It was a crowning moment for the Harrisburg High School boys' track & field team as the Bulldogs took full advantge of "home court."
For the first time this year, Harrisburg hosted its own invitational at Taylor Field and the results couldn't have been better as the Bulldogs took home first place in 12 of 18 events.
Harrisburg finished with 163 points as Carmi-White County was the nearest competitor in second with 80 points. Fairfield was third with 61 points and Massac County finished fourth with 32 points. Eldorado was fifth with 21 points, while Cairo had 20 and Egyptain rounded out the teams and scoring with seven points.
Double winners for the Bulldogs Tuesday included DJ Duncan who took first place in both hurdle events. The senior won the 110 high hurdles with a time of 14.48 and won the 300 intermediate hurdles with a time of 39.8.
Corbin Crim won both the 100 and 200 meters with a time of 11.5 and 22.2 respectivley in each event.
Preston Boone won the 400 meters with a time of 52.7, while the 400, 800 and 1600 meter relay teams all won first place.
The 400 meter relay team of Duncan, Crim, 'Snowy' Bjornsson and Logan Hartley grabbed first place with a time of 44.18. The The 800 meter relay team of James Curtis, Branden Duffield, Austin Lowry and Sean Crisenberry took top honors with a time of 1:39.74. That group of all sophomores, was only slightly outdone by another group of sophomores, this time though, Adarsh Manawa, Macartney Motsinger, Curtis and Crisenbery won the 1600 meter relay with a time of 3:55.93.
In the field events, 'Snowy' Bjornsson won the triple jump, going 41-feet-9, making a personal best for the foeign exchange student. Bjornsson also had a personal best in the high jump, clearing 6-foot and a personal best in the 200 meters with a time of 23.3 for a second place finish.
Austin Lowry won the pole vault, clearing 10-foot-6, while Isaac Ingram won the shot put with a heave of 50-feet-8. In the discuss, Kane Carrigan grabbed the top spot with a toss of 110-feet-7.
No information was made available by Eldorado High School by press time Wednesday.