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Creston edges Lowell

One meet does not make a season, but Lowell boys track team’s 70-67 loss to Creston may have measured the club’s competitiveness going forward.

“I’m still kicking myself over the results of the Creston meet. It is so hard to lose such a close meet, three points! But over all I was so pleased with how these gentelmen handled themselves,” said Lowell track coach Sarah Ellis.

Matt Kyllonen came out of the blocks quickly as he posted wins in his signature events,  the 400-meter run and the the high jump.

Kyllonen came home in a winning time of 55.1 in the 400. The Red Arrow cleared 5-1 to win the high jump.

Lowell was victorious in the 110 and 300 hurdles thanks to the effort  of Bryce Hrusovsky. The Red Arrow stopped the clock in 17.2 in the 110 hurdles and 47.3 in the 300 hurdles.

Sean Khodl’s time of 5:14 earned him the top spot in the 1600-meter run.

In the field events the Red Arrows prevailed in the pole vault and shot put.

Robby Coffey took top honors in the pole vault, clearing 10-6.

Leighton Watson’s 41-1 in the shot put earned him a first-place finish.

Lowell’s 800-relay team of  Kyllonen, Jacob Meyer, Khodl and Dylan Brower bested Creston with a time of 1:39.9.

“For Martin Brubaker who never ran this far in a meet before and came in second just three seconds off the first-place finisher in the 3200 is something,” Ellis said. “I know that these young men now see just how close they are, they have a taste for what it takes, it’s just going to take us some time,” Ellis concluded.