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By JIM METCALFE

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SPENCERVILLE — It might not have been a great surprise that Columbus Grove’s girls track and field team edged out Spencerville’s 152-137 to claim the conference title Saturday at the Charles D. Moeller Track in Spencerville.

“This has been a long time coming. It’s tough to single out people but I have to hand it to Julia Wynn for running so many events out there — the 100, 200, 400 and the 4x4,” Grove girls coach Tim Staley noted. “That was the first time this year she has run that and she anchored us to a win; she just had a great day. Sydney McCluer won both hurdles. She is nicked up a little bit — shin splints— and she was able to come out here and win both hurdle events and the 4x4. I think we scored in every event and a lot of them we had double placements which is big. It was about like last week (PCL) where it was Pandora’s distance against our sprints; today, it was Spencerville’s distance against our sprints. Our girls did the best they could. Lynea Diller is really starting to come into her own as a sophomore; it’s nice to have some of these younger girls coming into their own. The younger girls on the relays ran really well, I’m just very happy.”

It likely was that the “rebuilding” Bulldog boys — who graduated a ton of State-qualifying and placing individuals from a year ago — defended their title from a year ago in besting Bluffton 134-123.

“Last year, we had the State-caliber athletes. We don’t have those kind of athletes this year but we have a great group of kids that works hard and accepts challenges,” Grove boys coach Chris Grothaus said. “On the way over to the meet today, we told the kids that on paper, with where we anticipated everyone finishing, we were going to lose by four points. We challenged them to not let that happen and they took it. It really helps when you have some of the guys from last year and years ago coming around to practice. I really believe that there’s a legacy that has been established and these kids don’t want to let those guys down. It helps that I have a great coaching staff around me; we have every area covered.”

On the girls side, Bluffton was third with 87 points, followed by Ada (75.7), Allen East (68.5), Jefferson (46), Crestview (40.5), Lincolnview (28) and Paulding (27).

Spencerville mentor Bruce McConnell had a lot to be excited about.

“We had a number of personal records set today and Thursday: pole vault, long jump, hurdles, the 4x4. We were awful close in the 4x2, the mile and the 2-mile,” he explained. “We are mostly a veteran team on the girls side, so we know what we’re capable of doing.”

Lincolnview girls coach Matt Langdon was very pleased, considering he had two injuries just this week.

“Ashton (Bowersock) suffered a stress fracture and Abbie (Enyart) also got hurt this week, so we were a little down as far as depth,” Langdon explained. “We had some girls in events they really haven’t run in this year, especially the relays. They did very well considering. Our 4x4 and 4x1 set their season-bests and we did well especially in the distance events. The points are misleading but at the same time, we are starting to peak. We’ve always been able to peak at the right time and the NWC is as good a time as any.”

Jefferson girls coach (the boys had no team results) figured his Lady ’Cats did about as well as can be expected.

“We just don’t have the overall depth to do well at these big meets,” he added. “We also lost Brooke (Culp) to a season-ending injury and that hurts us in the relays, especially the 4x1. We did have a PR in the 4x8 Thursday. We kind of readjusted strategy to see what we could do as far as advancing people from Districts to Regionals next week; that will be our focus this week. All we want to do is finish top 4 and move on.”

In the boys race, the host Bearcats were third at 101 points, followed by the Lancers (85), the Mustangs (62), the Knights (56), the Ada Bulldogs (54) and the Panthers (48). The Jeffcats had no team results.

“We’ve had our share on injuries on the boys side all season,” McConnell added. “We did very well in some events, setting PRs in the shot put, pole vault, one of the hurdles and won the long jump. We had a solid performance and we’re starting to click despite those injuries.”

Langdon continues to get solid performances.

Jefferson senior Kenidi Ulm finishes the 1,600-meter run in fifth place at the NWC Track and Field Meet Saturday at Spencerville. (dhi MEDIA/Jim Metcalfe)“Bayley (Tow) set a school record in the 1,600 run and was not far off the 2-mile,” he explained. “Hunter Blankemeyer had a great weekend: he ran a 40.9 in the 300 hurdles and was second in the 110s, plus he ran in the 4x1 for the first time ever and we finished second. Alex Rodriguez was fifth in the 2-mile and Connor McCleery did extremely well in the 100 and 200. I like how we keep improving and am excited for this week at Districts.”

