October 1, 2014

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Amherst girls win regional track championship

AMHERST — Once the Amherst girls got going, there was no catching them.

After nearly two hours of weather delays Friday, the Comets defended their home track in taking the Division I, Region 2 team title with 75 points — 28 points ahead of runner-up Medina. Eight girls qualified in eight different events, highlighted by junior Sher Champe, who won every event she qualified in — the 400-meter run, 800-meter and 1,600-meter relays. Champe finished the 400 with a time of 56.07.

“Honestly my goal in the 400 was just to qualify,” Champe said. “But I wanted it more than anything. In the last 25 meters I had time to kick it, so I did and it was the best time I had all season. The competition was great, they pushed me to run my best.”

Sweeping both hurdles events was Amherst’s Sara Moore, who qualified to state in the 300 last season, too. She won the 100 in 15.14 and the 300 with a time of 44.49.

“I was nervous, but I knew if I stayed focus I’d be able to win it,” Moore said. “It’s great knowing all my hard work has paid off and just knowing I was able to pull through and win them both.”

The Lorain girls had a shot at challenging Amherst for the regional title coming into the event and ultimately placed fifth with 33 points.

The Titans’ 800-meter relay team of Jocelynn Rogers, Lamia Scott, Tierra Goodman and Andresja Dermas almost took down the Comets, but were edged by less than a second.

“We weren’t too happy because we should have won that,” Rogers said. “It was just our handoffs. If we improve on that we could definitely place at state.”

The same group of Titans got revenge in the 400-meter relay, winning that title with a time of 48.94 while Amherst failed to qualify.

Avon’s Bretten Wiley qualified in both boys hurdles events. He placed third in each with times of 14.63 and 38.87.

“The kid from Strongsville pushed me hard enough to (qualify in the 100),” Wiley said. “I tried to keep myself paced off of him and at least get top four. I’m very proud of the hard work I put up this postseason.”

Avon Lake’s Christine Bohan couldn’t complete her quadfecta, finishing one spot shy in the discus throw. She finished third in the pole vault (11-03.00) after qualifying in the high jump and shot put Wednesday.

“It was a little different today with the rain and everything,” Bohan said. “I used a really short pole with a short run and I got into that fourth-place spot. It was really weird because I had my two-minute warm-up and right after that the storm came through. The timing was a little weird.”

Elyria will have a representative at the state meet — freshman Erin Mariner. She finished third in the 1,600 with a time of 5:14.03.

“I knew I couldn’t get boxed in,” Mariner said. “I had to find my way to the outside and stay there.”

The North Ridgeville 400-meter relay team of Jason Lucas, Demario McCall, Billy Dwulat and Paul Sonego punched its ticket to state with a time of 42.48, good enough for second.

Contact Chris Sweeney at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.

Boys

TEAM STANDINGS (Top 5): St. Edward 96, St. Ignatius 57, Sylvania Southview 45, Findlay 44, Berea 42. AREA TEAMS: No. 10. Avon 18, T-15. North Ridgeville 15, T-19. Midview 12, T-19. Amherst 12, T-21. Avon Lake 10.

100: 1. Shaun Crawford (STE), 10.71; 2. Anthony Young (STE), 10.77; 3. James Freeman II (TCC), 10.78; 4. Malcolm Johnson (SYL), 10.83.

200: 1. Anthony Young (STE), 21.64; 2. Shaun Crawford (STE), 21.73); 3. Malcolm Johnson (SYL), 22.15; 4. Tyler Brown (FIN), 22.19.

400: 1. Tyler Brown (FIN), 47.73; 2. Antwon Smith (JFK), 47.92; 3. Bryant Switzer (LEX), 48.33); 4. Jernard Pinckney (SYL), 49.13.

800: 1. Daniel Zupan (BER), 1:55.19; 2. Michael Navratil (STE), 1:55.61; 3. Bryant Byrd (PER), 1:55.92; 4. Mike Kardos (AM), 1:56.00.

1600: 1. Lou Styles (MID), 4:18.00; 2. Luke Wagner (STI), 4:19.16; 3. Daniel Zupan (BER), 4:19.17; 4. Kyle Lach (STF), 4:19.79.

3200: 1. Tyler Menear (BRU), David St. John (STF), 9:26.30; 2. Jack Miller (STI), 9:26.45; 4. Joe Arquillo (STI), 9:27.27.

