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Norwalk boys, girls each fifth at SBC Lake championships

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated May 12, 2018 at 4:26 PM

BELLEVUE — The Norwalk boys and girls track and field teams each finished in fifth place at the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division championship meet Friday night at Bellevue High School.

Shelby cruised to the girls team title with 137 points, followed by Perkins (125.5), Bellevue (116), Columbian (111.5) and the Truckers (75). Clyde was sixth (73) and Sandusky seventh (19).

In Friday’s action, Marly Geretz was the lone individual champion for the Norwalk girls. She won the 300-meter hurdles in 47.51 seconds — which was two seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Also for Norwalk, Madison Shutt was second in the 100 dash (12.95), fourth in the pole vault (8-feet) and sixth in the 400 dash (1:03.12).

In the 800, Kaelyn Harkness was fourth in 2:31, and Haleigh Skinner was seventh in 2:36.37. Bethany Cring was fifth in the 400 (1:02.91).

Also placing fifth was Jasmine Thomas in the 200 (27.73), Carmen Krichbaum in the discus throw (103 feet) and Jada Thomas in the long jump (15-feet-4.25).

Also scoring individual points for the NHS girls was Elyse Coe in the 3200 (13:13.91) and Mascie Horner in the 200 was eighth (28.55).

In relays, the 4x400 of Cring, Jada Thomas, Harkness and Jasmine Thomas took third in 4:16.46. the 4x100 team of of Paige Mauer, Sevanna Keegan, Geretz and Horner was fourth in 53.18.

Also scoring relay points was the 4x200 team of Kelly Faylor, Quinn Jaworski, Kennedy Friend and Alexa Moore, which took seventh in 2:07.87.

Pole vaulters lead Norwalk boys

Helping the Norwalk boys to 80 points in the team race was the pole vaulting duo of Jake Sommers and Owen Rhodes.

Each athlete cleared the bar at 14-feet-6 along with Bellevue’s Austin Thompson, but it was Sommers finishing with the least amount of faults to claim first.

Perkins scored 156 points to dominate the field in the team race, followed by Shelby (120), Bellevue (89) and Sandusky (86). Norwalk was fifth, Columbian was sixth (78) and Clyde (45) was seventh.

Robert Vasquez was second in the 3200 (10:01.30), while Chris Mohr (10:26.77) was sixth in the same race. In the 1600, Julian Go was seventh (4:45.47) and Mitchell Sommers (4:49.46) was eighth.

In the discus, Trey Leroux (126-feet-4) was fourth and Matthew Sickinger (117) was eighth. Leroux previously won the shot put throw on Tuesday. Kaden Livingston placed fifth in the high jump (5-feet-8), and Chris Tuttle was also fifth in the 200 dash (23.78).

Also placing seventh for the Norwalk boys was Sommers in the 100 (11.66) and Jad Oglesby in the 800 (2:06.72).

In relays, the 4x400 team of Tuttle, Ian Scheid, Oglesby and Charles Smith took third in 3:37.17. Placing fourth was the 4x200 team of Livingston, Scheid, Carson Shober and Tuttle (1:34.49). The 4x100 relay of Tuttle, Mason Hughes, Shober and Sommers was fifth in 45.31 seconds.

The state tournament trail begins next week for Norwalk, as it will compete at the Division I district meet at Findlay High School on Wednesday and Friday.

Bellevue boys, girls place each third

BELLEVUE — The Bellevue boys and girls track and field teams combined for four individual champions at the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division championship meet Friday night at Bellevue High School.

For the third-place Redmen, Christian Booze took first and Tanner Hundley was second in a photo finish between the two in the 300 hurdles. Booze finished in 40.50 seconds, and incredibly, Hundley was clocked at 40.51.

The 4x200 relay of Mike Pierce, Austin Ostrum, Hunley and Paul Shelley also won in 1:32.67.

Placing second for the Redmen was Treston Francis in the 100 (11.03) and Hundley in the 110 hurdles (15.63). The 4x100 relay of Sal Eaton, Francis, Pierce and Alex Rogers was second in 44.09 — and Austin Thompson was third in the pole vault (14-feet-6).

For the Lady Red, Taylor Waldecker won the 3200 in 12:18.09, and teammate Lindsey Spurlock was second in 12:37.13. Kaylia Reesman won the 100 hurdles (16.16), was second in the 300 hurdles (49.33) and third in the long jump (16-feet-1.5).

In the 1600, Madelyn Verhoff was second (5:34.75) and Waldecker was third (5:43.34).

Also for the Lady Red, the 4x100 relay of Payton Vogel, Ireland Francis, Keyara Schneider and Vivian Benedict placed third in 53.15. Vogel was also voted the Lake girls Field events MVP.

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