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Lady Lions claim East Canton Invitational title

By TODD REED News Leader Sports Editor Published: April 13, 2017 12:00 AM
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The boys finished fifth at the East Canton Invitational.

Placing second were the 4x800 (8:45.07) consisting of Carl Fritz, Igor Borges, Wyatt Kohl and Joey Stafford; Jason Williams in the 100 (11.79); Stafford in thew 1600 (4:46.83); and Coy Mullins in the long jump (18'9.5).

Finishing third were Fritz in the 800 (2:07.86); Williams in the 200 (24.03); and Stafford in the 3200 (10:33.99).

Nick Bledsoe was sixth in the 1600 (4:55.75).

Sevenths went to the 4x100 (49.3) consisting of Mullins, Kolten Brunner, Ashton Hilliard and Williams; and the 4x400 (3:56.5) consisting of Carl Fritz, Taylor Lowmiller, Kohl and Connor Fritz.

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Connor Fritz was eighth in the 110 hurdles (17.91).

East Canton won the boys title with 173.5 points. It was followed by Marlington with 99, Northwest with 95, Hiland with 59, Minerva with 58, Canton South with 56, Springfield with 46, Lutheran West with 22, Lake Center Christian with 20, Trinity with 19, Columbia with 16, Edison with 14.5, Malvern with 9 and Carrollton with 3.Earlier in the week, the boys were beaten by Louisville 79-49.

Jason Williams was a multiple winner, finishing first in the 100 (11.43) and 200 (23.39)

Also finishing first were Connor Fritz in the 110 hurdles (17.75), Kyle Hudson in the 300 hurdles (42.1), Coy Mullins in the long jump (18'10.5) and the 4x400 (3:56) consisting of Wyatt Kohl, Taylor Lowmiller, Mullins and Williams.

Seconds went to Noe Gonzalez in the shot (37'8.5) and Fritz in the 300 hurdles (47.48).

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Placing third were Daniel Hoagland in the high jump (4'10), Lowmiller in the long jump (16'4.75), Zerick Banner in the 110 hurdles (18.13) and 300 hurdles (47.74), Mullins in the 400 (54.75) and Cody Wyatt in the 3200 (12:17).

Girls Track

The Lady Lions were beaten by Louisville 79-49.

Firsts went to Natalie Crum in the shot (30'1), Alyssa Markins in the 100 (13.0), Mack Scott in the 3200 (12:26), and the 4x400 (4:39) consisting of Nelle Yankovich, Juaquina Rossi, Ava Burman and Sarah Carver.

Placing second were Renee hurting in the shot (28'9.5), Jordan Crowe in the discus (83'3), Shelby Wheeler in the high jump (4'10), Madi Pearson in the 100 hurdles (17.06), Yankovich in the 1600 (5:47) and 800 (2:36), Amanda Kukunis in the 400 (1:04), and Jenna Daulbaugh in the 3200 (12:43).

Finishing third were Hartong in the discus (80'10), Emmalee Markins in the 100 (13.5), Burman in the 400 (1:05.9), Pearson in the 300 hurdles (52.78), and Kukunis in the 200 (28.4),

"While we expected to be able to compete a little better with Louisville, we knew they would be tough to beat as always," stated Coach Olivia Scott. "I believe our girls fought hard and gave great efforts despite the wind storm.

"Alyssa Markins won the 100 easily. Our sprint relays lost, but we are doing a lot of moving around right now to figure out the right fits. Our throwers had a great day. Natalie Crum won the shot and Renee Hartong took second. Jordan Crowe and Renee scored in the disc. I'm excited for our throwers. While we struggled some last year, we are seeing some great things already this season."

The Lady Lions had a strong showing at the East Canton Invitational, winning the team title by 35 points.

Firsts went to the 4x800 (10:27.54) consisting of Sarah Carver, Jenna Daulbaugh, Mack Scott and Nelle Yankovich; the 4x200 (1:50.38) consisting of Ashley Gulling, Ava Burman, Emmalee Markins and Alyssa Markins; the 4x100 (53.05) consisting of Gulling, Idre'sia Leavell, E. Markins and A. Markins; Carver in the 400 (1:03.9); Yankovich in the 800 (2:30.21); and Scott in the 3200 (11:44.7).

Placing second were Kayla Eddy in the 1600 (5:46.47); Madi Pearson in the 300 hurdles (51.06); and the 4x400 (4:29.83) consisting of Carver, Burman, A. Markins and Yankovich.

Finishing third were Pearson in the 100 hurdles (17.05); A. Markins in the 100 (13.09); Ava Burman in the 400 (1:05.2); and Daulbaugh in the 3200 (12:09.28).

Fourths went to Shelby Wheeler in the high jump (4'10); and Jordan Crowe in the discus (100'3).

E. Markins was fifth in the 200 (28.14) and sixth in the 100 (13.63).

Sevenths went to Pearson in the high jump (4'3); Natalie Crum in the shot (30'7); and Gulling in the long jump (13'3.5).

Brittany Moyer was eighth in the 800 (2:45.35).

Minerva won the girls title with 132 points. It was followed by Marlington with 97, Trinity with 76, Lutheran West with 75, Canton South with 70, East Canton with 69, Malvern with 62, Northwest with 27, Edison with 26, Springfield with 16, Hiland with 11, Lake Center with 11, Columbia with 5 and Carrollton with 4.

Minerva will take part in the St. Thomas Invitational this Saturday, April 15; and host Salem on Tuesday, April 18.


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