Prep Track Roundup: Reese dominates at Fostoria Invite
FOSTORIA – Lakota’s Cariss Reese turned the Fostoria Boosters Invitational into her own personal playground.
The junior won the 100 hurdles (17.09), the 400 (1:01.83), the 300 hurdles (48.2) and the pole vault (8-6) to help Lakota to a fifth-place finish in the Black Division.
While Reese had the individual achievements, it was the Lakota boys, Fostoria boys and St Wendelin girls who highlighted the team efforts – each of those teams finished second in their respective divisions.
Fostoria’s boys, who were in the Red Division, were paced by the 4×800 team of C.J. Matheney, Jimmy Cooper, Rowyn Schneider and Tony Mauricio, who won the event in 8:57.2.
Fostoria also got a first from Rayshon Martin in the 400 in 52.4, and Matheney in the 800 in 2:12.7.
Matheney also was part of the winning 4×400 team that included Keegan Green, Schneider and Martin (3:41.29).
St. Wendelin’s girls won the 4×800 in the Black Division, with Jocelyn Reinhart, Victoria Volpe, Maddie Borer and Sara Goddard finishing in 10:44.3.
Old Fort’s boys won the 4×800 in the Back Division, with Marcus Meyers, Brad Bannister, Tito Lopez and Donald Young finishing in 8:56.8. Meyers also won the 3,200 in 10:45.8. Another Stockader, Hunter Perry, took the high jump by clearing 6-2 while Adam Alexander cleared 11-0 to claim the pole vault.
New Riegel’s Korey Williams picked up a win in the 1,600, finishing in 4:57.3. Teammate Josh Burns won the 300 hurdles in 44.25.
Lakota’s boys got a couple of wins from Mac Flanagan, who took first in the discus (132-6) and the shot (44-8 3/4).
On the girls’ side, Lakota’s Amber Hageman won the long jump in 13-5 1/2.
Springfield won the girls’ Red Division with 164 points. Fostoria’s girls finished seventh.
Woodmore won the girls’ Black Division with 117 points, while Old Fort finished sixth and New Riegel seventh.
On the boys side, Springfield won the Red Division with 144 points. In the Black Division, Springfield won with 139 points, while New Riegel was third, Old Fort fourth and St. Wendelin seventh.
Calvert girls takes 3 events at Delphos
DELPHOS – Calvert won three events – Olivia Smith was involved in two of them – and finished seventh at the Delphos St. John’s Invitational.
Hopewell-Loudon finished last out of 10 teams.
Senecas Danielle Kontak, Morgan Smith, Marisa Horn and Olivia Smith won the 4×800 in 10:22.04. Olivia Smith also won the 400 in 1:00.84.
In the 800, Calvert’s Morgan Smith won in 2:33.57.
Hopewell-Loudon’s best event was the pole vault, where Logan Frank (8-0) took third and Kiley Siegel (8-0) took fourth.
Fort Jennings won the girls meet with 86 points.
On the boys’ side, Dan Reineke paced Calvert’s sixth-place finish. Reineke ran second in the 300 hurdles (44.77). In the same event, Hopewell-Loudon’s Ben Bodart took third (44.77).
Hopewell-Loudon finished seventh among the boys, while Lima Central Catholic won the title.
Ram girls fifth at own meet
UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky got a second from Mallory Weininger in the high jump, leading the Rams to a fifth overall at their own Gerald Swankhouse Invitational.
Weininger actually cleared the same height as Celina’s Michaela Wenning, who won the event – each cleared 5-2 – but took more jumps to do so.
Mohawk, which finished seventh in the eight-team event, was led by Julia Daniel’s fourth in the 1,600 (5:52.71). River Valley’s girls won the meet with 148 points, outdistancing Celina by five.
Ram boys win two events, go fifth
UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky’s boys won two events at the Gerald Swankhouse Invitational, and finished fifth in the eight-team event.
Mohawk also participated, and took seventh.
For the Rams, their 4×800 team of Garrett Miller, Luke Miller, Dominic Solis and Trent Howard finished in 8:28 to take first. Brennan Miller scored the Rams’ second win by going 6-0 in the high jump.
Mohawk’s Alex Hoerig and Grant Ekleberry led the Warriors with a pair of second-place finishes. Hoerig ran the 3,200 in 10:32.51, while Ekleberry finished the 300 hurdles in 41.92.
River Valley won the meet with 140 points.