All-Daily Record 2022: Girls Track

·6 min read
Orrville's Ainsley Hamsher celebrates clearing another level in the pole vault at Jesse Owens Stadium.
Orrville's Ainsley Hamsher celebrates clearing another level in the pole vault at Jesse Owens Stadium.

Record-breaking.

If there was one phrase to describe the 2022 girls track season, that would be it. Record-breaking.

Several athletes set new area marks — some that may stand for decades and some that will likely be broken in 2023, perhaps by the same person who broke the record this year.

Here are the 2022 All-Daily Record girls track and field teams (in alphabetical order):

FIRST TEAM

Brianna Chenevey (Dalton, jr., sprints)

All-Ohioan. ... Earned Div. III state medals in open 200-meter dash with fifth-place finish in 25.71 and as anchor of 4x1 relay unit that took third overall in 49.86. ... Just missed state final in 100 by 0.3 seconds, after career-best 12.52 in prelim heat. ... Also ran on state-qualifying 4x2 team. ... WCAL champ in both 100 and 200 and helped both 4x1 to area-best time.

Dalton duo Brianna Chenevey (left) and Lauren Clos rock the 100 meter dash.
Dalton duo Brianna Chenevey (left) and Lauren Clos rock the 100 meter dash.

Lauren Clos (Dalton, jr., sprints)

All-Ohioan. ... Picked up first two Div. III all-state medals of career after eighth-place run in open 200, clocking 26.04, and helping 4x1 relay to third place in 49.86. ... Also advanced on 4x4 relay team that was 17th. ... Had second-fastest time in area for both 100 and 200 and ran on the fastest 4x1 team in area. ... Made second straight state appearance.

Tuslaw's Malena Cybak
Tuslaw's Malena Cybak

Malena Cybak (Tuslaw, sr., distance)

All-Ohioan. ... Placed fourth overall in Div. II for 800 run after personal-record run of 2:09.55 to register fastest time in area history. ... Was second-straight all-state award for event, which she was PAC-7 champ. ... Showed versatility with second-fastest open 400 (59.50) and third-best 1,600 (5:08.62). ... Regional qualifier in 1,600 and as anchor of 4x4 relay.

Rittman's Merrick Gibson
Rittman's Merrick Gibson

Merrick Gibson (Rittman, fr., distance)

State qualifier. ... Took 10th overall at Div. III state meet in 800 run after 2:22.39, missing podium by less than 4 seconds. ... Advanced to state after personal-record 2:18.66 to finish runner-up at Massillon Regional. ... Also was regional qualifier in 1,600 and as member of 4x8 relay. ... Ran 5:07.30 in 1,600 at Dwight Schar Invite, third-fastest in area.

Pyper Gibson (Rittman, jr., distance)

All-Ohioan. ... Earned second straight all-state finish at Div. III state meet in 3,200 with sixth-place run of 11:14.41. ... Also was state qualifier in 1,600 and placed 12th in 5:21.55. ... Lone area runner to break 11-minute mark with run of 10:57.67 at Tusky Valley. ... Also had second-fastest 1,600 time locally with career-best 5:03.65 at Massillon Regional.

Waynedale's Kylee Gray in the girls 3,200 meter run.
Waynedale's Kylee Gray in the girls 3,200 meter run.

Kylee Gray (Waynedale, sr., distance)

State qualifier. ... Placed 11th overall in 3,200 run at D-III state meet after finish of 11:26.50. ... Also anchored 4x8 relay to 17th-place finish at state. ... Advanced to state with personal-record time of 11:22.47 at Massillon Regional, earning final qualifying spot. ... Played key role on 4x8 relay that led the area with 9:55.26, which team ran at Norwayne District.

Ainsley Hamsher (Orrville, sr., pole vault)

Div. III state runner-up. ... Finished second overall at state in pole vault with mark of 12-8 for second straight all-state honor. ... Finished one inch shy of personal and school-record jump of 12-9 set in win at Massillon Regional. ... Also was PAC-7 and Norwayne District champ in event. ... Was regional qualifier in 100 hurdles and carried third-fastest time in area in 16.65.

Smithville's Abby Hartzler is beyond excited after clearing 5-4.25 to break school record of 5-4 set in 1983 and matched in 2017 by Taylor McCanna.
Smithville's Abby Hartzler is beyond excited after clearing 5-4.25 to break school record of 5-4 set in 1983 and matched in 2017 by Taylor McCanna.

