Records fall at Calvert’s feet
KANSAS – Eight local teams competed Saturday at the Lakota Invitational.
Otsego won the meet, but leading the way locally was Clyde placing first in five separate events. Collin Mange in the discus (162-11), Kaleb Herrera in the triple jump (40-8 1/2) and the long jump (19-5 3/4), Anthony Beier in the 110 hurdles (18.25) and the 4×110 hurdles (1:06.01) team of Beier, Austin Baker, Issac Herrera and Matthew Webb.
Calvert followed close behind by winning three events, two of which came in record-setting times.
Ren Boehler, Shane Boehler, Austin Ball and Tyler Long turned in record times of 43.65 seconds in winning the 4×100 and 1:32.86 in taking the 4×200.
Ren Boehler added a win in the 300 hurdles (43.92).
Fostoria claimed victory in two events. Rayshon Martin won the 400 (54.14) and Aquiles Estrada, Corey Gavin, Keegan Green and C.J. Matheney took the 4×800 (9:04.1).
Old Fort’s Hunter Perry finished first in the high jump (6-0).
Reese hurdles and vaults to triple crown
KANSAS- Lakota’s Cariss Reese had a strong showing in her own backyard as she pole vaulted and hurdled her way to win three events and led Lakota a fifth place at the Lakota Invitational.
Reese began by winning the pole vault event with a vault of 10 feet while
Clyde’s Dominique Loparo placed second (10-0) and Kelly Wollenslegel grabbed third (9-6). Reese was awarded the win over Loparo on criteria.
From there, the Lakota senior won both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles with times of 18.34 and 48.83 seconds.
Clyde’s Kelly Wollenslegal came in second in the 300 (51.78) and third in 100 hurdles (18.42).
Reese also anchored the 4×100 shuttle hurdle team to victory in 1:14.67. Aspen Ray, Paige Alloway and Makayla Kiser completed the relay.
In the discus, Clyde dominated with Summer Belcher winning with a throw of 115-08 and teammate Jillian Miller taking third (112-1).
Clyde continued its winning ways with another first in the girls high jump by Paula Wollenslegal (5-4).
Clyde’s Kelly Wollenslegel added a third in the long jump (14-1 ).
St. Wendelin made an appearance in the winner’s circle with a first in the long jump from Sara Goddard (14-8 1/2).
The Mohawks kept in the hunt, grabbing second in the 4×1,600 relay (25:11.73) with the team of Jocelyn Reinhart, Karin Goddard, Lauren Meyers and Sophia Volpe.
Calvert finished well in two relays.
Morgan Smith, Kerrigan Kwiat, Danielle Kontak and Olivia Smith won the 4×400 in 4:18.38. Senecas Kontak, Megan Somodi, Kwiat and Mallory Paul Mallory ran second in the 4×100 (53.51).
Olivia Smith (2:30.08) and Morgan Smith (2:30.89) added a first and second for Calvert in the 800.
Oak Harbor won the event with 112 1/2 points. Clyde grabbed second with 110 points while Calvert (49.50) finished seventh, St. Wendelin (40) took ninth and Hopewell-Loudon finished (34) finished 11th. Fostoria ended up with 12 points while Old Fort finished with six points and New Riegel had two.
Seneca East boys first, girls seventh
NEW LONDON – Seneca East’s boys track team placed first Saturday at the New London High School Relays.
The Tigers finished first in six events.
Zach Gregg, Ben Frankart and Garrick Manning claimed the long jump (51-4 ).
Gregg, Manning and Brayden Walker won the high jump (17-3).
Gregg, Kyler Green and Cory Depinet took the pole vault (37-7).
The Tigers also captured the 4×1,600 (20:04.0), 4×110 hurdles (1:07.0) and 4×100 (45.0).
Wesley Pipher, Jason Willman, Jared Stockmaster and Brady McWilliams ran the 4×1,600. Frankart, Depinet, Garett Boeser and Hunter Saylors ran the 4×110 hurdles. Depinet, Walker, Gregg and Adam Hall ran the 4×100.
For the girls, Colonel Crawford finished first while Seneca East placed seventh.
The Tigers’ best finish came from a trio of thirds the discus (259-0), shot (85-9) and long jump (40-6).
Kaylyn Goshe, Brette Stockmaster and Jordyn Cook threw the discus. Goshe, Stockmaster and Alanna Hahler threw the shot. Kirsten Camp, Brittany Brookes and Olivia Willman competed in the long jump.
Warriors take ninth
SHELBY – Mohawk’s boys and girls track teams each finished ninth Saturday at the Shelby Invitational. Perkins boys and girls teams finished first at the event.
For the boys, the Warriors were led by Mitch Parker’s third in the 800 (2:09.9). Mohawk’s Owen Lacey, Logan Stillberger, Chris Koehler and Brandon Flood also took third in the distance medley (12:13.8).
For the girls, the Warriors were led by Shauna Leeth’s third in the 3,200 (13:06.5). Mohawk placed fourth in the distance medley (14:52.7). Leeth, Olivia Frankart, Natalie Ford and Mackenzie Richardson ran the relay.