Hannibal boys finish on top at Quincy Invite

Hannibal senior Will Sewell won both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meters Wednesday at the Quincy Invite.
Courier-Post staff
Posted: Apr. 28, 2017 1:28 pm

The Hannibal boys track and field team won eight events en route to a first-place finish Wednesday at the Quincy Invitational.

Hannibal amassed 184.25 team points to top the field of seven squads. Quincy (145.5) placed second, while Rushville (96) came in third.

Hannibal senior Will Sewell won the 100 meter dash in 10.90 seconds and the 200 meters in 22.42. Fellow senior Malik Reyes won the 400 meters in 56.54 seconds, while junior Ayden Nichols finished with the best time in the mile at 4:56.91.

Senior standout Shamar Griffith continued the success by landing first in the triple jump at 41-10.50. Danny Colborn tied for first in the high jump (5-08.00), and Andrew Jones won the 300 meter hurdles in 43.84 seconds.

Hannibal's 4x400 relay team of Mark Woodson, Reyes, Andrew Vaia and Nathan Schutte placed first in 3:49.52.

Griffith joined Woodson, Sewell and Billy Smashey to take second in the 4x200 with a time of 1:35.96.

Other top finishes among the Hannibal boys included Eric Jones (third in high jump); Griffith (third in long jump); Daniel Colborn (second in triple jump); Noah Whelan (fourth in discus); Mika Taganeca (second in shot put); Schutte (third in 2-mile); Jeremiah Weathers (second in 100 meter dash); Shawn Smith (second in 400 meter dash); and Smashey (second in 200 meter dash).

The Hannibal girls placed fourth out of six squads with 64 team points. 

Quincy won the competition at 195.

Senior Kaitlyn Griffen won the high jump at 4-09.00, while freshman Claudia Nichols claimed top prize in the 800 meters with a time of 2:33.27. Autumn Bigsby placed second in the 400 meters in 1:03.74.

Other top finishes for the Hannibal girls included Chasity Davis (fourth in 200 meters); Akira Przbylski (sixth in 200 meter dash); Ais'Linn Dixon (fifth in long jump); Molly Broughton (sixth in triple jump); Breanna Gonzales (fifth in discus); Desiree Brown (sixth in discus); Emily Bramblett (fourth in shot put); and Echo Brothers (sixth in shot put).

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