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New London sweeps host Knoll Invitaitonal

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated May 6, 2018 at 2:22 AM

NEW LONDON — Consistency paid off for both of New London’s track and field teams on Saturday.

Combining for eight total event wins between the two teams, the Wildcats piled up the secondary points to sweep their own Bob Knoll invitational at Recreation Park.

Kaylin Williams was the lone New London girl to take part in two event wins, winning the 1600 (5:40.76), while also running the third leg of the winning 4x800 relay (10:22.10), also consisting of Abigail Good, Savannah Shaver and Dana Gustely.

New London’s 125 points, were a single point better than St. Paul’s 124. It may have been a potential preview of how this week’s Firelands Conference championships could go. A year ago, the Flyers edged out New London for the FC title by three points.

Monroeville was third (97 points), followed by Western Reserve (89.6), Mansfield St. Peter’s (61), South Central (48), Black River (40), Plymouth (20), Open Door Christian (18) and Keystone (17.3).

Individually for the Wildcats, Maryonna Cathey won the 400 (1:00.02), Taylar Howell the 300 hurdles (50.43) and Gabrielle Osterland the 3200 (12:31.41).

New London won only three events in the boys meet. Curtis Joppeck, Caleb Good, Mitchell Joppeck, and Austin Reed ran a winning time of 8:40.48 in the 4x800 relay, while Carson Cody, Austin Reed, Colin Cole and Aaron Reed won the 4x400 (3:40.49). Jacob Allen was the lone individual winner, taking first in the pole vault at 13-feet-5.

The Wildcats’ 123 points beat out Monroeville’s 116. St. Paul was third (96), Black River fourth (76) and Keystone fifth (65.5), followed by Western (47.5), South Central (43), St. Peter’s (41), Plymouth (29) and Open Door Christian (15).

For the Monroeville boys, Max Horner won the 100 dash in 11. 55 seconds. He then paired up with Skyler Scheid, Dominic Ruffing and Chayce Schaub on the winning 4x200 (1:52.72) and 4x100 (45.96) relays.

St. Paul’s Davis Hedrick swept the throwing events. His winning toss in the discus was 149-07, while he had a top toss of 48-02 to win the shot put as well.

Noah Avandano won the 800 (2:04.29) and Joey Catalano won the 200 (23.72).

For the St. Paul girls, Gabby Scavuzzo, Meghan Hedrick, Gwen Olcott and Olivia Powers were tops in the 4x100 relay (51.89). Hedrick, Holly Powers, Anna Lukasko and Lily Dowdell won the 4x400 relay (4:17.17).

Individually for the Flyers, Holly Powers won the 800 (2:27.54) and Kamryn Maxwell won the high jump (4-10).

For the Monroeville girls, Jordan Blackford, Kennedy Brooks, Adrian Barman and Kristen Smith were first in the 4x200 (1:52.72). Sawyer Schafer won the 300 hurdles (44.26).

South Central’s two wins came from Izzy Hauler in the long jump (16-07) and Jenna West in the pole vault (7-06).

Western’s Victoria Ramage had winning tosses of 121-09 and 34-01 in the discus and shot put respectively.

Plymouth’s highest placers was Ethan Elliott in the boys 800 run (2:10.14) and Madeline Baker in the girls shot put, who finished fourth (30-feet-6).

Norwalk teams finish fourth at Fremont Ross

FREMONT — The Norwalk boys and girls track programs each finished fourth Saturday at the 56th annual Fremont Ross Invitational.

Jada Thomas, Bethany Cring, Haleigh Skinner and Kaelyn Harkness won the 4x800 relay (10:11.16), which was also won on the boys side. Mitchell Sommers, Juilan Go, Jad Oglesby and Jose Dominiguez ran a winning time of 8:22.49.

Both teams added a sweep in the 4x1600 relays. For the girls, Elyse Coe, Lauryn Maloney, Janie Dominguez and Elise Zieber ran a winning time of 25:32.57. Meanwhile for the boys, Robert Vasquez, Chris Mohr, Cobey Kromer and Charles Smith ran a first-place time of 19:51.91.

Cring, Jada Thomas, Harkness and Jasmine Thomas won the 4x400 relay for the Norwalk girls, running 4:20.00.

In the boys field events, the Truckers got a win from Owen Rhodes in the pole vault, who had a top jump of 14-feet even. Jake Sommers was third in the pole vault at 13-feet even.

Marly Geretz was second for the Norwalk girls in the 300 hurdles in 47.6 seconds, as was Maloney in the 800 run (2:43.15).

Placing third for the Truckers was the 4x200 relay of Sommers, Ian Scheid, Carson Shober and Chris Tuttle in 1:34.59. The 4x400 team of Tuttle, Scheid, Jad Oglesby and Smith was third as well (3:41.18).

Jad Oglesby was third in the boys 400 dash (52.88), and Carmen Krichbaum was third in the girls discus throw (105-feet-11).

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