Hopewell-Loudon boys grab first at Green Bear Relays
OTTAWA- Hopewell-Loudon’s boys track team scored 112 1/2 points to win the Green Bear Relays at Ottawa Hills Friday.
The Chieftains got a first in the 3,200 with Alex Wood finishing in 10:28.4. Teammate Chet Swartzmiller was right behind him in second (10:39.8).
In the 4×110 shuttle hurdle, the Chieftain team of Patric Gase, Zach Clouse, Garrett Hedrick and Ben Bodart took first (1:06.6).
Hopewell-Loudon picked up firsts from Elancio Velasquez, Cody Malone, Drew Kurtz, and Dillon Williams in the 1,600 sprint medley (3:55.7) while the team of Velasquez, Malone, Noah Breidenbach, and Eli Tooker won the 4×100 (45.6).
The boys team of Dylan Alvarado, Marcus Ardner, Dylan Napier and Wood won the distance medley (11:53.9) and Velasquez, Breidenbach, Gase and Tooker won the 4×200 (1:34.1)
Ben Bodart won the 300 hurdles (42.3) and Gase took second (43.4)
For the girls, Hopewell-Loudon placed third (80) with Leah Reinhart taking first in the 3,200 (13:15.5).
Sicily Leiter and teammate Kiley Siegel tied to win the Pole Vault (8-06).
Hopewell-Loudon’s distance medley team of Grace Portentoso, Madison Klaiss, Marisa Heldman, and Reinhart won with a time of 15:02.1.
In the 4×100, Lizzie Erlanger, Alexis Feindel, Sabrina Vargas, and Brooke Arbogast added a first-place finish (1:12).
Rams 13th, 14th in Galion
GALION – Upper Sandusky’s Dominic Solis finished third in the 800 and sixth in the 1,600, helping the Rams to a 13th-place finish in the boys meet at Galion Lion’s Invite.
Solis ran the 800 in 2:02.71 and the 1,600 in 4:35.88.
Watkins Memorial won the meet.
On the girls’ side, Upper Sandusky placed last, with 12 points. Anna Massara led the team with a second-place finish in the pole vault, setting a school record in the process. She vaulted 10 feet.
Betsy Young aided the Rams’ effort with a sixth-place finish in the shot (31-5 3/4) and an eighth-place finish in the discus (94-5).
Lakota boys, girls 4th at Elmwood
BLOOMDALE – The Lakota boys and girls each took fourth at the John Ramsey Invitational hosted by Elmwood Friday.
The girls finished with 79 points while the boys tallied 66 , beating out Toledo Woodward by 1 points for fourth. Wauseon ran away with the team titles on each side.
Lakota got a pair of firsts from Cariss Reese, who won the pole vault (9-6) and the 100 hurdles (16.40). She also finished second in the 300 hurdles (48.90). Taylor Smith took third in the high jump (4-8) and long jump (14-2 ).
For the boys, the Raider team of Luke Baker, Jon Moes, Caleb Tolento and Isaac Ritter finished second in the 4×800 (9:12). Mac Flanagan finished third in the discus (145-3), Drake Foos was third in the high jump (5-6) and James Benavides was third in the pole vault (9-6).