Prep track: Ajala wins four events for Findlay

Findlay High School junior Rasheed Ajala won four events as the Trojans’ boys track and field team opened its season by sweeping a triangular from Liberty-Benton and McComb Tuesday at L-B.
Ajala won the 100 (10.97) and 200 (23.07) and was on the winning 400 (48.3) and 800 (1:36.9) relays to help the Trojans outscore Liberty-Benton’s “B” team 106½-52½ for first place in the boys meet. McComb was third with 15 points.
Marquis Ramsey was a double winner for Findlay taking the 110 high hurdles (16.3) and running on the winning 800 relay. Isaiah Gaines and Boden Fisher both won a pair of events. Gaines won the 1,600 (4:50.33) and Fisher finished first in the 800 (2:13.0). The two also were on Findlay’s winning 3,200 relay (8:41.9) team.
Liberty-Benton’s Michaela Butler was a triple winner in the girls meet as the Eagles outscored Findlay 100-49 for first place. McComb was third with 24 points.
Butler swept the 100 (12.16), 200 (26.3) and 400 (1:03.5). Rachel Myers won the long jump (15-7¾) and 300 hurdles (51.0) and was on the winning 1,600 relay team (4:28.4) and Megan Bartel captured the 1,600 (5:35.7) and 3,200 (12:07.0).
Kate Baumlein was on the winning 3,200 (10:28.3) and 1,600 relay teams. Leah Recker was also on both relays and picked up a third victory in the 800 (2:34.0).
Findlay had three double winners as Kyia Gray, Taylor Lavely and Mikaela Ramsey were all on the Trojans’ winning 400 (53.4) and 800 (1:53.3) relay teams.
McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier swept the shot put (38-9) and discus (125-11) to lead the Panthers.
Boys Track
FINDLAY 106½, LIBERTY-BENTON 52½
McCOMB 15
SHOT — Calkins (Fin) 41-11. DISCUS — Boyd (L-B) 123-2. LJ — Lamb (Fin) 18-4¼. HJ — Dickey (Fin) 6-0. PV — Eyerly (Fin) 11-0. 3,200 RELAY — Findlay (Misamore, Breen, Gaines, Fisher) 8:41.9. 110 HH — Ramsey (Fin) 16.3. 100 — Ajala (Fin) 10.97. 800 relay — Findlay (Jones, Ajala, Ramsey, Bonnoront) 1:36.9. 1,600 — Gaines (Fin) 4:50.33. 400 relay — Findlay (Jones, Ajala, Bonnoront, Lamb) 48.3. 400 — Dysert (McC) 54.5. 300 ih — Snook (L-B) 42.0. 800 — Fisher (Fin) 2:13.0. 200 — Ajala (Fin) 23.07. 3,200 — Dufek (Fin) 11:22.7. 1,600 relay — Liberty-Benton (Conkle, Garver, Boehme, Snook) 3:38.3.
Girls Track
LIBERTY-BENTON 100, FINDLAY 49
McCOMB 24
SHOT — Leppelmeier (McC) 38-9. DISCUS — Leppelmeier (McC) 125-11. HJ — Haas (Fin) 4-10. LJ — Myers (L-B) 15-7¾. PV — Dobbins (L-B) 7-0. 3,200 RELAY — Liberty-Benton (Baumlein, Thomas, Recker, Miller) 10:28.3. 100 IH — Peplinski (L-B) 17.8. 100 — Butler (L-B) 12.16. 800 relay — Findlay (Gray, Lavely, Ramsey, Kovaleski) 1:53.3. 1,600 — Bartel (L-B) 5:35.7. 400 relay — Findlay (Gray, Lavely, Ramsey, Blair) 53.4. 400 — Butler (L-B) 1:03.5. 300 Lh — Myers (L-B) 51.0. 800 — Recker (L-B) 2:34.0. 200 — Butler (L-B) 26.3. 3,200 — Bartel (L-B) 12:07.0. 1,600 relay — Liberty-Benton (Hyre, Myers, Baumlein, Recker) 4:28.4.

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