Liberty Center's Brittany Atkinson claimed another state title as the distance running superstar captured the Divison III 3200 meter title with a time of 10:45.20. Atkinson is the NWOAL's only state champion this year. Congratulations to her and good luck to her as she is ready to become an Ohio State Buckeye.
Montpelier's Dylan Snyder was the top NWOAL finisher at the Division III state track and field meet during the first day of events on Friday.
Snyder, competing in the long jump competition, soared to a school record leap of 22' 4" on his first jump of the finals.
With the leap, Snyder was the state runner up in the event. Congratulations Dylan!
2015 - NWOAL's State Track and Field Qualifiers
Archbold - Jensyn Garrow, Demetria Martinez, Mara Beck, Alicia Hernandez. Delanie Driver, Meridith Short, Emily Roth, Julia Lambert, Zachary Belknap, Matt Kinsman, Logan Garrow, Jack Fisher. Levi Wyse
Delta - Tyler Fraker, Bailey Storeholder.
Evergreen - Alyssa Noe.
Liberty Center - Emma Babcock, Olivia Kundo, Cheryl Davenport, Brittany Atkinson, Colin Burns
Montpelier - Dylan Synder, Dallas Royer, Simon Wang, Hunter Schaull.
Montpelier - Baylee Hageman.
Patrick Henry - Caleb Carrizales
Swanton - Julia Smith, Gunnar Oakes.
Wauseon - Avery Giguere, Aneesa Volkman, Aleea Volkman, Taylor Vernot, Seneca Wyse, Noah Castle, Quintin Reiser and Austin Bachman.
The Archbold Blue Streaks ran up against a buzz saw in Bloom Carroll as the third ranked team in the state bettered the Blue Streaks 12-0 in a Division III regional final. Congratulations to the Streaks on a great season as they finish 25-5.
Montpelier's Dylan Snyder hurdled his way to a regional championship Friday at the Division III regional finals at Tiffin.
Snyder claimed the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 14.77 to get the ball rolling for an impressive NWOAL showing by the league teams present. Snyder added to his hurdles qualification with a trip to state in the fourth place finish in the long jump with a leap of 21' 3.25". He was also a member of the 4x100 relay that took a fourth place to advance. Joining Snyder was Dallas Royer, Simon Wang and Hunter Shaull. The foursome completed the sprint race in 44.07 seconds.
Archbold's Levi Wyse moved on to the state meet with a third place finish in the 100 meters in 11.14. He came back later to run a 50.56 in the 400 meters good for second and a trip to Columbus. His team mate Jack Fisher took fourth to accompany Wyse to Columbus in the race. Fisher's time was 51.02. Wyse came back to complete the state hat-trick with a second place finish in the 200 meters in 22.27.
Meanwhile the Archbold girls had their success in the relay races. Already going to state in the 4x800, the foursome of Delanie Driver, Alicia Hernandez, Meridith Short and Emily Roth captured the regional crown in the 4x200 in a time of 1:45.46. Logan Garrow joined his streak team mates by taking a second place in the 1600 meters. The sophomore's time was 4:31.36. Then the Blue Streak girls were right back up on the top step of the podium with a 50.63 in the 4x100 relay. The team consisted of Jensyn Garrow, Emily Roth, Julia Lambert and Delanie Driver. Archbold's Emily Roth was a third place finisher in the long jump at 16' 7.5".
Liberty Center's distance team showed well on the day. Senior Brittany Atkinson was a regional winner in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:19.42. Her team mate, sophomore Emma Babcock, finished third to advance in 5:29.03. Olivia Kundo took a second for the Tigers in the 800 meters. She ran the two lap race in 2:18.78. Atkinson continued the Tigers distance running dominance with a regional title in the 3200 meters in 11:28.64. Colin Burns was a qualifier for the Tigers boys distance runners taking a fourth place finish in the 3200 meters in 9:57.19.
Caleb Carrizales of Patrick Henry finished second in the shot put with a throw of 56' 11.5" to continue his season one more week.
Evergreen's Alyssa Noe will make her first trip to Columbus in the 400 meters. The sophomore took third place in 59.25.
The sixth ranked (in Ohio) Archbold Blue Streaks (25-4) will be representing the NWOAL in the Division III Regional final softball game Saturday when they take on third ranked Bloom Carroll (25-4). The game will be played at Bellefontaine High School at 11:00 am. GO STREAKS!!!
So far at the Division III in Tiffin the NWOAL is being well represented. The Liberty Center foursome of Emma Babcock, Olivia Kundo, Cheryl Davenport and Brittany Atkinson are Regional Champions in the girls 4x800 relay with a time of 9:46.70.
The Archbold Blue Streaks team of Jensyn Garrow, Demetria Martinez, Mara Beck and Alicia Hernandez finished third imn 10:07.80. Both teams now advance to the State Track and Field meet in Columbus next week.
Not to be outdone, the Streaks' boys 4x800 relay also qualified for the state meet with a third place finish. Running for Archbold were Zachary Belknap, Matt Kinsman, Logan Garrow and Jack Fisher. They finished the race in 8:16.67.
Congratulations to Montpelier's Dylan Snyder. His fourth place finish in the long jump of 21' 3.25" moved him onto the state meet next week. Snyder's team mate Baylee Hageman will also compete in Columbus after her third place finish in the shot put with a heave of 38' 7.50".
After the first day of competition Liberty Center's girls are in second place and the boys are in 16th. Archbold's boys and girls teams are each in third place while Montpelier's girls are in eighth place and and the boys are 14th.
Wauseon Track has a discus thrower and 4x800 meter relay team headed to Columbus so far. Senior Noah Castle set a new regional discus mark of 186'1" to win the crown. The girls 4x800 relay team of Aneesa Volkman, Aleea Volkman, Avery Giguere and Taylor Vernot ran to a fourth place finish in 9:49.50. Junior Seneca Wyse qualified for Saturday's finals in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. The 4x400 boys relay of Quintin Reiser, Chase Reynolds, TJ Gype and Mason Creager moved on to the finals with a time of 3:27.76. Other finishers today included Sally Frank and Miriam Triana fifth and seventh in the discus and Austin Bachman sixth in the long jump.
Swanton freshman Julia Smith advanced to state with a 4'10" effort in the high Jump. Delta's Tyler Fraker was the regional champion in the pole vault with a leap of 15'.
The Archbold Blue Streaks were 4-1 winners over Fairview in a Divison III Regional Semi-Final game Thursday at Liberty Center.
The Montpelier Board of Education and the NWOAL Principals Membership Announcement:
Montpelier will be joining the TAAC for football, the BBC for other sports, and remain in the NWOAL for wrestling. Montpelier will remain in NWOAL football in 2014 and the other sports through the 2015-16 school year (will continue in NWOAL wrestling). Montpelier has been a charter member of the NWOAL since 1926. Montpelier also was a founding member of the Buckeye Border Conference (BBC) in 1967.
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