October 23, 2014

Elyria
Cloudy
48°F
test

Division I district track: Lorain’s Jocelynn Rogers doubles up again, helps Titans finish second

Lorain’s Jocelynn Rogers, left, and Andresja Dearmas finish first and second in the 100-meter dash Friday. Rogers also won the 200. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Lorain’s Jocelynn Rogers, left, and Andresja Dearmas finish first and second in the 100-meter dash Friday. Rogers also won the 200. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Lorain senior Jocelynn Rogers just loves the postseason.

She proved that once again Friday at the Division I district meet at Amherst High School’s Richard S. Cooley Track.

Rogers defended her titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 12.46 and 25.58 seconds. In between her sprint double, she contributed to two winning relays.

She teamed with Destiny Wilson, Lamia Scott and Andresja Dearmas in winning the 800-meter relay (1:43.90) and the 400-meter relay (49.65).

It was the fifth year in a row a Lorain girls relay won the 400 at districts and the third time in four years that a Lorain girls team won the 800 relay.

Thanks to those efforts, the Lorain girls took second to Medina, 115.4 to 68, to match the second they had in 2012. Last year, the Titans placed fourth.

“My body kept tightening up but I managed to push through it and did my best,” Rogers said.

“We had some struggles with our relays early in the season, but we finally got things right. Our coach (Kelvin Jackson) made sure we took care of business and practiced. Everywhere we went we had a baton in our hand.”

It was the second straight year Rogers swept the four events at districts.

“This feels great,” she said. “I can’t wait to come back here for regionals and kick some more butt.”

There was a bit of concern for Lorain fans following the 200-meter final. Dearmas pulled up lame with a left hamstring injury and limped across the finish line sixth. It appeared to be a strain or a pull, but Dearmas was told by trainers that her injury was likely the result of a very tight muscle.

“It really tightened up,” Dearmas said. “It almost felt like a strain. The trainer told me to stay well-hydrated and to keep stretching.”

She did that and didn’t do something else … dwell on the injury despite the discomfort.

“To have a teammate like Jocelynn is invaluable,” Dearmas said. “I always need someone to push. My sophomore year, I had Alicia Arnold and Melody Farris. I really need someone like Jocelynn. We’re always back and forth.”

“She’ll be better,” Rogers said. “I hope so. I really count on her. We need her. I love her like a sister.”

North Ridgeville sophomore Demario McCall was unable to defend his 100-meter title, finishing fourth (11.25). However, he rebounded nicely to win the 200 (22.42) over Berea’s Marlon Robertson (22.51).

“I really didn’t worry about the 100 at practice because I know I can get it,” McCall said. “I really focused on the 200, especially on the turn. I was kind of scared, but I knew I had to go get it.”

Senior Sher Champe split 57.1 and senior Alexis Szivan split 57.7 to help the Amherst girls defend their title in the 1,600-meter relay (3:58.42). Undrea Ballard and Lexi O’Connor combined with Champe and Szivan for the win.

Earlier, Szivan won the open 800 (2:13.29) and Champe was third (2:15.39). The event was a switch for Champe, who finished fifth in the 400 at last year’s Division I state meet.

“This was exciting,” Champe said, catching her breath after the 1,600 relay. “It was tough coming off of the 800. We had about 30 to 40 minutes to recover. I’m not used to it. I use my footspeed at the end (of the 800). The tough part is the strategy. The 800 is more of a tactical race.”

Berea-Midpark had 150 points to win the boys title for the third straight year, while Avon (46) and Amherst (37.5) were the top local teams, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.

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

Boys
Team standings: 1. Berea-Midpark, 150; 2. Medina, 88.5; 3. Brunswick, 67; 4. Strongsville, 65; 5. Avon, 46; 6. Amherst, 37.5; 7. North Royalton, 37;
8. Avon Lake, 35; 9. North Ridgeville, 30; 10. Olmsted Falls, 29; 11. Elyria, 22; 12. Westlake, 21; 13. Lorain, 16.5; 14. Rocky River, 9; 15. Midview, 7.5

Individual results
(Top four qualify for Amherst regional)

100 meters: 1. Caleb Samol (Berea-Midpark), 11.13; 2. Richie Norman (Brunswick), 11.19; 3. Jesse Wynn (Strongsville), 11.22;
4. Demario McCall (North Ridgeville), 11.25; 5. Chris Neumanm (Berea-Midpark), 11.40; 6. Dante Redwood (Midview), 11.41

200: 1. McCall (North Ridgeville), 22.42; 2. Marlon Robertson (Berea-Midpark), 22.51; 3. Jesse Wynn (Strongsville), 22.88; 4. Mike Armstrong (Medina), 22.91; 5. Gerry Tucker (Elyria), 23.20; 6. Jake Gargiulo (Medina), 23.41

