The Boardman boys track team opened its season with an 84-53 setback at the hands of the Fitch Falcons.
The Spartans opened the meet with a victory by seniors Corey Zell, Alex Scott, and Eddie Adu-Poku and sophomore Sam Sheronovich in the 4-by-800 meter relay.
The next event, the 110 meter hurdles, senior Clayvon Finch placed third in a time of 16.2 seconds. In the 100 meter dash, Spartan sophomore Nathan Jones placed second in 11.2 seconds and junior Devin Campbell was third with a time of 11.3 seconds.
In the 1600 meter run, freshman Mark Hadley took first with a time of 4:41, he was followed by Adu-Poku in a time of 4:42. The Spartans won the 4x100 meter relay with the team of Jones, Campbell, senior Nick Buonavolanta, and freshman Ivan Adu-Poku in a time of 43.4 seconds. Senior Trae Robinson finished second in the 400 meter run with a time of 50.9 seconds.
In the 800 meter run, Scott placed third with a time of 2:12, while in the 200 meter run Campbell finished second in a time of 22.8 seconds. The next event was the 3200 meter run which was won by Eddie Adu-Poku in 10:08; Hadley was third with a time of 10:19.
In the field events, junior John Kuczek won the shot put with a throw of 45 feet and 1 inch, senior Luis Salomon was third with a heave of 43 feet and 3 inches. Junior Brian Linsley placed third in the discus with a throw of 133 feet and 5 inches, while in the pole vault Zell finished second with a vault of 9 feet. In the long jump, senior Leandre Jackson finished third with a leap of 5 feet and 10 inches, while in the long jump sophomore Allen Starkey took first and Robinson finished third.