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Division II district track: Keystone, Vermilion girls have big days, combine for seven wins

EATON TWP. — The Keystone and Vermilion girls flexed their muscles Saturday, combining for seven first-place finishes to lead area teams at the Division II district track and field championships.

The Keystone girls chalked up four firsts and three seconds as they qualified 10 out of 17 events to next week’s Bedford Regional. Vermilion had three firsts and two seconds and advanced athletes in nine events.

Orrville won the meet, beating defending champ Triway, 127-115. Keystone was third with 100 points — believed to be its highest finish at districts. Vermilion was fourth with 82 points.

Keystone was fourth at the Midview district the last two years with 68 and 88 points, respectively. Vermilion was second last year after taking third in 2011.

Junior Jenna Quillen led the Keystone girls, sweeping the 100- (15.43) and 300-meter (45.67) hurdles. It’s the third year in a row Quillen has advanced to regionals in the two hurdle races.

“We’re all very proud how we performed today,” she said. “The pressure just motivated us to keep moving forward. I’m very excited about the 100 hurdles. I’m shocked that I saw no one in my peripheral view. I PR’d (set a personal record) by about four-tenths of a second. It’s incredible.

“I honestly didn’t think I was going to come out on top in the 300 hurdles. (Triway’s) Tessa Brooks is defending champ and has been running 45s. But I managed another PR and I’m going to regionals.

“I knew I had to get out fast because she was behind me on my inside. I could see her on the curve. She definitely gave me a run for my money.”

Keystone senior Brittany Gates won a barnburner over Vermilion junior Hannah Bartlome in long jump, winning by a quarter inch — 17 feet, 2 inches to 17-1¾.

Bartlome took the lead in the second round in the third flight of prelims (17-1¾), passing Gates’ 17-0 mark from the first flight. After fouling her first jump in the finals, Gates nailed her second-round jump to edge Bartlome, who had marks of 17-0, 17-0 and 16-11½ in the finals.

“It means a lot,” said Gates, a two-time state qualifier. “I was holding my breath on that last jump (by Bartlome). It was a good day. The weather was a lot nicer than on Thursday. I came in ready to jump. I knew Hannah was going to be right there.”

It was Gates’ second district long jump title in three years.

“I definitely moved back a lot,” Gates said of her winning jumps. “I didn’t want to foul again. I made my first two jumps (in prelims), then fouled my last jump in prelims and then my first in finals. I just wanted to get some kind of jump in. There was a lot of pressure on that. I was really nervous and knew I had to go for it. I had to go for it 100 percent or I wasn’t going to make it. It was very nerve-racking. Hannah and I do a good job keeping it interesting.”

Gates last year’s district long jump title to Brooks by only an inch (15-10½ to 15-9½). Bartlome was a distant sixth (14-9).

“They changed their whole set-up for long jump,” Bartlome said of the new board and pit at Midview High School. “It definitely was to my advantage. The last two years I was sixth place. It was disappointing not to get first, but still fine by me as long as I’m going to regionals.”

Gates also qualified third in the 100 (12.90) and second as a member of the ’Cats’ 400 relay.

“Our good girls are better than they’ve ever been since I’ve been coaching,” said Keystone coach Jeff Holzhauer, who’s been in charge since 2005. “Looking forward to regionals to see what the girls can do. Jenna had a really great day. Her times are starting to look like a girl that can get down to Columbus.”

Junior Emily Peters had Keystone’s other win, taking the 200 meters (26.11). It’s her third straight regional ticket in the event. Peters was second the last two years to Vermilion’s Emily Cunningham. Peters was also second in the 100 (12.77).

“Coach (Holzhauer) just emphasized about being mentally tough,” Peters said. “When you’re mentally tough you’re able to go out there and beat people you didn’t think you’d be able to beat. You have to stay strong.”

The Vermilion girls won the 800- and 400-meter relays for the fourth straight year with Bartlome anchoring both. Seniors AuBree LaForce and Mallory Morris were on both winning relays. Junior Abbey Bodeker was on the 800 and freshman Annie Rossi was on the 400.

“We wanted both relays but we really wanted the 400 relay,” Bartlome said. “That’s our bread-and-butter relay. I got the baton in second place and I knew there was no way I was getting second place. I gave it everything I had and it turned out well. We want to keep the Vermilion relay tradition alive. Even without Emily (Cunningham), we just proved we are the best of the best. We just need to have this carry over to regionals now.”

