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Malvern track and field teams compete at Big Ox Invitational

By TODD REED News Leader Sports Editor Published: April 20, 2017 12:00 AM
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Malvern competed in a triangular at Sandy Valley, placing third with 29 points.

East Canton finished first with 100, followed by the Cardinals with 44.

Brandon Patterson had the lone win on the day, capturing the 3200 in 10:56. He was third in the 1600 (5:02).

Placing second were Alex Butler in the discus (118') and shot (37'4); Andrew Norton in the 400 (58.07); the 4x200 (1:55) consisting of Jason Coblentz, Ricky Shundry, Casey Crowl and Jakob Cox; and the 4x100 (52.01) consisting of Cox, Braden Butcher, Norton and DaVair Williams.

Finishing third were Coblentz in the 110 hurdles (20.93) and Norton in the 200 (25.76)

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Fourths went to Crowl in the 300 hurdles (52.75) and high jump (5'), Ike Moser in the 3200 (13:32), and Williams in the long jump (15'0.5).

"I was proud of how we performed as a team," commented Head Coach Seth Goshorn. "We had some great performances from Brandon Patterson, Ike Moser, Andrew Norton and DaVair Williams, along with several others.

"Brandon went out for a nice 3200 run time and pushed the whole way without anyone that close to him. His splits are becoming more and more consistent and he will be looking to continue to drop his overall time in upcoming meets.

"Alex Butler is a kid who comes in week after week, meet after meet and performs. He threw a personal record in the discus and is chasing the 40-foot mark in shot. I can't wait to see where he ends the season at.

"Andrew Norton is a kid who runs everything from the 100 to the 400 and scores points in them all. He stepped it up big time and ran a 3-second personal record in the 400.

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Butler was the lone Malvern athlete to score points at the Big Ox Invitational.

The junior finished seventh in the discus with a throw of 114'5.

Girls Track

Four girls placed in four events in leading the Lady Hornets to a second-place showing at a triangular hosted by Sandy Valley.

East Canton finished first with 92 points, followed by malvern with 43 and the Lady Cardinals with 37.

Kelsi Hulit finished first in the shot (33'10) and discus (117'3), third in the 100 (13.49) and was a member of the winning 4x100 (54.99) along with Zoe Moser, Lauren Foster and Vanessa Stanbro.

Moser was first in both the 100 (12.4) and 200 (26.36), and second in the long jump (13'6).

Foster was first in the 400 (1:08.4), second in the 200 (28.97) and third in the long jump (13'1.5).

Laura Rodgers was fourth in the 1600 (6:44), 800 (2:54) and 3200 (14.59); and was a member of the second-place 4x800 (14:03.5) along with Gabby Lawrence, Breawna Gillogly and Kendra Kuhn.

Kara Lawrence finished fourth in both the 110 hurdles (23.3) and 300 hurdles (58.178).

"Although we would have liked to have competed better as a team, we are proud of the girl's accomplishment today," stated Head Coach Jeremy Maher. "We will continue to get better and work harder each week. We hope that we can continue to work towards our goal of being competitive in all league meets and invitationals."

The Lady Hornets finished eighth with 36 points at the Big Ox Invitational at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

Hulit dominated the throws events, finishing first in the discus (132'1) and second in the shot (35'4).

Moser bested all in the 100 with a time of 12.56, and placed second in the long jump with a leap of 15'2.5.

"This was a great meet for us," noted Coach Maher. "The competition was amazing and I think our effort was back on track.

"Kelsi showed today why she is one of best throwers in the state. She continues to show great leadership and motivate other athletes on our team.

"Zoe was able to overcome a slow start and win the 100 with a come-from-behind effort."

Malvern will travel to Hiland for a triangular with Ridgewood on Tuesday, April 25.


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