400: 1. Anfernee Myers (Berea-Midpark), 49.22; 2. Dan Squeri (Westlake), 49.76; 3. Evan Nugent (Rocky River), 50.12; 4. Nick Woods (North Royalton), 50.88; 5. Tyler Laffin (Brunswick), 51.48; 6. Isaiah Nicholas (Berea-Midpark), 51.85

800: 1. Justin Carroll (Berea-Midpark), 1:56.01; 2. Mike Kardos (Amherst), 1:56.29; 3. Caden DeMattie (North Royalton), 1:56.94;
4. Dylan Dombi (Medina), 1:57.32; 5. James Darkow (Avon Lake), 1:57.60; 6. Terry Duncan (Berea-Midpark), 1:59.81

1,600: 1. Andre Bollam-Godbott (Brunswick), 4:21.30; 2. Austin Fasciana (Avon), 4:23.60; 3. Dylan Rusek (North Royalton), 4:24.83; 4. Kevin Menyes (Medina), 4:25.01; 5. Ian Korney (Avon Lake), 4:25.06; 6. Joseph Colon (Amherst), 4:30.07

3,200: 1. Tom Papish (Strongsville), 9:44.54; 2. Sean Kane (Avon), 9:45.81; 3. Grant Powers (Strongsville), 9:48.69; 4. Mike Jankowski (Berea-Midpark), 9:51.56; 5. Tim Villari (Avon Lake), 9:58.12; 6. Brandon Williams (Rocky River), 9:58.68

110 hurdles: 1. Richard Floyd (Strongsville), 14.52; 2. Austin Scheerer (Berea-Midpark), 15.48; 3. Chase Zivcsak (Olmsted Falls), 15.62; 4. Josh Easley (Berea-Midpark), 15.81; 5. Chase Reynolds (Olmsted Falls), 15.99; 6. Chad Allen (Avon), 16.23

300 hurdles: 1. Floyd (Strongsville), 39.58; 2. Samol (Berea-Midpark), 39.71; 3. Jason Lucas (North Ridgeville), 40.55; 4. Brandon Emert (Brunswick), 40.59; 5. Evan Hudson (Olmsted Falls), 40.82; 6. Cwinn Febus (Medina), 41.54

400 relay: 1. Berea-Midpark (Samol, Justin Harris, Marlon Robertson, Neumann), 42.58; 2. Brunswick (Sean Kilbane, Joe Pinzone, Austin Fallon, Richie Norman), 43.30; 3. Elyria (Joe Schtscherbak, Gerry Tucker, Mike Church, Zachary Robinson), 43.47; 4. Medina (Mike Armstrong, Jake Gargiulo, Kyle Scherer,
Delontaye Morrow), 43.63; 5. Westlake, 44.07; 6. Amherst, 44.66

800 relay: 1. Berea-Midpark (Samol, Anfernee Myers, Marlon Robertson, Neumann), 1:27.95 (MEET RECORD, old record 1:28.24 set by Berea in Wednesday’s prelims); 2. Lorain (Daesean Brooks, Rayshawn Smith, Session Buchanan, Shaquille Hildreth), 1:31.03; 3. Strongsville, 1:31.38; 4. Elyria (Gerry Tucker, Joe Schtscherbak, Devante Hougland, Zachary Robinson), 1:31.44; 5. Avon (Zayd Albakri, Antonio Orr, Logan Juhl, Mike Nose), 1:32.03; 6. Olmsted Falls (Evan Hudson, Craig Partlow, Derek Meadows, Will Hoyett), 1:32.24

1,600 relay: 1. Berea-Midpark (Neumann, Duncan, Carroll, Myers), 3:23.42; 2. Brunswick (Emert, Fallon, Chase Rieg, Laffin), 3:25.30; 3. Amherst (Brandon Fernandez, Joe Mihalcik, Kardos, Scott Kelly), 3:25.63; 4. Avon Lake (Darkow, Kenny Schneider, Kyle Beck, Jason Sullivan), 3:29.83; 5. Olmsted Falls (Hudson, Hoyett, Matt Garrett, Partlow), 3:29.91; 6. Avon (Nose, Fasciana, Allen, Kyle Herman), 3:29.92

3,200 relay; 1. Brunswick (Tyler Laffin, Justin Swords, Brandon Emert, Andre Bollam-Godbott) 8:00.67, 2. Berea-Midpark (Carroll, Nicholas, Ellis, Duncan) 8:01.15, 3. Amherst (Michael Kardos, Joseph Colon, Noah Haramia, Scott Kelly) 8:03.38, 4. Medina (Dylan Dombi, Dan Schwendler, Ben Loeper, Kevin Menyes) 8:03.80, 5. North Royalton 8:06.69, 6. Strongsville 8:26.16

