KARNS CITY — Both Clarion-Limestone track and field teams lost decisions at Karns City Tuesday afternoon.
The Lions fell to 1-4 with a 103-47 loss to the Gremlins while the Lady Lions dropped to 3-2 with a 90.5-59.5 decision.
Both teams are off until next Wednesday’s meet at Union.
The Lady Lions got double-win days from Rachel Greeley and Morgan McNaughton. Greeley won the 100-meter dash (13.5) and 200 dash (27.9), the 200 win coming with a district-qualifying time. McNaughton won the 800 (2:53.3) and 1,600 runs (6:11.1). Greeley was second in the 300 hurdles while McNaughton was runner-up in the 3,200 run.
Jessica McCracken won the 3,200 run with a district-qualifying time while adding a second in the 1,600 run and Brooke Kessler won the pole vault (7 feet, 6 inches).
Other runner-up finishes came from Maddy Kraig in the long jump, Nikki Shumaker in the javelin, Keara Henry in the 800 run and Athia Strohm in the shot put.
The Lions won eight events against the Gremlins, including two apiece from Braden Rankin and Ian Callen. Rankin won the 1,600 (5:25.2) and 3,200 (11:44) runs while Callen won the high jump (5 feet, 4 inches) and javelin (141 feet, 2 inches) to go along with a runner-up in the discus.
Jimmy Gunning won the discus (127 feet), Ben Smith won the shot put (33 feet, 11 inches) and Jordan Pezzuti won the pole vault (8 feet, 6 inches).
In last week’s meets:
SATURDAY, April 13
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At Brookville, both teams combined for six top-six finishes at the 20-team event.
Austin Newcomb ran career-best times in both hurdle finals. He finished second in the 110s with a time of 15.31 seconds. That’s a state-qualifying time, meaning if he runs that time at districts, he’ll qualify for states regardless of finish.
Newcomb also ran a career-best time of 42.16 seconds in his third-place finish in the 300s.
Also for the Lions, Ian Callen finished second in the javelin with a throw of 157 feet, 4 inches, eight feet behind Kane’s Aaron Hottel. Jimmy Gunning was fifth in the discus (117 feet, 9 inches).
For the Lady Lions, Rachel Greeley was fourth in the 300 hurdles with a district-qualifying time of 51.35 seconds. The 4x800 relay of Keara Henry, Hannah Rittenhouse, Morgan McNaughton and Jessica McCracken finished fourth in 11:34.41.
Other notable finishes, for the boys:
— Mitch Knepp wound up seventh behind Gunning in the discus and added a 10th in the shot put.
— Braden Rankin finished 12th in the 1,600 and 13th in the 3,200 run.
— Nick Gaetano was 13th in the 800 run.
For the girls:
— Greeley was eighth in the 200 dash and 14th in the 100 dash.
— McNaughton finished ninth in the 1,600 and 11th in the 800.
— Maddy Craig was ninth in the javelin.
THURSDAY, April 11
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At home against Moniteau, the Lady Lions won 93-67 while the Lions dropped a 88-62 decision.
For the girls, Nikki Shumaker, Rachel Greeley and Morgan McNaughton tripled with wins. Shumaker won the 100 dash (14.2) and javelin (88 feet, 1 inch) while running a leg on the winning 4x100 relay (55.4) with Kylie Mumford, Brooke Kessler and Greeley.
Greeley also won the 200 dash (29.7) and 300 hurdles (52.4) while finishing second in the 100 dash. McNaugton won the 800 and 1,600 (6:03), and ran a leg on the winning 4x800 relay (11:35.2) with Hannah Rittenhouse, Keara Henry and Jessica McCracken. McCrack won also won the 3,200 run (13:35).
Maddy Craig doubled in the discus (83 feet, 2 1/2 inches) and long jump (14 feet, 7 1/2 inches). Lauren Hartle won the triple jump (28 feet, 6 inches).
For the boys, Austin Newcomb tripled with wins in the 110 hurdles (16.02) and 200 dash (24.01) while running a leg on the winning 4x100 relay (48.07) with Travis Devey, Trenton Keighley and Cooper Shall.
Braden Rankin won the 1,600 (5:37) and 3,200 (12:23) runs.
The 4x800 relay won in 10:19.03 with the foursome of Nick Gaetano, Keidon Smith, Brock Smith and Cody Whitling.
Ian Callen won the javelin (137 feet, 2 inches), finished second in the high jump and was third in the discus with a district-qualifying throw. Gunning was second in the discus.