Trio of multi-event winners lead Dolphins at region meet

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Bob Sofaly photo Battery Creek’s Erica Tobin, center, shows her champion form as she clears a hurdle in the girl’s 100 meter hurldes during the Region 8, AAA track meet Tuesday, May 4, at Battery Creek. Tobin’s winning time was 17.67 seconds.

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Battery Creek claimed 12 individual titles — including two each from Michael Martello, Myra Smith, and Keona Sanders — at the Region 8-3A track and field meet on Wednesday on the Dolphins’ home track. 

The host Dolphins swept the podium in the boys 110 hurdles, as Trevin Singleton (15.64) took gold with teammates Noah Player and Kendall McMillan right behind him. McMillan added gold in the high jump (5-6), and Player won the triple jump (40-9), edging runner-up Singleton (40-3). 

Battery Creek’s boys also cleaned up in the throws, as Michael Martello won the discus (156-1) by a wide margin with teammate Tanner McCracken (115-5) in second, while McCracken won the javelin (132-2) with Player in third, and Martello claimed the shot put (47-10). David Tobin placed third in the pole vault (10-0). 

Bob Sofaly photo: Battery Creek’s Michael Martello took top honors in both the discus and shot put during the Region 8, AAA track meet Wednesday, May 4 at Battery Creek HIgh Shool. Martello threw the discus 156’1” and pushed the 12-pound shot put 47’10”.

On the girls side, Myra Smith (12.62) edged teammate Erica Tobin (13.21) in the 100 meters, as the Dolphins finished 1-2 in the sprint. Smith also claimed the 200 (26.81), while Tobin won the 100-meter hurdles (17.67) and Keona Sanders claimed gold in the 400 hurdles (1:13.11) and the high jump (5-0), edging runner-up Tobin (4-10). 

Madison Berbigler also claimed goal for the Dolphins, winning the shot put (25-4.5). Smith also finished second in the long jump (15-6.5) and the triple jump (32-5.5), while Kiara Wilson took silver in the discus (78-6) and Tobin was second in the javelin (107-6).

The Dolphins will compete in the Class 3A Lower State qualifier May 15.

Top photo: Battery Creek’s Erica Tobin, center, shows her championship form as she clears a hurdle in the girls 100 meter hurdles during the Region 8-AAA track meet at Battery Creek. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

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