October 25, 2014

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H.S. Track: Brentten Wiley paces Avon boys to runner-up finish at Avon Reynolds Relays

AVON — Some cool drama added to Lorain County’s track and field performance at Saturday’s 36th Avon Reynolds Relays. Simply put, it was quite an exciting day for local teams.
Avon battled Wadsworth down to the wire on the boys side before the Grizzlies prevailed 118-104.
Avon Lake senior Christine Bohan stole the show on the girls half. She regrouped after
so-so performances in shot put and discus to ring up a county-record effort in pole vault (12-0) after breaking her 2010 school record in high jump (5-6¼) with a 5-7 effort.
Senior Brentten Wiley’s performance was paramount for the Avon boys.
He kept the Eagles within two points (108-106) heading into the 15th and final event — the 800-meter relay. Avon lost junior John DeMarco earlier in the meet with a hamstring strain in the third leg of the winning 400-meter relay (43.99) — the third of 10 running events.
Wiley edged Wadsworth’s Ryan Looser, 15.53-15.64, to win the 110-meter high hurdles. He later subbed for DeMarco as the anchor for the 800-meter sprint medley and chalked up a career-best 400-meter split of 51.1.
Jake Bitter and Antonio Orr teamed with Wiley and DeMarco in the 400 relay. Bitter, Orr and Chris Maxwell combined with Wiley in the sprint medley (1:36.26).
“Our relays did fantastic,” Wiley said. “We had to do a little rearranging with our lineup after John went down. It made sense since I’m the second-best 400-meter runner on the team. It gave me the opportunity to try and lead us to first place.”
The win by the sprint medley gave the Eagles a short-lived lead.
“I kept a mindset that I had to do this for my team,” Wiley said. “We came here for a reason and to make a statement. We had to perform to the best of our capabilities. It was a good meet and I’m proud of my teammates.”
The Avon boys amassed five first-place awards and four seconds. Mitch Tomlin and Sam Bitter won the pole vault relay (24-6), and Jordan Lawrence and Rhys Ratino captured the high jump relay (11-6).
Bohan was overjoyed but still in a bit of shock after her county-record performance in pole vault. It broke her 11-9 set at the Amherst regional last year.
The Avon Lake senior needed multiple efforts to make her opening height of 10-6, along with 11-0. The last vaulter in the field after 11-0, Bohan opted to go straight to 12-0 and cleared on her initial attempt.
“One thing in pole vault is that you can’t jump to bar, you have to keep going over it,” Bohan said. “You have to do everything right. You can’t skip any steps. When I lined up for my approach at 12-foot, I focused my thoughts on all the things I needed to do right, all the things I’d been working on.
“I made it happen. I didn’t look at the bar. I just finished it. As soon as I was falling I saw I was over it. It was the greatest feeling.”
Bohan also made three attempts at 12-3, barely missing her final try. She first set the county record at the 2011 Amherst Comet Relays with 11-8, breaking the mark of 11-3 by Avon Lake’s Katie Nowak in 2005.
“The success earlier in the day with high jump definitely had an impact on my pole vault,” Bohan said. “My legs are definitely feeling a little bit sore and overworked. The adrenaline definitely helped push me through to finish this.”
Bohan opened the meet with throws of 39-4¾ for shot and 113-4 for discus, high marks but not close to personal records of 42-4 and 132-8 set earlier this season. But somehow she got things back together for high jump and pole vault. She barely missed the county high jump record of Elyria West’s Ann Forbes (5-8) from 1988.
“I came into high jump kind of frustrated after shot and discus,” Bohan said. “My throws were not that great. I was able to overcome the frustration and the nerves from my throws. I barely missed my second attempt at 5-8. I cleared the bar with my body but then nicked the bar with my trail hand.
“The last two weeks my coach (Keith Kauffman) and I have been reconstructing my jump because of all the tiny things I’m doing wrong. We’re trying to tone down my approach and not come in on such a big curve. I’m a little tighter and it’s working, but it’s definitely tough with all the muscle memory.”