High jump: 1. Andrew Stenger (Medina), 6-5; 2. C.J. Barwise (Berea-Midpark), 6-3; 3. Session Buchanan (Lorain), 6-3; T4. Jeff Ondo (Midview) and Zachary Glowacki (Amherst), 6-2 (Ondo advances to regional on fewer misses); 6. Nate Justice (Medina), 6-0

Long jump: 1. Sam Robinson (North Royalton) 21-9.25, 2. Justin Harris (Berea-Midpark) 20-8.25, 3. Ian Crowley (Medina) 20-6,
4. Zachary Robinson (Elyria) 20-5.5, 5. Rueben Williams (Strongsville) 19-2, 6. Bailey Gannon (North Ridgeville) 19-51⁄4

Shot put: 1. Mike Hierholzer (Medina), 61-2¾; 2. Max Seipel (Avon Lake), 60-7½; 3. Jonah Bowden (North Ridgeville), 53-10¾; 4. Nick Zak (Brunswick), 49-10; 5. Austin Hazek (Medina), 49-7¼; 6. Ken Sladick (Berea-Midpark), 48-01⁄2

Discus: 1. Seipel (Avon Lake) 177-4, 2. Hierholzer (Medina) 168-11, 3. Jake Wickey (Medina) 155-9, 4. Nick Zak (Brunswick) 154-0, 5. Paul Sturm (Avon) 15-04, 6. Ken Sladick (Berea-Midpark) 148-3

Pole vault: 1. Matt Owens (Berea-Midpark) 14-0, 2. Kyle Hutchinson (Medina) 14-0, 3. Matt Karaffa (North Royalton) 13-9, 4. Josh Brown (Avon) 13-9, 5. Kyle Longrich (Avon) 13-9, 6. Andy Nageotte (Olmsted Falls) 13-6

Girls

Team standings: 1. Medina, 115.4; 2. Lorain, 68; 3. Brunswick, 67; 4. Berea-Midpark, 63; 5. Amherst, 52; 6. Strongsville, 51; 7. Westlake, 47; 8. Rocky River, 44.2; 9. North Royalton, 40.2; 10. Avon Lake, 32; 11. Olmsted Falls, 27; 12. Avon, 24; 13. Elyria, 16; 14. North Olmsted, 10; 15. North Ridgeville, 4.2

Individual results
(Top 4 qualify for Amherst regional)

100 meters: 1. Jocelynn Rogers (Lorain), 12.46; 2. Andresja Dearmas (Lorain), 12.50; 3. Savannah Rankin (Elyria), 13.02; 4. Bailey Lack (Brunswick), 13.20; 5. Fran Klypchak (Olmsted Falls), 13.24; 6. Taylor Badamo (North Royalton), 13.26

200: 1. Rogers (Lorain), 25.58; 2. Kyla Paster (Berea-Midpark), 25.96; 3. Fran Klypchak (Olmsted Falls), 26.73; 4. Megan Sievers (Strongsville), 26.92;
5. Lianna Nordwig (Westlake), 26.99; 6. Dearmas (Lorain), 27.07

400: 1. Emily Joyce (Avon), 59.05; 2. Anna Brandt (Rocky River), 59.22; 3. Lauren Bakaitis (Avon Lake), 59.53; 4. Alex Derkas (Strongsville), 59.80;
5. Bethany Deloof (Strongsville), 1:00.69; 6. Undrea Ballard (Amherst), 1:01.03

800: 1. Alexis Szivan (Amherst), 2:13.26; 2. Sarah Pack (Medina), 2:15.34; 3. Sher Champe (Amherst), 2:15.39; 4. Laura DeVito (Rocky River), 2:16.66;
5. Kristine Camper (Brunswick), 2:20.40; 6. Kate Ferster (Olmsted Falls), 2:22.85

1,600: 1. Lindsey Scarton (Berea-Midpark), 5:08.70; 2. Maria Scavuzzo (Medina), 5:10.14; 3. Rebecca Craddock (Brunswick), 5:11.86; 4. Taryn Cullings (Medina), 5:12.73; 5. Madison Dunlap (Westlake), 5:12.78; 6. Chloe Bierut (Rocky River), 5:15.63

3,200: 1. Miranda DiBiasio (Berea-Midpark), 11:18.54; 2. Maria Scavuzzo (Medina), 11:22.55; 3. Tessa Dombi (Medina), 11:31.20; 4. Vanessa Pasadyn (Brunswick), 11:36.72; 5. Megan Parker (Amherst), 11:43.00; 6. Kaitlyn Dzuroff (North Royalton), 11:50.71

