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AHS Girls Defend District Track Title




Top: Archbold's Sam Petersen, left, and Joe Richer watch a Montpelier runner crash to the ground after the handoff in the boys 4x400. Bottom left: Morgan Miller runs her leg in the girls 4x200. Bottom right: Rebekah Liechty takes off in the girls 4x400.– photos by Dennis Driver

Top: Archbold’s Sam Petersen, left, and Joe Richer watch a Montpelier runner crash to the ground after the handoff in the boys 4×400. Bottom left: Morgan Miller runs her leg in the girls 4×200. Bottom right: Rebekah Liechty takes off in the girls 4×400.– photos by Dennis Driver

The Archbold girls track team defended its Division III district track team title, Thursday, May 19, and Saturday, May 21, at Ayersville.

The Streaks finished with 107 points and won six events. Holgate was second with 77.5; Pettisville was third with 64.5 and won three events.

On the boys side, Liberty Center won the team title with 115 points. Montpelier was second with 84.5; Archbold was third with 84 and won two events. Pettisville did not score.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet at Tiffin, Wednesday, May 25, and Friday, May 27.

Girls

The Pettisville 4×800-meter relay team of Elizabeth Sauder, Nichole Foor, Morgan Leppelmeier, and Alexa Leppelmeier set a meet record of 9 minutes, 40.16 seconds, breaking the old record of 9:43.47 set in 2011 by Liberty Center.

Sauder also won the 800- meter run in 2:20.33, while A. Leppelmeier won the 3200 in 11:44.14.

 

 

The Archbold 4×200 team of Delanie Driver, Julia Lambert, Morgan Miller, and Emily Roth repeated its 2015 district title, winning in 1:50.11.

Roth also won the 200 in 25.78, which tied the school record set in 2008 by Autumn Lantz.

Archbold’s Dakota Stamm won the 400 in 59.07 seconds.

Archbold’s Shelby Cline won the discus with a throw of 120 feet, 5 inches, and the shot put with a throw of 34 feet, 11 1/4 inches.

Archbold’s Sydney Ranzau set a school record in the pole vault with a jump of 9-9, beating the school record of 9-8 set by Deena Cowell in 2009.

4×800: 1. Pettisville (Sauder, Foor, M. Leppelmeier, A. Leppelmeier) 9:40.16 meet & school record.

100-meter hurdles: 1. Keber (Tinora) 15.7; 2. Lexa Richardson (A) 15.89.

4×200: 1. Archbold (Driver, Lambert, Miller, Roth) 1:50.11.

 

 

1600: 1. Willett (Holgate) 5:11.7; 2. A. Leppelmeier (P) 5:17.43; 3. Foor (P) 5:19.41; 4. Gwynne Riley (A) 5:20.02.

400: 1. Stamm (A) 59.07.

800: 1. Sauder (P) 2:20.33.

200: 1. Roth (A) 25.78 tied school record.

3200: 1. A. Leppelmeier (P) 11:44.14; 3. Foor (P) 11:58.08.

400: 1. Holgate 4:11.89; 2. Archbold (Lambert, Miller, Riley, Roth) 4:12.74; 3. Pettisville (Sauder, Rebekah Liechty, M. Leppelmeier, A. Leppelmeier) 4:12.75.

Discus: 1. Cline (A) 120-5.

High jump: 1. Fruchey (Fayette) 5-2; 4. Macey Rupp (A) 5-0.

Long jump: 1. Culler (Fairview) 16-2 1/2; 3. Roth (A) 15-7 1/4; 4. Lambert (A) 15-6 1/2.

Shot put: 1. Cline (A) 34-11 1/4.

Pole vault: 1. Ranzau (A) 9-9 school record.

Boys

The Archbold 4×400 team of Kegan Ott, Noah Blankenship, Sam Petersen, and Jack Fisher won in 3:30.41.

Fisher also won the 400 in 50.46.

1600: 1. Williamson (Antwerp) 4:24.24; 4. Logan Garrow (A) 4:46.56.

4×100: 1. Liberty Center 45.29; 2. Archbold (Nick Waidelich, Ott, Petersen, Joe Richer) 45.59.

400: 1. Fisher (A) 50.46.

200: 1. Sliter (Fairview) 23.04; 4. Fisher (A) 23.55.

4×400: 1. Archbold (Ott, Blankenship, Petersen, Fisher) 3:30.41.

Shot put: 1. Demaline (Liberty Center) 52-1 1/2; 3. Levi Carmody (A) 44-2 1/2; 4. Brian Ball (A) 43-11 1/4.

Pole vault: 1. Etchen (Edgerton) 15-3 1/2 meet record; 4. Isaiah Esquibel (A) 11-6.

Coaches’ Comments

“I was thrilled with the team effort by both the boys and girls,” said Dina Gladieux, AHS head coach.

“Now comes the tough job. Now that Dakota (Stamm) is healthy I will be putting her back on the two relays.

“Her going on means one has to come off. That will be tough. Based on times, the only way those relays will make it is with Dakota.

“I’m thrilled that Emily Roth is running so strong. She tied the school 200-meter record set by Autumn Lantz.

“I am hopeful in the next week to see both boys and girls 400 records broken as well as the 200.

“I’m also excited to have two girls long jumpers advance!”

“Our girls had an outstanding performance at the district meet both Thursday and Saturday,” said Tom Wagner, PHS head coach.

“The 4×800 team of Elizabeth Sauder, Nichole Foor, Morgan Leppelmeier, and Alexa Leppelmeier not only won, but set a new school and meet record on Thursday.

“Both Alexa and Nichole came back on Saturday to finish second and third in the 1600 and first and third in the 3200.

“Elizabeth Sauder won the 800 and Morgan was sixth. The girls came back in the 4×400 with a third-place finish with Elizabeth, Morgan, Rebecca Liechty, and Alexa. Alexa did not have much time to rest between the 3200 and 4×400.

“Senior Hannah Herring finished a great high school career with a seventh in the 100 hurdles and an eighth-place finish in the 300 hurdles.

“Sophomore Kendal Pursel tied for sixth in the pole vault while battling a very sore hip.

“We asked for a perfect effort, and that’s what we got. We coaches couldn’t be prouder of a group of kids.

“We know that we have to step it up as we move into the regional meet.”


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