February 27, 2015


Lions Club Races: History made as Cassie Vince takes overall victory

Cassie Vince placed first overall in the North Ridgeville Lions Club 5K. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Cassie Vince won the North Ridgeville Lions Club 5K on Saturday. And, no, nothing is missing in that sentence. Vince did something that had never been done in the North Ridgeville Lions Club races and rarely achieved in Lorain County races of any kind. The 19-year-old Amherst resident not only won the Read More…

Huntington Triathlon: Grafton’s Aaron Henely just misses 2nd

Aaron Henely of Grafton runs the final stretch of the Huntington Triathlon on Sunday in Bay Village. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

BAY VILLAGE — Grafton’s Aaron Henely came up just short in the seesaw battle for second place with Fairview Park’s Jason Zangmeister at Sunday’s 15th annual Huntington Triathlon 2. The Bay Village race consisted of a 0.25-mile swim, 12-mile bike and 5K run. Henely gave it his best shot, but couldn’t hold on to a one Read More…

Mayfield man runs away North Coast Nautilus Summer Triathlon title

Grafton’s Michael Schaefer competes during the running portion of Sunday’s 29th annual North Coast Nautilus Summer Triathlon in Lorain. Schaefer had the best day among local men, finishing third overall — just one second behind runner-up Jason Zangmeister. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The only battle at Sunday’s 29th annual North Coast Nautilus Summer Triathlon was for second place, as Mayfield’s Kevin Malone ran away with the men’s championship. A former soccer player for Rutgers University and Cleveland State, Malone was in a class by himself as finished with more than a five-minute lead. The former Read More…

EC grad Foisy wins women’s title at fifth annual Kerstetter 5K

Michaela Foisy, 19, of Elyria, high fives her sister Elizabeth, 17, after placing first in the Kerstetter 5K women's division on July 12. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Michaela Foisy didn’t let a long college season diminish her will and effort at Saturday’s fifth annual James Kerstetter Memorial 5K. The 2013 Elyria Catholic graduate was hands down the top performer in the women’s field as she clocked a course-best 18 minutes, 59.1 seconds to take home the top prize and was Read More…

Mark Ruppe masters Columbia Station Half Marathon

Westlake High School junior Robyn Hageman weathered the hot and humid conditions Sunday to finish second in the women’s race at the Columbia Station Half Marathon. She turned in a time of 1:54:51.26.

COLUMBIA STATION — Heat and humidity took their toll on the runners in the ninth annual Columbia Station Half Marathon and Inline Skate on Sunday. One look at the times showed that. Chesterland masters runner Mark Ruppe, age 41, was the class of the men’s field as he outdistanced Bucyrus’ Marshall Pfahler, 19, by more Read More…

Lorain woman finishes second at Huntington Triathlon

Runners get ready to start their heat at the Huntington Triathlon. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

BAY VILLAGE — It was an important race Saturday for Lorain’s Kim Bennett, but the second-place finish at the North Coast Nautilus Huntington Triathlon No. 1 was a training workout for a much bigger race later this season. The 36-year-old Firelands High School teacher is preparing for her first Ironman triathlon on Sept. 7 in Read More…

State Track: Avon Lake’s Max Seipel stays confident, finishes 2nd in discus


COLUMBUS — Max Seipel didn’t allow the negatives from shot put Saturday to sap his energy or compromise his confidence. Remaining headstrong, the Avon Lake senior rebounded to earn a second place in the discus at the Division I meet. Seipel threw the discus 179 feet, 6 inches in the first round of finals to Read More…

State Track: Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome takes 2nd in long jump after close foul call costs her title

Vermilion's Hannah Bartlome clears 5' 5" on her first attempt in high jump OHSAA state championship. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

COLUMBUS — Hannah Bartlome was the No. 1-ranked long jumper in Division II. She was trying to win Vermilion’s first state championship since 1975. She gave it everything she had. She missed by the smallest of margins. Bartlome nailed what appeared to be the winning jump Saturday, but it was ruled a foul — barely. Read More…

High school track and field: Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome finishes second in the high jump at the Division II state meet

Vermilion's Hannah Bartlome took second in the Division II state track meet Friday in Columbus.

COLUMBUS — Certain things you just expect in spring. Like flowers blooming, grass growing and Hannah Bartlome finishing in the top three in the high jump at the Division II state track meet. The Vermilion senior was runner-up Friday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, tying New Richmond senior Hannah Hall with a height Read More…

High school track and field: Elyria Catholic’s Ted Achladis parlays advice from mom, work ethic into state trip in discus

Elyria Catholic sophomore Ted Achladis shows the form that earned him a trip to the Division II state meet in the discus. PHOTO COMPOSITE BY BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Ted Achladis thinks big and listens to his mother. It’s been a successful combination for the Elyria Catholic sophomore, who qualified to the Division II state track meet in discus last week. Achladis would love to break Elyria Catholic’s school record in discus, which is 160 feet, 8 inches and was set by Bruce Yeager Read More…