September 23, 2014

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Avon Jim Reynolds Relays: Shoregals second in field, first in field events

AVON — The Avon Lake girls were outstanding in the field Saturday.
And largely because of that, they finished second at Saturday’s annual Avon Jim Reynolds Relays.

The Shoregals had 60 points to finish well behind first-place Rocky River (86), which won the meet for the eighth time dating back to 1998 and for the fourth time in the last five years. Lorain took fifth with 50 points.

Shoregals junior Christine Bohan and senior Sarah Alflen combined for a meet-record 77 feet in the shot put relay as they crushed Lorain’s 2011 mark of 73-10¾. Bohan threw 38-6¼ and Alflen 38-5¾.

Bohan and Alflen also won the discus relay with a combined distance of 213-1. Bohan led the way with a toss of 113-5 and Alflen added 99-8.

“We played varsity volleyball together and we just make a great team,” Bohan said. “When we can break those records it’s awesome. We’re just so solid. We encourage each other so well that we can achieve those great things.”

Bohan’s third win of the day came in the pole vault relay where she teamed with Kimi Byron. Bohan led the field with a 10-6 while Byron went 8-6.

Bohan also contributed with a third place in the high jump relay where she teamed with Whitney Craigo. Bohan cleared 5-0 and Craigo went 4-6.

“My pole vault coach had me attempt 12 foot after we clinched the relay,” said Bohan, the county record-holder at 11-8. “It was a good test. I liked my attempts. I just need to work on it a little bit. I liked my last attempt (at 12-0) the best.”

Lorain senior Alicia Arnold set a meet-record in the 100 meters (12.54), then anchored teammates Melody Farris, Brittany Cook and Andresja Dermas to another meet-record in the 400-meter relay (48.78).

A possible third record for Lorain in the 1,600 relay (4:02) was negated when the relay was disqualified after Arnold took the baton from Tierra Goodman outside the exchange zone. Lorain had the relay won by nearly eight seconds.

The disqualification cost Lorain 10 points and a second-place tie with Avon Lake.

Lorain bounced back with wins in two out of the last three running events.

The sprint medley by Dermas, Jocelynn Rogers, Arnold and Farris (1:54.42) won, as did the 800 relay with Dermas, Lamia Scott, Goodman and Rogers (1:48.05).

Farris, Arnold’s cousin, added another victory in the 100 hurdles (15.39).

“We all did so well, especially our underclassmen,” Arnold said. “That’s why we’re so upset about that 1,600 relay. Coach Ed (assistant Ed Daniel) has really worked with us in helping us to improve our splits. We’re disappointed with the DQ, but there’s still more to come. We’re only going to get better and better.”

The Lorain boys got a nice shot in the arm with the return of senior Christian Nogueras, who missed the Titans’ first four invitationals because of a torn ACL in his right knee suffered in the final game of the football season.

Nogueras led off two winning relays. He teamed with Reggie Williams, Jeremy Mincy and Jordan Altpater for a meet-record in the 400 (43.35) and capped the day by leading off the winning 800 relay (1:31.67) that also featured Altpater, Shaquille Hildreth and Williams.

“It was heart-breaking sitting at the track meets watching everybody run and not being able to compete,” Nogueras said. “I haven’t led off a relay since freshman year. I wanted to anchor today, but my coach thought it was best that I try and create a big enough lead for the younger guys (Altpater, Hildreth) in the relay so that they weren’t stressed about being caught.”

Avon Lake seniors Jake Young and T.K. Burke combined for a meet record in the shot put relay (105-0¼) after earlier winning discus (293-6).

Young had the meet’s best individual shot put throw with a career-record 55-0¼.

“I felt pretty good in warm-ups,” Young said. “That first throw (53 feet) was a good opener. The second one went even better. Get ready for conference and meets after that. Get ready for the long run.”

Led by its winning 1,600 relay, Avon (51) was the top Lorain County team behind CVCA (83) and Westlake (77). Lorain (49) was fourth.

Boys

TEAM SCORES: 1. CVCA, 83; 2. Westlake, 77; 3. Avon, 51; 4. Lorain, 49; 5. North Olmsted, 42; 6. tie – Avon Lake and Aurora, 34; 8. Highland, 24; 9. Wadsworth, 21; 10. Elyria, 18; 11. Trinity, 12; 12. Clearview, 8; 13. Rocky River, 8; 14. Bay, 4; 15. Wellington, 1

Individual results

100 meters: 1. Marc Remy (North Olmsted), 11.15; 2. Sherman Kortze (CVCA), 11.52; 3. Jordan Altpater (Lorain), 11.53; 4. Adrian Smith (Elyria), 11.55; 5. Antonio Orr (Avon), 11.58; 6. Tyler Zack (Westlake), 11.65

1,600: 1. Ben Bockhoven (CVCA), 4:38.84; 2. Austin Fasciana (Avon), 4:40.27; 3. Justin Reynolds (Rocky River), 4:44.71; 4. James Jenkins (Westlake), 4:46.20; 5. Dan Hollo (North Olmsted), 4:46.50; 6. Nick Dowdell (Wellington), 4:47.09

