July 22, 2014

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Track and field: Shoremen win third straight Midview-Lorain County Invitational; Amherst grabs girls title

EATON TWP. — Last year’s 22 meet records proved a tough act to follow, but Friday night’s performance at the Midview-Lorain County Track and Field Invitational had plenty going for it.

Try nine outright records and one tied.

The Avon Lake boys won their third straight title, topping Avon 126-119½ at Ed Adelsberg Stadium. Led by senior Francesco Maiorca, who won the 1,600 and 800 meters with meet-record performances, the Shoremen won six events.

The Amherst girls won for the first time since 1989 when it was called the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association meet. Amherst scored 131 points in holding off Avon (104½) and two-time defending champ Avon Lake (100½).

Maiorca was especially impressive in the 1,600 meters, turning in a time of 4:27.66 to break the 2008 meet record set by Elyria Catholic’s Marty Coolidge (4:31.5). He later to overcame a 30-meter deficit to Midview senior Zach Siefker to win the 800 with a time of 2:01.58 to Siefker’s 2:03.29. His effort broke the 2011 meet record of 2:02.13 set by Avon Lake’s Justin Housley.

“I went out a little slow (in the 800),” Maiorca said. “Usually I try to go out in 57 or 58 seconds, but today it was around a minute. The 1,600 I took it out a little slow, too. I just tried to keep in touch with (the leader) so I could kick him down the last 100. It worked out well because I kind of can rely on my kick.

“I’m fairly pleased with both. I wish I would have taken both races out harder, but I’m overall pleased.”

The Shoremen also got wins from senior Trevor Norris in the 3,200 (9:48.51), senior Jake Young in the shot put (53-2), sophomore Max Seipel in the discus (145-7) and sophomore Dave Winkel in the 110 hurdles (15.29).

“It’s good,” Norris said. “Whenever you’re winning the Lorain County meet it’s showing the things we’re capable of. Our distance running, throws and our sprints and hurdles are right there. We graduated some good athletes last year, but it’s become the thing with Avon Lake is that we just kind of reload. We shuffle people around and make due. We’re looking strong. No complaints at all.”

The Amherst girls had only half as many wins as the Avon Lake boys, but also got seconds in the 200, 1,600, 3,200, 300 hurdles, 400 relay and long jump.
Junior Erin Kasper won the high jump over defending champ Christine Bohan of Avon Lake. Both tied Bohan’s 2011 meet record of 5-3, but Kasper had fewer misses. Kasper also tied a school record in the event, plus took a second in the long jump (14-0½).

“This is very fun,” Kasper said. “We came out, worked hard and all just did the best that we could. We’ve tried to help ourselves out by putting in the extra work at practice. It’s definitely paying off.”

Freshman Alexis Szivan also got a win and a meet record in the 800 (2:22.92), holding off Avon Lake senior Katy Link (2:24.51). Both beat Link’s 2010 meet record of 2:26.43.

The Lorain girls received stellar efforts from sophomore Jocelynn Rogers and senior Melody Farris. Rogers won the 100 (12.64) and 200 (25.89) and was a member of the winning 800 (1:49.19) and 400 (49.73) relays. Farris set meet records in the 100 (14.83) and 300 (45.30) hurdles.

“I feeling like I’m on Cloud Nine,” Rogers said. “I did this for my coach (Donovan Wilson). His 21-year-old son is in the Cleveland Clinic fighting leukemia, so I’m going to dedicate all my races to him. Donovan’s son is getting a bone marrow transplant.”

It was the third straight year Farris set the 300 hurdle record. She was also a member of the winning 400 relay.

“I just tried my hardest,” she said. “We’ve been training very hard. I hurt my trail leg in the 100 hurdle prelims. I hit my leg on a few of the hurdles. I was concerned about it going into the finals, but things turned out fine. I feel great.”

A state qualifier last year in the shot put, Bohan won that event (39-10 ¾), discus (118-2) and pole vault (10-6). Her pole vault effort appeared to bring her the most satisfaction after she no-heighted in the event on March 31 at the Avon Lake Invitational.