Lorain junior Andresja De’Armas also had quite a day. She won the 100 meters (12.83) between helping with wins in the 400-meter (49.39) and 800-meter (1:44.35) relays. The latter relay came in record time, breaking Southview’s 2009 mark of 1:45.73.
She teamed with Jocelynn Rogers and Tierra Goodman in both relays. Lamia Scott helped in the 400 relay and Tamia Edwards in the 800 relay.
“We took care of business,” De’Armas said. “The meet record feels very good. It means a lot because we haven’t been running up to our potential. We’ve been training hard, but haven’t seen the results we liked before today.”
Contact Paul Heyse at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.

Boys
Team scores: 1. Wadsworth, 118; 2. Avon, 106; 3. Avon Lake, 67; 4. Aurora, 66; 5. North Olmsted, 63; 6. Westlake, 52; 7. Highland, 44; 8. Elyria, 43; 9. Rocky River, 41; 10. Lorain, 20
Individual results
100 meters: 1. Hunter Williams (Wa), 11.50; 2. Jake Bitter (Av), 11.57; 3. Jaleel Shabazz (NO), 11.59; 4. Marquise Edwards (E), 12.02; 5. Trayvone Edwards (L), 12.17; 6. Brian Sharpe (AL), 12.26
1,600 meters: 1. Justin Reynolds (RR), 4:35.94; 2. Sean Kane (Av), 4:37.45; 3. Theo Bach (Wa), 4:3.760; 4. Brad Tomcho (NO), 4:43.59; 5. Tommy Parsons (AL), 4:54.86; 6. Evan Milovich (We), 4:56.01
110-meter hurdles: 1. Brentten Wiley (Av), 15.53; 2. Ryan Looser (Wa), 15.64; 3. Zach Smierciak (Au), 15.69; 4. Noah Katrinchak (E), 16.40; 5. Josh Poling (H), 16.69; 6. Session Buchanan (L), 17.36
400-meter relay: 1. Avon (Brentten Wiley, Jake Bitter, John DeMarco, Antonio Orr), 43.99; 2. Wadsworth, 44.27; 3. Lorain, 44.82; 4. Westlake, 45.66; 5. North Olmsted, 45.75; 6. Highland, 45.86
800-meter relay: 1. Wadsworth (Quade Hanlin, Eric Yetzer, Josh Weber, Hunter Williams), 1:32.02; 2. Elyria, 1:33.45; 3. Highland, 1:35.73; 4. Aurora, 1:36.80; 5. Rocky River, 1:37.87; 6. Avon Lake, 1:37.99
1,600-meter relay: 1. Aurora (Ryan Devine, Ben Lazor, Yohann Samarasinghe, D.J. Lieberth), 3:30.48; 2. Wadsworth, 3:31.74; 3. Westlake, 3:32.37; 4. Avon, 3:36.74; 5. North Olmsted, 3:39.64; 6. Lorain, 3:43.14
3,200-meter relay: 1. Aurora (D.J. Lieberth, Justin Frankman, Josh Wykoff, Ben Lazor), 8:22.07; 2. Wadsworth, 8:32.05; 3. Westlake, 8:32.25; 4. Avon, 8:37.14; 5. Avon, 8:38.69; 6. Elyria, 8:43.82
6,400-meter relay: 1. Wadsworth (Nick Winkler, Theo Bach, Jon Bach, Jeff Batey), 18:59.85; 2. Highland, 19:06.28; 3. Avon, 19:07.33; 4. Aurora, 19:09.24; 5. North Olmsted, 19:38.57; 6. Westlake, 19:45.92
Sprint medley: 1. Avon (Antonio Orr, Chris Maxwell, Jake Bitter, Brentten Wiley), 1:36.26; 2. North Olmsted, 1:37.40; 3. Wadsworth, 1:37.41; 4. Elyria, 1:39.68; 5. Westlake, 1:40.54; 6. Highland, 1:44.01.
