Aurora track and field athletes put out strong performances across the range of events at last Thursday's Ice Box Relays home meet, including three first place finishes.
Boys high jumper Dalton Thornton scored the top jump in his event, while the girls' 4x800 and boys' 4x400 relay teams finished in first place.
Other top three finishers for Aurora on the girls' side included:long jump -- Emily Moore, second place; Natalie Wallace, third place triple jump -- Wallace, third place javelin -- Moore, third place 100-meter hurdles -- Kaysie Carr, second place 1600-meter run -- Aubrey Boatwright, second place 400-meter dash -- Olivia Gibson, third place 3200-meter run -- Boatwright, second place
On the boys' side, Aurora finished in the top three on the following events:pole vault -- Colson Husmann, second place discus -- Brendan Castleberry, second place 4x800-meter relay -- second place 100-meter dash -- Thornton, second place 4x200-meter relay -- second place 400-meter dash -- Isaac Martinez, second place; Logan Lauffer, third place 200-meter dash -- Martinez, third place 3200-meter run -- Michael Pruett, third place
A handful of Lady Houns also finished in the top eight places for their events, including:triple jump -- Elizabeth Martin, fourth place discus -- Moore, fourth place javelin -- Kortney Juracek, sixth place 100-meter dash -- Wallace, fourth place; Devany Davis, seventh place 1600-meter run -- Madison Hartwigsen, fourth place 400-meter dash -- Riley Pope, fourth place 300-meter hurdles -- Martin, fifth place 800-meter run -- Pope, fourth place 200-meter dash -- Nallely Martinez, eighth place
Houn' Dawgs finishing in the top eight for their respective events were:pole vault -- Dakota Kessinger, eighth place long jump -- Martinez, fourth place; Jess Williams, seventh place triple jump -- John Jackson, sixth place; Colby Kessinger, seventh place discus -- Michael Pendergrass, seventh place shot put -- Castleberry, sixth place; Pendergrass, eighth place javelin -- Pendergrass, eighth place 110-meter hurdles -- D. Kessinger, fourth place 1600-meter run -- Pruett, fourth place; Will Addison, sixth place 400-meter dash -- Williams, fourth place 300-meter hurdles -- D. Kessinger, fourth place; Isaiah Marks, fifth place 800-meter run -- Ethan Kwiejda, fourth place; Ignacio Ortega, fifth place; Addison, sixth place 200-meter dash -- Lauffer, fifth place; Noah Lamb, eighth place 3200-meter run -- Dustin Boyd, sixth place
The track teams will look for more top finishes next week at Cassville on Tuesday.