“I’ve been experimenting with a lot of poles at practice, but I think now I’m finally starting to get comfortable again,” Bohan said. “I kind of let some things go. I just need to get back into my form, and to get my run and my power back. I want to feel like I can compete even better than I did last year.”

Contact Paul Heyse at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.

Boys

Team scores: 1. Avon Lake (AL), 126; 2. Avon (AV), 119 ½; 3. North Ridgeville (NR), 103; 4. Amherst Steele (AM), 74; 5. Lorain (L), 70 ½; 6. Elyria (EL), 53; 7. Midview (M), 50; 8. Firelands (F), 36; 9. Keystone (K), 17; 10. Clearview (CL), 6; 11. Elyria Catholic (EC), 4; 12. Oberlin, 1

Individual results

100 meters: 1. Zach Bowden (NR), 11.16; 2. Adrian Smith (EL), 11.49; 3. Jordan Alpater (L), 11.40; 4. Dave Bowden (NR), 11.49; 5. Brett Bass (AL), 11.59; 6. Antonio Orr (AV), 11.70

200: 1. Reggie Williams (L), 22.69; 2. Devin Flowers (EL), 22.74; 3. Zack Bowden (NR), 22.75; 4. Jordan Alpater (L), 23.37; 5. Paul Sonego (NR), 23.39; 6. John DeMarco (AV), 23.41

400: 1. Paul Sonego (NR), 51.10 (MEET RECORD, old record 51.94 set in 2011 Lynwood McGrier); 2. Devin Flowers (EL), 51.49; 3. Mincy (L), 52.22; 4. DeMarco (AV), 52.22; 5. Brandon Grieve (K), 52.56; 6. Nick Glowacki (AM), 52.94

800: 1. Francesco Maiorca (AL), 2:01.58 (MEET RECORD, old record 2:02.13 set in 2011 by Avon Lake’s Justin Housley); 2. Zach Siefker (M), 2:03.29; 3. Mike Kardos (AM), 2:03.73; 4. Seth Jeffers (F), 2:05.36; 5. Stephen Hause (AM), 2:06.24; 6. Corey Hermann (AV), 2:08.92

1,600: 1. Francesco Maiorca (AL), 4:27.66 (MEET RECORD, old record 4:31.5 set in 2008 by Elyria Catholic’s Marty Coolidge); 2. Austin Fasciana (AV), 4:42.99; 3. Brady Jeffers (F), 4:44.20; 4. Devin Arora (AL), 4:46.34; 5. Matt Kretschmer (NR), 4:54.90; 6. James Hawks (EL), 4:56.75

3,200: 1. Trevor Norris (AL), 9:48.51; 2. Blake Pecoraro (AV), 10:13.51; 3. Sean Kane (AL), 10:30.75; 4. Tom Parsons (AL), 10:35.54; 5. Jacob Amato (EC), 10:36.22; 6. Adrien Hall (AM), 10:45.37

110 hurdles: 1. Dave Winkel (AL), 15.29; 2. Brentten Wiley (AV), 15.44; 3. Carlos Sanchez (L), 16.22; 4. Jason Lucas (NR), 16.59; 5. Tyler Lenchak (AV), 16.90; 6. Noah Katrinchak (EL), 17.05

300 hurdles: 1. Wiley (AV), 41.32; 2. Lucas (NR), 43.15; 3. Chase Klingshirn (AM), 43.82; 4. Lenchak (AV), 44.58; 5. Pat Wynne (M), 45.98; 6. Sanchez (L), 46.22

400-meter relay: 1. Lorain (Jeremy Mincy, Reggie Williams, Shaquille Hildreth, Jordan Alpater), 43.66 (MEET RECORD, old record 44.09 set in 2011 by Lorain); 2. North Ridgeville, 43.88; 3. Elyria, 44.57; 4. Midview, 46.16; 5. Avon Lake, 46.43; 6. Amherst, 47.01

800-meter relay: 1. Avon (Wiley, Orr, Nick Telidis, John DMarco), 1:34.39; 2. North Ridgeville, 1:34.92; 3. Amherst Steele, 1:36.69; 4. Firelands, 1:38.15; 5. Avon Lake, 1:39.34; 6. Keystone, 1:42.50

