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Norwalk boys second at Bellevue Invitational

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 29, 2018 at 1:13 AM

BELLEVUE — The Norwalk boys and Bellevue girls each placed second among eight teams at the 48th annual Bellevue Elks track and field Invitational on Saturday.

The Perkins boys ran away with the team title, scoring 122.5 points. The Truckers were second with 82 points, while Bellevue was fourth (76.5) and Willard was fifth (55).

Norwalk had three individual first place finishers in Saturday’s Invite.

Owen Rhodes won the pole vault competition, clearing 14-feet-2. Trey Leroux won the shot put with a best toss of 48-feet-10, and Robert Vazquez won the 3200 run in 10:18.89.

A pair of relay teams placed second for Norwalk. That included the 4x800 distance relay of Mitchell Sommers, Julian Go, Charles Smith and Jad Oglesby in 8:35.89. Also placing second was the 4x400 relay of Chris Tuttle, Ian Scheid, Oglesby and Smith in 3:41.54.

Placing third for Norwalk included Kaden Livingston in the high jump (5-feet-10), and the 4x100 relay of Tuttle, Mason Hughes, Scheid and Jake Sommers in 45.86 seconds.

Willard had a pair of individual first place finishers in the jumping events. Joey Holida won the high jump at six feet, while Dorian Holida won the long jump with an effort of 20-feet-2 inches.

Placing second for the Crimson Flashes included Jacob Aicholtz in the shot put (48-feet-0.75) and Josh Holida in the discus throw (144-feet-7). Zack Keaton also took second in the 3200 in 10:28.17.

Also for Willard, the 4x800 relay of Trenton Ruppert, Nathan Cofer, Ethan Slone and Justin Gillmore was third in 8:47.91.

Treston Francis in the 100-meter dash (11.03) and Christian Booze in the 110 hurdles (15.63) were individual event winners for Bellevue. The 4x100 relay of Francis, Sal Eaton, Jake Holmer and Alex Rogers also took first in 45.13 seconds.

Booze also took second in the 300 hurdles (42.43), and the 4x200 of Tanner Hundley, Austin Ostrum, Francis and Mike Pierce also was second (1:33.21).

Placing third for Bellevue included Ian Seymour in the 3200 (10:29.89) and Austin Thompson in the pole vault (12 feet).

Two finish first for Norwalk girls

On the girls side, Norwalk got a pair of event wins while finishing fifth overall in the team standings.

Ontario (104) won the girls team race, while Bellevue was second (81), Willard was fourth (66) and Norwalk was fifth (62).

Freshman Madison Shutt won the 100 for Norwalk in 12.95 seconds. The 4x400 relay of Kayla Cring, Bethany Cring, Kaelyn Harkness and Jasmine Thomas also won in 4:24.64.

Placing second for Norwalk included Marly Geretz in the 300 hurdles (51.14) and Harkness in the 400 (1:05.36).

Two relay teams also took second, which included the 4x100 of Paige Maurer, Savanna Keegan, Geretz and Mascie Horner in 54.24 seconds. The 4x800 relay of Jada Thomas, Bethany Cring, Harkness and Haleigh Skinner also took second in 10:23.01.

Meanwhile, Willard’s Felicia Rosvanis was part of three first-place finishes for the Crimson Flashes. She won the 400 (1:03.27) and the high jump (4-feet-10), and served as the anchor on the 4x200 relay.

The relay consisted of Alyse Cok, Lydia Wiers, Mckenna Stephens and Rosvanis, and finished in 1:52.86. Emily Rothhaar took second for Willard in the 3200 in 12:18.87.

Placing third for Willard was the 4x100 of Allison Silcox, Wiers, Kassidy Lofland and Niajha Walker (54.36) and the 4x400 team of Wiers, Cok, Stephens and Rosvanis (4:29.57).

The Bellevue girls didn’t win a single event on Saturday, but used its depth to place second or third in eight of the 16 events.

Finishing second included Taylor Baxter in the 800 (2:29.77); Kaylia Reesman in the 100 hurdles (16.66) and Payton Vogel in the shot put (39-feet-0.25). Also taking second was the 4x400 relay of Cory Santoro, Jenna Binger, Leighann Motley and Baxter (4:24.88).

Earning third for Bellevue included Binger in the 400 (1:05.62); Madelyn Verhoff in the 1600 (6:07.16) and Taylor Waldecker in the 3200 (12:35.49). Also taking third was the 4x800 relay of Verhoff, Santoro, Lilli Ray and Baxter (10:24.34).

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