CORTLAND - Warren G. Harding's boys track and field team didn't want this year to be the year the streak ended.
Thursday, it wasn't as the Raiders captured their sixth straight Trumbull County Meet title by holding off host Lakeview, 121-103.
Marvin Logan, who won the 300-meter hurdles, said his team worked too hard to let a county title slip away.
Tribune Chronicle /R. Michael Semple
Lakeview’s Ben Moody, center, wins the 110-meter hurdles Thursday at the Trumbull County Track and Field Meet. Warren G. Harding’s Mitchell Seawood, left, and Marvin Logan give chase. The Lakeview senior was the boys running events MVP. To view or purchase copies of this photo or others, visit cu.tribtoday.com
"Honestly, I don't see us losing this meet," he said after winning the 300 hurdles. "With the determination we have and the goals we have set and the point, we have to make it another winning year. It's not going to be close."
But it was close for a while.
Lakeview picked up 24 points from Ben Moody, the boys running event MVP. He won the 110-hurdles, placed second in the 100 and third in the long jump.
Trumbull County Meet
at Don Richards Field, Cortland
- TEAM SCORES: Warren G. Harding 121, Lakeview 103, McDonald 69, Howland 58, John F. Kennedy 43, Hubbard 41, LaBrae 39, Maplewood, 39, Mineral Ridge 25, Champion 20, Newton Falls 15, Liberty 12, Mathews 12, Lordstown 9, Niles McKinley 7, Badger 5, Southington 3, Girard 1.
- INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: 110 hurdles: Ben Moody (Lak) 13.97 (stadium and meet record), Mitchell Seawood (WGH) 14.43, Jermaine Collins (Hub) 15.09, Seth Gambone (Lak) 15.72, Marvin Logan (WGH) 15.78, Marcus DeMaiolo (Hub) 15.79, Miles Dunlap (McD) 16.26, Anthony Walker (LaB) 16.30; 100: Deaver Williamson (WGH) 10.95, Moody (Lak) 11.22, Mike Davis (Mat) 11.28, Andrew Zitnik (Hub) 11.29, Mike Mangiarelli (How) 11.39, Carlton Wilson (WGH) 11.69, Nick Liste (NM) 11.92, Fitzgerald Toussaint (Lib) SCRATCHED; 800 relay: Harding (Williamson, Logan, Joseph Threats, Aunre' Davis) 1:29.31, McDonald 1:32.07, Kennedy 1:33.17, Lakeview 1:34.07, Champion 1:34.51, Lordstown 1:34.67, Liberty 1:35.11, Mineral Ridge 1:35.62; 1,600: Eric Rupe (Map) 4:24.42, Heath Harris (Lak) 4:27.51, Tyler Ames (Lak) 4:27.51, Lance Ronghi (McD) 4:33.24, Aaron Sutton (How) 4:36.19, Jerry Dugan (McD) 4:44.71, Thomas Neer (Lor) 4:45.14, Cole Palmer (MR) 4:46.16; 400 relay: Harding (Williamson, Aunre' Davis, Butts, Carlton Wilson) 43.42, Lakeview 43.79, Howland 43.84, Niles 44.43, McDonald 44.57, Kennedy 45.43, Liberty 45.71, Newton Falls 46.45; 400: Joseph Threats (WGH) 49.78, Tyler Day (Cha) 49.98, Andrew Zitnik (Hub) 51.00, Eric Albani (How) 51.37, Evan Hill (LaB) 51.51, Robert Browning (Sou) 53.35, Corey Lunn (McD) 54.72, Daniel Golden (WGH) 55.13; 300 hurdles: Marvin Logan (WGH) 39.44, Anthony Walker (LaB) 39.47, Devon Colburn (McD) 40.01, Jermaine Collins (Hub) 41.27, Seth Gambone (Lak) 41.49, Miles Dunlap (McD) 41.67, Desmond Reed (WGH) 42.02, Marcus DeMaiolo (Hub) 43.41; 800: Michael Persisa (JFK) 1:55.33 (meet and stadium record), Dave Nelson (How) 1:56.71, Marteze Roper (WGH) 2:00.13, A.J. Grayson (Map) 2:00.42, Michael Fronk (JFK) 2:03.91, Josh LaPolla (McD) 2:04.37, Aaron Harrison (Map) 2:04.54, Lance Ronghi (McD) 2:04.96; 200: Williamson (WGH) 22.35, Andrew Zitnik (Hub) 22.74, Mike Davis (Mat) 22.95, Adam Howard (JFK) 22.95, Mike Mangiarelli (How) 23.38, Joseph Threats (WGH) 23.39, Eric Chambers (MR) 23.81, Toussaint (Lib) SCRATCHED; 3,200: Heath Harris (Lak) 9:45.52, Tyler Ames (Lak) 9:51.73, Tom Bottorff (Map) 9:55.60, Frank Natoli (McD) 9:57.87, Jerry Dugan (McD) 10:06.18, Aaron Sutton (How) 10:09.50, Jason McDowell (Bad) 10:20.69, Ryan DelBene (Gir) 10:47.54; 1,600 relay: Kennedy (Patrick Hull, Fronk, Mark Ringold, Perisa) 3:26.84, McDonald 3:28.95, Maplewood 3:30.54, Howland 3:34.00, Lordstown 3:35.70, LaBrae 3:36.00, Lakeview 3:36.23, Newton Falls 3:42.30; Long jump: Jarrale Butts (wGH) 21-0.5, Mike Mangiarelli (How) 20-4.5, Ben Moody (Lak) 20-1, Desmond Reed (WGH) 19-10, Dan Skiba (MR) 19-9, Antonio Kinard (Lib) 19-8.5, Seth Gambone (Lak) 19-5.5, Dontea Dawson (How) 19-0.5; Discus: Matthias Tayala (McD) 149-5, Gambone (Lak) 146-7, Steve Woodyard (LaB) 146-6, Zach Lord (Hub) 146-2, Jason Welliver (MR) 137-7, Nathan Fenstermaker (LaB) 131-10, Mike Zakrajsek (How) 131-0, Vince Meloni (Bad) 122-4.
Moody broke his own stadium record in the 110 hurdles with a run of 13.97. It remains the fastest time in the state. He was pushed by Harding's Mitchell Seawood, who ran 14.43, throughout the race.
"He's very tough competitor," Moody said. "I could hear him the entire race and he was right next to me the whole time. I could hear him. I didn't know if his leg was hurting or not, but he was grunting trying to get over that last hurdle - trying to push it a little bit more. Competition like that is great."
Along with Moody's points, the 400 relay finished second to Harding. Heath Harris came up with 18 points by winning the 3,200 over teammate Tyler Ames and taking second to Maplewood's Eric Rupe in the 1,600.
Harding senior Joseph Threats said Raiders coach Charles Penny thought the meet was closer than they thought heading into the final race - the 1,600 relay where no Harding team was entered.
"We were all praying. It means a lot to us," said Threats, who finished first in the 400.
Jarrale Butts won the long jump and meet overall MVP Deaver Williamson won the 100 and 200 and anchored the winning 400 and 800 relays.
"I'm trying to push my team to get win a sixth straight Trumbull County Championship. It feels good to win," Williamson said after the 200 where he grabbed his one leg. "My leg cramped up a bit. I'm glad it happen near the end."