Shelby-Rising City track hosted its annual invite on April 23 and took full advantage of the opportunity to compete in front of friends and family, dominating the team race with 122 combined points between the boys and girls squads
Allieson Nekl was the high scorer for the Huskies, contributing 34 of her teams 122 points.
Nekl won the 400 meters and placed second in the 200, 300 hurdles and the high jump.
Mason Schleis added another 30 points for S-RC, taking gold medals in the 200, 400 and triple jump.
Austin Coffin won the 100, took second in the long jump and placed fifth in the 200.
Kamryn Pokorney picked up a gold in the discus and silver in the shot put.
Kira Pavlik showed her versatility in field events, winning the triple jump, placing fourth in the long jump and sixth in the pole vault.
Nick Vavricek finished first in the shot put and took fourth in the discus.
Aspyn Harrison also won a gold medal, reaching the top mark in the high jump.
Garrett Ingalls placed second in the 800, Connor Rathman placed fourth in both the mile and high jump and Hunter White placed fourth in the 110 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles.
Dylan Rathman took fourth in the 1600, Max Hoatson finished fourth in the 400, Allie Neujahr placed in the high jump and triple jump and Emily Augustin took sixth in the pole vault.
The Huskies also had success in the relays. The girls 400 took fourth, the 1600 sixth and the 3200 fifth. The boys took gold in the 1600 and 3200 relays and bronze in the 400.
"We had good team efforts from both our girls and boys teams today," said S-RC head coach Terry Chadek. "The boys had 14 personal records today and girls had 17."
East Butler was at the meet and finished third as a team out of 10.
The Tigers scored 29 of their 73 points in relays.
The girls 1600 finished second, while the 3200 won bronze, the boys 400 took second, placed third in the 3200 and sixth in the 1600.
Allie Rigatuso was the high individual scorer for East Butler. She placed fourth in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300.
Josh Spatz added 10 points for East Butler when he won the 3200.
Matthew Janak placed sixth in the 400 and second in the 200.
Cody Heise won a silver in the 1600, and Cristian Hofpar placed second in the 3200.
Olivia Bohac finished third in the girls 3200 for the Tigers and was followed by teammates Lanae Aerts who took fourth and Miranda Spatz who finished sixth.
Kyle Heise also placed in the boys 3200, finishing fourth.
Also scoring for East Butler was Jaden Rhynalds, who took second in the high jump, and Breckin Ratkovec who placed sixth in the 300 hurdles.
"Our kids competed well at the Shelby-Rising City Invite," said East Butler head coach Dale Nielsen. "Our girls showed improvement in several events. We had several kids trying different events in preparation for the Crossroads Conference meet on Saturday. I was very pleased with the kids efforts, and overall it was a really positive day for us."
David City was also at the the meet and finished in fourth.
Macy Svoboda was the high scorer for the girls. She won a silver in the 100 hurdles and the long jump.
David City girls also had success in the relays winning the 400 and taking sixth in the 3200.
Payton Andel won the pole vault for the Scouts.
Lauren Vandenberg placed second in the discus and took sixth in the shot put.
Maya Couch finished fourth in the 200 and sixth in the 400.
Neely Behrns placed fourth in the 100, as did Evelyn Carreto in the discus.
Other scores for David City girls include Natalie Blue who placed fifth in the long jump, Emily Glodowski took sixth in the 1600 and Lili Eickmeier finishing sixth in the 300 hurdles.
"We had a great day, start to finish," said David City girls head coach Brian Hermelbracht. "We had a number of girls get either personal bests or season best marks. Throwers had a big day for us. We are as healthy as we have been all season, and if we can stay that way I really like our chances going into the conference and districts meets."
Dylan Vodicka was the high scorer for the DC boys. He won the high jump, took second in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles.
Clayton Denker won silver in the 400 and bronze in the 200.
Carter Ossian placed second in the triple jump and sixth in the 200.
David City boys also did well in relays. The 1600 won silver and the 400 placed sixth.
Other scorers include Nick Ruth taking fourth in the long jump, Hunter Behrns placing fifth in the 400 and Clayton Harris finishing sixth in the 800.
"We had solid performances to head into conference this Saturday," said David City boys coach Drew Rodine. "Each meet we want to see our athletes show competitiveness and improvement, and many of our athletes have been doing that all season."
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net