By John Parent
Times Bulletin Sports Editor
CONVOY — Crestview’s boys picked up 10 first-place finishes as they defeated both Lincolnview and Ottoville in a tri-meet on Tuesday night. In the first meet of the year for the girls, it was Lincolnview securing a narrow victory over the Lady Knights and Lady Green, with just five-and-a-half points separating the three squads.
The marquee match-up of the event pitted a pair of the state’s better distance runners in the 1600m and the 3200m, and the 1600 didn’t disappoint with Crestview;s Mycah Grandstaff completing the run in 4:35.89 and Lincolnview Bayley Tow placing a close second. The 3200 was also won by Grandstaff in a time of 10:19.00. Lincolnview’s Alex Rodriguez placed second in that race. Tow was disqualified.
The closest of the events was the boys 100m dash, as the top three finishers crossed the line at almost the exact same time. The official scoring has the winner, Crestview’s Isaiah Kline, crossing at 11.45 seconds while Lincolnview’s Michael Garay came across at 11.46 and teammate Logan Jewel at 11.47.
Other event winners for the Knights included Zack Jellison (200m dash), Malcolm Oliver (long jump) and Branden Clayton (800m dash). The boys 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams were also victorious while Copsey Bogle (pole vault) and Zen Burdette (shot put) also claimed first-place finishes.

Lincolnview’s big winner was Hunter Blankemeyer, who tied a school record en route to a win in the 110m hurdles on Tuesday. Blankemeyer wasn’t done there, either. He also took home a first place in the high jump and the 300m hurdles.
The boys 4x400 and 4x 800 relay teams also placed first in their events for the Lancers.
On the girls side, Lincolnview’s Anna Gorman won the 3200m with a time of 13:32, beating the field by better than two minutes. Abbey Enyart won the 1600m and Ashton Bowersock was the first to cross the line in the 800m dash.
The Lady Knights had a first-place effort from Grace Callow in the 100m dash, where she ran to a time of 13.48 seconds, topping teammate Deanna Wells. Callow and Ottoville’s Brooke Mangas tied for first in the 200m, with both posting a time of 28.11 seconds. Bekka Tracey won the shot put for the Lady Knights and Jamie Moore was the top pole vaulter. The girls 4x200 relay team also claimed first in that event for Crestview.
Crestview’s boys move to 6-7 on the year while Lincolnview opens at 1-1. The Lady Lancers start 2-0 while Crestview starts 1-1.