Next up for the teams is the Division III District tournaments: Jefferson, Spencerville, Lincolnview and Crestview back at Spencerville and Columbus Grove, Ada, Allen East and Bluffton at Liberty-Benton — save for Paulding, whose teams will be in the Division II Defiance District.

The prelims and half of the field event finals will commence Thursday, with the other field event finals and the running finals Saturday.

Full Results:

Northwest Conference Track and Field

Girls Final Team Rankings: Columbus Grove 152, Spencerville 137.5, Bluffton 87, Ada 75.5, Allen East 68.5, Jefferson 46, Crestview 40.5, Lincolnview 28, Paulding 27.

Boys Final Team Rankings: Columbus Grove 134, Bluffton 123, Spencerville 101, Lincolnview 85, Allen East 62, Crestview 56, Ada 54, Paulding 48. Jefferson no team score.

Points 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (Cierra Adams, Tori Hardesty, Kennedy Sharp, Karri Purdy) 10:15.21; 2. Jefferson (Kenidi Ulm, Brooke Teman, Heather Pohlman, Rileigh Stockwell) 10:16; 3. Bluffton 10:37.17; 4. Ada 11:03.84; 5. Lincolnview (Ashton Bowersock, Anna Gorman, Christine Stemen, Katlyn Wendel) 11:08.08; 6. Columbus Grove (Sydni Smith, Leah Myerholtz, Kirsten Malsam, Alexis Ricker) 11:24.7; 7. Paulding 12:21.69; 8. Crestview (Hali Finfrock, Nevada Smith, Sophia Smith, Brooke Ripley) 13:08.69.

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Alex Giesege, Colton Grothaus, Boone Brubaker, Bryce Sharrits) 8:28.57; 2. Lincolnview (Bayley Tow, Trevor Neate, Alex Rodriguez, Ben Bilimek) 8:33.32; 3. Crestview (Mycah Grandstaff, Dylan Grandstaff, Charles Thornburg, Justin Gibson) 8:58.95; 4. Bluffton 9:01.12; 5. Spencerville (Trevor McMichael, Mason Nourse, Brandon Patterson, Grant Goecke) 9:04.89; 6. Paulding 9:09.64; 7. Allen East 9:36.38; 8. Ada 9:49.71.

Boys Shot Put: 1. Logan Vandemark (S) 49-8.5; 2. Evan Pugh (S) 45-7.75; 3. Smith (B) 45-5.5; 4. Rece Roney (CG) 45-4; 5. Schindler (P) 43-2; 6. Will Vorhees (CG) 42-3.5; 7. Scott Miller (CV)

7 42-2; 8. Agin (AD) 39-10.25.

Girls Discus: 1. Lynea Diller (CG) 127-8; 2. Shania Johnson (S) 118-3; 3. Bekka Tracey (CV) 100-9; 4. Edgington (B) 95-3; 5. Beth Griffin (S) 94-7; 6. Nelson (AD) 92-0; 7. Courtney Trigg (CV) 80-9; 8. Clapsaddle (P) 79-1.

Girls Long Jump: 1. Schylar Miller (S) 15-5.25; 2. Marshall (AD) 15-3.5; 3. Baker (B) 14-1.25; 4. Mackenzie Clymer (CG) 13-10; 5. Hallie Malsam (CG) 13-8.25; 6. Tommi Andersen (CV) 13-6; 7. March (P) 13-5.5; 8. Dangler-Reed (P) 13-0.5.

Boys High Jump: 1. Baily Clement (CG) 5-10; 2. Trevor McMichael (S) 5-10; 3. Bentley (P) 5-8; 4. (tie) Austin Sealscott (L) and Hunter Blankemeyer (L) 5-8; 6. Willeke (AD) 5-8; 7. Bailey Croft (S) 5-6; 8. Hernandez (P) 5-6.

