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Double Trouble! LOHS Track and Field teams sweep New Balance Invitational

Double Trouble! LOHS Track and Field teams sweep New Balance Invitational

The Lake Orion High School boys and girls track teams each won the New Balance Invitational on May 4 at Farmington High School.

And a few individuals set records in the process.

The girls team defeated 40 other schools, scoring 93 points to finish ahead of second place Ann Arbor Skyline (68.5 points) and third place Clinton TownshipChippewa Valley (51 points).

The team had five first place performances throughout the meet. Melissa Symons broke the meet record in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.54; Sophie Novak broke the meet record and set a new school record in the 1600m run with a time of 4:54.83 and also won the 800m run; and Sarah Griffin won the pole vault and the long jump.

The boys team was led by the Athlete of the Meet, Thomas Moreman.

He won the 110 meter high hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles in meet record time, and also set the school record in each. In the finals, he ran 14.52 for the 110 meter high hurdles and 37.87 in the 300 meter hurdles Thomas ran 14.31 in the 110 meter hurdle preliminaries to set the record.

The Dragons managed 61 points, with second place Clinton Township Chippewa Valley seven points back with 54 points. The final outcome of the meet came down to the last event.

The Dragons scored in all five field events to accumulate 24 points of the 61 total. Amaru Abdul-Raheem, 4th in the long jump; Zach Dinverno, 4th and Nicholas Campbell, 7th, in the pole vault;  Zach Dinverno, 5th in the high jump; Sebastain Marku, 6th in the discus and 4th in the shot put.

The 1600m Relay Team consisting of Moreman, Andrew Laurent, Ryan Mulcahy, and Josh Akkerman placed 7th.

Andrew Nolan won the 1600m Run with a personal best time of 4:19.96, and then placed 4th in the 3200m Run.

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