June 27, 2016

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Track and field: Medina’s Stephen Gazley makes most of day

AVON LAKE — Medina junior Stephen Gazley hadn’t competed in the long jump before Wednesday’s non-conference dual meet with Avon Lake.

The junior showed no signs of inexperience, as he led the Bees to a 90-47 win.

Stephen Gazley

Gazley cleared 19 feet, 1 inch to win the long jump. He also clocked a winning time of 23.8 in the 200 meter and was runner-up in the high jump.

Junior Mike Hierholzer was a double-event winner, taking the shot put (53-11) and discus (149-6), while Kyle Hutchinson cleared 13-6 to take the pole vault and Chase Johanson beat out Gazley in the high jump after clearing 5-10.

Ian McKee won the 400 in 52.99 and Tommy Menyes took the 800 in 2:04.5. The pair teamed with Dylan Dombi and Dan Schwendler to clock 9:12.5 and win the 4×800-meter relay.

The 4×1 relay won in 45.66 with Lavelle Saulsberry, Sean Masters, Robert Sprung and Josh Oswald.

In another meet:

Medina 85, Magnificat 38
MEDINA — Ashland recruit Alexis Smith won a pair of events as the Bees defeated the Blue Streaks in this non-conference meet. Smith recorded 1:02.32 to win the 400 and followed with a first-place 2:32 in the 800. Thrower Cari Pallini won the shot (36-2½) and discus (125-9½), while Tessa Dombi (high jump) and McKenna Baluch (pole vault) also picked up wins. A trio of underclassmen also posted victories, as freshman Anna Francis won the 100 and sophomores Allyson Campbell and McKenzie Kelly took the 110 and 300 hurdles, respectively. Sarah Pack clocked 5:41 to win the 1,600, along with leading off the winning 4×4 relay that also included Sarayah Kress, Anna Francis and Dombi.

Contact Dan Brown at sports@medina-gazette.com.