The Hannibal track and field teams secured 24 first-place finishes during a home dual against Quincy on Tuesday at Porter Stadium.
Nine members of the Hannibal boys track and field team won individual events Tuesday during a home dual against Quincy at Porter Stadium.
Ayden Nichols and Adreke Brumbaugh led the way as each claimed a pair of top finishes in the Pirates' first competition in two weeks due to weather that brought the season to a standstill.
The Hannibal boys won 14 of 18 events during the meet.
“The biggest thing is we got a decent day to run,” Hannibal coach Mark St. Clair said. “Everybody got to participate. We've been waiting for a day like this all spring. Just a nice night to run and compete against Quincy. It allowed us to have some competition.”
Nichols won the 1,600 meters with a time of 4:45.15 and the 800 in 2:08.31. The senior also was part of the winning 4x400 relay alongside Keaton Bartz, Carter Munch and Andrew Vaia that crossed in 3:46.
“Ayden was an absolute workhorse,” St. Clair said. “It was more than just a meet for him. It was a workout, a chance to really put his foot on the accelerator.”
Brumbaugh posted the best long jump at 18 feet, 1 inch and also won the 110 hurdles race in 15.98 seconds.
“Adreke had a nice night and ran a very fine 110 meter hurdles race,” St. Clair said.
Micah Blaine placed first in the 400 in 55.66, while Trenton Roland won the 300 hurdles in 45.21 and Damien French took the 200 in 24.68.
Bartz cleared 10 feet, 9 inches in the pole vault to beat out the competition by nearly three feet.
Hannibal shined in the throwing events, where it earned a trio of first-place finishes.
Evan Allen won the discus with a toss of 117 feet, 2 inches to beat out teammate Noah Whelan, who was runner-up at 113 feet, 2 inches.
“That's a big jump for Evan and hopefully he'll continue to improve on that,” St. Clair said.
Whelan won the shot put at 40 feet, 8 inches to best teammate and runner-up Bradyn Adkins by eight inches.
Seth Deters powered to first in the javelin with a best attempt of 127 feet, 8 ½ inches.
“That's a new event for us, so that's a fairly impressive distance this time of year for somebody in his first year throwing the javelin,” St. Clair said.
Bartz, Brumbaugh, French and Kadin Morgan won the 4x100 in 45.79, while Blaine joined Bartz, French and Morgan to claim the 4x200 in 1:40.39.
In addition to being part of two winning relays, Morgan placed second in the 200.
Recording additional runner-up individual finishes for the Hannibal boys were Paul Heidecker (javelin) and Joey Worthington (triple jump and high jump).
Sydney Hart claimed first in two events as the Hannibal girls won 10 of 17 contested events against the Blue Devils.
Hart won the pole vault at 7 feet, 6 inches before racing to first in the 300 hurdles in 52.54. She also placed second in the triple jump and long jump.
“Sydney had another good meet,” St. Clair said of his standout freshman.
Autumn Bigsby won the 400 in 1:04.57, while Alayna Pipkin claimed the 800 in 2:38.70.
“Alayna Pipkin was solid as usual, as was Autumn Bigsby,” St. Clair said. “Overall, it was our best outing. We're getting in better shape and the weather is nicer, but the kids got a lot of good out of the meet. That's what we need.”
Sophomore Breanna Gonzales won the javelin with a best throw of 62 feet, 9 inches.
Cami Bross continued her strong freshman campaign by placing first in the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches.
“A freshman girl going 4-10, that's big because we've had kids qualify for state at 4-10 and 5 foot,” St. Clair said. “That's a good sign we're heading in the right direction.”
The Hannibal girls swept all four relay races.
Areyion Haley, Adrya Nichelson, Katie Cole and Josie Zeiger teamed up to win the 4x100 in 55.60, while Andrew Bryant joined Nichelson, Cole and Zeiger to claim the 4x200 with a time of 1:58.30.
Bigsby, Pipkin, Elle Hudelson and Kyleigh Gibbs won both the 4x400 (4:30) and 4x800 (10:36.47).
Earning additional runner-up individual finishes for the Hannibal girls were Katie McCollum (javelin), Emily Bramblett (shot put), Lainee Kistler (pole vault), Claudia Nichols (1,600), Haley (100), Gonzales (discus), Hudelson (800) and Zeiger (200).
Hannibal is scheduled to compete at the Capitol City Relays in Jefferson City on Saturday.