Boys Pole Vault: 1. Colton Miller (S) 12-4; 2. Kyle Shafer (CG) 12-4; 3. Clay Wilson (B) 12-4; 4. Calvin Wilson (S) 11-0; 5. Emerick (AE) 11-0; 6. Carnahan (P) 11-0; 7. Caiden Grothaus (CG) 11-0; 8. Alex Rodriguez (L) 10-0.

Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: 1. Sydney McCluer (CG) 16.07; 2. Jenna Kahle (S) 16.42; 3. Sheehan (B) 16.72; 4. Schylar Miller (S) 16.87; 5. Silone (AE) 17.04; 6. Haley Roe (CG) 17.46; 7. Perez (AE) 17.47; 8. Baker (B) 17.81.

Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Anthony Schuh (S) 14.94; 2. Hunter Blankemeyer (L) 15.39; 3. Hughart (AD) 16.96; 4. Bassitt (B) 17.09; 5. Kleman (AE) 17.32; 6. Alex Tabler (CG) 17.41; 7. Gipson (AE) 17.68; 8. Doug Hicks (L) 17.96.

Girls 100 Meter Dash: 1. Archer (AD) 12.82; 2. Julia Wynn (CG) 12.95; 3. Raiya Flores (CG) 13.36; 4. Grace Callow (CV) 13.49; 5. L. Woods (AE) 13.72; 6. Deanna Wells (CV) 13.89; 7. Taylor Stroh (J) 13.96; 8. Weller (P) 14.02.

Boys 100 Meter Dash: 1. Little (B) 11.33; 2. Wilcox (AD) 11.6; 3. Thomas (AE) 11.65; 4. M. Shuey (AE) 11.73; 5. Michael Garay (L) 11.78; 6. Wannemacher (B) 11.8; 7. Logan Jewel (L) 11.83; 8. Anthony Schuh (S) 12.22.

Boys 100 Meter Dash Wheelchair: 1. Daniel Klingler (AD) 20.35.

Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores, Kristin Wynn, Linnea Stephens, Haley Roe) 1:52.53; 2. Jefferson (Taylor Stroh, Brooke Gallmeier, Rileigh Stockwell, Brooke Teman) 1:52.66; 3. Ada 1:54.08; 4. Allen East 1:54.73; 5. Spencerville (Kennedy Sharp, Jenna Kahle, Emilee Meyer, Caitlin Wurst) 1:56.05; 6. Bluffton 1:56.18; 7. Paulding 1:57.2.

Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: 1. Bluffton 1:32.47; 2. Crestview (Michael Hansard,Isaiah Kline, Malcolm Oliver, Zack Jellison) 1:36.6; 3. Columbus Grove (Joey Warnecke, David Bogart, Austin Price, Baily Clement) 1:36.75; 4. Ada 1:36.91; 5. Spencerville (Colton Miller, Calvin Wilson, Andrew Emery, Zach Goecke) 1:37.96; 6. Paulding 1:38.45; 7. Allen East 1:43.27; 8. Lincolnview (Brayden Farmer, Casey Garay, Scott Cowling, Nathan Diller) 1:45.65.

Girls 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Tori Hardesty (S) 5:36.71; 2. Cierra Adams (S) 5:43.27; 3. Anna Gorman (L) 5:51.28; 4. Nisly (B) 5:53.96; 5. Kenidi Ulm (J) 5:55.98; 6. Sutton (AD) 6:07.68; 7. Rebekah Geise (J) 6:08.61; 8. Schweyer (B) 6:13.88.

Boys 1,600 Meter Run: 1. Bayley Tow (L) 4:28.48; 2. Colton Grothaus (CG) 4:38.46; 3. Lee Altenburger (CG) 4:39.41; 4. Jones (P) 4:42.56; 5. Harnish (B) 4:47.15; 6. Ben Bilimek (L) 4:47.9; 7. Shepherd (P) 4:53.78; 8. Charles Thornburg (CV) 4:58.65.

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Ada 53.21; 2. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores, Sarah Schroeder, Linnea Stephens, Haley Roe) 53.26; 3. Bluffton 54.99; 4. Allen East 55.61; 5. Paulding 55.68; 6. Spencerville (Katie Merriman, Patricia Riley, Emilee Meyer, Shania Johnson) 56.68; 7. Crestview (Jamie Moore, Whitney Smart, Tommi Andersen, Deanna Wells) 56.71; 8. Lincolnview (Brooke Thatcher, Savannah Bigham, Michaela Campbell, Grace Gorman) 57.01.

