Golden Eagles knock off Barons in season-opening meet


Staff Report



The Big Walnut track and field teams got their seasons off to solid starts as both the boys and girls handled visiting Buckeye Valley Tuesday afternoon in Sunbury.

The Golden Eagle girls won 12 of the 17 events, including all four relays, on the way to a 102-34 win.

BW standouts included Kaley Rammelsberg, who took top honors in the high jump (5-02); Anna Vrancken, who won the discus (110-10) and shot put (34-07.5); Hannah Pinkston, who won the 100 (13.4 seconds) and 200 (29.1 seconds) dashes; Colbi Borland, who won the 1,600 (5:48.1) and 3,200 (12:33.0); and Kaitlin Meade, who won the 800 (2:34.8).

Buckeye Valley winners included Nina Hilt, who boosted her team’s point total with wins in the long jump (16-03), 100 hurdles (15.6 seconds) and 300 hurdles (51.9 seconds); Hanna Fenstermaker, who picked up first-place points in the pole vault (8-0); and Carrisa Nickell, who won the 400 (1:08.5).

The Big Walnut boys, meanwhile, won 83.5-53.5.

Top point producers included Colin White, who won the 110 hurdles (16.2 seconds) and 300 hurdles (43.9 seconds); Tim Rumas, who won the 100 (11.2 seconds); Chase Muhlbaier, who picked up first-place points in the 400 (56.9 seconds); Shane Swartzentruber, who won the 200 (23.9 seconds); Noah McKinney, who won the pole vault (11-0); and Brandon Mosher, who won both the shot put (53-07) and discus (137-10).

The Barons were boosted by Bill Daily, who won the 1,600 (4:58.9); Zach Kreft, who took top honors in the 800 (2:00.9); Jacob Zinn, who won the 3,200 (11:00); Kolton Kantzer, who won the high jump (5-06); and Caleb King, who won the long jump (19-08.75).

The team’s split the four relay events.

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