Distance medley: 1. Avon Lake (James Darkow, Nick Nix, Ian Korney, Tim Villari), 11:00.94; 2. Avon, 11:04.53; 3. Rocky River, 11:18.64; 4. Elyria, 11:39.02; 5. Aurora, 11:50.15; 6. Wadsworth, 11:50.84
Shuttle hurdles: 1. North Olmsted (Kyle Sanborn, Frank Reddy, Victor Hernandez, Zach French), 1:06.57; 2. Westlake, 1:07.60; 3. Wadsworth, 1:07.61; 4. Highland, 1:08.35; 5. Aurora, 1:09.74; 6. Avon, 1:11.04
Shot put: 1. Avon Lake (Max Seipel, Alex Portik), 101-10¼; 2. Avon, 88-2; 3. Wadsworth, 87-2½; 4. Aurora, 83-3¼; 5. Westlake, 80-9; 6. Elyria, 80-133⁄4. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Seipel, 53-21⁄4
Discus: 1. Avon Lake (Max Seipel, Alex Portik), 293-11; 2. Wadsworth, 272-6; 3. Aurora, 264-2; 4. Rocky River, 261-4; 5. North Olmsted, 251-0; 6. Avon, 247-5. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Nick Seme (Wadsworth), 158-3
High jump: 1. Avon (Jordan Lawrence, Rhys Ratino), 11-6; 2. Avon Lake, 11-2; 3. Aurora, 10-11; 4. Wadsworth, 10-6; 5. Lorain, 6-3; 6. Rocky River, 5-8. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Session Buchanan (Lorain), 6-3
Long jump: 1. Wadsworth (Ryan Looser, Clay Smalley), 36-3; 2. North Olmsted, 35-1¾; 3. Elyria, 35-1¾; 4. Rocky River, 35-0¼; 5. Aurora, 35-0; 6. Avon Lake, 34-2¾. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Jaleel Shabazz (North Olmsted), 19-10½.
Pole vault: 1. Avon (Mitch Tomlin, Sam Bitter), 24-6; 2. Highland, 23-6; 3. Wadsworth, 23-0; 4. Westlake, 23-0; 5. Avon Lake, 22-0; 6. North Olmsted, 20-0. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Mason Simmons (Highland), 13-0
Girls
Team scores: 1. Rocky River, 94; 2. Highland, 77; 3. Avon, 72; 4. Westlake, 70; 5. Avon Lake, 65; 6. Magnificat, 61; 7. Lorain, 54; 8. Aurora, 52; 9. North Olmsted, 48; 10. Elyria, 19; 11. Hathaway Brown, 10
Individual results
100 meters: 1. Andresja De’Armas (L), 12.83; 2. Sam Duale (H), 13.45; 3. Savannah Taylor (E), 13.48; 4. Lianna Nordwig (We), 13.52; 5. Caitlin Rodriguez (NO), 13.52; 6. Leah Sharpe (Mag), 14.0
1,600 meters: 1. Madi Connelly (RR), 5:18.49; 2. Erin Mariner (E), 5:20.32; 3. Carlee Rhoads (H), 5:23.55; 4. Bina Frost (Mag), 5:36.35; 5. Jessica Lambert (AL), 5:55.49; 6. Rebecca Shroka (NO), 6:01.37
100-meter hurdles: 1. Destiny Wilson (L), 16.59; 2. Monica McDonough (RR), 16.76; 3. Payton Mitchell (A), 17.39; 4. Casey Toy (AL), 17.82; 5. Avery Bogart (We), 17.98; 6. Kate Simonis (H), 18.02
400-meter relay: 1. Lorain (Andresja De’Armas, Tierra Goodman, Lamia Scott, Jocelynn Rogers), 49.37; 2. Highland, 51.07; 3. North Olmsted, 52.31; 4. Aurora, 52.46; 5. Elyria, 52.49; 6. Westlake, 52.80
