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Hornets Take Second At Tri-County Invitational

Tabor Kozuszek tries to clear the bar during the high jump at the Tri-County Invitational held on April 24.

The Nashville Hornets boys track team took home second place in the Greenville Relays this past week as well as the Tri-County Invitational, held at Central High School.

The Hornets finished just behind Pana at the meet. Pana finished with 114 points, followed by Nashville with 99 points, Greenville with 76 points,  Vandalia with 52 points, and Staunton rounded out the top five with 42 points. Also competing was Hillsboro and Mater Dei.

Nashville finished with four first place finishes at the meet. The team of Alec Johns, Mason Niedbalski, Ethan Reid, and Brandon Schnitker won the sprint medley relay. Schnitker also finished first as part of the distance relay team. Schnitker teamed with Derryn Holmes, Caleb Zgonina, and Gavin Love to win the race. In the throwers relay, Arturo Garcia and Zgonina teamed with Kourtney Stroud and Josie Middleton to win the 4X100m thrower’s relay. Gavyn Lietz and Jackson Aulds teamed up to win the hurdles relay.

The Hornets were back on the track on Monday April 24, as they competed in the Tri-County Invitational at Central High School. The Hornets would finish second place behind Central. Central finished with 166 points, followed by Nashville with 103. Greenville finished third, followed by Wesclin, Mater Dei, Okawville, and Christ Our Rock Lutheran.

Brandon Schnitker raced past the competition in the 800m run, breaking the meet record, and running the third fastest time in NCHS history. Schnitker finished with a time of 1:57.78, almost seven seconds ahead of second place.

The 4X800 team of Zgonina, Love, Holmes, and Drew Barczewski crossed the line over ten seconds ahead of second place in the 4X800m relay with a time of 8:51.39 to take home first place.

The final first place finish for Nashville at the Tri-County Invitational, came in the final race of the meet. The team of Reid, Love, Holmes, and Schnitker held off a late charge from Central to take the victory with a time of 3:31.76.

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