Boys Varsity Track · Lower Moreland edges Dock in League Meet

  Place Points
Lower Moreland High School 1st 80
Dock Mennonite Academy 2nd 69

The Dock boys used a variety of best marks across the board in sprints, hurdles, throws and jumps to stay competitive with visiting Lower Moreland on Tuesday. Lower Moreland won the dual meet, 80-69, but there was plenty for Dock to build on as it looks forward to Saturday’s Viking Invitational at Upper Perkiomen.
The javelin throwers enjoyed a terrific day collectively. Colin Hunsberger launched a new personal-record 145-feet-5 to better his old mark by more than 10 feet and win the event and eclipse the district A standard. Xander Duerksen also hit the A standard with a 10-feet PR of his own when he tossed his best to 135-feet-7 for second place. Addison Schweizerhof was fourth at 126-feet. Adam Berry was fifth with a 98-3 throw, a near 10-feet improvement of his own.
Austin Nice posted a new personal-record 21-feet-10¾ to win the long jump. His best moved him to No. 2 statewide in the AA rankings and seventh overall in the entire state. Roman Kuhn jumped 18-6 for second, David Michel was fourth at 16-10½ and Tim Brown was fifth.
Bryce Kauffman took second by one-hundredth of a second and his 45.37 seconds clocking hit the district B standard and was only a tenth of a second off the automatic district qualifier. The senior also hit the B standard in triple jump with a 38-feet-4½ personal best for second place.
Adam Berry won the discus with a new PR 97-feet-5 in just his fourth meet throwing ever. Schweizerhof threw 85-7 for second. Duerksen posted a best of 82-7 for fourth and Colin Hunsberger was fifth at 79-10.
While all the other events were packing up, the pole vault stretched into the evening with Evan Mong crushing his personal record. The junior cleared 10-feet-6 for a full foot improvement on his personal best to win. Jesse Mong was second at 9-feet-also a personal best, Camron Good cleared 8-feet for third and Tim Brown was fourth with a 7-6 clearance.
Ben German climbed to the top of Dock’s current miler list with his first running of the 1,600 ever. The freshman was third in 5:09.85 in a strong showing.
Nice won the 100-meter dash in 11.43 seconds. Kuhn was third in 12.28. Nice came back later to win the 200 meters in 23.71 seconds. Kuhn hit a personal-best 25.69 seconds and Jonah Chavez had a PR of 25.77 seconds.
Jesse Mong placed fourth in the 800 meters in a best of 2:22.60, more than four seconds better than his previous running.
Evan Mong won the high jump with a clearance of 5-feet-6 to equal his best. German, too, equaled his best when he cleared 5-feet. Evan Mong also hit a B standard with a season-best 54.57 for third in the 400 meters.
Duerksen took the shot put with a throw of 40-feet-2. Schweizerhof was second at 35-4. Darius Ellis threw 32-9¼ for fourth and Colin Hunsberger was fifth at 32-6¾.
Jonathan Anderson was second in the 3,200 meters in 11:28.71. Josh Bauman placed fourth in 11:45.62 and Sean Robinson was fifth in 11:48.83.
The 4×800 relay opened the meet with Anderson, Daniel Shin, Kyle Gouldey and Bauman running 10:01.56 for second place.
The 4×100 relay of Thomas Schreiber, Kuhn, Kauffman and Nice ran 46.61 seconds for second place and a district B qualifier. The relay of Aiden Jurin, Michel, Cole Smeland and Shane Fallon was third.
Evan Mong, German, Jurin and Fallon ran 3:59.94 for third in the 4×400 relay to finish off a day of solid performances for Dock.