Abby Hartzler (Smithville, jr., jumps)

State qualifier. ... Advanced to Div. III state meet in three events. ... Tied for 11th in the high jump and ran on 4x2 and 4x4 relays that placed 17th and 16th. ... Broke school record in high jump with mark of 5-feet-4¼ to win Wayne County Athletic League Championships. ... Also won Norwayne District and was runner-up at Massillon Regional in event.

Lacy Hess anchors the 4x200 for Norwayne.
Lacy Hess anchors the 4x200 for Norwayne.

Lacy Hess (Norwayne, jr., sprints)

All-Ohioan. ... Played key role on pair of Div. II all-state relay teams as 4x1 unit was sixth overall in 50.21 and 4x4 placed 7th with 4:02.33. ... Also helped 4x2 relay to state appearance and 16th-place showing. ... Paced area in open 400 dash, clocking personal-record 59.11 at Youngstown Regional. ... Was regional participant in open 200 after personal-record 26.63.

Norwayne's Allie Morlock
Norwayne's Allie Morlock

Allison Morlock (Norwayne, jr., throws)

State qualifier. ... Had breakout season in shot put and discus to earn Div. II state appearance in each. ... Recorded ninth-place finishes in both, throwing 38-feet-9 in shot put and personal-record 121-2 in discus. ... Had career-best shot put mark of 40-3½ in runner-up finish at Youngstown Regional. ... Ended season with second-best distance in both throws.

Norwayne's Annabel Stanley
Norwayne's Annabel Stanley

Annabel Stanley (Norwayne, jr., distance)

All-Ohioan. ... Clocked personal-record 11:15.77 in placing seventh overall in 3,200 run at D-II state meet. ... Ran came on heels of pervious-best run of 11:25.85 to place third at Youngstown Regional and earn first state berth. ... Won Orrville District title in event. ... Also was among area leaders in 1,600, thanks to career-best 5:19.10 at WCAL Championships.

Norwayne's Jaylee Wingate
Norwayne's Jaylee Wingate

Jaylee Wingate (Norwayne, jr., distance)

All-Ohioan. ... Shattered area record in the 1,600 and ran personal-best time in 800 at D-II state meet, along with helping 4x4 relay to all-state performance. ... Clocked career-best 4:48.02 in third-place showing in 1,600 run — one of four runners to break Div. II state-meet record and was fifth in 800 in 2:10.24. ... Anchored 4x4 unit to seventh-place run of 4:02.33. ... Also led area in 3,200 with 11:00.

SECOND TEAM

Kalie Campbell (Triway, jr., jumps); Jasmie Giauque (West Holmes, jr., sprints); Amy Hughes (West Holmes, sr., throws); Maddy Lengacher (Smithville, so., sprints); Tristan Nash (Chippewa, jr., jumps); Sydney Polen (Loudonville, jr., jumps); Catrina Race (Orrville, so., pole vault); Lexy Starner (West Holmes, fr., distance); Emily Thompson (Northwestern, fr., throws); Elise Uhler (Norwayne, sr., hurdles/sprints); Corri Vermilya (Loudonville, so., hurdles); Naomi Wertz (Chippewa, sr., hurdles/sprints)

HONORABLE MENTION

Chippewa – Abby Blaz (jr., sprints). Dalton – Addesa Miller (so., sprints), Macy Seeman (so., sprints), Molly Soehnlen (sr., sprints), Courtney Weaver (so., sprints). Hillsdale – Sydney Elliott (sr., sprints). Loudonville – Kenzie Cutlip (jr., sprints), Anna Templeman (jr., sprints). Norwayne – Sydney Emler (so., sprints), Ellen Henslee (jr., sprints), Grace Sparks (sr., throws), Shelby Vaughn (so., sprints/jumps). Smithville – Cadence Amstutz (so., sprints), Claire Haas (fr., sprints), Sydney Shane (sr., sprints). Triway – Kelsie Himes (sr., jumps/sprints), Maddie Kline (sr., throws). Tuslaw – Ashley Eberhardt (so., sprints). Waynedale – Skye Morris (so., hurdles), Sydney Reber (jr., distance), Clara Sundberg (so., distance), Alyce Yoder (sr., distance). West Holmes – Laney Duff (jr., jumps). Wooster -- Marion Dix (sr., distance), Olivia Fox (sr., hurdles), Brenna Huffman (jr., throws), Faith Timko (jr., jumps).

Editor's Note: The spring All-Daily Record teams wrap up Sunday. End-of-year awards will follow during the next week, including Players of the Year for all sports, and concluding with The Daily Record Athletes of the Year. 

This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: All-Daily Record 2022: Girls Track