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Edison boys win host Invitational

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 14, 2019 at 4:21 PM

MILAN — The host Charger boys cruised to the Edison Invitational team title on Saturday in Milan.

Edison scored 137 points, which was well ahead of runners-up Norwalk (92) in the 13-team field. St. Paul was fifth with 55 points.

The Chargers finished with seven first-place finishers to dominate the field.

“We did well — everybody did well,” Edison boys coach Tim Campana said. “I think we won about half the events and placed in every event, so a great team effort, because everybody contributed, so that’s really what you’re looking for and we’re very proud of them.”

Morgan Otto won the 110 hurdles in 15.78 seconds, while teammate Garrett Scott was third in the same race (16.84).

Daniel Lambert won the 1600 run in 4:28.79, while Jon Hrivnak won the 800 (2:03.78) and Tyler Coon also dominated in the 3200 (9:48.95).

In the relays, Edison won the 4x800, as the team of Lambert, Hrivnak, Cole Weilnau and Coon turned in a time of 8:14.26. The 4x100 of Connor Romell, Ian Janssen, Justin Daniel and Joseph Stoll won in 44.83 seconds, while the same quartet also won the 4x200 in 1:33.39.

Dylan O’Dell was second in the high jump (six feet) for Edison, and Seth Kromer was second in the pole vault (11-feet-6). Romell was third in the 100 (11.6), while Scott and Otto were third (43.96) and fourth (44.56) in the 300 hurdles.

Also third was the 4x400 team of Hrivnak, Conrad Kluding, Weilnau and Lambert (3:44.67), while Janssen was fourth in the long jump (18-feet-2.75) and Romell was fourth in the 200 (24.19).


More records for Sommers, Hedrick

Norwalk junior Jake Sommers had another impressive showing in the pole vault on Saturday.

One week after breaking the school record at 15-feet-1, Sommers extended that margin again at Edison with a vault of 15-feet-3 to break the mark again. He also won the 100 dash in 11.41 seconds.

"I’m happy — I just hope to keep, maybe not every week, but just keep raising the bar higher and higher each week or every other week or something,” Sommers said. “I’m really trying to get the championship standards for nationals at Emerging Elite.

“I felt good this morning and I just wanted to get out there and do things — record-breaking in pole vault and I’m really trying to get my 100 time down,” he added. “I did a little today, so I’m happy with that.”

Placing second for Norwalk was Mitchell Sommers in the 1600 (4:40.8), as well as the 4x200 relay team of Caleb Robinson, Ian Scheid, Mason Hughes and Tche Leroux (1:35.3).

Also earning second on Saturday for the Truckers was the 4x100 relay of Trevon Raymore, Hughes, Scheid and Jake Sommers (44.98), as well as the 4x400 team of Scheid, Mitchell Sommers, Wyatt Hale and Jake Sommers (3:40.39).

Robert Vazquez was third for Norwalk in the 3200 (10:27.68), as was Leroux in the 200 (23.98), Kyler Kromer in the 800 (2:10.3) and Carson Bauman in the pole vault (11 feet).

Norwalk’s 4x800 relay team of Hale, Kromer, Vazquez and Mitchell Sommers was third in 8:25.84.

"The competition was good today,” Norwalk coach Ron DeLuca said. “Edison had a really good day, but we were right there, right behind them in a couple events that we could have won it, but they were close and fun to watch. You throw in Vermilion and Lexington there and it made it really interesting. Huron brings in a nice team and all the area teams did well today."

"Our girls are a work in progress,” he added. “They’re working hard and trying to get better, but it doesn’t happen over night. I think this was our best outing so far. Trying to get people back from all their activities, vacations, school plays — you name it, we’ve had it this spring, so it made it difficult to get everybody.”

Meanwhile, it was another record day for St. Paul senior thrower Davis Hedrick. His 54-feet-7 toss in the shot put was a new Edison Invite record — and nine feet further than the second place throw. Hedrick also won the discus throw (153-feet-9) on Saturday.

Noah Avendano was second for the Flyers in the 800 (2:06.07) and Zach Stine was third in the 1600 (4:42.5). The 4x400 relay of Stine, Nate Tokarsky, Justin Hammersmith and Avendano placed fourth (3:46.12), as did the 4x800 team of Stine, Caleb Schwan, Tokarsky and Avendano (8:44.94).

For Monroeville, Sawyer Schafer was second in the 300 hurdles (42.73), while Adam Rogers was third in the shot put (44-feet-9) and discus (137-feet-4) — and Chayce Schaub was third in the long jump (18-feet-3.75) and fourth in the high jump (5-feet-8).

Western Reserve’s 4x100 relay team of Riley Suhr, JJ Weisenberger, Randal Humphrey and Cody Benesh took fourth in 46.67 seconds.



Edison fourth, St. Paul fifth

In the girls standings, both Edison (72 points) and St. Paul (64) had solid showings in fourth and fifth place in the 13-team field.

Abby Lesniak won the 3200 run for the Chargers in 11:18.40, with Aliyah Caporini placing second in the 300 hurdles (50.69) and third in the 100 hurdles (17.03).

Annabella Klima was second in the shot put (34-feet-8.5) and Marissa Lisy (32-feet-6.5) was third in the shot put.

The 4x800 relay of Emma Houser, Lindsay Sneider, Paige Schafer and Abby Lesniak was second (10:32.25), and the 4x400 team of Houser, Schafer, Caporini and Rachel Klepper was fourth (4:26.64). Schafer was also fourth in the 800 (2:35.21).

For St. Paul, Lily Dowdell was second in the 800 (2:25.14) and the 1600 (5:25.62). Camille Endsley was also second in the high jump (4-feet-10), as was the 4x400 team of Abbie Stine, Dowdell, Endsley and Sarah Matlack (4:21.06).

Placing fourth for the Flyers was Danielle Smith in the long jump (14-feet-9.25), and the 4x800 relay of Holly Powers, Claire Ceccoli, Madelyn McCall and Olivia Hosack (11:04.57).

McKenna Woodruff won the 400 (1:00.5) for Western Reserve, and also placed fourth in the 200 (28.06). Alyssa Good was fourth in the discus (103-feet-11), as was the 4x400 relay of Tabi Pausch, Aliyah Perez, Woodruff and Morgan Spettle in 4:30.82.

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