Lorain Titans win dual against Bedford Bearcats

MORNING JOURNAL/JIM BOBEL Lorain's Session Buchanan jumps 18 feet in the long jump. His longest jump was 18'5.

MORNING JOURNAL/JIM BOBEL Lorain's Jocelynn Rogers anchors the girls 4x100

MORNING JOURNAL/JIM BOBEL Lorain's Tamia Edwards, center, finished second in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:08

LORAIN ­­­­— The Lorain boys and girls track team swept Bedford in a dual track meet of Lake Erie League foes.

Lorain’s Session Buchanan was a double-winner, taking the long jump and high jump events

“I’ve been happy with the way I’ve been jumping,” Session said. “I’ve be constantly improving in high jump, and in long jump, its more of my mechanics, I have to work on that.”

Session has improved over the course of a year. He stated that he improved his high jump by eight inches and his distance in long jump by four feet.

Lorain boys coach Jay Turner has been impressed with the strides that Buchanan has made.

“He had a nice off-season this past fall, now we’re looking for big things from him in the high jump and long jump,” Turner said.

For the Lorain girls, Andresja “Tink” De’Armas shined for the Titans, winning the 100m convincingly and was a part of the 4x200m relays.

“It was pretty cold but I think I still did a good job, but I can do better once the weather gets better,” De’Armas said. I’m feeling that I’ve been doing pretty well (this season), because last season I took sixth in the regionals, I want to come back and do my best.”

The Titans’ Alescia Austin won the 1600m and was part of the winning 4x800 relay.

“When there is more guys versus girls, when we run together, it’s more competition, and I feel like ‘The guys are faster than me, I should probably try to catch them’,” Austin said in regards to her performance in the 1600m.

Both coaches liked the way its squad performed today at the dual.

“I thought today, because of the weather, I think we did a really nice job coming out here and competiting,” Lorain girls coach Donovan Wilson said. “Our times were good, but we used today as a workout and accomplished what we wanted to. This was a really good springboard for the Lorain County Invitational.”

“I use the dual meets to build towards regionals, districts and the state meets,” Turner said. “What I liked is the fact that we’re building towards something.”

Lorain will compete in the Lorain County Invitational at Midview tomorrow and will look to be as successful as it was in the dual meet. The Titans will take on the likes of tough schools such as Avon Lake, Amherst and Avon.



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Last Updated: 4/18/2013 12:08:10 PM EST

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