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Bluffton 44.77; 2. Lincolnview (Logan Jewel, Damon Norton, Michael Garay, Hunter Blankemeyer) 45.43; 3. Crestview (Sage Schaffner, Malcolm Oliver, Zack Jellison, Isaiah Kline) 45.96; 4. Spencerville (Colton Miller, Calvin Wilson, Zach Goecke, Anthony Schuh) 46.59; 5. Columbus Grove (Joey Warnecke, David Bogart, Alec Gladwell, Austin Price) 46.81; 6. Paulding 47.31; 7. Ada 47.79; 8. Allen East 49.9.

Girls 400 Meter Dash: 1. Julia Wynn (CG) 1:01.47; 2. L. Woods (AE) 1:02.78; 3. Grace Callow (CV) 1:03.87; 4. Kristin Wynn (CG) 1:04.54; 5. Brooke Teman (J) 1:04.62; 6. Kirkendall (AE) 1:05.95; 7. Theisen (B) 1:06.89; 8. Caitlin Wurst (S) 1:07.27.

Boys 400 Meter Dash: 1. N. Stratton (B) 49.93; 2. Wilcox (AD) 51.38; 3. Thomas (AE) 51.67; 4. M. Shuey (AE) 52.02; 5. Demellweek (B) 52.7; 6. Isaiah Kline (CV) 55.12; 7. Boone Brubaker (CG) 55.29; 8. Willeke (AD) 55.8.

Boys 400 Meter Dash Wheelchair: 1. Daniel Klingler (AD) 1:17.25.

Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Sydney McCluer (CG) 47.83; 2. Silone (AE) 49.43; 3. VanCleve (P) 50.16; 4. Sheehan (B) 50.96; 5. Baker (B) 52.31; 6. Schylar Miller (S) 52.41; 7. Mackenzie Clymer (CG) 53.15; 8. Jenna Kahle (S) 54.58.

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: 1. Hunter Blankemeyer (L) 40.96; 2. Anthony Schuh (S) 41.56; 3. R. Stratton (B) 42.14; 4. Alex Tabler (CG) 43.98; 5. Kleman (AE) 44.09; 6. Tyler Radabaugh (CG) 45.34; 7. Haines (B) 46.25; 8. Austin (AE) 52.75.

Girls 800 Meter Run: 1. Karri Purdy (S) 2:26.92; 2. Steinmetz (B) 2:29.27; 3. Sommers (B) 2:33.92; 4. Cierra Adams (S) 2:36.94; 5. Heather Pohlman (J) 2:38.13; 6. Sydni Smith (CG) 2:42.88; 7. Bagais (AD) 2:43.48; 8. Johanns (P) 2:46.8.

Boys 800 Meter Run: 1. Bryce Sharrits (CG) 2:03.22; 2. Alex Giesege (CG) 2:03.49; 3. Trevor McMichael (SV) 2:05.94; 4. Wilcox (AD) 2:06.61; 5. Grant Goecke (SV) 2:06.71; 6. Hoff (B) 2:07.76; 7. Trevor Neate (L) 2:08.46; 8. Dylan Grandstaff (CV) 2:13.46.

Boys 800 Meter Run Wheelchair: 1. Daniel Klingler (AD) 2:42.38.

Girls 200 Meter Dash: 1. Archer (AD) 26.91; 2. Julia Wynn (CG) 27.09; 3. Grace Callow (CV) 27.81; 4. L. Woods (AE) 27.93; 5. C. Marshall (AD) 27.99; 6. Raiya Flores (CG) 28.28; 7. Brooke Gallmeier (J) 28.93; 8. Taylor Stroh (J) 29.53.

Boys 200 Meter Dash: 1. Little (B) 23.32; 2. N. Stratton (B) 23.34; 3. Zack Jellison (CV) 23.36; 4. Baily Clement (CG) 23.62; 5. Michael Garay (L) 24.26; 6. Wilcox (AD) 24.37; 7. Mercer (P) 24.61; 8. M. Shuey (AE) 24.66.

