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
“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.”
“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
- Avon Lake, 60
- Magnificat, 55
- CVCA, 52
- Lorain, 50
- Avon Lake, 39
- Highland, 34