Mycah Grandstaff sets new PR as Crestview opens track season
Monday, April 07, 2014 12:00 AM
Times Bulletin Staff Report
VERSAILLES — The Crestview boys track team got the 2014 season underway on Saturday morning at the Versailles Tiger Invitational.
Of the 12 teams competing in the black division, Crestview placed eighth with 39 points, giving them a 4-7 record on the early season. Minster took home the overall victory, scoring 170 points in a dominant performance. Greenville was second in the meet with 78.60 points and St. Henry and West Liberty Salem tied for third with 71 points.
While the Knights claimed first place in just one event on Saturday, the win was a memorable one. Junior Mycah Grandstaff, who placed ninth at the state meet in the 3200m run last year, not only won that same event at Versailles, but broke records in doing so.
Grandstaff’s time of 9:47.14 not only set a new Tiger Invitational record in the race, but set a personal outdoor record in the event.
Fellow junior Malcom Oliver placed second in the long jump for the Knights while a pair of relay squads picked up third-place finishes. The team of Michael Hansard, Zach Jellison, Oliver and Isaiah Kline ran the 4x200 in 1:36.51 while Kline, Sage Schaffner, Jellison and Oliver ran the 4x100 in 46.88.
Mycah and Dylan Grandstaff took the first two legs of the 4x800 relay team with Jake Tatum and Brandon Clayton joining in for a sixth-place finiah in 9:21.54.
Jellison placed fifth in the 200m dash, running to a time of 24.27 and senior Copsey Bogle placed eighth in the 110m hurdles, finishing that rce in 17.57. The last of the Knights’ scorers was Kline, who took home eighth in the 400m dash, running it in 56.70.
The girls team will join the boys in competition on Tuesday evening, as Crestview will host Ottoville and Lincolnview at 4:30 p.m.