STUART — The return of two key pieces to the lineup helped the Woodward-Granger boys track team score 66 points Thursday at the WCV Relays, with the W-G girls placing well in several relays to spark a 54-point effort.
Johnnie Morgan and Tanner Vermaas were involved in six of the 10 events in the which the Hawk boys scored, with Morgan winning the 800 in 2 minutes, 7.6 seconds and placing second in the 400 in 54.66 seconds.
The duo teamed with Chandler Cavanaugh and J.P. Nixon to place second in the 4×400 (3:52.36), with Vermaas joining Cavanaugh, Nixon and Payton Tague for second in the 4×200 (1:41.44) while later running with Cavanaugh, Josh Saak and Ian Thompson for third in the 1600 medley (4:05.63). Morgan anchored the second-place 4×800 unit (8:59.36) that also included Thompson, Saak and Nixon.
Tague, Nixon, Thompson and Nick Moser placed second in the shuttle hurdle in 1:11.94, with Tague fourth in the 400 low hurdles in 1:06.27 while Cavanaugh crossed fifth in the 100 dash in 12.18 ticks.
The W-G boys also collected points in the discus when Brendan Bird’s spin of 118 feet, 11 inches placed fourth.
The Hawk girls scored in four individual events, with Regan Kaufman fourth in the 800 (2:55.11) and fifth in the 400 (1:15.97). Kaitlyn Peters ran the 1500 in 5:48 to place third, with Savannah David fourth in the 400 low hurdles after clocking in at 1:23.34.
Maddisym Anderson, Josie Noland, Kayley Dresback and Mary Hansen were second in the 4×200 (2:04.67), with Anderson, Noland, Dresback and Kaufman second in the 4×400 (4:42.28) while Kaufman, Hansen, Riley Jamison and David were third in the 4×800 (11:22.2).
The foursome of Anderson, Dresback, Noland and Nicole Johnson used a 2:08.05 to place third in the sprint medley, with Anderson, Dresback, Noland and Peters finishing the distance medley in 4:55.47 to place second. W-G also scored in the 4×100 as Savannah and Sophie David joined Hansen and Johnson for a fifth-place time of 59.88.
Underwood won the boys side with 141 points, with WCV second at 93 points and Ogden third at 85. Guthrie Center (79) was fourth, with W-G (66), Glidden-Ralston (53), CAM (32) and Paton-Churdan (9) also in action.
WCV ran off with the girls title after collecting 151 points, easily outdistancing Guthrie Center, who placed second at 103. CAM (71) was third, with Ogden (58) fourth while W-G tied G-R for fifth with 54 points. Paton-Churdan (41), Underwood (27) and Diagonal (16) also competed.
Both W-G teams will finally see their home track when they host the Hawk Coed Relays Tuesday.