110 hurdles: 1. Alec Cusick (Westlake), 15.05; 2. Zach Smierciak (Aurora), 15.39; 3. Mitch Gordon (Wadsworth), 15.71; 4. Aaron Port (CVCA), 15.83; 5. Brentten Wiley (Avon), 16.00; 6. Jordan Little (Trinity), 16.54

400 relay: 1. Lorain (Christian Nogueras, Reggie Williams, Jeremy Mincy, Altpater), 43.35 (MEET RECORD, old record 43.67 set in 2010 by Buckeye); 2. CVCA, 44.00; 3. North Olmsted, 44.00; 4. Westlake, 45.24; 5. Elyria, 45.24; 6. Wadsworth, 45.73

800 relay: 1. Lorain (Nogueras, Altpater, Shaquille Hildreth, Williams), 1:31:67; 2. CVCA, 1:32.65; 3. Avon, 1:32.68; 4. Aurora, 1:37.01; 5. Wadsworth, 1:37.70,

1,600 relay: 1. Avon (Wiley, Brandon Cannon, Paul Yeager, John DeMarco), 3:30.34; 2. CVCA, 3:31.90; 3. Highland, 3:33.90; 4. Westlake, 3:33.98.

3,200 relay: 1. Aurora (Justin Morrison, Justin Frankman, DJ Lieberth, Ben Davis), 8:24.91; 2. CVCA, 8:25.38; 3. Westlake, 8:26.83; 4. Avon Lake, 8:32.98; 5. Wadsworth, 8:46.10; 6. North Olmsted, 8:49.70

6,400 relay: 1. Highland (Zach Davis, Cole Vandenberg, Adam Holowecky, Stuart Arbuckle), 18:48.30; 2. CVCA, 19:14.94; 3. Avon, 19:24.26; 4. North Olmsted, 19:39.88

Sprint medley: 1. Lorain (Shaquille Hildreth, Altpater, Williams, Mincy), 1:37.36; 2. North Olmsted, 1:37.69; 3. CVCA, 1:40.20; 4. Avon, 1:41.41; 5. Elyria, 1:41.77; 6. Trinity, 1:41.86

Distance medley: 1. Avon Lake (Max Seipel, Nick Nix, Trevor Norris, Francesco Maiorca), 10:43.37; 2. Westlake, 11:14.30; 3. CVCA, 11:17.42; 4. Aurora, 11:18.26; 5. Bay, 11:27.53; 6. Avon, 11:31.12

Shuttle hurdles: 1. Westlake (Parker Novel, Quentin Kraft, Kyle Perkins, Cusick), 1:02.82; 2. CVCA, 1:03.47; 3. Avon, 1:07:29; 4. Aurora, 1:07.65; 5. Highland, 1:08.67; 6. North Olmsted, 1:09.72

Shot put: 1. Avon Lake (Jake Young, T.K. Burke), 105-5½ (MEET RECORD, old record 100-8 set in 1999 by Trinity); 2. Westlake, 95-5¾; 3. Wadsworth, 88-8 ¾; 4. Lorain, 84-1¾; 5. North Olmsted, 78-11 ¼; 6. Avon, 78-5¼. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Young, 55-01⁄4

Discus: 1. Avon Lake (Young, Seipel), 293-6; 2. North Olmsted, 281-1; 3. Westlake, 265-7; 4. Wadsworth, 257-0; 5. Highland, 241-3; 6. Avon, 232-4. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Matt Weber (North Olmsted), 162-4

High jump: 1. Westlake (Kyle Perkins, Youseff Kirrallah), 11-4; 2. Clearview, 11-3; 3. Trinity, 11-2; 4. Avon, 11-2; 5. Bay, 10-11; 6. Lorain, 5-10. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Gerrell Williams (Clearview), 6-0

Long jump: 1. Elyria (Devin Flowers, Jumarr Lewis), 39-8 ½; 2. Lorain, 38-8; 3. Westlake, 36-11; 4. Highland, 36-8. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Williams (Lorain), 21-03⁄4

Pole vault: cancelled due to weather

Girls

TEAM SCORES: 1. Rocky River, 86; 2. Avon Lake, 60; 3. Magnificat, 55; 4. CVCA, 52; 5. Lorain, 50; 6. Avon, 39; 7. Highland, 34; 8. Bay, 28; 9. Westlake, 25; 10. Trinity, 22; 11. Elyria, 16; 12. Elyria Catholic, 14; 13. Aurora, 7; 14. North Olmsted, 5; 15. Wellington, 2; 16. St. Joseph Academy, 1

Individual results

100 meters: 1. Alicia Arnold (Lorain), 12.54 (MEET RECORD, old record 12.55 set in 2009 by North Olmsted’s Morgan Pochatek); 2. Rachel Hlatky (Magnificat), 12.91; 3. Brandy Daniels (EC), 12.94; 4. Molly Tupta (Trinity), 13.06; 5. Sierra Moore (Elyria), 13.11; 6. Chanel VanDyke (CVCA), 13.19

