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Karns City’s Savanna Prescott won the high jump and triple jump in Monday’s victory over Moniteau. The Gremlin boys also defeated the Warriors. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle)
KC boys, girls take down Moniteau track & field

CHERRY TWP — Zach Kelly plans to savor the last few weeks of his high school athletic career.

The Karns City senior, who wrapped up a four-year career with the school’s football team in November, is in the process of doing the same with the boys track and field team. He won the 100-meter dash and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams Monday to help the Gremlins defeat Moniteau 116-33.

Zach placed fifth in District 9 Class 2A in the 100 last year with a time of 11.47 seconds. His winning time Monday was 11.2.

“I’m hoping to enter the District 9 meet at 11-flat or even in the high 10s,” Zach said. “I also want to run the 200 at districts this year. I qualified in that event early last year, but never ran it again and didn’t want to take a spot away from somebody else, so I didn’t compete in it.”

Zach plans to enter the workforce after graduation.

“I’ve always liked competition and have been playing sports since I was a little kid,” he said. “It will be tough to see it end.”

KC’s Brennan Harmon contributed wins in the high jump and triple jump while Caleb Buti won both hurdle events.

The Gremlins (4-0) are striving to become four-time KSAC champions. Their home meet against North Clarion on Wednesday should be a de facto championship meeting.

“We don’t have one standout guy, but we have a team full of really, really good athletes,” said KC coach Eric Fritch. “We have kids in every event who can excel.”

Moniteau’s boys (0-2) won two events — Logan Campbell in the discus and Ashton Grossman in the pole vault.

“We had years when we had 27 or 28 guys out for the team,” said Moniteau coach Patrick Rumbaugh. “We have 16 this year.

“We’ve got some good athletes in several events, but just don’t have the depth this year.”

KC also earned a victory in the girls meet, 121-29 over the Warriors. Like the boys team, the Gremlin girls are looking to repeat as conference champs.

“Some really good seniors were lost from last year’s team, but we’re finding consistency with a lot of people,” said KC coach Rob Pennington. “Most of our girls are competing in three or four events.”

The Gremlins (4-0) are getting a boost from freshman Phoebe Brandon, who won the 100, 200, 400 and long jump against Moniteau.

Savanna Prescott added wins in the high jump and triple jump.

Moniteau (0-2) received wins in the 100 hurdles (Allie Pry) and 300 hurdles (Emily Matz).

A freshman, Emily ran the 300 for just the second time.

“I ran the 100 hurdles in junior high, but I’m already more comfortable with the 300,” said Emily. “It’s a longer race, but the hurdles are lower and I’m enjoying that event.”

Matz is one of 19 underclassmen on a team with 26 members.

“It’s a rebuilding year and believe me, I hate using that word,” said Moniteau coach Sue Scialabba. “We’re trying to figure out what events best fit our freshmen.”

Boys

Karns City 116, Moniteau 33

3,200 relay: Karns City (Mason Bell, Shane Emrick, Dylan Stroup, Griffin Booher) 14:17.2; 110 hurdles: Caleb Buti (KC) 16.6; 100 dash: Zach Kelly (KC) 11.2; 1,600 run: Griffin Booher (KC) 5:10.2; 400 run: Kaydin Wilson (KC) 57.0; 400 relay: Karns City (Hobie Bartoe, Kaydin Wilson, Owen Heginbotham, Zach Kelly) 45.2; 300 hurdles: Caleb Buti (KC) 43.0; 800 run: Mason Bell (KC) 2:17.2; 200 dash: Owen Heginbotham (KC) 23.9; 3,200 run: Noah Weiland (KC) 11:42; 1,600 relay: Karns City (Mason Bell, Kaydin Wilson, Griffin Booher, Zach Kelly) 4:49.2

Shot put: Hunter Scherer (KC) 39-3; Discus: Logan Campbell (M) 130-5.5; Javelin: Luke Cramer (KC) 143-6; High jump: Brennan Harmon (KC) 5-5; Long jump: Cole Johnston (KC) 18-3.5; Triple jump: Brennan Harmon (KC) 38-0; Pole vault: Ashton Grossman (M) 12-6

Girls

Karns City 121, Moniteau 29

3,200 relay: Karns City (Miley Mooney, Taylor Dailey, Trinity McFarland, Brooke Rumbaugh) 14:17; 100 hurdles: Allie Pry (M) 17.3; 100 dash: Phoebe Brandon (KC) 12.8; 1,600 run: Sophia Bonetto (KC) 6:30.8; 400 run: Phoebe Brandon (KC) 1:06; 400 relay: Karns City (Ava Kamenski, Brinleigh Kaufman, Layla Colsey, Cayley Craig) 53.6; 300 hurdles: Emily Matz (M) 53.1; 800 run: Brooke Rumbaugh (KC) 2:44; 200 dash: Phoebe Brandon (KC) 27.4; 3,200 run: Miley Mooney (KC) 15:03; 1,600 relay: Karns City 4:51

Shot put: Audrey Thorpe (KC) 28-7.5; Discus: Haylie Karenbauer (KC) 93-10; Javelin: Nicole Taylor (KC) 108-9; High jump: Savanna Prescott (KC) 4-11; Long jump: Phoebe Brandon (KC) 14-4.5; Triple jump: Savanna Prescott (KC) 30-0; Pole vault: Cayley Craig (KC) 9-0

Nadia Mclean for Moniteau in the long jump against Karns City at Moniteau High School. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle
Caleb Buti for Karns City against Moniteau at Moniteau High School. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle
David Martino for Moniteau in the long jump against Karns City at Moniteau High School. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle
Brinleigh Kaufman for Karns City against Moniteau at Moniteau High School. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle
Gracie Hartle for Moniteau against Karns City at Moniteau High School. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle
Kaydin Wilson for Karns City against Moniteau at Moniteau High School. Steven Dalton/Special to the Eagle

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