April 23, 2014

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H.S. Track: Local athletes have good day at Avon Lake Invite

AVON LAKE — Lorain County teams didn’t seriously challenge for any championships Saturday at the 17th annual Avon Lake Invitational, but there was still cause for celebration.
Avon junior John DeMarco was the only county athlete to earn multiple victories, taking first in the 400 meters (52.67) and teaming with Nick Telidis, Antonio Orr and Jake Bitter on the winning 800-meter relay (1:33.27). DeMarco also teamed with Brentten Wiley, Nick Vavrich and Telidis on the 1,600-meter relay that finished second to Westlake, 3:37.12 to 3:37.45.
“The 800 relay win was special,” DeMarco said. “We subbed Nick Telidis for Brentten Wiley in the leadoff spot because Wiley smashed his knee during his hurdle race. Nick came through and did a great job for us.
“The 1,600 relay was all my fault. I should have tried to have taken the lead earlier instead of trying to kick down the Westlake runner in the end.”
Avon Lake senior Christine Bohan also had a nice meet. She won shot put
(41-0¼) and placed second in discus (126-6), high jump (5-1) and pole vault (10-0) as she accounted for 34 of her team’s 44 points.
The discus mark was especially meaningful for Bohan as she broke her previous best of 124-9 set in the Shoregals’ dual meet Wednesday.
“I’m getting close to our school record (129 feet). I’m hoping that maybe in a couple meets I can break it,” Bohan said. “I broke my school shot put record (41-9) on Wednesday with a 42-4. I didn’t throw as far today, but I’m glad to be consistently inside the 40-foot range.”
Juniors Max Seipel and Collin Lucas of Avon Lake also enjoyed solid performances in the throwing events.
Seipel and Lucas had career-record throws in discus. Seipel defended his meet title with a toss of 166-5, beating his old mark by 3 feet. Lucas crushed his previous best mark of 137 with a toss of 150-8 to finish third.
In the shot put, Seipel threw 52-8 and Lucas 49-3¼ as they finished second and third behind Medina junior Mike Hierlozer (56-2¼).
“I started off strong with a 164 then threw my 166-5,” Seipel said. “I’m still lifting hard because I want to peak at the right time. The last two days of practice were really great. I’m feeling good. I’m a little sore (from lifting), which makes me happy because I’m throwing that well when I’m sore.
“I felt great today. Then the sun started coming out when I was throwing. It was great.”
Elyria Catholic sophomore Justin Taylor stunned defending champ Keith Yohman, a Brunswick senior and 2012 Division I state qualifier, to win the 100 meters, 11.42 to 11.47. This is Taylor’s first track season since the eighth grade when he ran for Langston Middle School in Oberlin.
“My block start was very, very bad,” he said. “I stood straight up almost immediately coming out of the blocks. It slowed me down for the first phase, but I had very good recovery. I caught him in the last 13 yards. It was close from there. I leaned very well at the line, but I had to. Today is a great motivator.”
Saturday was only Taylor’s second high school meet. He won the 100 and took second in the 200 in a season-opening quad meet Wednesday at Avon.
The day wasn’t so kind to EC teammate Lucas Ball. The  junior and  two-time Division II state qualifier finished second (13-6) in pole vault to Medina junior Kyle Hutchison (14-6) as he was unable to defend his meet title.
“I was just having a rough day trying to get back into it,” Ball said. “I strained my left hamstring training indoors in the beginning of January at Bellevue and had to miss the entire indoor season. It was so painful I could barely walk on it.
“Today, I tried experimenting with my poles. I tried a
15-foot, 185-pound pole (at 14 feet), but it was too stiff. I went to a 15-foot, 180 because it’s a little lighter. Last year, I had had eight indoor meets and one outdoor meet coming into Avon Lake. I had just the one outdoor meet before today at Avon, where I took just one attempt (13-6). I can’t beat myself up mentally. I just have to tell myself that I can do it and have confidence in myself.”
The Avon boys were the top local team, finishing fourth with 72 points. Avon Lake led area schools on the girls side with a seventh-place finish.
