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Three athletes claim gold to begin FC championships

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 8, 2019 at 10:31 PM

PLYMOUTH — Three area athletes and one distance relay team earned Firelands Conference championship gold on Wednesday on Day 1 of the league meet at Plymouth High School.

Monroeville’s Reece Kluding won the girls high jump at five feet. She was followed in the event by St. Paul’s Camille Endsley and Kamryn Maxwell, and Western Reserve’s Morgan Spettle in second, third and fourth at 4-feet-10 each.

Meanwhile, the St. Paul girls 4x800 relay turned in the top time on Wednesday. The quartet of Claire Ceccoli, Madelyn McCall, Holly Powers and Lily Dowdell finished with a time of 10:20.11

Finishing second in the 4x800 was New London’s Abigail Good, Esther Schmidt, Kaylin Williams and Savannah Shaver (10:24.74). Western was fourth in the distance relay, as the team of Avery Tubbs, Tabi Pausch, Aliyah Perez and Ashlyn Barnhart finished in 10:37.21.

Also for New London, Marissa Molnar was fourth in the discus throw (106-feet-6).

The girls standings after three events has Crestview with 26 points, followed by St. Paul (24), Monroeville (12) and New London (12).

On the boys side, St. Paul’s Davis Hedrick won the shot put with a toss of 53-feet-3. Monroeville’s Adam Rogers was second (47-feet-9), and New London’s Cayden Hofheins (45-feet-2) and Clayton Landis (44-feet-3) were third and fourth.

Monroeville’s Chayce Schaub won the long jump (20-feet-0.5), and New London’s Parker Ruble was third (18-feet-9.5).

In the boys 4x800 relay, New London’s team of Carson Coey, Mitchell Joppeck, Austin Reed and Curtis Joppeck was second to Crestview in 8:28.40.

St. Paul’s Noah Avendano, Caleb Schwan, Nate Tokarsky and Zach Stine placed third (8:43), while Plymouth’s Michael Collins, Levi Robinson, Justin Robinson and Nick Bowser took fourth (9:02.90).

After three events, the New London boys have 26 points to be atop the leaderboard. The Wildcats are followed by Cresview (22), Monroeville (20) and St. Paul (17) to round out the top four.

Action resumes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday back at Plymouth.

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