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Edison's Sam Stoll to state in two hurdle events

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated May 27, 2018 at 1:11 AM

LEXINGTON — From baseball to Jesse Owens Stadium.

Sam Stoll added a trip to the state track and field championships to his already stellar Edison resume on Saturday. The senior won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.98 seconds at the Division II regional meet held at Lexington High School.

Stoll, who had previously played baseball, saw his time go down over a half second (.51) from his Thursday preliminary race. Later in the day on Saturday, he then finished second in the 300 hurdles in 40.43 seconds, also down nearly a full second (.95) from his Thursday time.

Stoll was joined on Saturday by Edison distance runner Abby Lesniak, who will compete in the two-mile in Columbus. She placed fourth in the 3200 run in 11:45.41.

The only other area athlete to advance from Saturday’s running finals was Willard sprinter Felicia Rosvanis. A standout all season for the Crimson Flashes, Rosvanis clocked in at 59.25 seconds in an exceptionally fast 400 dash. Her time was 2.1 seconds lower from Thursday’s 1:01.15 — but it was good for the fourth and final spot to advance to state in the event on Saturday.

Placing on Saturday included the Willard girls 4x200 relay of Alyse Cok, Lydia Wiers, Mckenna Stephens and Rosvanis. The group finished in sixth place with a time of 1:46.80.

Also scoring points from the area Saturday was a pair if Bellevue boys relay teams. The 4x200 relay of Mike Pierce, Austin Ostrum, Tanner Hundley and Paul Shelley took sixth for the Redmen. The 4x100 of Alex Rogers, Shelley, Pierce and Treston Francis placed seventh in 44.05 seconds.

For the Bellevue girls, Madelyn Verhoff was eighth in the 1600 run in 5:40.82.

On Thursday at Lexington, Willard’s Dorian Holida dominated the long jump competition. He won the event with a jump of 22-feet-7.75 — nearly 11 inches ahead of the second-place finisher — to earn his spot at state.

Also Thursday, Edison’s 4x800 relay of Daniel Lambert, Tyler Coon, Brandon Romell and Gavin Schaeffer finished fifth in 8:07.01, but earned one of the wild card berths with the new nine-lane format at state.

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