Girls 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Tori Hardesty (S) 12:40.28; 2. Cierra Adams (S) 12:55.72; 3. Anna Gorman (L) 12:59.86; 4. A. Marshall (B) 13:12.77; 5. Nisly (B) 13:12.98; 6. Macy McCluer (CG) 13:49.16; 7. Leah Myerholtz (CG) 13:50.68; 8. Jakuczun (P) 14:01.61.

Boys 3,200 Meter Run: 1. Mycah Grandstaff (CV) 9:38.38T; 2. Bayley Tow (LV) 10:05.7; 3. Colton Grothaus (CG) 10:16.11; 4. Lee Altenburger (CG) 10:17.13; 5. Alex Rodriguez (L) 10:27.99; 6. Harnish (B) 10:47.38; 7. Layman (P) 10:48.78; 8. Thayer (AE) 10:55.39.

Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Kristin Wynn, Sydney McCluer, Linnea Stephens, Julia Wynn) 4:17.31; 2. Allen East 4:18.51; 3. Jefferson (Rileigh Stockwell, Brooke Gallmeier, Kenidi Ulm, Brooke Teman) 4:20.18; 4. Spencerville (Kennedy Sharp, Jenna Kahle, Caitlin Wurst, Karri Purdy) 4:22.68; 5. Bluffton 4:23.32; 6. Paulding 4:34.06; 7. Ada 4:40.33; 8. Lincolnview (Hannah McCleery, Grace Gorman, Christine Stemen, Katlyn Wendel) 4:44.99.

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: 1. Allen East 3:28.61; 2. Bluffton 3:29.79; 3. Crestview (Michael Hansard, Alex Cunningham, Zack Jellison, Isaiah Kline) 3:34.96; 4. Columbus Grove (Baily Clement, Bryce Sharrits, David Bogart, Alex Giesege) 3:37.25; 5. Paulding 3:39.37; 6. Spencerville (Grant Goecke, Zach Goecke, Mason Nourse, Evan Pugh) 3:49.93; 7. Lincolnview (Colton Snyder, Trevor Neate, Travis Lippi, Brayden Farmer) 3:51.41.

Girls Shot Put: 1. Lynea Diller (CG) 37-2.5; 2. Katie Merriman (SV) 35-4.75; 3. Becca Endicott (CG) 32-10.75; 4. Makayla Binkley (J) 30-11.5; 5. Edgington (B) 30-7.25; 6. C. Shuey (AE) 30-3; 7. Nelson (AD) 29-9.25; 8. Bekka Tracey (CV) 29-2.25.

Boys Discus: 1. Rece Roney (CG) 143-0; 2. Smith (B) 141-06; 3. Dumbaugh (AD) 136-7; 4. Schindler (P) 135-10; 5. Aaron Bremer (CG) 128-5; 6. Logan Vandemark (S) 127-3; 7. Parkins (B) 126-8; 8. Scott Miller (CV) 123-11.

Boys Long Jump: 1. Trevor McMichael (S) 19-9; 2. Thomas (AE) 19-4.5; 3. David Bogart (CG) 19-4.5; 4. Malcolm Oliver (CV) 19-0.25; 5. Jolliff (AD) 18-9; 6. Arend (P) 18-2.25; 7. Hernandez (P) 18-1; 8. Alex Cunningham (CV) 17-10.5.

Girls High Jump: 1. Hannah McCleery (L) 5-1; 2. Walden (AD) 5-0; 3. Oberly (B) 4-10; 4. (tie) Karri Purdy (S) and Mady Vorhees (CG) 4-10; 6. (tie) Alexis Ricker (CG) and C. Marshall (AD) 4-8; 8. Caitlin Wurst (S) 4-6.

Girls Pole Vault: 1. Schylar Miller (S) 10-4; 2. Lutes (AE) 8-8; 3. 3. (tie) Jamie Moore (CV) and Perez (AE) 8-4; 5. Lauren Roose (CG) 8-0; 6. Salinas (P) 7-6; 7. Megan Langhals (CG) 7-0; 8. Patricia Riley (S) 7-0.

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