On March 26, the East Butler track team competed at the Yutan Relays in a meet testing the depth and versatility of the Tigers. 

East Butler rose to the challenge with the boys team finishing second and the girls placing fourth.

The girls were second in the 1600 relay on a time of 4:49.63 with a team comprised of Olivia Bohac, Whitney Spatz, Sophia Bergman and Allie Rigatuso. 

The Tigers also placed second in the 3200 relay with a time of 12:22.85. The team consisted of Lanae Aerts, Madison Spatz, Cassie Kubik and Morgan Jones. 

In the girls distance medley mile medley, East Butler placed fourth with a team of Aerts, Jones, Jadyn Robley, Bohac. 

The Tigers also placed second in the distance medley. The team consisted of Bergman, Rigatuso, Whitney Spatz and Bohac. 

East Butler won the 240 shuttle hurdle relay with a team made up of Rigatuso, Brianne Steager, Cassie Kubik and Whitney Spatz. 

In the long jump, Rigatuso took home first with a jump of 15 feet, 4 and 1/2 inches. 

Vittoria Ruffa was second in the shot put with a throw of 33-6. 

Erin Barta also scored for the Tigers finishing fifth in the discus with a distance of 91-1. 

The boys team saw its 400 relay team place fourth with a 47.33. The team consisted of Matthew Janek, Jaden Rhynalds, Austin Pierce and Wade Wright. 

The Tiger boys won the 1600 relay completing a time of 3:49.59 with a team of Cody Heise, Christian Hofpar, Rhynalds and Janek. 

East Butler placed third in the 3200 with a 10:19.94. The team was made up of Heise, Breckin Ratkovec, Justin Sebranek and Colby Jirovsky. 

The Tigers placed second in the 800 sprint medley with a team of Rhynalds, Wright, Pierce and Janak. 

East Butler boys also finished second in the distance medley mile medley with a team of Ratkovec, Justin Sousek, Janak and Hofpar. 

In the distance medle,y East Butler once against finished second with Kyle Heise, Josh Spatz, Cody Heise and Christian Hofpar. 

In the 280 shuttle hurdle relay, the Tigers finished in third with a team of Brayden Brecka, Josh Spatz, Sousek and Ratkovec. 

Rhynlads and Hofpar tied for second in the high jump after each clearing 5-4. 

Tristan Rezac finished third in the shot put with a throw of 39-1.5. 

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net

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