasn’t far behind with 92 while Clay Central-Everly finished with 62.

“Our boys again ran extremely well and did everything they could do to pull this off,” said GTRA coach David Peterson. “I am extremely proud to be part of this team these boys have put in the work and should be proud of the way they represent the schools and community tonight.”

The Titans came up with four top finishes with Marcus Girres winning both the 100-meter dash and 800-meter run while Michael Girres won the 400-meter dash and Sam George won the 3200-meter run.

100-meter dash: 1, Marcus Girres 11.58 seconds; 3, Michael Girres 11.63 seconds

200-meter dash: 2, Marcus Girres, 23.53 seconds; 5, Michael Girres 24.54 seconds

400-meter dash: 1, Michael Girres, 56.94 seconds; 2, Ethan Eldridge 57.22 seconds

800-meter run: 1, Marcus Girres 2:12.82; 3, Eldridge 2:24.09

110-meter hurdles: 4, Tyler Hoffman 19.74 seconds

1600-meter run: 3, Eric Sundall 5:32.03

3200-meter run: 1, Sam George 13:19.25; 5, Garrett Parker 14:34.69

400-meter hurdles: 4, Sundall 1:11.08

Discus: 4, Cody Thompson 97’5″

High jump: 2, Jake Wegner 5’4″

Long jump: 3, Wegner 17’6″; 4, Kyle Dalen 17′ 5 “

Shot put: 2, Thompson 39′ 7 3/4″

4×100-meter relay: 3, GTRA (Jon Georgopolous, Wegner, Ryan Jackson, Ethan Petersen) 51.22 seconds

4×200-meter relay: 4, GTRA (Georgopolous, Justin Rodrigues, Parker, Petersen) 1:51.04

4×400-meter relay: 4, GTRA (Georgopolous, Rodrigues, Parker, Sam George) 4:20.59

4×800-meter relay: 2, GTRA (Girres, Sundall, Tyler Hoffman, Eldridge) 10:04.96

Shuttle hurdle relay: 3, GTRA (Dalen, Wegner, Sundall, Hoffman) 1:19.27

Distance medley: 3, GTRA (Eldridge, Marcus Girres, Dalen, Parker) 4:58.97