PRINCETON — The Princeton Tigers fought the good battle in Monday’s Ferris Invite, winning six events and claiming 28 top six-performances.
Mendota, however, had a little more in its arsenal, defeating the Tigers at their own game, 251 1/2 to 240 1/2.
“The kids performed great. We had 22 season best or personal best on the night. You can’t ask for more than that from the athletes,” PHS coach Dan Foes said.
Drew Pranka gave the Tigers a double by winning the 110 hurdles (15.68) and pole vault (11-6).
Sophomores Kai Tomaszewski and Lenny Mead also played a part in two first-place efforts for the Tigers. Tomaszewski won the 400 meters (52.51) and Mead (40.61) edged Pranka (40.86) to win the 300 hurdles.
They teamed up with Cody Workman and Austin Wetsel to end the night with a first-place time of 3:36.91 in the 4x400 relay.
Caleb Strom won the long jump (19-4 1/2) and placed second in the 100 (11.47) and third in the 200 (23.55). Also for PHS, Zach Andersen was second in the 3200 (10:45.46) and Matt Gibson placed second in the discus (124-3) and fourth in the shot (38-0).
The Tigers also placed second in the 4x100 (45.85) with Tomaszewski, Pranka, Janssen and Strom.
St. Bede’s John Barnes won the discus (136-5) and took second in the shot put (41-4 1/4).
For sixth-place Hall, Al Baldonado placed second in the 800 (2:14.07).
• Notes: Mendota’s Ryan Reeder and Wyatt Martinson shared athletes of the meet honors. Martinson won the 100 (11.27) and 200 (22.87) and Reeder won the high jump (5-9) and triple jump (39-6). Both ran on the Trojans’ winning 4x100 (45.60) and 4x200 (1:35.35) relays.
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