2018-05-16 / Sports

Pettisville Girls Win Fifth Straight BBC Track And Field Championship


The Pettisville girls track and field team hold the Buckeye Border Conference championship trophy, Saturday, May 12. It is the fifth straight year the Birds won the title. Seated, from left: Sarah Herring, Katie Hauter. Standing: Danielle King, Ellie Wixom, Sarah Foor, Elizabeth Sauder, Kendal Pursel, Nichole Foor, Morgan Leppelmeier, Kate Stuber, Ava Hoylman, Emily Dimick, Megan King.– photo by Beth Foor The Pettisville girls track and field team hold the Buckeye Border Conference championship trophy, Saturday, May 12. It is the fifth straight year the Birds won the title. Seated, from left: Sarah Herring, Katie Hauter. Standing: Danielle King, Ellie Wixom, Sarah Foor, Elizabeth Sauder, Kendal Pursel, Nichole Foor, Morgan Leppelmeier, Kate Stuber, Ava Hoylman, Emily Dimick, Megan King.– photo by Beth Foor Pettisville won its fifth straight Buckeye Border Conference girls track and field title, Saturday, May 12, at Montpelier.

It is Pettisville’s 14th title in school history, and 10th BBC title in the last 11 years.

The Birds finished with 172 points.

Edon was second with 92.

Pettisville’s Elizabeth Sauder set a meet record in the 800-meter run, finishing in 2 minutes, 24.88 seconds. That broke the 31-year-old record of 2:26.0 set in 1987 by Edon’s Libby Best.


Graeme Jacoby won the boys shot put at the 2018 BBC Championships. Teammate Zach Morrison was also a BBC champion, winning the pole vault.– photo by Beth Foor Graeme Jacoby won the boys shot put at the 2018 BBC Championships. Teammate Zach Morrison was also a BBC champion, winning the pole vault.– photo by Beth Foor “Our girls team had a total team effort, from pole vault, where we went 2 and 3, to our 4x400 team winning,” said Tom Wagner, PHS head coach.

“Our shot put and discus throwers placing second. Our distance team was fantastic, as we had our 1600 team of Nichole Foor and Kate Stuber placing first second; in the 400, Elizabeth Sauder and Morgan Leppelmier going first and second, and then coming right back in the 800 and going first and second.

“Elizabeth Sauder setting a new BBC record in the 800. Our 4x100 team had a huge win over North Central. Then in the 3200, Nichole Foor and Kate Stuber placing first & second. Our 4x800 team was also victorious in this huge win.

“Hopefully this great win will act as a springboard as we move into districts this week.”

Pettisville 172, Edon 92,
Montpelier 85, North Central 71,
Hilltop 48, Stryker 44, Fayette 12
100-meter dash: 1. Bloir (E) 13.37
seconds; 3. Grace Schnitkey 13.98; 4.
Kendal Pursel 14.12.
200: 1. Bloir (E) 28.21; 3. Schnitkey
29.38.
400: 1. Sauder 1 minute, 2.3 seconds;
2. Leppelmeier 1:02.85.
800: 1. Sauder 2:24.88 meet record;
2. Leppelmeier 2:27.5.
1600: 1. N. Foor 5:30.31; 2. Stuber
5:42.57.
3200: 1. N. Foor 11:57.34; 2. Stuber
12:07.76.
100-meter hurdles: 1. Bloir (E)
16.69; 5. Ava Hoylman 19.77.
300 hurdles: 1. Siebeneck (NC)
52.52; 3. Hoylman 58.31.
4x100-meter relay: 1.
Pettisville (Danielle King, Ryeanna
Klopfenstein, Sarah Herring, Pursel)
55.01.
4x200: 1. NC 1:56.3; 2. Pettisville
(S. Foor, Klopfenstein, Herring, Pursel)
1:58.14.
4x400: 1. Pettisville (Sauder, Leppelmeier, S. Foor, N. Foor) 4:23.87.
4x800: 1. Pettisville (Sauder, Leppelmeier, Stuber, N. Foor) 10:01.78.

Pole vault: 1. Lashaway (NC) 9
feet, 6 inches; 2. Pursel 8-0; 3. Ellie
Wixom 7-6.
Long jump: 1. Bloir (E) 14-4; 5.
Klopfenstein 13-7 1/2.
Shot put: 1. Howard (E) 35-8; 2.
Schnitkey 32-8 1/4; 5. Katie Hauter
30-0 3/4.
Discus: 1. Howard (E) 108-6; 2.
Hauter 100-9; 4. Schnitkey 94-11.

Boys

In its second year in the BBC, Montpelier defended its league title, with 132 points.

Edon was second with 126. Hilltop was third with 83.5.

“Graeme Jacoby had an awesome day in the shot put, throwing a personal best to win the event,” said Wagner.

“Zach Morrison didn’t have the best day in the pole vault, only vaulting 10-6. However, it was good enough to win.

“Max Leppelmeier was second in both the 1600 and 3200.

“Max has to learn to kick from the 600-meter mark to beat the strong Stryker runner. That young man will win 100% of the time if you wait until 200-300 meters. You must have a strong long kick to beat him.

“Max is gaining in both strength and confidence as the season progresses... only being a freshman.

“Connor Wyse ran a very nice 1600 and 3200. Jaret Rychener had a very off day in the high jump, only going 5-10, while just Tuesday going 6-5.

“I don’t know if it was the cold and wet conditions or he was basking in his 6-5 jump of Tuesday. Hopefully he gets it out of his system and is ready for action at districts this week.

“Overall, the boys’ fourthplace showing was quite good with the small numbers on our team.”

Montpelier 132, Edon 126, Hilltop
83.5, Pettisville 75, North Central
49, Stryker 30.5, Fayette 30
1600: 1. Villanueva (S) 4:48.71; 2.
Leppelmeier 4:52.63; 4. Wyse 5:01.6.
3200: 1. Villanueva (S) 10:31.33;
2. Leppelmeier 10:35.65; 3. Wyse
10:55.91.
110 hurdles: 1. Bloir (E) 15.63; 3.
Calvin Nofziger 17.98.
300 hurdles: 1. Bloir (E) 41.98; 3.
Nofziger 45.9.
4x100: 1. Montpelier 45.59; 6.
Pettisville (Jacoby, Justice Beck, Ben
Morris, Heath Waidelich) 55.58.
4x400: 1. Montpelier 3:43.84;
6. Pettisville (Leppelmeier, Noah
Rocha, Nofziger, Wyse) 3:58.27.
4x800: 1. Montpelier 9:03.81;
4. Pettisville (Leppelmeier, Rocha,
Isaac St. John, Wyse) 9:28.06.
Discus: 1. Shaffner (H) 135-6; 3.
Wyatt Cerda 118-5.
High jump: 1. Shilling (H) 6-0; 3.
Rychener, Reed (E) 5-10 tie.

Pole vault: 1. Morrison 10-6.
Shot put: 1. Jacoby 45-7 1/2.
Discus: 1. Schaffner (H) 135-2; 3.
Cerda 118-7.

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