Brandon Kidd (L) of Wawasee takes the baton from teammate Jaydon Boyer to run his leg of the 4x800 relay. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
Brandon Kidd (L) of Wawasee takes the baton from teammate Jaydon Boyer to run his leg of the 4x800 relay. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union
GOSHEN – Goshen High School hosted the boys track and field sectional Thursday and won the programs first title since 1943.

The RedHawks won the team title with 115 points, holding off the Elkhart Central Blue Blazers, who finished second with 101.5 points.

Concord was third in the 13-team sectional with 86 points, followed by Warsaw (71), Columbia City (53), NorthWood (42), Elkhart Memorial (39), Northridge (34.5), Wawasee (29), Elkhart Christian Academy (22), Fairfield (13), Bethany Christian (11) and Jimtown (7).

Fourth-place Warsaw had won seven consecutive sectional titles.

To advance to the regional, a participant finish in the top three or beat the standard time, height or distance for the event.

Warsaw’s Justin Fleming won the 1600-meter race with a time of 4:25.27. Eli Owen advanced in the 300-hurdles after his third-place nod. Lucas Howett moves on in the 3200-meters after placing third.

John Svinarich tallied a second-place result in the shot put with a distance of 49 feet, 9 inches. Hunter Metzger finished third in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet.

Warsaw’s 4x800-meter team of Nolan Groninger, Xavi Ramirez, Taylor Mills and Tanner Stiver finished second with a time 8:08.56.

For the Wawasee Warriors, Luke Griner won the 800-meter race by about seven-tenths of a second. He crossed the line in 1:57.19. Elisha Tipping had a distance of 146 feet, 4 inches in the discus and placed third.

The student-athletes will compete Thursday in the Warsaw Regional. The meet will begin at 6 p.m.