Records fall at New London Invite
May 7—NEW LONDON — The South Central girls track and field team finished ahead of Firelands Conference foes Western Reserve and New London on Saturday to win the Bob Knoll Invitational at Recreation Park in New London.
The Trojans scored 143.5 points to finish atop the eight-team field. The Roughriders totaled 119.5 points, followed by New London (11.5) in third, St. Paul (82) in fourth and Monroeville (51) in fifth.
In the boys standings, Bucyrus (130) finished ahead of St. Paul (96), New London (93.5) and Western (62).
The combined team scores saw host New London total 205 points, just ahead of South Central (198.5) and Western (181.5).
South Central was again led by the tandem of Angela Williams and Grace Lamoreaux.
Williams won the 100-meter dash (13.07), the 200 (27.11) and the long jump (16-feet-11-inches). Lamoreaux won the 100 hurdles (16.41) and the 300 hurdles (48.64).
Also for the Trojans, Jayla Tolliver won the two-mile (3200) in 13:30.15, while Falynn Schumacher won the pole vault (9-feet-6). The 4x200 relay of Grace Lamoreaux, Kendyl Beverly, Emily Lamoreaux and Schumacher also won in 1:53.26.
Placing third for South Central included Emily Lamoreaux in the 100 hurdles (17.25) and 300 hurdles (51.35). Tolliver was third in the 1600 (5:52.95), while Taylor Smith (pole vault, eight feet) and Kaili Ingram (long jump, 14-feet-1.25) were also third.
The 4x800 relay of Tolliver, Kaili Ingram, Lauren Ingram and Smith took third in 12:06.78.
Earning fourth for the Trojans was Maya Cervantes in the shot put (29-feet-1) and Autumn Fry in the 200 (29.27). The 4x100 of Fry, Lauren Ingram, Beverly, Schumacher finished fourth in 54.96.
For Western Reserve, Libby Weisenberger won the high jump (five feet) and Katie Woodruff won the shot put (34-feet-7). The 4x100 relay of Avery Kinney, Joslin Cain, Kennedy Latteman and Weisenberger also won in 53.29.
Earning second for the Roughriders was Kinney in the long jump (15-feet-0.25); Woodruff in the discus (114-feet-10); and Grace French in the shot put (33-feet-1).
Third-place finishers for the 'Riders included Weisenberger in the 100 (13.44); French in the discus (93-feet-9); Brenna Suhr in the high jump (4-feet-9); Frankie Hoover in the 400 (1:03.65); and Kelsey Lasch in the 800 (2:43.74).
The 4x200 relay of Kennedy Latteman, Joslin Cain, Frankie Hoover and Anastin Hoover placed fourth (1:57.17), as did Lilli White in the 100 hurdles (18.9).
Host New London saw star distance runner Reese Landis break another record. This time, she ran the 1600 in 5:14.1, breaking the old meet record of 5:19.68 set by Keystone's Shannon Wargo in 2015.
Alyssa Henry won the 800 (2:34.07) and Kaitlyn Gum won the discus (119 feet) for the Wildcats. The 4x800 relay of Clara Good, Landis, and Valery and Alyssa Henry also won in 10:27.72.
Madison Smith was second in the 100 hurdles (17.17) and 300 hurdles (49.97) for New London, while Raeann Mitchell was second in the pole vault (8-feet-6).
Emma McCully (3200, 15:32.58) and Madison Rowland (shot put, 31-feet-4) were third for the 'Cats. Taking fourth was Valery Henry in the 1600 (5:53.66); Mitchell in the long jump (13-feet-8.5); and Hayley Spoerr in the pole vault (six feet).
St. Paul was led by the 4x800 relay, as the team of Shaelyn Deeter, Ella Wangler, Scarlett Ross and Chloe Smith took second in 11:01.23. Deeter was second in the 800 (2:38.47), while Kristin Matlack was second in the high jump (4-feet-9) and Sydney Endsley was second in the 3200 (15:21.14).
Isabel Gross was third in the 200 (28.83) for the Flyers, while Matlack took fourth in the 300 hurdles (54.58) and Smith was fourth in the 400 (1:03.91).
Plymouth's Morgan Follett was second in the 1600 (5:46.7) and fourth in the 800 (2:46.08), while Mallory Keefe was second in the 400 (1:02.26).
Monroeville's 4x100 (55.21) and 4x200 relays (1:55.78) of Julia White, Ady Adams, Alexa Adams and Maddie Daniel each placed second. McKenna Dunlap (89-feet-10) in the discus and Anita Ruggles in the 3200 (16:01.91) both placed fourth for the Eagles.
Plymouth relay breaks record
The Flyers had five winners on the boys side en route to their runners-up finish.
Brady Daley won the 200 (22.88) and was second in the 100 (11.46). Andy Meyer won the 400 (52.49) and Isaac Thimke won the 800 (2:04.65), while the 4x200 of Daley, Alex Wynn and Andy and AJ Meyer took first in 1:33.76.
Also claiming first was the 4x800 relay of Thimke, Nick Centa, David Forrest and Ian Deeter in 8:33.86. Deeter was second in the 1600 (4:40.88), while the 4x100 of Daley, Wynn, Chase Rospert and AJ Meyer was third (46.63); and Wynn was fourth in the 400 (56.07).
New London had one champion and four second-place finishes.
Conner Byrd won the discus (136-feet-6) and was second in the shot put (43-feet-1). Elliot Stroup then took second in the 110 hurdles (18.38), the 300 hurdles (46.65) and the pole vault (11 feet).
Placing third for the Wildcats was Jalen Randleman in the 1600 (4:48.28); Wyatt Harrison in the pole vault (10-feet-6); and the 4x800 relay of Harrison, Hunter Chandley, Gavin Carruthers and Randleman (8:52.8).
Carruthers was fourth in the 800 (2:09.27), as was the 4x200 relay of Mason Cowie, Max Smith, Ethan Rivera and Cameron Stevens (1:39.7).
Hayden Keith won the shot put for Western at 43-feet-3.5. The 4x200 relay of Brexton Fraelich, Keith, Brodey Suhr and Connor Dawson finished third (1:39.01).
Earning fourth for the 'Riders included Dawson in the 100 (11.79) and 200 (24.2); Sean Murdock in the 1600 (4:51.87); Travis French in the discus (117-feet-3); and Kaden Wetzel in the high jump (5-feet-6). The 4x100 of Fraelich, Keith, Dawson and Blake Caudill also finished fourth (46.74).
South Central's Cardey Cook won the 110 hurdles (17.77) and placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (48.83) and the pole vault (nine feet). Luke Kilgore was third in the 300 hurdles (48.75), as was Landon Gamble in the discus (118-feet-5).
Carson Buurma (110 hurdles, 20.59) and Josh Radcliffe (shot put, 39-feet-7.5) each placed fourth for the Trojans.
Plymouth'x 4x100 relay of Gavin McClary, Caiden Allen, Layne Bushey and Riley Ramey broke a 17-year-old record in 44.07 seconds. The old mark of 44.40 was set by Medina Buckeye in 2006.
Allen won the 100 (11.32), while Malachi Keefe was second in the 800 (2:06.88) and Bushey was third in the high jump (six feet) for the Big Red.
Monroeville's Kole Ackerman was second in the discus (134-feet-4), while Cain Clark was third in the long jump (18-feet-5), as was Levi Stegaman in the shot put (42-feet-6). Connor Bores was fourth in the long jump (17-feet-9.75).
All six area teams along with Crestview and Mapleton will be in action at the Firelands Conference championship meet on Wednesday and Friday at Contractors Stadium in Norwalk.