Firelands senior Brady Jeffers won what is believed to be the school’s first district title in either the 1,600-meter run or the mile. Jeffers (4:32.17) defeated West Salem Northwestern junior Shane Berger (4:34.91). Jeffers was second last year in 4:31.18 to Buckeye’s Ryan Gallagher (4:28.25).

Jeffers also qualified as a member of the fourth-place 1,600-meter relay (3:39.00) that included sophomores Mike Adkins, Derek Reynolds and Jordan Ruffner.

“Something my brother Nick told me kicked on in my head,” Jeffers said. “He said it comes a point in your race that your legs want to go but your head is saying ‘no.’
Are you a gamer or a pretender? The gamers are going and pretenders don’t go. So I decided to go with about 600 to go. I wasn’t happy with my time but it’s good enough for a championship win.”

Senior Paul Schwensen and junior Joe Karres of Vermilion earned seconds. Schwensen was second in the 300 hurdles (41.02) and Karres was second in shot put (50-1).

Vermilion (49½) and Firelands (46½) were the top area boys teams, placing sixth and seventh.

Black River senior Gus Kazek was a multiple regional qualifier, taking second in the 3,200 (10:09.42) and third in the 1,600 (4:37.70).

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

Boys

Team scores: 1. Orrville (O), 100; 2. West Salem Northwestern (WS), 94; 3. Norwayne (NR), 83; 4. Holy Name (HN), 65; 5. Triway (T), 57¼; 6. Vermilion (V), 49¼; 7. Firelands (FI), 46 ½; 8. Buckeye (BU), 38½; 9. Elyria Catholic (EC), 33; 10. Chippewa (CH), 31; 11. Black River (BR), 29; 12. Lutheran West (LW), 12; 13. Clearview (CL), 10; 14. Keystone (K), 9; 15. Brookside (BRSD), 3½; 16. Wellington (W), 1

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
(Top four finishers advance to Lexington Regional, Thursday and Saturday)

100 meters: 1. Dan Yoder (WS), 10.79; 2. Andre Husain (HN), 10.88; 3. Jovan Smiley (HN), 11.09; 4. Justin Rankin (EC), 11.12

200: 1. Yoder (WS), 22.04; 2. Husain (HN), 22.22; 3. Peter Koza (LW), 22.59; 4. Smiley (HN), 22.74; 5. Rankin (EC), 23.04

400: 1. Trevahn Beery (NW), 49.87; 2. Elijahn Coleman (O), 50.60; 3. Kyle Kearney (T), 53.09; 4. Alex Bacisin (BR), 53.16; 6. Jordan Ruffner (FI), 54.17; 7. Derek Reynolds (FI), 54.85; 8. Brandon Bellman (BRSD), 56.66

800: 1. Tyrone White (O), 1:59.29; 2. Brian DePauw (HN), 2:02.13; 3. Shane Berger (WS), 2:04.14; 4. Christian Wertz (NW), 2:06.02; 6. Mike Adkins (FI), 2:09.07

1,600: 1. Brady Jeffers (FI), 4:32.17; 2. Berger (WS), 4:34.91; 3. Gus Kazek (BR), 4:37.70; 4. Kevin Masella (HN), 4:41.43; 6. Ben Safer (V), 4:50.57; 7. Austin Carlson (V), 4:51.28

3,200: 1. Ryan Gallagher (BU), 9:57.72; 2. Kazek (BR), 10:09.42; 3. Jake Amato (EC), 10:12.78; 4. Craig Stout (CH), 10:13.67; 8. Safer (V), 10:27.84

110 hurdles: 1. Kevin Lyons (O), 15.38;. 2. Chase Infield (O), 15.43; 3. Trey Smith (HN), 15.89: 4. Dakota Dodge (F), 15.94

300 hurdles: 1. Derek Gore (NW), 40.96; 2. Paul Schwensen (V), 41.02; 3. Dodge (FI), 41.29; 4. Lyons (O), 41.32; 6. Angel Alexander (FI), 43.31

400 relay: 1. West Salem Northwestern (Jay Duncan, Malachi Nolletti, Tyler Smith, Yoder), 43.64; 2. Norwayne, 43.93; 3. Triway, 45.02; 4. Black River (Jerrod Varney, Donatius DeMarco, Vernon Beard, Austin Phillips), 45.59; 6. Vermilion (Schwensen, Konrad, Shepard, Shaw), 45.92

