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AURORA -- With some athletes out of town on spring break, the Greenmen boys and girls track teams struggled in their opening meet March 28 at Kent Roosevelt.
Kent's boys beat Aurora 71-66 and Kent's girls triumphed 84-44 in a Suburban League American Conference matchup, but several decent efforts were turned in by AHS athletes.
Although complete results were not reported, Brandon Howard had a good day for the boys, winning the long jump in 18-10, 110 hurdles in 16.3 and taking third in the 300 hurdles.
Robbie Lamport won the 400 dash in 53.7, Aurora's 4x800 relay team captured first place in 8:54 and the 4x400 relay was first in 3:46. Also taking firsts were Zach Gerber in the 200 dash in 24.6, Robbie Taylor in the 3200 in 10:57 and Matt Crissman in the pole vault at 10-6.
Second were Gerber in the 110 hurdles, Kish in the 300 hurdles, Caleb Tinsley in the shotput, Karson Lund in pole vault and Henry Rees in the 800.
Third were Kish in the 100 and 400 dashes, and Hugo Krondorfer in the 800.
The Greenmen girls managed four first-place finishes. Leah Angelo won the high jump in 5-3, Brooke Kozar the 100 hurdles in 17.6 and 300 hurdles in 54.4, and the other top finish was the 4x200 relay team.
Taking second were Amanda Guinn in the shotput, Korie Hobbs in the 100 and 200 dashes and Ashley Ruehr in the pole vault, while thirds went to Bella Stoyle in the 100 and 300 hurdles and Liz Keller in the 1600.
Aurora was scheduled to host Barberton on April 4 and will host Highland on April 11.
The locals also will compete April 7 in the multi-team Kenston meet.