Behind a balanced attack of speed and strength, the Auburn Mountainview boys finished second to the host Royals at the Kent-Meridian Track and Field Invitational at French Field last Saturday.
The Royals prevailed in the team chase, 93-86. Auburn Riverside finished seventh.
The Lions’ Jaron Marks claimed the shot put title with a throw of 46 feet, 5½ inches. Teammate Vili Taimalelagi was third (44-7¾).
Anthony Gonzales was second in the javelin (165-7). Brennen Hanson was second in the pole vault (personal-best 13-6).
Chris Penn and his younger brother, Jeremiah, finished second (11.24 seconds) and fourth 11.39) respectively in the 100-meter dash. Chris Penn added a fifth in the 200 (23.08).
The Penn brothers joined joined Bill Benjamin and Dhevin Pearson in taking the 800 relay (1:31.12). Leadoff Berkley Alfrey joined the Penns and Benjamin for a third-place finish in the 400 relay (44.09).
The Lions’ 4-by-800 relay of David Lysyy, Austin Cays, Seth Russell and Charles Truscan was third (8:54.0).
Benjamin soared to fourth in the triple jump (41-0½).
Alfrey delivered a fifth-place effort in the long jump (20-0).
For Auburn Riverside, Marcus Sutrick captured the 1,600 with a personal-best 4:22.34. Teammate Noah Elwell was fourth (4:28.69). Sutrick was second in the 3,200 (season-best 9:32.77).
Elwell was fifth in the 800 (2:01.57). He anchored the 1,600 relay with Andrew Butler, Sebastian Ankey and Christian Guerra to a fourth-place finish (3:39.74).
Cameron Kaku turned a PR of 42.69 to finish seventh in the 300 intermediate hurdles.
Auburn Mountainview was 12th in the final field.
Addyson Jones finished fourth in the 100 hurdles (49.99) and joined Clara Ramsdell, Jaime Duckworth and Hailey Holsey to finish second in the 1,600 relay (4:22.23).
Rufina Everett was third in the shot put (35-8½). Stacy Monje was sixth in the triple jump (30-10, PR).
For Auburn Riverside, sophomore Jasmin Muneton posted a PR of 11:44.89 to finish sixth in the 3,200.