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Weekend track and field results (5-2)

Lutheran West track & field, April 28 – Bellevue Invitational

The Longhorn track teams finished eighth in the Bellevue Invitational. Peter Koza led the boys with a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash (24.08) and anchored the fifth-place 4×200 relay of freshman Nick Knudsen, and sophomores Kyle Hayes and Collin Fueger. 

The Lutheran West girls had a second-place finish in the shot by freshman Gabby Schultz (32’10”); a fourth-place finish by Nicole Swanson in the high jump(4’6”); and fifth-place finishes by Rebecca Coyne in the 100-meter dash; Marissa Spelich in the 300 hurdles and Marissa Nuti in the 800 run. 

“Our team had a challenging week with good invitational meets in chilly weather,” said head coach Joe King. “At Bellevue, our athletes ran some personal bests in tough conditions. I was proud of their performances and their ability to block out the elements. We have some young athletes breaking barriers, and the coming weeks with good weather should be exciting as our athletes continue to accomplish times and distances they didn’t think they were capable of doing.”
Fairview track & field, April 28 – Berea Relays

The Fairview Boys finished ninth out of 14 at the Berea Relays. “We saw a lot of our kids step up to the bigger competition,” head coach Rich Friel said. “For instance:  Rory Juhn competed to a High Jump height of 6’4″ while competing with some of the best Div I jumpers in the area with the likes of Brunswick/Medina/St. Ed’s and Berea, our boys Shuttle Hurdle team of Juhn, Gillmore, Tesema, and Jones managed a 5th place along with our 4X800 Relay of Beard, Gillmore, Kerchenski, and Wilkinson & the 4X400 team of Beard, Roland, Solaman, and Gillmore who also finished with a 5th place. We also had a personal record from Noah Carpenter in the pole vault of 10′. He is new to our program and advanced from 9′ to 10′, just in the past week. Other personal records came from our 4X100 and 4X200 Relays. We really wanted to see how some of our relays stood up against Div. I competition and I wasn’t disappointed, especially with our 4X800,  which we substituted one of our new freshman distance runners Kevin Kerchenski  for senior Brian Hom, who is nursing some sore shins this week, along with junior Mike Wilkinson for James Roland  with some sore back issues. Both did well in their substitution in the relays. Thankfully, we have some good depth in the 400-800 range. This is one of those meets that is a big eye-opener to all of our kids to see some very big competition. This allows our kids to match up and be pushed to the limit. 
“Our girls team finished with seven points and 14 out of 15 for the night,” he added. “They still managed 3 PR’s. The girls 4X800 team of Rehor, McQuate, Lyman, and Kilbane continues to get better along with our young sprinters such as Stephanie Miller, Ty Bailey, and Ana Lee. The hurdle team of Kilbane, Bailey, Harwood, and Rancour also posted some individual improvement. We had some girls running from the field to the track all night in an attempt to cover some relay spots. I told them that tonight was about getting better as a team and pushing yourself as an individual.  Our dept and numbers are really starting to show. Theirs is a core group of girls, that range from freshman to seniors, that are constantly over loaded with four events in order for us to fill as many events as possible. Some of these athletes are running through some injuries for their team.  I am proud of our girls. They continue to put up a fight, week-in and week-out for this program. This is just our situation for our girls this year and we continue to hope for more numbers next year.”
Magnificat track & field, April 28 – Avon Relays


“The ladies did a nice job enduring the elements and coming away with some nicely earned performances,” said head coach Anjanette Arabian. “The 4x800m team of three freshmen and one senior won in great form. The team included Katie Whitmore, Victoria Meyer, Elise Horning and Abbie Marquard. The throwers contributed nicely the the total team points with a 2nd place finish int he shot put by Morgan Koelliker and Maria Mangione. Morgan Koelliker and Beth Myers then finished 3rd overall in the discus.  The 4x1600m comprised of Katie Whitmore, Macey Walker, Abbie Marquard and Elise Horning finished 3rd overall in 21:58. Rachel Hlatky brought in a 2nd place finish in the 100m.  The JV ladies enjoyed victories in the 4x400m by the efforts of Meghan Riley, Molly Sullivan, Maria deCaris and Dana Vazquez and Gretchen Horning won the JV 800m in a personal record time of 2:37.”
The ladies compete at Euclid Relays this coming Friday.
Avon Relays girls team results:

1.      Rocky River, 86

  1. Avon Lake, 60
  2. Magnificat, 55
  3. CVCA, 52
  4. Lorain, 50
  5. Avon Lake, 39
  6. Highland, 34

8.      Bay, 28

9.      Westlake, 25

10.  Trinity, 22Avon Relays boys team results:

  1. CVCA, 83
  2. Westlake, 77
  3. Avon, 51
  4. Lorain, 49
  5. North Olmsted, 42
  6. Avon Lake, 34; Aurora, 34

8.      Highland, 24

9. Wadsworth, 21

10. Elyria, 18



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