Mahomet-Seymour broke Providence Catholic’s string of three straight team titles by winning the 45th Pontiac Relays by 10 points over the Celtics.
It was pretty much a runaway for the Bulldogs and Providence with Mahomet scoring 144 points and the Celtics tallying 134. Pontiac, which had placed second each of the past three years, tied LaSalle-Peru for third after finishing ahead of the Cavaliers in the final race of the night. Both teams collected 82 points. Prairie Central was fifth with 48 points and Olympia came in sixth with 42.
Mahomet won eight of the relays, which included field and track events. Providence had seven firsts in the meet that had 18 scored events between the varsity and frosh-soph squads. The Indians won two events and the Hawks won the other.
Strangely, the one of the best performances on the day was Cam Dawson clearing the bar at 6 feet, 5 inches in the high jump, but it was Prairie Central winning that relay with a combined height of 22-2. PTHS did not score in the event.
Pontiac did score top points in the long jump and triple jump. The Indians had a combined 73 feet from Angelo Borrego, Dawson, Cobi Parra and Frank Smith in the long jump to win by nearly four feet.
PTHS also took the triple jump with a mark that was 3½ feet better than runnerup Providence, as Geno Borrego, Angelo Borrego, Smith and Peyton Cramer combined to go 148-3.
The Indians placed second in two events. In the field, it was the discus with a combined 463-1 mark. Mahomet won it at 492-2.
The other runnerup was the varsity 4x400 relay that lifted the Tribe into a tie for third in the team standings. PTHS trailed LaSalle-Peru by two points and just needed to come in ahead of the Cavaliers to at least match them overall.
Providence won the race but the Indians were second with a time of 3:34.16. The Cavaliers had a strong anchor leg, passing Mahomet and finishing third to assure no worse than a tie for third.
Pontiac finished third in the shot put relay, the pole vault, the varsity middle distance medley and the varsity 4x200 relay.
Prairie Central was third in the frosh-soph 4x200 and and the frosh-soph 4x100 relays.
LaSalle-Peru did have a win in the non-scored relay as the Cavaliers won the 4x100 weightman’s relay in 52.06 seconds. Pontiac was second and the Hawks placed third.