Avon Eagles strong in Chardon (Track Notebook)

Both the Avon girls and boys track teams placed second at the Achilles Hilltopper Invitational at Chardon High School on April 13. The girls team had a score of 95.5 and was second out of 10 teams. The boys had score of 109.75 and placed second out of 12 teams. The following are results from top Avon finishers at the invitational.

Distance, jumps lead girls

The distance runners performed well for the Eagles. Linda Morales placed third in the 1600m (5:41.09) and Allison Clark placed first in the 3200m with a time of 12:27.92 — four and a half seconds faster than the second place finisher.

Two of the relay teams placed in the top three. The 4x200 team consisting of Kelsey Lawler, Sierra Greer, Jessica Yurkovich and Regan Betts placed third with a time of 1:53.62. The 4x800 with Betts, Annie Bowen, Allison Clark and Erin Laird placed second with a time of 10:14.08.

Madison Cooper won in the high jump, clearing 5’0’’. Yurkovich placed second in the long jump with a leap of 15’7’’. Chantel Richardson of West Geauga placed ahead of Yurkovich and set the invitational record with a jump of 18 feet and 3 ½ inches.

Boys’ relay wins

The 4x100 relay team (Gerrett Choat, Jake Bitter, Nick Teledis, and Antonio Orr) won in a photo finish (45.20), winning by only seven tenths of a second. The 4x200 relay team (Brentten Wiley, Orr, Bitter, John DeMarco) won with a time of 1:33.61, more than two seconds better than the second place finisher (Geneva)

Bitter placed third in the 100m (11.46) and DeMarco placed second in the 200m (22.78). Blake Pecoraro placed second in the 1600m (4:41.59) and the 3200m (10:00.35)

Wiley had a great performance in the hurdle events. He placed third in the 110m hurdles (16.53), losing by fractions of a second. He later triumphed in the 300 hurdles, placing first with a time of 40.06 and set a new invitational record.

Jordan Lawrence was the only Avon member to place in the top three in the field events. Lawrence placed second in the high jump after clearing the 5’10 plateau.

County Invite begins

The Avon Lake boys track team narrowly defeated Avon (126-119½) at the Lorain County Invitational last year. The Shoremen are seeking its fourth-straight win at the invitational.

The Amherst girls won last year by a large margin (131), beating Avon (104.5) and the two-time defending champions in Avon Lake (100.5)

There are concerns regarding the weather for today’s invitational. The forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms, and if the meet is cancelled, there is no word on whether the meet will be rescheduled.

@ samameen

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

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