Craig leads Lions at Louisburg Invitational
Sophomore Brandon Craig earned two individual titles and the Lansing High boys track team placed second on Monday at the Louisburg Invitational.
Craig won the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 47.15 seconds. He also won the 3,200 in 10:49.9.
Other first-place finishes for LHS came from senior Will Johnson in the triple jump with a leap of 43 feet, 1 1/2 inches; the 400-meter relay team of Chris Hill, Brenton Smith, Johnson and Matt Robbins won in 45.41; and the 3,200 relay team of Bobby Hauver, Jim Mayes, Griffin Davis and Aaron Potter won gold in 8:54.93.
Senior hurdler Nick Kelloff collected a pair of runner-up finishes in the 110 hurdles (17.94) and the 300 hurdles (44.45). Davis was second in the 1,600 in 5:03.17, and Hill was second in the 100 in 11.24. The 1,600 relay team of Potter, Mayes, Kelloff and Smith also was second in 3:43.18.
Mayes finished third in the 1,600 in 5:03.80, Smith was third in the 400 in 54.28, Cody Filbert was third in the 200 in 25.14 and Hill was third in the shot put with a toss of 41-10.
The Lions had a slew of fourth-place finishes; Hauver in the pole vault (12-6); Matt Robbins in the 100 (11.4); Nathan Wessel in the javelin (136-5); Hill in the discus (127-11); Kenny Hardwick in the 110 hurdles (18.64); Alex Twitchel in the triple jump (36-6); and Patrick Horton in the 800 (2:18.35).
Hardwick was fifth in the 300 hurdles in 46.55.
The LHS girls placed fourth as a team.
Sophomore Lauren Jaqua led the way with a first-place finish in the 3,200 in 12:54.67. She also teamed with Celestine Brinkley, Kate Meara and Amanda Mitchell to place fourth in the 1,600 relay in 4:34.66; and then joined Melanie Pilkington, Sarah Nielsen and Julia Winkler on the fourth-place 3,200 relay team that finished in 10:54.61.
The 400 relay team of Carley Brown, Jen Totleben, Michelle Collins and Andy Darden was second in 51.83.
Nielsen was third in the 1,600 in 6:03; Meara was fourth in the 400 in 1:04.93; Megan Sullivan was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 14-9; Winkler was fourth in the 3,200 in 14:22.96; and Brown was fifth in the 100 hurdles in 17.16.