110 hurdles: 1. Steele Wasik (STE), 14.12; 2. Richard Floyd (STR), 14.63; 3. Bretten Wiley (AV), 14.63; 4. Jack Nagy (OC), 14.64.

300 hurdles: 1. Steele Wasik (STE), 37.52; 2. Dionte Carey (ST), 38.71; 3. Brentten Wiley (AV), 38.87; 4. Frank Douglas (MAD), 39.20.

400-meter relay: 1. St. Ignatius (Enzo Cannata, Pat Jeffries, Dan Way, James Norris), 42.42; 2. North Ridgeville (Jason Lucas, Demario McCall, Billy Dwulat, Paul Sonego), 42.48; 3. Toledo Central Catholic (Aaron Taylor, James Freeman II, Elijah Morant, Tre’VonWade), 42.79; 4. Berea (Caleb Samol, Marlon Robertson, Justin Harris, Chris Neumann), 43.23.

800-meter relay: 1. Sylvania Southview (Keith Gilmore, Jeremy Cook, Perry Burkes, Malcolm Johnson), 1:28.58; 2. Berea (Caleb Samol, Marlon Robertson, Justin Harris, Vaughn Fultz), 1:28.74; 3. John Adams (Ronnie Turner, Reggie Thomas, Jojuan Hundley, Myron Smith), 1:29.18; 4. St John’s Jesuit (Keionn Gray, Shawn Howze, Samuel Edwards, Taylor Jones), 1:29.65.

1600-meter relay: Sylvania Southview (Perry Burkes, Jeremy Cook, Jernard Pinckney, Chad Justus), 3:19.68; 2. St. Edward (Frank Schenkelberg, Steele Wasik, Soloman Warfield, Anthony Young), 3:21.21; Lexington (Brandon Henderson, Jesse Fontes, Bryant Switzer, Morgen McQuillen), 3:21.49; 4. Brunswick (Tyler Laffin, Alex Hartill, Brandon Emert, Austin Fallon), 3:22.83.

3200-meter relay: 1. St. Francis (Daniel Lenart, David St. John, Jacob Baugh, Kyle Leach), 7:51.32; 2. Medina (Tommy Menyes, Dan Schwendler, Dylan Dombi, Ian McKee), 7:54.78; 3. Norwalk (Quentin Howell, Zachary Tanzillo, Caden Foos, Jared Lee), 7:56.67; 4. Amherst (Nick Glowacki, Chase Klingshirn, Mike Kardos, Kevin Burgett), 7:57.66.

Shot put: 1. Aaron Zedella (STE), 59-06.75; 2. Max Seipel (AL), 57-11.50; 3. Kevin Kavalec (STI), 57-11.00; 4. Mike Hierholzer (MED), 56-04.75.

Discus: 1. Aaron Zedella (STE), 190-08; 2. Kevin Kavalec (STI), 182-10; 3. Bryce Burnside (FIN), 177-01; 4. Jared Ballenger (FRE), 172-00.

High jump: 1. Tyler Brown (FIND), 6-03.00; 2. Jeffrey Ondo (MID), 6-03.00; 3. C.J. Barwise (BER), 6-03.00; 4. Christopher Boykin (WHI), 6-02.00.

Long jump: 1. Tyler Brown (FIN), 23-09.75; 2. Jernard Pinckney (SYL), 23-05.75; 3. Antwon Smith (JFK), 22-02.00; 4. Brandon Henderson (LEX).

Pole vault: 1. Aaron Owens (MID), 15-08.00; 2. Kyle Hutchinson (MED), 14-09.00; 3. Nick Holley (WHI), 14-09.00; 4. Branson Repasy (MID), 14-06.00.

Girls

TEAM STANDINGS (Top 5): Amherst 75, Medina 47, Perrysburg 39, Oregon Clay 35, Lorain 33. AREA TEAMS: No. 11. Avon Lake 21, No. 26. Elyria 8, No. 41. North Ridgeville 1.

100: 1. Dorresha Green (SAN), 12.11; 2. Jocelynn Rogers (LOR), 12.17; 3. Diamond Cummings (PAR), 12.19); 4. Chantalia Young (ND), 12.23.

200: 1. Sasha Dailey (ROG), 25.06; 2. Dorresha Green (SAN), 25.24; 3. Stephanie Hale (JFK), 25.26; 4. Chantalia Young (ND), 25.34.

400: 1. Sher Champe (AM), 56.07; 2. Asher Roberts (SHA), 56.20; 3. Olivia Bechtel (BAY), 56.32; 4. Allison Duber (OF), 57.01.