1,600-meter relay: 1. Avon (Nick Telidis, Tyler Lenchak, Brentten Wiley, John DeMarco), 3:34.47; 2. Amherst Steele, 3:35.16; 3. Midview, 3:37.94; 4. Avon Lake, 3:38.61; 5. North Ridgeville, 3:44.35; 6. Firelands, 3:48.03

3,200-meter relay: 1. Amherst (Stephen Hause, Tom Wesley, Kevin Burgett, Mike Kardos), 8:31.66; 2. Avon, 8:39.64; 3. Avon Lake, 8:40.02; 4. Firelands, 8:44.15; 5. North Ridgeville, 8:55.97; 6. North Ridgeville, 9:29.88

Shot put: 1. Jake Young (AL), 53-2; 2. Max Seipel (AL), 46-11½; 3. Mitch Bugala (NR), 45-7½; 4. Deshonte Davis (L), 43-6½; 5. Cory Furnas (AV), 43-3; 6. Jacob Bates (CL), 43-11⁄2

Discus: 1. Max Seipel (AL), 145-7; 2. Jake Young (AL), 145-4; 3. Paul Sturm (AV), 120-4; 4. Alec Medina (Lorain), 118-3; 5. Jake Bruder (AM), 117-2; 6. Cory Furnas (AV), 111-5

High jump: 1. Jeff Ondo (M), 6-4; 2. Josh Hudson (NR), 6-2; 3. Jordan Lawrence (AV), 6-1; 4. tie – Dravin Lucky (AM), Session Buchanan (L), Connor Menke (M) and Drew Lawrence (AV), 5-9

Long jump: 1. Reggie Williams (L), 20-5; 2. Devin Flowers (EL),
19-2½; 3. Mickey Steiner (AL), 18-5½; 4. Josh Birkline (AM),
18-4½; 5. Christian Watkins (NR), 18-3; 6. Ryan Repas (AV), 17-10

Pole vault: 1. Conrad Doehne (M), 14-4; 2. Nate Danko (F), 12-6; 3. Nick Hart (AM), 12-0; 4. Tyler Smith (AL), 11-6; 5. Dakota Walker (AM), 11-0; 6. Sean Kegg (NR), 10-0

Girls

Team scores: 1. Amherst Steele, 131; 2. Avon, 104 ½; 3. Avon Lake, 100½; 4. Lorain, 94; 5. Keystone, 47½; 6. Elyria Catholic, 35; 7. Firelands, 24½; 8. Elyria, 23; 9. North Ridgeville, 22; 10. Clearview, 10; 11. Midview, 14; 12. Lake Ridge Academy, 10

Individual results

100 meters: 1. Jocelynn Rogers (L), 12.64; 2. Andresja Dearmas (L), 12.70; 3. Brandy Daniels (EC), 12.99; 4. Sher Champe (AM), 13.14; 5. Kalynn Daniels (EC), 13.16; 6. Emily Peters (K), 13.24

200: 1. Rogers (L), 25.89; 2. Champe (AM), 26.13; 3. Peters (K), 27.14; 4. Kaitlyn Foye (AV), 27.81; 5. Isabella Mercurio (NR), 28.01; 6. Emily Joyce (AV), 28.12

400: 1. Sarah Wildenheim (M), 1:02.26; 2. Regan Betts (AV), 1;02.65; 3. Kaci Gregory (LRA), 1:02.67; 4. Monica Bickley (AV), 1;03.40; 5. Dearmas (L), 1:03.61; 6. Riley Schenk (AM), 1:03.70

800: 1. Alexis Szivan (AM), 2:22.92 (MEET RECORD, old record 2:26.43 set in 2010 by Avon Lake’s Katy Link); 2. Link (AL), 2:24.51; 3. Maddie Toth (AV), 2:29.17; 4. Angelica Bucci (AM), 2:32.79; 5. Jordan Guidish (LRA), 2:32.79; 6. Haylie Toth (AV), 2:39.47

1,600: 1. Katy Link (AL), 5:21.25; 2. Emily Johnson (AM), 5:33.64; 3. Linda Morales (AV), 5:33.79; 4. Megan Beal (AM), 5:46.44; 5. Annie Bowen (AV), 6:04.69; 6. Jessica Beran (F), 6:07.27

