September 21, 2014

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H.S. Track and Field: Amherst girls set SWC record for points, win 11 of 17 events

AVON LAKE — Looking for a little extra incentive at Friday’s Southwestern Conference track and field championships, the Amherst girls found the perfect motivator: the meet record for team points.
The magic number was 157, set by Amherst in 2000.
And, just like magic, the Comets made that number disappear, winning 11 of 17 events and racking up a record 161 points to win their second straight title and sixth overall.
Amherst also chalked up five second-place finishes and three thirds to blow away the field. Westlake was a distant second with 75½ points.
The Comets had plenty of stars, but junior Sher Champe and seniors Sara Moore and Cassie Vince led the way.
Champe, a top candidate for the conference’s MVP award, which is voted on Monday, established three school records in her open events. She won the 100 (12.24) and 200 (25.58), and was second in the 400 (56.19). She was also a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay (4:01.12) that missed another school record by a second.
“I was mad about the 400 meters,” Champe said. “(Olmsted Falls’) Allison Duber is a phenomenal runner. I knew I had to put it behind me and run well in the 200 and 1,600 relay. Today was a great warm-up for districts and regionals.”
Moore set a school record with a win in the 300 hurdles (43.73), turning in the third-fastest time in the 40-year history of the SWC girls meet. Earlier she edged Falls’ Danielle Augustin to win the 100 hurdles, 15.21 to 15.25. Moore is the first Amherst girl to win both conference hurdle titles since Kara Kasper in 2008.
Moore credited Comets coach Rob Glatz with the idea of chasing the meet record for points. She said he told her, Becki Stuckart and Brianna Shagovac about it first.
“All of us got very pumped for it,” Moore said. “We hung up signs with 157 on our bus, but didn’t tell anyone else on the team what it was about until we got here for the meet. We then told the rest of the team that was the record and that we needed to go out and break it.”
A first-year track athlete, Vince’s only high school running experience was cross country last fall and a couple of indoor meets last year. She came through like a seasoned pro, winning the 1,600 (5:14.82) and 3,200 (11:19.67) to become the first Amherst girl since Sue Dziama in 1994 to win the SWC distance double.
“I played rugby before,” Vince said. “(Assistant Terry) Kemp was a big reason I came out. I really like him as a coach. The team here in track is amazing.”
Instead of celebrating with hip-hop music in the post-meet celebration, the Amherst girls enjoyed a team hokey-pokey in the center of the football field.
“We knew we could make a big impact at this meet, but we weren’t sure about the magnitude,” Glatz said. “It’s fun because we have front-runners, but we also have the depth. It was a team effort today. It was very exciting.”
Berea repeated as boys champ, easily beating Midpark. Junior Matt Seipel of Avon Lake won shot put (54-7) and discus (164-11). The Shoremen’s Tim Villari came from behind to win the 3,200 (9:56.69).
Contact Paul Heyse at 329-7135 or ctsports@chronicelt.com.
Boys
Team scores: 1. Berea (BE), 154½; 2. Midpark (M), 91; 3. Olmsted Falls (OF), 65; 4. Avon Lake (AL), 65; 5. Amherst (AM), 64; 6. North Olmsted (NO), 38; 7. Westlake (W), 32; 8. Brecksville (BR), 16.