Contact Paul Heyse at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.
Boys
Team scores
1. Medina (ME), 125.5; 2. Brunswick (BR), 92; 3. Chardon (CH), 77; 4. Avon (AV), 72; 5. Avon Lake (AL), 59; 6. Westlake (W), 54; 7. Strongsville (ST), 40; 8. Eastlake North (EN), 37; 9. Elyria Catholic (EC), 27; 10. Lorain (LO), 24; 11. Rocky River (RR), 20; 12. Midview (MI), 16.5; 13. Bay (BA), 15; 14. Lakewood (LA), 4.
Individual results
100: 1. Justin Taylor (EC), 11.42; 2. Keith Yohman (BR), 11.47; 3. Shaquille Hildreth (LO), 11.49; 4. Antonio Orr (AV), 11.51; 5. Joe Laudato (CH), 11.54; 6. Dante Redwood (CH), 11.60.
200: 1. Yohman (BR), 23.05; 2. Laudato (CH), 23.38; 3. Tyree Wesley (W), 23.57; 4. Richard Floyd (Strongsville), 23.64; 5. Rudy Keppler (W), 23.65; 6. Zayd Albakri (AV), 24.41.
400: 1. John DeMarco (AV), 52.67; 2. Dan Squeri (W), 52.81; 3. Tyler Laffin (BR), 53.05; 4. Ian McKee (ME), 53.50; 5. Rudy Keppler (W), 53.54; 6. Kyle Denihan (EN), 53.79.
800: 1. Tyler Menear (BR), 2:00.85; 2. Dan Schwendler (ME), 2:03.20; 3. Dylan Dombi (M), 2:04.39; 4. Eric Collins (ST), 2:04.79; 5. Tim Villari (AL), 2:06.88; 6. Matt Orr (BA), 2:07.26.
1,600: 1. Brandon Green (EN), 4:34.82; 2. Aubrey Jordan (CH), 4:35.99; 3. Dylan Dombi (M), 4:40.07; 4. Justin Reynolds (RR), 4:42.23; 5. Sean Kane (AV), 4:43.58; 6. Gavin Kelly (W), 4:45.40.
3,200: 1. Menear (BR), 9:34.57 (MEET RECORD, old record 9:44.78 set in 2011 by Elyria Catholic’s Dan Kuhman); 2. Blake Pecoraro (AV), 9:42.08; 3. Aubrey Jordan (CH), 9:57.52; 4. Tom Menyes (ME), 10:09.12; 5. Adam Sopchak (CH), 10:10.10; 6. Josh Sumerauer (BR), 10:16.22.
110 hurdles: 1. Floyd (ST), 15.18; 2. Dave Winkel (AL), 15.62; 3. Grant Mlack (CH), 15.63; 4. Robert Sprung (ME), 16.23; 5. Jacob Axten (EN), 16.62; 6. Brentten Wiley (AV), 16.64.
300 hurdles: 1. Mlack (CH), 40.93; 2. Winkel (AL), 41.49; 3. Sean Masters (ME), 41.70; 4. Lavelle Saulsberry (ME), 42.89; 5. Regan Puzzitiello (ST), 44.12; 6. Jacob Axten (ST), 44.12.
400 relay: 1. Brunswick (Alex Hartill, Justin Boey, Joe Pinzone, Yohman), 44.65; 2. Medina, 45.55; 3. Westlake, 45.81; 4. Avon, 46.54; 5. Elyria Catholic, 46.62; 6. Eastlake North, 46.77.
800 relay: 1. Avon (Nick Telidis, Orr, Jake Bitter, DeMarco), 1:33.27; 2. Medina, 1:35.01; 3. Chardon, 1:35.35; 4. Strongsville, 1:36.94; 5. Westlake, 1:37.97; 6. Rocky River, 1:38.80.
1,600 relay: 1. Westlake (Dan Squeri, Gavin Kelly, Logan Kelly, Brian Hood), 3:37.12; 2. Avon, 3:37.45; 3. Chardon, 3:40.01; 4. Medina, 3:40.29; 5. Brunswick, 3:43.12; 6. Strongsville, 3:44.33.