800 relay: 1. Norwayne (Derek Gore, Jon Zimmerly, Kaleb Harris, Trevahn Beery), 1:29.31 (MEET RECORD, old record 1:30.43 set in 2012 by Orrville); 2. West Salem Northwestern, 1:30.24; 3. Orrville, 1:30.44; 4. Triway, 1:32.31; 5. Vermilion (Paul Schwensen, Seth Konrad, Aaron Dawson, Zac Shepard), 1:35.79; 6. Black River (Varney, DeMarco, Beard, Phillips), 1:35.82; 7. Firelands (Colin Smith, Alexander, Dodge, Noah Larson), 1:36.20

1,600 relay: 1. Norwayne (Jared Robinson, Wertz, Harris, Beery), 3:28.58; 2. Orrville, 3:29.06; 3. Triway, 3:37.62; 4. Firelands (Adkins, Reynolds, Jeffers, Ruffner), 3:39.00; 7. Vermilion (Schwensen, Konrad, Shaw, Zach Myracle), 3:43.67

3,200 relay: 1. Holy Name (Kevin Masella, Mark Keppler, Dave Terschak, Brian DePauw), 8:36.65; 2. West Salem Northwestern, 8:41.49; 3. Buckeye, 8:41.987; 4. Chippewa, 8:45.10; 5. Firelands (Jeffers, Adkins, Cullen Grude, Josh Mallett), 8:54.39; 6. Vermilion (Myracle, Ian LeBlanc, Ryley Miller, Austin Carlson), 9:02.66; 8. Keystone (Steven Speck, Zach Washington, Andrew Fox, Curtis Bowles), 9:45.51

Shot put: 1. Jon Zimmerly (N), 50-91⁄4; 2. Joe Karres (V), 50-1; 3. James Miller (O), 49-7; 4. Harrison Brown (T), 45 5-1⁄4; 7. Colbert Bartlett (V), 41-9¼; 8. Sam Miller (W), 41-2

Discus: 1. Ted Achladis (EC), 145-2; 2. Jeff Burkholder (WS), 136-4; 3. Zach Glaser (WS), 132-2; 4. Stephen Shock (T), 125-3; 5. Tyler Gandee (K), 124-1; 7. Spencer George (EC), 120-3; 8. Bo Nelsen (V), 114-10

High jump: 1. Mark Stair (T), 6-8 ½ (MEET RECORD, old record 6-8 ¼ set in 1981 by Olmsted Falls’ Dan Martin); 2. Chase Infield (O), 6-2; 3. Dave Lewis (V), 5-10; 4. Brandon Wintrow (CH), 5-10; 5. Kobe Whalen (K), 5-8; 6. Spencer Sriebel (FI),
5-6; T8. Josh Adkins (BRSD), Brandon Kmitt (BRSD) and Aaron Dawson (V), 5-6

Long jump: 1. Gerrell Williams (CL), 20-8; 2. Kyle Strock (T), 19-7½; 3. Malachi Nolletti (WS), 19-7; 4. Aaron Dawson (V), 19-1 1⁄2

Pole vault: 1. Logan Studer (NO), 13-6; 2. Nico Veemara (O), 13-6; 3. Lucas Ball (EC), 13-6; 4. Brandon Johnson (O), 13-0

Girls

Team scores: 1. Orrville, 127; 2. Triway, 115; 3. Keystone, 100; 4. Vermilion, 82; 5. Lutheran West, 43; 6. West Salem Northwestern, 40; 7. Hathaway Brown, 35; 8. Holy Name, 32; 9. Laurel School (LS), 23; 10. Chippewa, 15½; 11. Brookside, 15; 12. Firelands, 11½; 13. Buckeye, 10; 14. Black River and Coventry, 6; 16. Wellington, 1

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
(Top four finishers advance to Bedford Regional, Thursday and Saturday)

100: 1. Andrea Gibson (O), 12.59; 2. Emily Peters (K), 12.77; 3. Brittany Gates (K), 12.90; 4. AuBree LaForce (V), 12.91; 5. Tyller Holley (BRSD), 12.97

200: 1. Emily Peters (K), 26.11; 2. Mallory Morris (V), 26.42; 3. Leslie Rosner (T), 26.61; 4. Rhyanna Wrobleski (BU), 26.70; 8. Autumn Horneck (W), 29.28

