Track and Field: Crawford County schools advance to regionals


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



Jacob Staiger will advance to the regionals at shot put after placing first in the districts at Oak Harbor High School. The Tigers placed second.


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Kylie Redman and Jalyn Oswald do a handoff during a relay at the District meet at Oak Harbor High School. The Lady Tigers placed fourth. The relay team will advance to the regionals in Lexington.


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The Galion girls and boys track teams had a strong performance at the Division II district meet at Oak Harbor last week.

The Tigers placed second with 96 points, while the Lady Tigers finished in fourth place with 84 points.

The top four placers or relay teams advance to the regionals.

Taking first for Galion’s girls were Briana Streib (shot put), Marisa Gwinner (high jump) and Dani Court (discuss throw).

The remaining placers for the girls were Sydney Hunt, fourth in the 100 dash, second in the long jump (17-03.00); Taylor Valentine, second and fourth, respectively, in the 100 and 300 hurdles; fourth for the 4×100 relay team — Valentine, Kylie Redman, Hunt and Jalyn Oswald; and the 4×200 relay team — Valentine, Oswald, Gwinner and Hunt.

Taking first individually for the boys were Drake Barnett (100, 200 meter dash), Colin McCullough (300 meter hurdles), Colton Moore (high jump), Houston Blair (long jump) and Jacob Staiger (shot put). The 4×100 meter relay team of Khnennter Huges, McCullough, Blair and Barnett won in 43.68.

The remaining placers were McCullough, who also took third in the 100 hurdles; Gavin Ratcliff who was third in the discuss throw; and the 4×200 relay — McCullough, Caleb Ivy, Blair and Barnett — placed second.

In the boys events, Lexington placed first with 100.5 points, followed by Galion, Edison (79), Vermilion (59.5), Huron (48), Shelby (42.33), Liberty-Benton (39) and Bellevue (35.5).

In the District II girls events, Perkins placed first with 99 points, followed by Shelby (98.5), Lexington (88), Galion, Ontario (69.5), Clear Fork (64.5), Clyde (46) and Edison (33.5).

The regional qualifiers will compete at Lexington High School on May 26 and 28.

District meet at Bucyrus

The Colonel Crawford girls and boys track and field teams won the Division III district meet at Bucyrus High School on Saturday.

The Lady Ealges won with 118 points, while Bucyrus came in ninth with 32 points, followed by Buckeye Central (29) and Wynford in 12th (27).

Taking first individually were Anna Reffey (1600 meter), Callie Ruffener (300 meter hurdles, pole vault) and Sam Mutchler (high jump). The 4×100 meter relay team — Alyssa Spears, Kirsten Vehrs, Kendra Koge and Ruffener — placed first.

Placers also include Reffey, second in the 3200 meter run; Emily Kemper, who placed second in the 1600 meter, third in the 3200 meter run; Ruffener, third in the 200 meter dash; Kiresten Vehrs, third in the 300 meter hurdles; the 4×800 meter relay team — Kemper, Courtney Britt, Kari Teglovic and Reffey — that placed third; and the 4×200 meter relay team — Spears, Mutchler, Koge and Vehrs — that also placed third.

Bucyrus’ Kelci Simms won the shot put, while Gabriella Siebert qualified for the regionals after placing fourth in the 400 meter dash. She also qualified for the high jump after tying for second with Buckeye Central Aubrey Wright.

Wright qualified after placing fourth in the 100 meter dash and second in the long jump. Isabelle Biglin placed fourth in the 300 meter hurdles.

For Wynford, Margaret Willford placed third in the 100 meter hurdles anf first in the long jump. Hayley McCoy also won the 400 meter dash.

In the boys events, the Eagles won with 122 points, while Wynford placed third with 70 points, followed by Bucyrus in eighth (31) and Buckeye Central at 17th (5).

Brad Bauer took first in the 1600 meter run, while Owen Adams won the 300 meter hurdles and long jump. Chad Johnson won the 800 and 3200 meter runs.

Individual placers include Brandon Long third in the 1600 meter run; Nick Studer, second in the 3200; Jaret Tinkey, third in discus; and Noah Ferguson, third in shot put.

The 4×800 meter relay team — Bauer, Long, Wade Hopkins and Johnson — placed second second; The 4×200 meter relay team — Owen Kocher, Cody Reed, Colton Rowland and Adams — placed third; and the 4×100 meter relay team — Colton Rowland, Harley Shaum, Kaleb Landin and Owen Kocher — placed fourth.

Bucyrus’ Mykal Smathers placed third in the 400 meter dash, while Carsen Pirnstill placed third in the 800 meter run. The Redmen’s Harley Robinson placed first in the high jump.

Buckeye Central’s Brice Brenneman placed fourth in the long jump.

Wynford’s Cole Fortner placed first in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Seth Hoffman won the discus throw, while James Ort placed third. Hoffman also placed fourth in the shot put.

The Royals 4×200 meter relay team — Fortner, Tony Waston, Robbie Miller and Alizhah Watson — placed first to qualify for the regionals. The four also won the 4×100 meter relay.

Northmor Knights

The Northmor teams also had a strong district performance, with the boys finishing third with 92 points and the girls placing fifth with 55 at the Division III district meet held at Whitehall-Yearling High School on Saturday.

Demetrius Johnson was second in the 100 (11.34) and the 200 (23.1) to highlight Northmor’s Saturday. Collin Berg qualified in the 300 hurdles by placing third in 41.97, while Kolton Smith was fourth in the 110 hurdles in 16.15 and Spencer Adams took fourth in the 1600 in 4:48.72.

James Walker ran fifth in the 300 hurdles, while Berg took sixth in the 110 hurdles. Also, the 1600-meter relay team of Walker, Berg, Drew Zoll and Johnson ran seventh.

For the Lady Knights, Isabelle Ditullio advanced to regionals by placing second in the 3200 in 12:07.66. A number of her teammates also scored points on the day.

Kristen Duryea was fifth in both the 1600 and 3200, while Brooke Bennett ran fifth in the 200 and eighth in the 400. Bennett teamed with Vivenne Cutrupi, Rachel Morrison and Samantha Peters to take fifth in the 1600-meter relay.

Maria Lee finished sixth in the 1600 and the 400-meter relay of Cutrupi, Cristiana Boggs, Hope Miracle and Brooke Buzzard ran seventh. Also, Morrison was eighth in the 800 and Selena Cortez took eighth in the 100 hurdles.

Rob Hamilton contributed to this report.

Jacob Staiger will advance to the regionals at shot put after placing first in the districts at Oak Harbor High School. The Tigers placed second.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Jacob-S-districts-1-.jpgJacob Staiger will advance to the regionals at shot put after placing first in the districts at Oak Harbor High School. The Tigers placed second. Courtesy photo

Kylie Redman and Jalyn Oswald do a handoff during a relay at the District meet at Oak Harbor High School. The Lady Tigers placed fourth. The relay team will advance to the regionals in Lexington.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Ky-and-Jay-handoff-1-.jpgKylie Redman and Jalyn Oswald do a handoff during a relay at the District meet at Oak Harbor High School. The Lady Tigers placed fourth. The relay team will advance to the regionals in Lexington. Courtesy photo

By Brandon Klein

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Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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