Barlow throwers lift track team to a win
TROUTDALE The Barlow boys track team surrendered only a pair of third-place points in the throwing events Wednesday to power their way to an 87-58 win at Reynolds.
Teammates Kobie Ham and Garrett Stauffer were clearly the best throwers in the shot put arena, each taking aim at the 50-foot chalk line at the end of the pit. Ham landed the metal ball past that barrier on his first throw of the finals to win the event at 50-feet-11 1/4-inches.
We were both trying to get to that line, Ham said. It felt really good, really relaxed on that throw.
Stauffer came in second at 49-2 1/4, while Barlows Tucker Wendland held off Reynolds top thrower by almost a foot to complete the 1-2-3 sweep.
Ham and Stauffer combined for a 1-2 finish in the discus (136-4), while Alex Gleason and Garrett Childress repeated that feat in the javelin (141-9).
The Barlow girls scored first-place points in almost half of the events to pick up a 95-46 win over Reynolds and a 91-54 win over St. Marys.
Look for expanded coverage of both duals in the Friday, April 25, print edition.
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