December 22, 2014

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Track and field: Camper, Fitzroy help Blue Devils to third

LEXINGTON — The Brunswick girls track team used a pair of individual wins to take third Saturday afternoon at the Lexington Invitational.

Kristine Camper and Anastatia Fitzroy each won with season-best performances as the Blue Devils recorded 87½ points to finish behind GlenOak (90½) and Dublin Coffman (90).

Kristine Camper

Anastasia Fitzroy

Camper clocked 2:22.33 in the 800-meter run, while Fitzroy cleared 15 feet, 8¼ inches to take the long jump. Fitzroy also was third in the high jump.

Freshman Amber Neitzel was second in the 200 (26.56) and fifth in the 100 (13.31), while Gabby Maslowski and Alyssa Biedron picked up thirds in the 300 hurdles and 800, respectively.

The Brunswick boys also were third with 74 points. Eastwood ran away with the meet with 122.

Alex Hartill finished in a three-way tie for the high jump title at 6-2. Teammate Tyler Laffin spun the discus 138-10 to take second along with helping the shuttle hurdle team to third alongside Nick Dellanno, Grant Zahn and Chance Williams.

Senior Tyler Menear was runner-up in the 1,600 in 4:31.40 and followed with a third-place 2:05.57 in the 800.

In other meets:

East Canton Invitational
EAST CANTON — Buckeye’s Ryan Gallagher placed second in the 1,600 and 3,200 as the Bucks finished sixth as a team. The reigning Gazette MVP ran the 1,600 in 4:46.49, which was 0.18 seconds off the pace of Marlington’s Ty Raybuck, and clocked 10:36.69 in the 3,200. Curtis Kinney ran 24.11 to place third in the 200. Senior Rhyanna Wroblesky took first in the triple jump (29-8) while helping the Buckeye girls to a ninth-place finish. Courtney Stryfurak was runner-up in the pole vault, while the Bucks’ 4×1 finished in 56 seconds to finish third.

McCay Relays
SMITHVILLE — Hannah Swain, Erian Hamilton, Kaylee Gutschow and Lauren Frank finished second in the 4×4 relay as Cloverleaf’s girls were sixth as a team. The 4×4 clocked 4:27.5 to place behind Orrville (4:24.7). The same foursome was third in the sprint medley in 2:07.4. Vicky Andrews tied for the top jump in the high jump (4-9). The Colts also picked up fourths in the 4×8 and distance medley. Cloverleaf’s boys placed in just three events en route to a 10th-place finish. Pablo Gutierrez, Mark Andrews and Chandler Laux combined to clear 24 feet en route to taking sixth in the pole vault. The 4×1,600 and distance medley units were seventh.

Bill Barry Invitational
TALLMADGE — Three event wins paced Highland’s girls to a third-place finish at this 10-team meet. Rebecca Koval won the high jump (5-2), while the 4×1 and 4×4 relays posted victories. Sam Duale, Paige Springhetti, Lauren Zuro and Hallie Sours clocked a winning 52.10 to take the 4×1, while the 4×4 of Colleen Hoynes, Zuro, Springhetti and Sours finished in 4:19.80. Zuro was also runner-up in the 300 hurdles (49.40). Duale and Carlee Rhoads picked up third-place finishes in the 100 and 1,600, respectively. Liverpool Township resident Autumn Young won the 100, 200 and long jump in helping CVCA to a co-championship with St. Vincent-St. Mary. A second-place finish by the 4×1 of Pat Namoski, Mason Rorapaugh, Sean Dick and Brad Small helped the Highland boys to a ninth-place showing. The relay clocked 46.40 to finish off the pace of CVCA (45.50). Caleb Ernshaw was fourth in the 110 hurdles, while the Hornets’ 4×8 also placed fourth.

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