3,200 relay: 1. Eastlake North (Brandon Green, Kyle Denihan, Jake Godec, Car Anthony), 8:23.94; 2. Medina, 8:24.84; 3. Avon Lake, 8:36.09; 4. Chardon, 8:36.10; 5. Westlake, 8:46.78; 6. Avon, 8:49.81.
Shot put: 1. Mike Hierlozer (ME), 56-2¼; 2. Max Seipel (AL), 52-8; 3. Collin Lucas (AL), 49-3¼; 4. Travis Ritt (CH), 45-5; 5. Austin Hazek (M), 44-10; 6. Sobhi Awadallah (LA), 44-33⁄4.
Discus: 1. Seipel (AL), 166-5; 2. Hierholzer (ME), 160-2; 3. Lucas (AL), 150-8; 4. Hazek (ME), 144-7; 5. Justin Boey (BR), 143-8; 6. Alex Busser (W), 140-3.
High jump: 1. Scott Rapps (BA), 6-3; 2. Session Buchanan (LO), 6-2; 3. Alex Hartill (BR), 6-0; 4. Jeff Ondo (M), 5-10; 5. Jordan Lawrence (AV), 5-10; 6. Nik Ready (CH), 5-10.
Long jump: 1. Yohman (BR), 21-0; 2. Alex Hartill (BR), 19-6¼; 3. Chris Penny (LO), 19-4; 4. Stephen Gazley (M), 19-1¼; 5. Allen Chan (RR), 18-6; 6. Jamaal Rice (LO), 18-31⁄4.
Pole vault: 1. Kyle Hutchison (ME), 14-6; 2. Lucas Ball (EC), 13-6; 3. Robert Sprung (ME), 12-6; 5. Conrad Doehne (MI), 12-6; 5. Bobby Bukovec (CH), 12-0; 6. Sam Bitter (AV), 12-0.
Girls
Team scores
1. Brunswick, 130; 2. Medina, 107; 3. Rocky River, 69; 4. Chardon, 61; 5. Strongsville, 60; 6. Lakewood, 46; 7. Avon Lake, 44; 8. Lorain, 38; 9. Avon, 37; 10. Bay, 35; 11. Elyria Catholic, 26; 12. Eastlake North, 7; 13. Midview, 4.
Individual results
100: 1. Stephanie Ferrante (CH), 12.11; 2. Andresja De’Armas (LO), 12.62; 3. Brandy Daniels (EC), 13.03; 4. Olivia Bechtel (BA), 13.11; 5. Kalynn Daniels (EC), 13.22; 6. Amber Neitzel (BR), 13.24.
200: 1. Ferrante (CH), 25.23 (MEET RECORD, old record 25.50 set in 2002 by Elyria’s Tianna Madison); 2. Jocelynn Rogers (LO), 26.04; 3. Sarah Lesiecki (RR), 27.07; 4. Gabby Maslowski (BR), 27.10; 5. Emily Ciborek (ST), 27.38; 6. Amber Neitzel (BR), 27.46.
400: 1. Ferrante (CH), 57.96 (MEET RECORD, old record 58.80 set in 2001 by Amherst’s Theresa Feldkamp); 2. Olivia Bechtel (BA), 1:00.74; 3. Lesiecki (RR), 1:01.26; 4. Amanda Sacha (L), 1:01.63; 5. Alexis Smith (M), 1:02.70; 6. Regan Betts (AV), 1:03.49.
800: 1. Madi Connelly (RR), 2:25.53; 2. Kristine Camper (BR), 2:27.74; 3. Sarah Pack (ME), 2:28.41; 4. Alexis Smith (ME), 2:28.65; 5. Rachel Banks (CH), 2:32.31; 6. Hallie Bechtel (BA), 2:33.47.
1,600: 1. Maddie Britton (BA), 5:25.11; 2. Kristine Camper (BR), 5:29.48; 3. Maria Scavuzzo (ME), 5:34.56; 4. Chloe Bierut (RR), 5:36.70; 6. Corinne Kule (CH), 5:38.57; 6. Linda Morales (AV), 5:42.58.