1,600: 1. Elyse Bierut (Rocky River), 5:08.88; 2. Sammy Bockoven (CVCA), 5:08.97; 3. Katy Link (Avon Lake), 5:11.73; 4. Maddie Voiers (Bay), 5:35.79; 5. Allison Clark (Avon), 5:42.98; 6. Dana Cassidy (Aurora), 5:44.69

100 hurdles: 1. Melody Farris (Lorain), 15.39; 2. Kristin Winkel (Avon Lake), 15.87; 3. Morgan Berg (Rocky River), 16.48; 4. Brianna Pastor (Trinity), 16.80; 5. Morgan Kuzek (Wellington), 17.22; 6. Payton Mitchell (Avon), 17.79

400 relay: 1. Lorain (Farris, Brittany Cook, Andresja Dermas, Arnold), 48.78 (MEET RECORD, old record 48.85 set in 2011 by Lorain); 2. Elyria Catholic, 51.33; 3. Elyria, 51.34; 4. CVCA, 51.48; 5. Trinity, 51.75; 6. Avon, 52.17
800 relay: 1. Lorain (Dermas, Lamia Scott, Tierra Goodman, Jocelynn Rogers), 1:48.05; 2. Highland, 1:51.24; 3. Avon, 1:51.60; 4. Trinity, 1:51.90; 5. Rocky River, 1:52.83; 6. Westlake, 1:54.22

1,600 relay: 1. Rocky River (Caroline Auzenbergs, Mary Devito, Madi Connelly, Sarah Lesiecki), 4:10.39; 2. CVCA, 4:10.80; 3. Magnificat, 4:10.89; 4. Avon, 4:12.65.

3,200 relay: 1. Magnificat (Katie Whitmore, Victoria Meyer, Elise Horning, Abigail Marquard), 9:52.56; 2. CVCA, 9:58.02; 3. Rocky River, 10:00.57; 4. Avon Lake, 10:34.44; 5. Westlake, 10:38.77

6,400 relay: 1. Rocky River (Connelly, Anna Eversman, Maddy McDonough, Bierut), 21:32.22 (MEET RECORD, old record 21:50.83 set in 2011 by Magnificat); 2. CVCA, 21:54.03; 3. Magnificat, 21:58.69; 4. Avon, 22:47.77; 5. North Olmsted, 23:29.47.

Sprint medley: 1. Lorain (Dermas, Rogers, Arnold, Farris), 1:54.42; 2. Rocky River, 1:55.13; 3. Elyria, 1:57.44; 4. Trinity, 1:57.87; 5. Aurora, 1:59.56; 6. North Olmsted, 2:01.16

Distance medley: 1. Rocky River (Ellen Corcoran, Connelly, Monica McDonough, Maddy McDonough), 12:58.45; 2. Bay, 13:03.16; 3. Magnificat, 13:20.37; 4. Avon, 13:21.89; 5. Westlake, 13:22.46

Shuttle hurdles: 1. Rocky River (Berg, Katie Bobbitt, Maddy Fitzsimmons, Monica McDonough), 1:09.71; 2. Highland, 1:11.43; 3. Avon Lake, 1:11.76; 4. Westlake, 1:12.04; 5. Trinity, 1:12.87; 6. Avon, 1:15.35

Shot put: 1. Avon Lake (Christine Bohan, Sarah Alflen), 77-00 (MEET RECORD, old record 73-10¾ set in 2011 by Lorain’s Ogle and Quinn); 2. Magnificat, 62-10 ¼; 3. Avon, 59-10½; 4. Aurora, 59-8; 5. Westlake, 57-2¼; 6. Elyria, 56-4 1/2. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Amelia Strickler (Bay), 40-11

Discus: 1. Avon Lake (Bohan, Alflen), 213-1; 2. Bay, 208-7; 3. Magnificat, 190-2; 4. Highland, 173-3; 5. North Olmsted, 163-1; 6. Elyria, 157-4. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Strickler, 122-7

High jump: 1. Highland (Karissa Steffas, Nikki McKenna), 9-8; 2. Avon, 9-6; 3. Avon Lake, 9-6; 4. CVCA, 9-1; 5. Rocky River, 9-0; INDIVIDUAL BEST: Steffas, 5-2

Long jump: 1. CVCA (Autumn Young, Katie Hess), 31-4; 2. Rocky River, 29-1¼; 3. Westlake, 28-10¾; 4. Magnificat, 28-4¾; 5. Avon, 28-2; 6. Highland, 27-5¾. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Young, 16-01⁄2

Pole vault: 1. Avon Lake (Bohan, Kim Byron), 19-0; 2. Westlake, 18-2; 3. Bay, 16-6; 4. Rocky River, 15-6; 5. Highland, 14-6; INDIVIDUAL BEST: Bohan, 10-6