100 meters: 1. Harris (BE), 11.12; 2. Neumann (BE), 11.15; 3. Jones (OF), 11.24; 4. Shabazz (NO), 11.24; 5. Robertson (BE), 11.40; 6. Meadows (OF), 11.41
200: 1. Shabazz (NO), 22.91; 2. Myers (M), 23.03; 3. Robertson (BE), 23.06; 4. Neumann (BE), 23.11; 5. Jones (OF), 23.22; 6. Phillip (M), 23.84
400: 1. Fultz (BE), 50.47; 2. Squeri (W), 50.99; 3. Myers (M), 51.03; 4. Kardos (AM), 51.43; 5. Davis (NO), 51.99; 6. Hood (W), 52.28
800: 1. Zupan (BE), 1:57.92; 2. Glowacki (AM), 2:00.24; 3. Partlow (OF), 2:00.60; 4. Carroll (BE), 2:01.98; 5. Perozeni (BR), 2:04.66; 6. Wessel (BR), 2:05.51
1,600: 1. Zupan (BE), 4:21.47; 2. Styles (M), 4:22.69; 3. Villari (AL), 4:30.14; 4. Carroll (BE), 4:30.77; 5. Kelly (W), 4:31.97; 6. Darkow (AL), 4:35.87
3,200: 1. Villari (AL), 9:56.69; 2. Styles (M), 9:56.91; 3. Park (AM), 10:01.90; 4. Wade (BE), 10:05.01; 5. Parsons (AL), 10:09.38; 6. Bonamer (BR), 10:15.93
110 hurdles: 1. Gib (OF), 15.30; 2. Samol (BE), 15.70; 3. Scheerer (BE), 15.72; 4. Reynolds (OF), 16.12; 5. Zivcsak (OF), 16.29; 6. Reddy (OF), 16.29
300 hurdles: 1. Gib (OF), 40.63; 2. Samol (BE), 41.01; 3. Scheerer (BE), 41.77; 4. Klingshirn (AM), 42.23; 5. Dimitrijevs (BR), 42.34; 6. Zivcsak (OF), 42.64
400 relay: 1. Olmsted Falls (Gib, Meadows, Hoyett, Jones), 43.81; 2. Berea, 43.81; 3. Midpark, 44.83; 4. Westlake, 45.44; 5. North Olmsted, 45.48; 6. Brecksville, 45.69
800 relay: 1. Berea (Samol, Robertson, Harris, Fultz), 1:31.98; 2. Olmsted Falls, 1:32.47; 3. North Olmsted, 1:33.45; 4. Midpark, 1:34.37; 5. Amherst, 1:35.66; 6. Brecksville, 1:37.18
1,600 relay: 1. Berea (Neumann, Carroll, Zupan, Fultz), 3:26.20; 2. Westlake, 3:26.56; 3. Amherst, 3:29.50; 4. Avon Lake, 3:33.86; 5. Olmsted Falls, 3:34.97; 6. North Olmsted, 3:35.77
3,200-meter relay: 1. Amherst (Glowacki, Burgett, Klingshirn, Kardos), 8:06.59; 2. Berea, 8:14.83; 3. Avon Lake, 8:16.09; 4. Midpark, 8:18.41; 5. Brecksville, 8:24.03; 6. North Olmsted, 8:30.09
Shot put: 1. Seipel (AL), 54-7; 2. Portik (AL), 50-2½; 3. Cioffi (AM), 47-7; 4. Busser (W), 46-11; 5. Bruder (AM), 45-2 ½; 6. Ogonek (W), 44-61⁄2
Discus: 1. Seipel (AL), 164-11; 2. Proffitt (M), 145-4; 3. Toth (BR), 141-8; 4. Portik (AL), 137-11; 5. Sladick (M), 137-4; 6. Bruder (AM), 135-4
High jump: 1. Barwise (BE), 6-1; 2. Owens (M), 6-0; 3. Glowacki (AM), 6-0; 4. Hessel (AL), 5-8; 5. Kalash (W), 5-8; T6. Colon (OF), Diggins (BE), 5-8
Long jump: 1. Shabazz (NO), 21-4½; 2. Harris (BE), 20-11; 3 Glowacki (AM), 19-9½; 4. Phillip (M), 19-8¼; 5. Hardy (W), 19-8; 6. Maxwell (NO), 19-4
Pole vault: 1. Owen (M), 15-6; 2. Repasy (M), 15-0; 3. Hopkins (M), 14-0; 4. Nageotte (OF), 13-0; 5. Walker (AM), 12-0; 6. Velasquez (AM), 12-0
Girls
Team scores: 1. Amherst, 161; 2. Westlake, 75½; 3. Brecksville, 75; 4. Avon Lake, 62; 5. North Olmsted, 60; 6. Olmsted Falls, 48; 7. Berea, 28; 8. Midpark, 171⁄2