400: 1. Breoni Turner (LS), 1:01.70; 2. Hannah Plybon (O), 1:01.91; 3. Ashley Rings (HN), 1:03.63; 4. Maddy Warner (CH), 1:03.92; 6. Koral Kasnyik (K), 1:06.16; 8. Shyanne Pierce (BRSD), 1:07.61

800: 1. Therese Thomason (HN), 2:28.01; 2. Marissa Nuti (LW), 2:28.48; 3. Courtney Stiffler (O), 2:29.90; 4. Rhema Nicoll (V), 2:30.56; 6. Erica Wasem (FI), 2:34.34

1,600: 1. Jen Muhlenkamp (T), 5:27.52; 2. Shannon Wargo (K), 5:29.63; 3. Michaela Bierly (LW), 5:44.20; 4. Jacelyn Alberts (WS), 5:45.30; 5. Olivia Vasiloff (LW/Vermilion resident), 5:49.72

3,200: 1. Haley Woodruff (O), 12:07.07; 2. Muhlenkamp (T), 12:19.99; 3. Wargo (K), 12:24.90; 4. Alden Cowap (HB), 12:46.50

100 hurdles: 1. Quillen (K), 15.43; 2. Rylee Scott (O), 16.10; 3. Rachel Nahr (NW), 16.11; 4. Tessa Brooks (T), 16.26; 6. Annie Rossi (V), 16.63; 7. Rachel Holowecky (FI), 16.91

300 hurdles: 1. Quillen (K), 45.67; 2. Brooks (T), 46.07; 3. Jessica Eby (O), 46.10; 4. Abby Young (LS), 47.93; 5. Abbey Bodeker (V), 48.31

400 relay: 1. Vermilion (LaForce, Rossi, Morris, Hannah Bartlome), 50.36; 2. Keystone (Gates, Nikki Tuttle, Quillen, Peters), 50.55; 3. Orrville, 51.63; 4. West Salem Northwestern, 52.45; 7. Brookside (Olvia Eyring, Pierce, Danchisen, Holley), 53.99

800 relay: 1. Vermilion (Bodeker, LaForce, Morris, Bartlome), 1:46.95; 2. Orrville, 1:48.16; 3. Brookside (Shelby Kerstetter, Pierce, Cheyenne Danchisen, Holley), 1:49.35; 4. West Salem Northwestern, 1:50.53; 5. Keystone (Gates, Tuttle, Beth Plas, Peters), 1:50.63

1,600 relay: 1. Orrville (Plybon, Sarah Auble, Eby, Kelsey Shrader), 4:13.71; 2. West Salem Northwestern, 4:18.78; 3. Vermilion (Bodeker, Rossi, Nicoll, LaForce), 4:20.33; 4. Holy Name, 4:21.58

3,200 relay: 1. Hathaway Brown (Colleen Lavelle, Julia Weil, Christina Gurney, Sophie Richards), 10:20.33; 2. Orrville, 10:22.38; 3. Chippewa, 10:27.58; 4. Lutheran West, 10:29.83; 8. Firelands (Wasem, Jessica Beran, Abby Skolnik, Jessica Zurcher), 11:15.65

Shot put: 1. Mariah Cruise (T), 39-5¼; 2. Emily Dawson (T), 35-0; 3. Johanna Ragland (LW), 33-0; 4. Gabriella Schultz (LW), 32-11¾; 5. Savannah Mowry (V), 32-31⁄2

Discus: 1. Cruise (T), 120-11; 2. Ragland (LW), 107-6; 3. Emily Dawson (T), 103-10; 4. Becky Palmer (O), 102-6; 5. Mowry (V), 101-10; 8. Morgan Leach (BR), 98-1

High jump: 1. Bartlome (V), 5-2; 2. Scott (O), 5-2; 3. Quillen (K), 5-1; 4. Morris (V), 5-0; 7. Rachel Holowecky (FI), 4-9

Long jump: 1. Gates (K), 17-2; 2. Bartlome (V), 17-1¾; 3. Brooks (O), 16-7½; 4. Makayla Koerner (BR), 16-1½; 5. Holowecky (FI), 16-1

Pole vault: 1. Brooks (T), 10-6; 2. Maddie Jarrett (O), 10-3; 4. Lauren Kingsboro (K), 10-0; 4. Allison Plybon (O), 9-6; 7. Mindy Schmitt (K), 8-6