The 2018 track and field season has brought plenty of changes to Ashland High School’s record board.
Eight, to be exact.
EJ Holland, who had one of the best weekends of any athlete at the Class 5A state meet last month, now ranks second in both the 3,000-meter run (8 minutes, 26.44 seconds) and the 1,500 (3:54.32).
Holland is joined on the list of 1,500 runners by 2018 teammates Alex Franklin — in sixth with a 3:57.43 mark — and Arlo Davis, who is seven at 4:00.00.
Holland, Franklin and Davis finished first, third and fifth, respectively, in the 1,500 at the state meet.
Ian Rinefort ranks second in the decathlon with a score of 5,991 and 10th in the 200 (22.83). From his freshman season, Rinefort remains 10th in the 800 with a time of 1:57.06.
On the girls side, Lilianne Smith improved her spot at No. 6 in the shot put with a throw of 36 feet, 4.5 inches. Nina Munson moved up to seventh in the javelin after a season-long throw of 95-9.
Berkeley Skuratowicz stayed at No. 7 by tying her personal record of 8-6 in the pole vault.
ASHLAND PILOTS 9, HIDDEN VALLEY 7: At Hidden Valley, Ashland scored a pair of runs in the top of the seven to break a 7-all tie to complete a late-game comeback on Wednesday night.
Ashland catcher Isaac Evans, who got the rally going with a two-out walk, scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a Hidden Valley error. Leadoff man Rowan Amann gave the Pilots a two-run lead with an RBI single to center field.
Amann, Nick Buccino and Evan McLennan all drove in a pair of runs in the win for Ashland (3-1 overall), which fell behind 3-0 in the first inning before scoring five runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to tie the game.
Buccino, Nixon (5), Westrick (7) and Evans; Matusik, McLaughlin (5), Kissel (5) and Iwamizu. W — Nixon. L — Kissel. 2B — A: Amann, Westrick, Evans; HV: Schultz. 3B — A: McLennan .