Todd - Triple jump
A C 2? Photo by Jan Abbott Triple jump winner Todd Pritts of Macon. MIai(E(Dim Unsas IlcBsadl v By REX SPIRES . . Herald & Review Sports Writer MACON Jeff Query sighed with relief. It had been a long and difficult ordeal. "I don't mind telling you I'm tired," he said after he cruised to victory in the 300-meters low hurdles in the Macon County track and field meet Tuesday. Query pulled away from the rest of the competitors in the final 50 yards to win handily. As soon as Query crossed the finish line, a rainstorm struck, accompanied by lightning. That forced the final three events to be postponed until 2 p.m. today. Despite Query's performance he also won the long jump and was second in the 110 high hurdles . and 100 dash Macon appeared to be en route to the championship. Macon leads with 67 points. Argenta-Oreana remains in a challenging position with 60 points. War-rensburg-Latbam has 44, followed by Maroa-Forsyth . 36, Niantic-Harristown 17 and Blue Mound 14. Query accounted for. the bulk of Maroa's points, collecting 20 of bis team's 36. "It feels a lot better to finish on a winning note," said Query after recovering from the gruelling low hurdles race. After winning the long jump with a leap of 9 feet 3, Query competed in the 110 hurdles race moments later. Argenta-Oreana's Larry Holloway edged him out at the tape after they cleared the final hurdle neck-and-neck. Then, with hardly time to catch his breath, Query had to come right back and compete in the 100 dash. Again, he was edged out at the finish line, this time by Macon's Vic Levandoski. Macon piled up its point lead by virtue of winning six events, placing second in three others and third in four events. - In addition to winning the 100, Levandoski was second in the long jump and ran the anchor leg on Maroa's third-place 400 relay team. Macon was leading the relay up to the final exchange when the baton was dropped by Levandowski. "It was my fault," he said. "I didn't have a very good grip on the baton when I took off and when I raised my hand to begin pumping, it flew out. Luckily, I was able to pick it up in time to finish third." Joining Levandoski as event winners for Macon were Dave Hackl in the discus with a throw of 121 feet 6V4, Todd Pritts in the triple jump with 40 feet 2, Scott Shasteen in the pole vault with 12 feet 5, Tony McEvoy in the 400 race in 56.4 seconds and Jeff Peterson in the 800 in 2:07.37 minutes. The high jump was expected to be one of the highlight events because of the presence of Warrens-burg's Jerry Giberson, who cleared 7 feet in the Pana Open Saturday. However, because of the extremely windy conditions, the event was moved indoors and Giberson won with a routine 6 feet 3 performance.