800: 1. Emily Wyrick (PER), 2:14.09; 2. Madi Connelly (RR), 2:14.38; 3. Alexis Szivan (AM), 2:15.58; 4. Sarah Pack (MED), 2:16.51.

1600: 1. Courtney Clody (PER), 5:04.80; 2. Haley Hess (OC), 5:09.97; 3. Erin Mariner (ELY), 5:14.03; 4. Sasha Lanning (BG), 5:18.55.

3200: 1. Maddie Britton (BAY), 10:57.51; 2. Cassie Vince (AM), 10:59.91; 3. Erin Gyurke (OC), 11:00.69; 4. Taylor Monheim (PER), 11:10.78.

100 hurdles: 1. Sara Moore (AM), 15.14; 2. Danielle Augustin (OF), 15.27; 3. Ciara Pugh (MAN), 15.30; 4. Grace Winckowski (OC), 15.52.

300 hurdles: 1. Sara Moore (AM), 44.49; 2. Janelle Noe (SYL), 44.59; 3. Monica McDonough (RR), 44.88; 4. Gabby Maslowski (BRU).

400-meter relay: 1. Lorain (Jocelynn Rogers, Lamia Scott, Tierra Goodman, Andresja Dermas), 48.94; 2. North Olmsted (Becky Szabo, Myk’a Walker, Naomi Walker, Danielle Yasenchack), 49.33; 3. Fremont Ross (Ariana Spencer, Mariah Mathews, Cassie Woleslagel, Elayna Ackerman), 49.39; 4. Mansfield Senior (Symphony Cooke, Christyn Jones, Ciara Pugh, Jasmine Long), 49.40.

800-meter relay: 1. Amherst (Brianna Shagovac, Lindsay Sands, Becki Stuckart, Sher Champe), 1:41.81; 2. Lorain (Jocelynn Rogers, Lami Scott, Tierra Goodman, Andresja Dearmas), 1:42.35; 3. Bay (Eva Rezek, Lydia Barnes, Kristine Johnston, Olivia Bechtel), 1:43.07; 4. Cleveland St. Joseph (MaryKate Caja, Becca Sedlak, Gab Leon, Brenna McGrath), 1:43.19.

1600-meter relay: 1. Amherst (Lindsay Sands, Alexis Szivan, Brianna Shagovac, Sher Champe), 3:56.44; 2. Brunswick (Bailey Lack, Gabby Meslowski, Alyssa Biedron, Amber Neitzel), 3:58.27; 3. Medina (Morgan Wickey, Alexis Smith, Anna Francis, Sarah Pack), 3:58.73; 4. Rocky River (Emily Holcomb, Monica McDonough, Madi Connelly, Sarah Lesiecki), 3:59.38.

3200-meter relay: 1. Perrysburg (Courtney Clody, Taylor Monheim, Jordan Doore, Emily Wyrick), 9:15.62; 2. Bay (Maddie Britton, Maddie VOiers, Sarah Christel, Hallie Bechtel), 9:22.62; 3. Medina (Alexis Smith, Maria Scavuzzo, Kimmy Vidika, Sarah Pack), 9:25.95; 4. Lakewood (Amanda Sacha, Maeve Christie, Mallory Shaw, Julie Herman),
9:28.46.

Shot put: 1. Alaya Hayes (WHI), 41-06.50; 2. Cari Pallini (MED), 39-08.75; 3. Christine Bohan (AL), 38-11.50; 4. TiTyana Gardner (WHI), 37-01.50.

Discus: 1. Nicole Breeden (OC), 135-00; 2. Mariah Mansperger (ASH), 126-08; 3. Cari Pallini (MED), 123-04; 4. Alaya Hayes (WHI), 117-02.

High jump: 1. Cassie Martin (STR), 5-06.00; 2. Erin Kasper (AM), 5-04.00; 3. Alysha Welch (SYL), 5-04.00; 4. Christine Bohan (AL), 5-04.00.

Long jump: 1. Becky Szabo (NO), 17-05.50; 2. Alyssa Acevedo (MED), 16-08.25; 3. Naciere Webb (SAN), 16-08.00; 4. Rachel Marter (BOW), 16-07.75.

Pole vault: 1. Kaitlyn Barber (WHI), 11-06.00; 2. Maria Horrigan (BG), 11-03.00; 3. Christine Bohan (AL) 11-03.00; 4. Jenna D’Errico (MED), 11-03.00.