100: 1. Champe (AM), 12.24; 2. Duber (OF), 12.53; 3. Szabo (NO), 12.59; 4. Shagovac (AM), 12.72; 5. Hurst (W), 12.93; 6. Walker (NO), 12.93
200: 1. Champe (AM), 25.58; 2. Paster (BE), 26.46; 3. Shagovac (AM), 26.47; 4. Hurst (W), 26.92; 5. Nordwig (W), 27.04; 6. Yasenchack (NO), 27.48
400: 1. Duber (OF), 56.04 (MEET RECORD, old record 56.50 set in 2012 by Brecksville’s Veronica Thompson); 2. Champe (AM), 56.19; 3. Kotchman (BR), 58.12; 4. Jantz (AL), 1:00.17; 5. Hurst (W), 1:02.30; 6. Yasenchack (NO), 1:03.78
800: 1. Szivan (AM), 2:17.39; 2. Dunlap (W), 2:23.09; 3. Ferster (OF), 2:25.74; 4. Kobe (W), 2:26.56; 5. Murthy (W), 2:27.76; 6. Schenk (AM), 2:30.35
1,600: 1. Vince (AM), 5:14.82; 2. Cook (BR), 5:26.20; 3. Faber (AL), 5:31.35; 4. Schlabig (BR), 5:32.62; 5. Appel (W), 5:34.76; 6. Gerrone (AL), 5:35.00
3,200: 1. Vince (AM), 11:19.67; 2. DiBiasio (BE), 12:04.83; 3. Lee (W), 12:17.36; 4. Parker (AM), 12:22.62; 5. Schlabig (BR), 12:28.51; 6. Johr (NO), 12:30.16
100 hurdles: 1. Moore (AM), 15.21; 2. Augustin (OF), 15.25; 3. Welch (NO), 16.46; 4. Kasper (AM), 16.80; 5. Marken (M), 17.22; 6. Roff (W), 17.28
300 hurdles: 1. Moore (AM), 43.73; 2. Northeim (AM), 47.31; 3. Ward (AL), 48.22; 4. Beaver (BR), 48.38; 5. Hood (W), 48.47; 6. Augustin (OF), 48.50
400 relay: 1. North Olmsted (Szabo, M. Walker, N. Walker, Yasenchack), 50.05; 2. Amherst, 50.75; 3. Westlake, 51.67; 4. Brecksville, 52.22; 5. Olmsted Falls, 53.10; 6. Avon Lake, 53.37
800 relay: 1. Brecksville (Houser, Miller, Brown, Kotchman), 1:47.39; 2. Amherst, 1:48.61; 3. Westlake, 1:50.13; 4. Berea, 1:50.39; 5. Avon Lake, 1:50.40; 6. North Olmsted, 1:53.50
1,600 relay: 1. Amherst (Sands, Szivan, Shagovac, Champe), 4:01.12; 2. Brecksville, 4:11.69; 3. Olmsted Falls, 4:12.26; 4. Avon Lake, 4:14.14; 5. North Olmsted, 4:14.15; 6. Westlake, 4:19.44
3,200-meter relay: 1. Brecksville (Beaver, Cook, Schlabig, Kotchman), 9:45.28; 2. Amherst, 9:54.14; 3. Westlake, 10:03.13; 4. Olmsted Falls, 10:29.14; 5. Avon Lake), 10:30.54; 6. North Olmsted, 10:34.05
Shot put: 1. Bohan (AL), 41-9 ½; 2. Roberts (BR), 35-7 ½; 3. Lyle (W), 35-2½; 4. Okeafor (BR), 35-1; 5. Sadlon (NO), 34-7; 6. Simmons (OF), 33-11½
Discus: 1. Bohan (AL), 126-4; 2. Bilinsky (NO), 106-4; 3. Salamone (W), 100-2; 4. Lyle (W), 98-7; 5. Salamah (OF), 97-7; 6. Myers (BR), 92-4
High jump: 1. Kasper (AM), 5-6; 2. Bohan (AL), 5-6; 3. Slavik (AM), 5-0; 4. Carney (M), 4-10; 5. tie – Gravino (W) and Gedeon (M), 4-10
Long jump: 1. Szabo (NO), 17-8; 2. Paster (BE), 17-1; 3. Kasper (AM), 16-8; 4. Houser (BR), 16-6; 5. Aldridge (BR), 16-2 ¼; 6. Salamone (W), 15-10
Pole vault: 1. Szabo (NO), 11-0; 2. Bohan (AL), 11-0; 3. Marken (M), 10-0; 4. Buckholz (M), 9-6; 5. Jenkins (W), 9-6; 6. Solarz (W), 9-0