NEW LONDON — Three meet records out of four event wins proved to be the perfect combination for Cloverleaf’s girls track team Saturday as it clinched the team title at the Bob Knoll Invitational.
Led by a pair of record-setting victories from Ashley Murray, the Colts compiled 117 points to beat out Keystone (112). Black River was ninth.
Murray won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, finishing in 5:23.37 and 11:27.22 to surpass records from 2006. The junior also ran on the second-place 4×800 relay with Anna Winnicki, Kaylee Gutschow and Hannah Swain.
Gutschow also left her mark on the meet record book with a triple jump of 28 feet, 11¾ inches, beating previous record holder Maddie Rospert of St. Paul. Rospert recorded 28-1½ last season.
Natalie Martz was the other event winner for Cloverleaf, soaring 9-6 in the pole vault to edge teammate Maddie Brandt (9-0).
The Colts picked up runner-up finishes with Vicky Andrews (high jump), Swain (400) and Winnicki (800).
Black River was led by Morgan Leach, who spun the discus 100-3 to place fourth.
Cloverleaf’s boys were runners-up, picking up 98 points to finish 13 behind host New London. Black River took seventh in the 10-team field.
The Colts’ Adam Podolak cleared 5-10 in the high jump, along with picking up second in the 400.
Chandler Laux won the triple jump (37-0½), while Eddie Andrews’ 12-0 was first in the pole vault. Laux also took second in the long jump and Andrew Jarrett finished behind Andrews in the pole vault. Tom Wangler picked up silver in the shot put.
The Pirates were led by a win in the 4×2 as Jerrod Varney, Alex Bacisin, Vernon Beard and Austin Phillips clocked 1:37.22. Phillips also had the second-fastest time in the 200 and Beard finished runner-up in the triple jump.
In other meets:
MASSILLON — Anastatia Fitzroy and Gabby Maslowski hurdled their way to wins as Brunswick won the team championship under the lights at Jackson. Fitzroy took top billing in the 100 hurdles in 15.78, while Maslowski’s 47.21 was first in the 300s. The Blue Devils 4×1 of Maslowski, Bailey Lack, Lexi Kilbane and Amber Neitzel won in 50.29. The same unit was second in the 4×2. Maslowski also ran on the runner-up 4×4 with Kristine Camper, Olivia Young and Alyssa Biedron, while Baylee Geiss had the second-best toss in the discus (109-2). Wadsworth took eighth and was paced by Sarah Berger winning the 800 in 2:20.95 and helping the 4×8 to a victory. The distance relay, which also included Courtney Palange, Michalla Gordon and Madi Salem, clocked 9:40. On the boys side, Brunswick took fourth, while Wadsworth was sixth. The Blue Devils’ Brandon Emert lost a thrilling 300 hurdle final to Perry’s Tristan Williams by a fraction of a second. Keith Yohman was runner-up in the 200 and Tyler Menear was second in the 3,200. Brunswick also picked up second in the 4×1. Hunter Williams and Ryan Looser were second for the Grizzlies in the 100 dash and 110 hurdles, while the 4×4 placed second.
UNIONTOWN — Despite the rainy conditions at Lake, Highland’s girls outlasted the host Blue Streaks for the team trophy. The Hornets picked up wins in the high jump, 4×8, 4×2, 4×4 and shuttle hurdle relays. Full results of the meet were not reported. Highland’s boys didn’t participate due to the inclement conditions.
EUCLID — Bad weather canceled this annual meet at Sparky Dibiasio Stadium. The 3,200 was the lone event to finish, with Medina’s Maggie Willse placing sixth in 12:42.60. Fellow Bees Alex Kabdebo and Brian Fotheringham were ninth and 10th in the boys event.
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