Liberty’s track and field teams started the season with a pair of impressive wins, cruising past Worthington Kilbourne Tuesday in Worthington.
The Patriot girls, who won by a comfortable 99-38 margin, were powered by Claire Wiles, who won the 3,200-, 1,600- and 800-meter runs in respective times of 12:31.8, 5:23.9 and 2:32.2; Bobbi Hines, who won the shot put with a heave of 33-5; Angela Kile, who picked up first-place points in the discus with a throw of 84-2; Claire Linn and Katy McFarland, who each cleared 5-0 to tie for first place in the high jump; Autumn Lowder, who won the long jump with an effort of 14-1; Alena Southwick, who won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.7 seconds; and Haley Pickelheimer, who won the 300 hurdles in 49.2 seconds.
In addition to the field event win, Linn also secured top honors in the 200 with an effort of 29.4 seconds. The Patriots also picked up wins in the 4x200 (1:59.3) and 4x100 (54.8 seconds) relays.
Liberty’s boys were solid, too, sailing to a 97-40 season-opening victory.
Patriot winners included Mitchell Towne, who won the 1,600 with a time of 4:34.8; Cameron Lackey, who nabbed first-place points in the 800 in 2:07.5; Daniel Parsons, who won the 3,200 in 10:53; Cameron Cook, who won the high jump with a leap of 6-2; John Schultz, who won the pole vault after clearing 13-0; and Matt Totin, who won the 110 hurdles in 17.4 seconds.
Liberty also won the 4x800 (9:05.3) and 4x200 (1:39.4) relays.