Swanton girls third at NWOAL track


Julia Smith sets record

Staff Report



Swanton’s Julia Smith competes in the high jump Tuesday during day one of the NWOAL Track and Field Championships. She would end up breaking the long-standing league record in this event, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Swanton’s Jonny Shanks won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 9 inches at the NWOAL meet Tuesday.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Swanton’s Haley Nelson, right, beats out Macey Rupp of Archbold for the 100 meter title on Friday. Nelson also won the 200m and was part of the champion 4 x 100m relay team.


Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Bridget Harlett of Swanton nears the finish line for victory in the 4 x 100m relay.


Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

The Swanton girls had numerous champions as they recorded a third place finish at the NWOAL Track and Field Championships which were held at Evergreen last week. The field events took place last Tuesday, while the running finals were held on Friday.

A league record was surpassed in the girls high jump as Julia Smith of Swanton won the event by clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. She broke the previous record of 5 feet, 4 and 3/4 inches set by Amy McKarns of Bryan back in 1985.

The Bulldog girls’ other champion in the field events was Sidney Taylor of Swanton who won the discus with a throw of 124 feet, 9 inches.

The Bulldogs’ Haley Nelson picked up wins in the 100 and 200. Swanton’s quartet of Bobbie Oberle, Nelson, Ally Hendricks and Bridget Harlett won the 4×100 relay with a time of 51.64.

In the boys meet, Jonny Shanks of Swanton won the long jump title with a leap of 20 feet, 9 inches.

Delta’s Peyton Phillips won the boys high jump and broke the league record in the process. He cleared 6 feet, 8 and 1/4 inches to set a new record, breaking the previous mark of 6 feet, 7 inches set by Ryan Huber of Wauseon back in 1998.

Gunnar Oakes of Swanton was second in the event after clearing 6 feet, 4 inches.

Tanner Prentice was runner-up in the 400 for Swanton.

NWOAL Championships

Boys

Archbold 121, Wauseon 95, Liberty Center 93, Patrick Henry 83, Bryan 70, Swanton 58, Delta 34, Evergreen 24.

Running Finals

110 hurdles- Girdham (A), 16.17; 100- Johnson (PH), 11.47; 4×200 relay- Archbold (Petersen, Blankenship, Ott, Gerig), 1:33.99; 1600- Vernot (W), 4:29.95; 4×100 relay- Patrick Henry (Bonner, Norden, Van De Bussche, Johnson), 44.35; 400- Fisher (A), 50.51; 300 hurdles- Girdham (A), 41.44; 800- Newlove (W), 2:00.85; 200- Johnson (PH), 23.16; 3200- Vernot (W), 9:56.02; 4×400 relay- Archbold (Girdham, Blankenship, Petersen, Fisher), 3:26.57.

Field Events

High jump- Phillips (D), 6-8.25; Long jump- Shanks (S), 20-9; Discus- Demaline (LC), 160-6; Shot- Demaline (LC), 56-11.25; Vault- Harris (B), 12-6.

Girls

Archbold 128, Wauseon 83, Swanton 79, Liberty Center 73, Evergreen 72, Bryan 62, Patrick Henry 56, Delta 25.

Running Finals

100 hurdles- Richardson (A), 16.68; 100- Nelson (S), 13.23; 4×200 relay- Archbold (Peterson, Roth, Riley, Stamm), 1:48; 1600- Aeschliman (W), 5:25.99; 4×100 relay- Swanton (Oberle, Nelson, Hendricks, Harlett), 51.64; 400- Stamm (A), 58.05; 300 hurdles- Mealer (W), 46.67; 800- Riley (A), 2:26.78; 200- Nelson (S), 26.62; 3200- Richer (W), 12:13.28; 4×400 relay- Archbold (Lambert, Miller, Riley, Stamm), 4:14.24.

Field Events

High jump- Smith (S), 5-6; Long jump- Roth (A), 16-0; Discus- Taylor (S), 124-9; Shot- Miller (D), 34-8.25; Vault- Ranzau (A), 10-0.

Swanton’s Julia Smith competes in the high jump Tuesday during day one of the NWOAL Track and Field Championships. She would end up breaking the long-standing league record in this event, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches.
http://swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Smith-clears-bar-1.jpgSwanton’s Julia Smith competes in the high jump Tuesday during day one of the NWOAL Track and Field Championships. She would end up breaking the long-standing league record in this event, clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Swanton’s Jonny Shanks won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 9 inches at the NWOAL meet Tuesday.
http://swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Shanks-long-jump-1.jpgSwanton’s Jonny Shanks won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 9 inches at the NWOAL meet Tuesday. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Swanton’s Haley Nelson, right, beats out Macey Rupp of Archbold for the 100 meter title on Friday. Nelson also won the 200m and was part of the champion 4 x 100m relay team.
http://swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Nelson-in-100.jpgSwanton’s Haley Nelson, right, beats out Macey Rupp of Archbold for the 100 meter title on Friday. Nelson also won the 200m and was part of the champion 4 x 100m relay team. Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Bridget Harlett of Swanton nears the finish line for victory in the 4 x 100m relay.
http://swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Harlett-400-relay.jpgBridget Harlett of Swanton nears the finish line for victory in the 4 x 100m relay. Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise
Julia Smith sets record

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