NMS girls finish second at SBC Lake championships

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May 8—PORT CLINTON — The Norwalk Middle school girls junior high track and field team finished in second place on May 6 at the Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division championship meet at Tru-Lay Stadium.

Grace Norris again paced the Truckers with a pair of program and meet records. She won the 200-meter dash in 26.21 seconds, then took first in the 400 in 59.96 seconds. Norris was also second in the 100 in 13.36 seconds.

Also setting a new program record and claiming first place was Kinleigh Lesch in the discus throw with an effort of 101-feet-11-inches.

Kenadee Lesch was second in the shot put with a new program record of 36-feet-7.75, and second in the discus at 98-feet-5.

Norris has the third-best time in the 400 and the 10th-best in the 200 entering the junior high state championship meet. Kinleigh Lesch is eighth in the discus, while Kenadee is 12th. Kenadee is also on a potential wait list in the shot put in 26th place.

Placing third at the SBC meet also included Adyson Lepley in the pole vault (7 feet) and CJ Bennett in the 100 hurdles (18.66).

Ivy Nardecchia was fourth in the high jump (4-feet-4), as was Madison Hessemer in the long jump (14-feet-4.5) and Lepley in the 400 (1:06.95).

Alison Konik was fifth in the pole vault (6-feet-6) and Saige Konik was fifth in the 1600 (6:06.87). Kinleigh Lesch was also fifth in the shot put (31-feet-6.5).

Earning sixth in the 800 was Saige Konik (2:52.3), while Sawyer Wineman was sixth in the 100 hurdles (19.0) and 200 hurdles (34.58). Maddie Gamble was sixth in the high jump (4-feet-2), while Avianna Brant was sixth in the long jump (13-feet-7.5).

Saige Viock also placed eighth in the 200 hurdles (35.12).

In relays, the 4x200 team of Nardecchia, Hessemer, Viock and Gamble finished second in 1:59.74. The 4x100 of Viock, Kenadee Lesch, Bennett and Gamble was fourth in 56.81 seconds.

The 4x400 team of Wineman, Sophia Ames, Saige Konik and Hessemer finished fifth (4:49.49), while the 4x800 team of Anna Whaley, Allison Konik, Brooklyn Younce and Kylah Daniels placed sixth (12:20.08).

The NMS boys were led by Ayden Hudson-Brown placing sixth in both the 400 (1:00.12) and 800 (2:28.11). Teammates Nick Toth in the 200 (26.65) and Isaiah Kelsey in the pole vault (5 feet) also placed sixth.

In relays, the 4x800 team of Adam Slate, Hudson-Brown, Xavier Saunders and Derione Johnson finished fourth (10:33.85). The 4x200 of Aiden Valentine, Tristan Biddinger, Clay Heyman and Aryton Hardwick finished fifth (1:54.45).

Placing sixth was the 4x100 team of Hardwick, Valentine, Gabe Ramon and Declan Hannah (57.49) and the 4x400 quartet of Valentine, Brady Singer, Biddinger and Johan Alvarez Ramos (4:18.78).