3,200: 1. Alli Clark (AV), 10:59.42; 2. Nina Hill (AM), 12:17.51; 3. Sarah Walters (AM), 12:44.26; 4. Katie Schlather (AV), 13:03.32; 5. Esther Killius (AL), 13:03.36; 6. Taylor Lowery (NR), 13:10.33

100 hurdles: 1. Melody Farris (L), 14.83 (MEET RECORD, old record 15.67 set in 2009 by Admiral King’s Sheral Robinson); 2. Kristin Winkel (AL), 15.57; 3. Sarah Moore (AM), 15.82; 4. Jenna Quillen (K), 16.31; 5. Payton Mitchell (AV), 17.44; 6. Alicia Senart (NR), 17.67

300 hurdles: 1. Farris (L), 45.30 (MEET RECORD, old record 45.99 set in 2011 by Farris); 2. Sarah Fisher (AM), 48.47; 3. Holowecky (F), 49.53; 4. Moore (AM), 50.28; 5. Quillen (K), 50.32; 6. Mitchell (AV), 50.64

400-meter relay: 1. Lorain (Farris, Rogers, Dearmas, Alicia Arnold), 49.73 (MEET RECORD, old record 49.87 set in 2011 by Lorain); 2. Amherst, 51.66; 3. Elyria Catholic, 52.28; 4. Elyria, 52.70; 5. Avon, 53.99;
6. Avon Lake, 54.53

800-meter relay: 1. Lorain (Lemia Scott, Tierra Goodman, Brittany Cook, Rogers), 1:49.19; 2. Elyria, 1:50.83; 3. Amherst, 1:51.74; 4. Avon, 1:51.75; 5. North Ridgeville, 1:53.22; 6. Keystone, 1:54.56

1,600-meter relay: 1. Avon (Monica Bickley, Natalie Wilden, Emily Joyce, Regan Betts), 4:13.97 (MEET RECORD, old record 4:16.01 set in 2011 by Avon); 2. Lorain, 4:15.97; 3. Amherst, 4:18.14; 4. Avon Lake, 4:26.96; 5. Firelands, 4:39.78; 6. Midview, 4:43.47

3,200-meter relay: 1. Amherst (Alexis Szivan, Angelica Bucci, Katie Sooy-Schultz, Emily Johnson), 9:57.07; 2. Avon, 10:16.72; 3. Avon Lake, 10:37.34; 4. Keystone, 11:14.55; 5. North Ridgeville, 11:17.50; 6. Lorain, 11:22.58

Shot put: 1. Christine Bohan (AL), 39-10¾; 2. Sarah Alflen (AL),
37-6½; 3. Emily Nagy (K), 33-2½; 4. Akacia Taylor (EL), 33-2; 5. Natasha Daniels (CL), 32-7¼; 6. Sydney Young (AM), 29-9; 6.

Discus: 1. Bohan (AL), 118-2; 2. Sarah Alflen (AL), 106-4; 3. Natasha Daniels (CL), 99-4; 4. Hannah Ernst (CL), 94-0; 5. Maddy Michelich (AV), 87-5; 6. Emily Nagy (K), 85-11

High jump: 1. Erin Kasper (AM), 5-3 (TIES RECORD set in 2011 by Avon Lake’s Christine Bohan); 2. Bohan (AL), 5-3; 3. tie – Rachel Holowecky (F) and Quillen (K), 4-9; 5. Kalynn Daniels (EC), 4-9; 6. Amber Slavik (AM), 4-9

Long jump: 1. Brandy Daniels (EC), 14-3; 2. Erin Kasper (AM),
14-0¼; 3. Jessica Yurkovich (AV), 13-11 ¼; 4. Lemia Scott (L), 13-10; 5. Kailey McClain (AL), 13-6¾; 6. Taylor O’Dell (EC), 13-21⁄2

Pole vault: 1. Bohan (AL), 10-6; 2. Meghan Acierto (AM), 7-6; 3. tie – Kayla Nunez (AM) and Lauren Kingsboro (K), 7-6; 5. tie – Kim Byron (AL) and Stavi Soulas (AV), 7-0