NEW BREMEN — Going into the final race of the day the St. Henry Redskins boys’ team trailed Sidney Lehman by one point, but in the 3200 relay the Redskins won the race to defeat Sidney Lehman 94-85 to win the 13th annual Cardinal Invitational in a sunny, sunsplashed New Bremen on Saturday.
On the girls side Russia pulled away at the end to defeat Marion Local 134-120. Spencerville was third with 88 points and Sidney was fourth with 78. St. Marys was fifth with 73 and New Bremen was sixth with 33 points. New Knoxville was 12th with 15 points.
For the boys St. Henry won with 94 points and Sidney Lehman was second with 84. Spencerville was third with 74 points and Anna was fourth with 62 points. St. Marys was seventh with 47 points and New Bremen was eighth with 43 points. New Knoxville was 12th with 25.5 points.
NEW BREMEN: The hosting Cardinals got a win from Parker Manger won in the boys long jump, as he cleared 18 feet, nine inches. Zane Ferguson took second in the boys pole vault (11-6). Garrett Westerbeck finished fourth in the 300 meter hurdles (42.80).
New Bremen’s Makenna Brackman finished fourth in the girls 800 meter run (2:34.71). The New Bremen 3200 meter relay team of Makenna Brackman, Ally Elking, Veronica Hirschfeld and Shelby Paul was fourth (10:42.91). In the girls shot put Karli Jones was fifth (31-2).
ST. MARYS: Kelly Heitkamp’s second-place finish in the girls pole vault of 10 feet, six inches tied the Memorial High School record and set a new Cardinal Invitational record along with St. Henry’s Olivia Hemmelgarn, who also cleared 10 feet, six inches. St. Marys’ 3200 meter relay team of Marissa Schrolucke, Lexi Grothause, Amanda Dues and Kristen Dammeyer finshed second (10:33.04). Erin Kinkley scored a second-place finish in the high jump (5-0). Kristen Dammeyer was second in the 3200 meter run (12:18.20). The Riders’ Amanda Dues was right behind her in third (12:21.40). Dues also finished fourth in the 1600 meter run (5:33.40). Lexi Grothause was third in the 800 meter run (2:34). Mariah Heffner took fifth in the discus (97-9).
On the boys side, the Riders’ Brennan Brown was second in the 300 meter hurdles (42.5). Luke Lemmerman placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles (16.9). Det Mines was fourth in the 400 meter dash (53.4). Fifth-place finishers for St. Marys were Nick Durkee in the 3200 meter run (10:22), Jonathan Vogel in the high jump (5-6) and Dakota McVety in the pole vault (8-3).
NEW KNOXVILLE: New Knoxville’s Andrew Mackie had a second-place, a pair of third-place finishes and a sixth-place finish. Mackie was second in the 400 meter run (51.6) and took third in the 100 meter dash (11.65) and high jump (5-8). He was sixth in the 200 meter dash (24.68).
On the girls side, Cassie Boyle finished second in the 1600 meter run (5:28.30). Boyle was sixth in the 200 meter run (28.3). Hannah Privette took fifth in the 3200 meter run (12:28).