Spring-Ford boys, girls keep spring in their step at Brother Jerome Invitational

The spring track and field season has barely started, but the Spring-Ford boys and girls teams are already serving notice the Rams are again a team to be feared this year.

The Rams boys dominated the throwing and distance running events at the Brother Jerome Invitational at St. Basil Academy Saturday. Overall, they finished in the top three in most of the other events.

Brandon Leacraft won the javelin with a 162-2, and he took second in the discus with a 120-0. Bryan Leacraft took second in the javelin with a 155-1.

Tim Rudderow won the discus with a 133-5, and Zach Dorsey won the shot put with a 46-6 1/2.

Paul Power won the mile with a 4:31.6, and Matt Davis was second at 5:07.9

Stephen Chapman crossed second in the 300 hurdles with a 47.2 while Matt Breish was third at 47.3. In the 110 hurdles, Bryan Leacraft crossed second with a 17.0, Breish third at 17.6.

Stone Scarcelle took second in the 400 with a 53.6.

In the relays, the Rams won the distance medley with Chase Parr, Pat Power, Chris Fennimore, and Paul Power at 11:33.8, and also took second with Jake McKenna, Kyle Slinkman, Shane Ainscoe and Zach Smith (12:17.1), took third in the 4×800 with Pat Power, JT Clark, Evan Horrocks and Ben Pierce (9:14.9); third in the 4×200 with Chris Carbone, Stephen Chapman, Kyle Conway and Bryan Leacraft (1:43.0); and third in the 4×400 with Chris Carbone, Kyle Rosenblum, Chapman and Horrocks (3:52.3).

Maggie Locke led the Ram girls with a top finish, winning the javelin with a 111-0.

Cassie Rudderow took second in the discus with an 85-1; Gabby Bamford third in the mile with a 5:47.6; Chelsea Reynolds third in the 100 hurdles with a 17.3.

The girls distance medley relay also won with Julia Vledder, Anna Poet, Bella Marchini and Bamford with a 13:58.4; the 4×400 relay took third with Poet, Lyrique Green, Courtney Marte and Reynolds (4:32.0).

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