June 28, 2016

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Track and field: Nick Seme breaks Wadsworth’s discus record

WADSWORTH — After previously matching the school record in the discus, Wadsworth’s Nick Seme made it his own Tuesday afternoon against Highland.

The senior thrower broke the program mark as the Grizzlies cruised to a 91-46 Suburban League victory over the Hornets.

Nick Seme

Seme, an Ashland football and track recruit, spun the disc 173 feet, 9 inches a little over a week after tying the previous school record of 166-1, set by Nate Held in 1987. Teammate Ethan Reynolds also won in the field, tossing the shot 46-1¾, while Zack Metz won the long jump.

While Seme was solidifying his mark in Grizzly history, Hunter Williams was leading the team on the track. The junior recorded wins in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, clocking times of 11.2 and 22.6, along with anchoring the 4×1 unit to a win. Quade Hanlin, Devon Gilkerson and Josh Weber joined Williams on the sprint relay, which won in 44.7.

Ryan Looser also was a double winner, taking top billing in the 110 hurdles (15.5) and 300 hurdles (42.3), while Eric Yetzer edged fellow Grizzly Nick Winkler by two-tenths of a second in the 400. Jeff Batey won the 3,200.

Highland was led by Mason Simmons’ personal-best 13 feet in the pole vault. Adam Holowecky (1,600) and Stuart Arbuckle (800) also won individually.

In other meets:

Copley 112, Cloverleaf 25
COPLEY TWP. — Tom Wangler and Adam Podolak posted field event wins, but it wasn’t enough as the Colts fell to the Indians in SL action. Wangler won the shot with a toss of 48-7, while Podolak cleared 6 feet in the high jump. Chandler Laux had the other event win for Cloverleaf, taking the 800 in 2:07.


Wadsworth 73½, Highland 63½
GRANGER TWP. — Leah Runkle did a little bit of everything in helping the Grizzlies win this key SL dual at Highland. The versatile junior was stellar as she went 15-6¾ to take first in the long jump and clocked a 26.2 for a win in the 200. Runkle also anchored the winning 4×4 as she teamed with Michalla Gordon, Courtney Palange and Maddie Salem. Palange won the 400 in 59.4. Emily Perebzak (100 hurdles), Sarah Berger (800) and Jessica White (pole vault) rounded out the event winners for Wadsworth. Victories from Carlee Rhoads and Martha Szekely paced the Hornets in the losing effort. Rhoads crossed the finish line first in the 1,600 and 3,200, while Szekely swept the shot and disc. Highland’s 4×1 and 4×2 also posted wins, along with Sam Duale (100), Lauren Zuro (300 hurdles) and Rebecca Koval (high jump).

Copley 83, Cloverleaf 54
COPLEY TWP. — Junior Ashley Murray clocked winning times in the 1,600 and 800 as the Colts fell in SL action. Murray needed 5:24.3 to win the 1,600 and 2:33 in the 800. Cloverleaf swept all five field events as Angela Landrum and Devanie Baker took first in the shot and disc, respectively, while Vicky Andrews (high jump), Kaylee Gutschow (long jump) and Natalie Martz (pole vault) also won.

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