Prep track

Morton repeats as GLAC champs in boys, girls meets

2013-05-07T21:00:00Z 2013-09-16T19:36:17Z Morton repeats as GLAC champs in boys, girls meetsAl Hamnik al.hamnik@nwi.com (219) 933-4154 nwitimes.com
May 07, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

HAMMOND | The 100- and 200-meter dash is the Super Bowl of track and field, thrilling events that put a lump in your throat and bring crowds to their feet.

Gavit's Dontae Adams and Hammond's Malik Myles did that quite often during Tuesday night's Great Lakes Athletic Conference boys and girls meet at Gavit.

Adams (10.56), Myles (10.58) and Morton's Dajon Wilson (10.78) gave fans whiplash in the 100, with the victorious Adams setting a meet record.

Myles had the last laugh, claiming the 200 (22.31) and the long jump (19 feet, 5 inches).

Morton swept boys honors for the second straight year while its girls won their third GLAC title in a row. 

"I'm a little upset," Myles said afterward. "I knew I could win the 100 but we got here late and didn't warm up properly and that makes a big difference.

"I'm upset that I lost to someone from Gavit but it's a friendly rivalry between Dontae and I."

Adams is only a sophomore, Myles a junior.

There were 13 meet records, five in the boys competition, and two belonging to Gavit's Mike Pajdzik in the shot and discus.

Teammate Zach Schreiber claimed the 1,600 and 3,200 -- the latter in 10:80 record time.

Morton wasted no time flexing its collective muscle with a meet record 8:52.3 in the 3,200 relay as Miguel Flores, Manuel Lara, Michael Beatty and Josh Bailey beat runner-up Hammond by nearly a minute.

Hammond triple winner Paris Nunnelly dominated the girls meet with records in the 100 (12.06) and 400 (1:03.68) and another first in the 200 (27.08).

"I'm exhausted," said the junior. "I wanted to win conference for the whole school but it didn't work out that way. We're kinda like underdogs. We just don't have enough girls."

Gavit's Monica Brigham set records in the shot and discus, Clark's Camyrria Baggett in the 3,200 run, and Morton in the 400 relay.

Morton's Leslie Ciprez was another double winner, taking the 800 and 1,600. Versatile teammate Kendria Huff claimed both hurdles races and the long jump.

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