3,200: 1. Kule (CH), 11:30.76; 2. Scavazzo (ME), 11:49.13; 3. Vanessa Pasadyn (BR), 11:59.63; 4. Natalie Camardo (ST), 12:06.84; 5. Morales (AV), 12:32.86; 6. Amanda Monarchino (CH), 12:34.76.
100 hurdles: 1. Anatasia Fitzroy (BR), 16.61; 2. Monica McDonough (RR), 17.32; 3. Grace Lee (ST), 17.41; 4. Destiny Wilson (LO), 17.45; 5. Morgan Silinsky (BR), 17.86; 6. Casey Toy (AL), 18.41.
300 hurdles: 1. McDonough (RR), 47.23; 2. Julie Herman (LA), 49.01; 3. Gabby Maslowski (BR), 49.85; 4. McKenzie Kelly (ME), 50.66; 5. Silinsky (BR), 51.45; 6. Jessica Yurkovich (AV), 52.61.
400 relay: 1. Brunswick (Bailey Lack, Maslowski, Lexi Kilbane, Neitzel), 51.63; 2. Elyria Catholic, 51.68; 3. Lorain, 52.18; 4. Strongsville, 52.63; 5. Medina, 52.93; 6. Lakewood, 55.00.
800 relay: 1. Brunswick (Lack, Fitzroy, Maslowski, Neitzel), 1:49.60; 2. Lorain, 1:50.21; 3. Lakewood, 1:51.88; 4. Avon, 1:53.28; 5. Medina, 1:54.94; 6. Avon Lake, 1:57.19.
1,600 relay: 1. Lakewood (Alyssa Hasman, Julie Herman, Emily Brown, Amanda Sacha), 4:14.05; 2. Rocky River, 4:14.39; 3. Medina, 4:15.96; 4. Avon, 4:19.36; 5. Brunswick, 4:23.78; 6. Strongsville, 4:25.18.
3,200 relay: 1. Brunswick (Alyssa Biedron, Megan Anderson, Katie Pavlick, Alex Morgan), 10:16.03; 2. Lakewood, 10:21.88; 3. Rocky River, 10:23.11; 4. Medina, 10:25.17; 5. Bay, 10:29.16; 6. Chardon, 10:47.16.
Shot put: 1. Christine Bohan (AL), 41-0 ¼; 2. Cari Pallini (ME), 35-9 ¼; 3. McKenzie Moran (ME), 34-2 ¼; 4. Nikki Taylor (ST), 32-0 ¾; 5. Kerry Yarber (ST), 31-2 ½; 6. Sydney Jones (BR), 29-3.
Discus: 1. Pallini (M), 128-0; 2. Christine Bohan (AL), 126-6; 3. Baylee Geiss (BR), 107-2; 4. Moran (ME), 104-5; 5. Megan Anderson (BR), 96-7; 6. Jacque Watkins (LO), 86-7.
High jump: 1. Cassie Martin (ST), 5-3; 2. Bohan (AL), 5-1; 3. Fitzroy (BR), 4-10; 4. Kalynn Daniels (EC), 4-10; 5. Lizzie Ehrnfelt (ST), 4-8; 6. Madison Cooper (AV), 4-8.
Long jump: 1. Megan Sievers (ST), 15-11 ½; 2. Alyssa Acevado (ME), 15-4 ¼; 3. Lesiecki (RR), 15-3 ½; 4. Jessica Skrzypek (BR), 14-11 ¾; 5. Fitzroy (BR), 14-7 ¾; 6. Erica Strnad (EN), 14-6.
Pole vault: 1. Jenna D’Errico (ME), 10-6 (MEET RECORD, old record 10-3 set in 2005 by Avon Lake’s Katie Nowak); 2. Bohan (AL), 10-0; 3. McKenna Baluch (ME), 9-6; 4. Stavi Soulas (AV), 8-0; 5. Kaylie Harden (BA), 7-6; 6. Maddie Kidd (BR), 7-6.