800-meter relay: 1. Lorain (Tierra Goodman, Andresja De’Armas, Tamia Edwards, Jocelynn Rogers), 1:44.35 (MEET RECORD, old record 1:45.73 set in 2009 by Southview); 2. Magnificat, 1:48.61; 3. Avon, 1:49.28; 4. North Olmsted, 1:50.22; 5. Rocky River, 1:50.98; 6. Westlake, 1:51.42
3,200-meter relay: 1. Rocky River (Madi Connelly, Clara Sandhu, Ellen Corcoran, Chloe Bierut), 10:05.12; 3. Magnificat, 10:15.39; 4. Highland, 10:20.08; 5. Aurora, 10:39.72; 6. North Olmsted, 10:51.63
1,600-meter relay: 1. Magnificat (Avery Pacella, Annie Ubing, Anne Harter, Victoria Meyer), 4:04.21; 2. Rocky River, 4;05.83; 3. Lorain, 4:07.58; 4. Aurora, 4:14.37; 5. Westlake, 4:16.60; 6. Avon, 4:17.90
6,400-meter relay: 1. Avon (Annie Bowen, Linda Morales, Allison Clark, Erin Laird), 22:24.41; 2. Rocky River, 23:09.68; 3. North Olmsted, 23:20.86; 4. Westlake, 23:34.71; 5. Magnificat, 23:36.81; 6. Hathaway Brown, 24:16.75;
Sprint medley: 1. Rocky River (Jessica Vitou, Maddie Fitzsimmons, Emily Holcomb, Sarah Lesiecki), 1:54.67; 2. Highland, 1:55.14; 3. Avon Lake, 1:55.84; 4. Aurora, 1:55.85; 5. Westlake, 1:56.42; 6. Lorain, 1:56.84
Distance medley: 1. Avon (Allison Clark, Annie Bowen, Erin Laird, Linda Morales), 13:12.32; 2. Rocky River, 13:21.67; 3. Avon Lake, 13:31.39; 4. Westlake, 13:35.65; 5. Magnificat, 14:04.60; 6. North Olmsted, 14:12.11
Shuttle hurdles: 1. Rocky River (Monica McDonough, Abby Brandt, Katie Bobbitt, Maddie Fitzsimmons), 1:10.81; 2. Avon, 1:11.69; 3. Highland, 1:12.06; 4. Westlake, 1:13.88; 5. Hathaway Brown, 1:14.36; 6. Magnificat, 1:14.41
Shot put: 1. Avon Lake (Christine Bohan, Arica Schiely), 69-3; 2. Highland, 62-5¼; 3. Westlake, 62-3¼; 4. Avon, 60-2¾; 5. North Olnsted, 59-33⁄4; 6. Aurora, 57-9. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Bohan, 39-43⁄4
Discus: 1. Highland (Martha Szekely, Riby Ciesinski), 190-2; 2. Avon Lake, 189-3; 3. Westlake, 188-0; 4. Aurora, 180-8; 5. North Olmsted, 168-9; 6. Lorain, 168-8. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Bohan, 113-4
High jump: 1. Highland (Rebecca Koval, Nikki McKenna), 10-0; 2. Avon Lake, 9-10; 3. Rocky River, 9-8; 4. Aurora, 9-4; 5. Avon, 9-3; 6. Magnificat, 9-2. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Bohan, 5-7
Long jump: 1. Aurora (Christina Graham, Allison Hickey), 30-7 ¼; 2. Westlake, 30-0 ½; 3. Magnificat, 29-11 ½; 4. Rocky River, 29-9; 5. Avon, 29-4; 6. Highland, 28-2. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Jacquelyn Misencik (Magnificat), 15-4 1/2
Pole vault: 1. Avon Lake (Christine Bohan, Kimi Byron), 20-0; 2. Westlake, 18-6; 3. North Olmsted, 18-0; 4. Rocky River, 16-6; 5. Avon, 15-6; 6. Magnificat, 13-0. INDIVIDUAL BEST: Bohan, 12-0 (COUNTY RECORD, old record 11-9 set by Bohan at 2012 Amherst Regional)