GRAETTINGER - The Titans of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire competed at the Clay Central- Everly Maverick Relays Friday night in Spencer and came home with several solid performances from the event.
"I am very happy with the way our inexperienced team performed in our first outdoor meet," noted GT/RA?Head Coach David Peterson. "Our times were very good and we saw some exciting things in field events. We set five new school records and placed fourth as a team."
Earning first place finishes for Graettinger-Terril/Ruth-ven-Ayrshire on Friday was Eric Sundall, as he placed first in the 3200 meter run and set a new school record in the process. Sundall also won the 1600 meter run for the Titans.
Marcus Girres would come away with a second place finish in the 400 meter run, where he also set a new school record in the event.
The Titans' 4 X 100 relay, comprised of Michael Girres, Kyle Dalen, Tyler Hoffman and Marcus Girres, set a new school record on their way to a second place finish.
In the Long Jump, Kyle Long finished third and also set a new school record.
Sam George would finish third in the 1600 meter run, and the Distance Medley Relay, with Michael Girres, Tyler Hoffman, Ethan Eldridge and Marcus Girres, also came home with a third place finish.
Cody Thompson collected fourth place honors in the Shot Put, while Michael Girres set a school record in the 100 meter dash with his fourth place finish.
The Titans' 4X200 relay, comprised of Michael Girres, Tyler Hoffman, Ethan Eldridge and Marcus Girres earned fourth place and Kyle Dalen set a school record in the 200 meter dash.
Rounding out the finishes for Graettinger-Terril/Ruth-ven-Ayrshire was Jon Georgeopolous in the 3200 meter run and Ethan Eldridge in the 400 meter dash, as both finished fifth.
"We were close enough to sneak into second place if a few errors hadn't cost us points," Coach Peterson noted. "But, we again came away with a list of things to work on. But, if we keep doing the right thing we have a legitimate shot of taking several events to Des Moines in May."