100 hurdles: 1. Destiny Wilson (Lorain), 16.18; 2. Alyssa Acevedo (Medina), 16.22; 3. Charlotte Ward (Avon Lake), 16.56; 4. Marissa Barle (North Royalton), 16.94; 5. Emily Welch (Avon), 17.13; 6. Kelly McCafferty (Strongsville), 17.19

300 hurdles: 1. Gabby Maslowski (Brunswick), 46.32; 2. Charlotte Ward (Avon Lake), 47.16; 3. Maya Bauer (Westlake), 47.16; 4. Taylor Hood (Westlake), 47.42; 5. McKenzie Kelly (Medina), 47.91; 6. Danielle Blogojevic (North Ridgeville), 48.40

400 relay: 1. Lorain (Dearmas, Lamia Scott, Wilson, Rogers), 49.65; 2. Brunswick (Lack, Maslowski, Ashley Danesi, Neitzel), 50.00; 3. Westlake (Taylor Hood, Elisa Khawam, Alex McCartney, Lauren Hurst), 50.39; 4. Medina (Anna Francis, Nicole Bennett, Grace Nemeth), 50.48; 5. Elyria, 50.49; 6. Amherst, 50.90

800 relay: 1. Lorain (Rogers, Wilson, Dearmas, Lamia Scott), 1:43.90; 2. Strongsville, 1:45.30; 3. Brunswick (Lack, Amber Neitzel, Bailey Blythin, Gabby Maslowski), 1:45.83; 4. Avon (Emily Joyce, Regan Betts, Hailey Acosta, Sierra Greer), 1:46.06; 5. Medina (Anna Francis, Nicole Bennett, Grace Nemeth, Morgan Wickey), 1:46.29; 6. Avon Lake (Casey Toy, Julia Jantz, Charlotte Ward, Lauren Bakaitis), 1:46.41

1,600 relay: 1. Amherst (Undrea Ballard, Lexi O’Connor, Szivan, Champe), 3:58.42; 2. Brunswick (Bailey Lack, Kristine Camper, Amber Neitzel, Gabby Maslowski), 4:00.52; 3. Medina (Morgan Wickey, Kimmy Vidika, Anna Francis, Sarah Pack), 4:02.92; 4. Rocky River, 4:03.43; 5. Avon Lake (Jantz, Toy, Ward, Bakaitis), 4:06.49; 6. Avon (Betts, Joyce, Acosta, Clark), 4:06.97

3,200 relay: 1. Rocky River (Bierut, Corcoran, Brandt, DeVito) 9:27.56, 2. Amherst (Alexis Szivan, Megan Parker, Cara Giannuzzi, Sher Champe) 9:32.23,
3. Medina (Maria Scavuzzo, Tarynn Cullings, Kimmy Vidika, Sarah Pack) 9:32.76, 4. North Royalton (Palmer, Dzuroff, Matthews, DiFrancisco) 9:46.32, 5. Avon Lake 10:00.19, 6. Olmsted Falls 10:04.02

High jump: 1. Cassie Martin (Strongsville) 5-2, 2. Kelly McCafferty (Strongsville) 5-0; 3. Katie Bobbitt (Rocky River) 5-0; 4. Holly Dombrowski (North Royalton) 4-10; 5. Maria Carney (Berea-Midpark) 4-10, 6. Gabby Gravino (Westlake) 4-10

Long jump: 1. Kyla Paster (Berea-Midpark), 17-5; 2. Alyssa Acevedo (Medina), 16-6½; 3. Kara Washington (Berea-Midpark), 15-11; 4. Lamia Scott (Lorain), 15-9½; 5. Madison Reynolds (Amherst), 15-9½; 6. Morgan Wickey (Medina), 15-91/4

Shot put: 1. McKenzie Moran (Medina) 36-7, 2. Haley Lyle (Westlake) 36-6, 3. Carolyn Wilder (Medina) 36-3.25, 4. Nikki Taylor (Strongsville) 35-10.25,
5. Gabby Rozier (Brunswick) 34-11.25, 6. Breanna Simmons (Olmsted Falls) 34-9

Discus: 1. Carolyn Wilder (Medina), 121-9; 2. Brooke Bilinsky (North Olmsted), 107-0; 3. Baylee Geiss (Brunswick), 105-2; 4. Breanna Simmons (Olmsted Falls), 101-4; 5. Precious Boone (Elyria), 101-1; 6. Taylor Salome (Westlake), 100-9

Pole vault: 1. Kristen Denk (North Royalton), 12-4 (MEET RECORD, old record 12-3 set in 2009 by Midpark’s Domenica Rossi); 2. Lucy Buckholz (Berea-Midpark), 10-9; 3. Mckenna Baluch (Medina), 10-9; 4. Shelby Marken (Berea-Midpark), 10-9; 5. Klaire Roggeman (North Royalton), 10-6; 6. Danielle Stewart (Strongsville), 10-6