The team of Derek Morrison, Mike Dahmen, Solomon Yoder and Wyatt Hartman was the first-ever Maplewood team to represent the Rockets Friday morning at the country's biggest track and field event -- The Penn Relays.
The 4x800 relay ran 8:12.20 to take 13th place out of 19 in Friday morning's faster of the two smaller school races.
McQuaid Jesuit from Rochester, N.Y. placed first in a time of 7:55.13.
Meanwhile, Maplewood's Steve Pop took 16th out of 19 in the boys discus with a throw of 155 feet, 3 inches.
Fedrick Dacres and teammate Basil Bingham of Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica took the top two spots. Dacres threw 225-5, while Bingham had a throw of 195-10. Lakewood St. Edward's Aaron Zedella was third (192-11).
Hartman said the five Maplewood athletes enjoyed the atmosphere around Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus where the stands hovered around the track below.
It was an event where high school, college and professional athletes competed in one place.
"It was definitely an awesome experience," Hartman said.
As for the times and throws, Maplewood was happy with the performances.
"Overall, we were happy with what we did," Hartman said. "We performed and ran very well. Looking forward to the rest of the season."
Lordstown's Kansas Lickwar threw four innings of no-hit ball against Bloomfield in a 14-1 victory in five innings. Lickwar had three RBIs, while Hailey Toporcer and Marlena Liming each had two for the Red Devils.
Brooke Hatch's RBI double and Lauren Cox's RBI single in the top of the seventh inning gave Southington a victory over Grand Valley, 7-5. The Wildcats had a 7-3 lead heading into the bottom of the inning where Katie Paskey's triple and Char Miller's double drove in two runs, but GV then hit into two force outs and had a strikeout. Southington's Amber Dietz had 12 strikeouts and no walks in the win.
Girard's Gabby Cairo and Alli Rose each had RBI singles in the top of the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough to push the Indians past Newton Falls, 4-3. Bailey Shade, who had 12 strikeouts in the win, got out of the inning, despite giving up two walks to load the bases, with a strikeout and a ground out.
Ursuline's Makayla Shore earned her 10th win as she helped her own cause with two RBIs in a win over host Cincinnati Milford, 4-2.
Destiny May went 3 for 3, stole three bases and scored three times to lead Brookfield to 6-4 win over Hubbard.
Canfield scored all six of its runs in the seventh and eighth innings to beat Central Crossing at the LaGrange Keystone Tournament, 6-1. Darby Cockrell hit an RBI single in the top of the seventh that scored Abby Baker, who went eight innings on the mound for the Cardinals (10-5). Then, in the top of he eight, Canfield poured on five runs.
After being close through five innings, Ursuline dropped 12 runs on Springfield pitchers James Hillyer and Brandon Chamberlain in the top of the sixth to run rule the Tigers, 13-1.
Jackson-Milton rattled off 21 hits on the way to the 13-6 victory. Six Blue Jays had multiple hits, including Jeremy Fitzpatrick who had four hits and two RBIs.