Avon Eagles takes second place at memorable Reynolds Relays (Track Notebook)

It was clear that Avon boys track coach Scott Lanham wanted his team to win the Avon Jim Reynolds Relays, especially for the man which the relays are named after.

Jim Reynolds, the former girls coach at Avon, was recovering from a heart attack and was not able to be in attendance for the Avon Relays. Unfortunately for Avon, it came in second place, losing by a thin margin to Wadsworth 118-106. The Eagles obtained great performances from sprint, distance and field events

Brentten Wiley excelled once again, coming first in the 110m hurdles (15.53). The 4x100m team of Wiley, Jake Bitter, John DeMarco, and Antonio Orr placed first with a time of 43.99. The high jump relay of Jordan Lawrence (5-10) and Rhys Ratino (5-8) placed first and pole vault relay of Mitch Tomlin (12-6) Sam Bitter (12-0).

The 800 sprint medley of Chris Maxwell, Orr, Bitter and Wiley placed first (1:36.36).

Bitter came in second in the 100m (11.57) and Sean Kane placed second as well in the 1600m (4:37.45)

The Avon Lake boys track team also had notable first place performances. In the shot put relay, the tandem Max Seipel (53-02.25) and Alex Portik (48-08) won the event by more than 13 feet. The distance medley of James Darkow, Nick Nix, Ian Korney, and Tim Villari came in first with a time of 11:00.94

At the Avon Relays, the Rocky River girls team came in first with 94, Highland was in second with 77, Avon was third with 72.

Avon Lake’s Christine Bohan shined in the field events, helping the Shoregals nab first in the shot put relays and pole vault relays. Bohan threw 59-04.25 in the shot put and cleared 12’ in the pole vault. Although the relay team placed second in high jump, Bohan had the highest leap of 5-7.

The Avon distance medley consisting of Allison Clark, Annie Bowen, Erin Laird and Linda Morales placed first with a time of 13:12.32. The team also placed first in the 4x1600 relay with a time of 22:24.41

Lorain’s 4x200 relay team of Tierra Goodman, Andresja Dearmas, Laria Scott and Jocelynn Rogers set the Avon Relays girls record in the event with a time of 1:44.35. The previous record was set in 2009 by Southview (1:45.73.) The 4x200 team also won the 4x100 with a time of 49.77.

Streak comes to end

The Amherst girls track team was on a tear in recent weeks. On April 18, the Comets won the Lorain County Invitational and on April 26, they won the Comet Relays. Amherst tried for the three-peat in regards to coming in first at three straight meets or invitational. The Comets competed at the Berea Kiwanis Relays at Baldwin Wallace College. Amherst placed third in a close competition for the top spot. Medina finished first with 139 points, Brunswick was second with 138, and the Comets accumulated 130 points.

Amherst placed made some noise in the medley competitions. In the 800m medley, Becky Stuckhart, Bakita Hill, Brianna Shagovac and Lindsay Sands placed first with a time of 1:49.63. The distance medley of Riley Schenk, Sher Champe, Alexis Szivan, and Cassie Vince placed first (12:32.94).

The 4x100m shuttle hurdle team of Erin Kasper, Amber Slavik, Gaby Northeim and Sara Moore placed first in the event, clocking in at 1:06.36. Kasper was also part of the winning high jump relay with a leap of 5-4. Teammate Madison Reynolds cleared 4-9.


Last Updated: 5/9/2013 11:43:52 PM EST

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