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Track and Field: Keystone’s Quillen, Peters have loads of wins, want one more trip to state

Seniors and good friends Emily Peters, left, and Jenna Quillen have been a huge part of Keystone’s success the last four years. Quillen has won 13 Patriot Athletic Conference track titles and Peters 12. They will compete in four events each at the Division II regional meet, which begins today in Lexington. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

Keystone track coach Jeff Holzhauer saw plenty of potential in Emily Peters and Jenna Quillen when they were freshmen. He also knew that early success can sometimes be fleeting. “Many times for high school girls their careers peak as freshmen,” Holzhauer said. “I told both Emily and Jenna that they were going to have to Read More…

Division II district track: Keystone’s Jenna Quillen, Emily Peters, Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome qualify in 4 events each

Keystone’s Emily Peters wins the 100-meter dash Saturday as Brookside’s Tyller Holley, far right, takes second. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Three area seniors are making the most of their final high school track seasons. Keystone’s Emily Peters and Jenna Quillen and Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome had monster days Saturday at the Division II district meet, each qualifying to the Lexington regional in four events. Peters led Lorain County girls with victories in the Read More…

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

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 Read More…

Avon’s John Kruszka grabs a top 10 at Rite Aid Marathon

John Kruszka, above, finishes the Rite Aid Marathon in 2:48:12 Sunday in downtown Cleveland. The 34-year-old Avon resident was the top area runner, finishing in 10th place.  RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

CLEVELAND — John Kruszka and David Hathaway represented Lorain County well at Sunday’s 37th annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, both finishing in the top 12. Kruszka, of Avon, finished 10th overall in a time of two hours, 48 minutes and 12 seconds, while Hathaway, who lives in Elyria, ran a 2:48:53 to take 12th. The Read More…

H.S. Track: Avon girls get first Avon Reynolds Relays title in 13 years

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AVON — It was a long time coming, but proved well worth the wait. The Avon girls team triumphed Saturday at its home classic, the 37th Avon Reynolds Relays. It was the Eagles girls’ first win at the event since going back-to-back in 2000-01. They also won the meet in 1977, ’78, ’88, ’92 and Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria Catholic track standout Mike Kozma found a new finish line following injury

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Mike Kozma’s promising track career appeared in peril or at the very least at a crossroads his senior year of high school. But the Elyria Catholic standout managed to turn disaster into good fortune by being at the right place at the right time. After Kozma pulled his right hamstring in the 220-yard dash finals Read More…

H.S. Track: Amherst girls’ 1,600 relay wins to wrap up Comet Relays

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Amherst’s Alexis Szivan runs the 1,600 meters in the distance medley relay Saturday at the Comet Relays. The Comets finished second in the event. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — It wasn’t quite the same feeling as a year ago for the Amherst girls, but the Comets had plenty to feel good about at Saturday’s 59th annual Comet Relays. The 1,600-meter relay team of Undrea Ballard, Lexi O’Connor, Sher Champe and Alexis Szivan won in a time of 4:07.45 in the final event Read More…

H.S. Track: Avon sweeps boys, girls titles at LCAAA Invitational

Chad Allen of Avon runs in the boys 110 meter hurdles preliminaries. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Avon High cruised to a sweep Thursday at the Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association Invitational. The Avon boys defended their title with 130 points, outdistancing second-place Amherst (118). The Avon girls won the meet for the first time since 2009, as they topped two-time defending champ Amherst 123-103. Both Avon wins came through Read More…

Track and Cross Country: Lorain County Hall of Fame to induct 5 stars, 1 legendary coach Thursday

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The sixth induction class for the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame brings something special to the table. Two of the six enshrinees have a distance background. One specialized in sprints, one in middle distance and another in pole vault. The last is a longtime coach. Each made fantastic achievements in their Read More…

H.S. Track and Field: Avon girls have good run at Avon Lake Invitational

Avon Lake’s Max Seipel gets ready to throw the shot Saturday at the 18th annual Avon Lake Invitational. Seipel finished third in the event with a throw of 55 feet. He also finished second in the discus with a throw of 164-04. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — Weather conditions were more than challenging but they didn’t prevent the Avon girls track team from taking first in the 800-meter relay at Saturday’s 18th annual Avon Lake Invitational. Regan Betts, Sierra Greer, Emily Joyce and Hailey Acosta turned in a time of 1:53.49 to surge by Strongsville (1:53.86) and Brunswick (1:53.91) Read More…