Seven area champs at Seneca East Relays

Norwalk Reflector, Ohio
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Mar. 28—ATTICA — Seven area athletes claimed first place in their respective events to open the track and field season on Saturday at the Seneca East Tiger Relays.

On the boys side, New London was third (51.5 points) and South Central (47) was fourth among the eight-team field.

Tyler Twining won the 800-meter run in a new meet record time of 2:05.58 to highlight New London's day. He was also second in the 1600 in 4:49.23. Cole Kropka also broke the meet record in the 3200 run in 10:24.61, but so did Cardington Lincoln's Mason White, who won the race in 10:18.91. New London's Braeden Geist was third in the same race in 11:06.37.

Also for New London, the 4x400-meter relay team of Mike Dalton, Wyatt Harrison, Dakota Pearce and Twining placed second in 3:50.12. Dalton was also fourth in the 110 hurdles (18.38).

For South Central, Mason Kiesel won the shot put throw with a top effort of 42 feet. Trey Beverly won the 400 dash (53.9) and was second in the 200 (24.65). Also for the Trojans, Parker Gray was fourth in the 800 (2:16.55) and Brandon Smith was fourth in the high jump (5-feet-2).

Western Reserve's Jacob Jarrett won the 110 hurdles in 17.62 seconds, while Aiden Beck was third in the 300 hurdles (45.33). Jonathon Fisher was fifth in the long jump (16-feet-3) for the 'Riders.

In the girls standings, South Central scored 76 points to place third in the nine-team field.

The Trojans were paced by Angela Williams and Onalee Keysor. Williams won the 200 in 28.38 seconds and was third in the long jump (14-feet-8), while Keysor won the pole vault (9-feet) and was second in the high jump (4-feet-9).

Also for South Central, Grace Lamoreaux was second in the 100 hurdles (18.5) and the 300 hurdles (54.31), while Claire Osborn was second in the shot put (34-feet-8) and sixth in the discus throw (75-feet-8).

The Trojans also had a pair of relay teams among the top three. The 4x100 team of Kendyl Beverly, Keysor, Lamoreaux and Williams took second (55.2) and the same quartet placed third in the 4x200 in 1:56.75.

Aliyah Perez also broke a meet record with a 5:45.71 time in the 1600, which placed her third for Western Reserve. Madelyn Kolb was fourth in the 100 hurdles (19.25) and fifth in the 300 hurdles (55.68) for the 'Riders, while Brenna Suhr was fifth in the high jump (4-feet-4) and Katie Woodruff was sixth in the shot put (27-feet-8).

Also for Western, the 4x800 relay team of Kelsey Lasch, Aliyah Perez, Anastin Hoover and Madison Weister was third in 11:49.18.

New London's Kaitlyn Gum was also an area champ, winning the shot put with a toss of 34-feet-10. She was also fourth in the discus (83-feet-3). Also for the Wildcats, Reese Landis was fourth in 3200 in 13:00.32.