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St. Paul's Hedrick has huge day at Shelby Invitational

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Apr 7, 2019 at 9:33 AM

SHELBY — The St. Paul boys and girls track and field teams had solid showings at the Shelby Invitational on Saturday.

The girls placed fifth out of 15 teams with 60.5 points, while the boys were seventh among 14 teams with 50 points.

Davis Hedrick had a monster day in the field events for the Flyer boys. He won the discus throw by nearly 18 feet over the second-place finisher with a toss of 158-feet-1 inches.

Hedrick followed that up by winning the shot put with a throw of 52-feet-6.5 inches — almost six feet better than second place in the event.

Also for the Flyer boys, Zach Stine was fourth in 800 run (2:06.18). The 4x100-meter relay of Adam Baker, Justin Butler, Treg Smith and Cam Caizzo also placed fourth (46.76). The distance medley team of Ethan Nolan, Nate Tokarsky, Zach Stine and Noah Avendano was also fourth (11:47.34).

The top individual placer for the Flyer girls was Lily Dowdell in the 1600-meter run, as she placed second in 5:23.64. Sarah Matlack was third in the 400 (1:04.58) and Camille Endsley was fourth in the high jump (five feet).

The 4x400 relay team of Abbie Stine, Dowdell, Endsley and Matlack took second (4:29.72), as did the 4x200 team of Stine, Matlack, Endsley and Gwen Olcott (1:55.07).

Also for the St. Paul girls, the 4x100 relay team of Danielle Smith, Matlack, Stine and Olcott took third (55.52). The distance medley team of Madelyn McCall, Holly Powers, Claire Ceccoli and Dowdell was fourth (14:06.52).

For South Central, Izzy Hauler was third in the long jump (15-feet-2) and Ellery McKee was fourth in the 100 hurdles (17.97).

Bellevue got a pair of fourth place finishes from Sierra Frost in the 3200 (14:02.47) and Tristian Rupp in the pole vault (7-feet-6).


Leroux, Sommers take first for Truckers

LEXINGTON — Jake Sommers and Trey Leroux claimed individual first-place finishes to help Norwalk to a 10th place finish at the loaded Division I field of the Lexington Invitational on Saturday.

Sommers won the pole vault (15-feet-1) — a new school record in the event. Meanwhile, Leroux won the shot put (53-feet-8.25). Sommers was also fifth in the 100-meter dash (11.65 seconds), as was Tche Leroux in the 200 (23.51).

Also for Norwalk, the 4x1600 relay team of Mitchell Sommers, Kyler Kromer, Robert Vazquez, Wyatt Hale placed third (19:14.44).

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