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Pettisville Sweeps BBC Titles




The Pettisville girls track team won the Buckeye Border Conference track & field championship for the fourth straight year. Team members include, front row from left: Devon Friend, Jordyn Pursel, Tanner Hostetler, Emily Eicher. Back row: Carley Hoffmire, Amber Dykstra, Dana Fricke, Elizabeth Grieser, Samantha Shinhearl, Audra Klopfenstein, Annie Eicher, Brooke Waidelich, Grace Friend, Shelby Miller, Olivia Wright. Absent: Mikala Avina.– photo by Jack Frey

The Pettisville girls track team won the Buckeye Border Conference track & field championship for the fourth straight year. Team members include, front row from left: Devon Friend, Jordyn Pursel, Tanner Hostetler, Emily Eicher. Back row: Carley Hoffmire, Amber Dykstra, Dana Fricke, Elizabeth Grieser, Samantha Shinhearl, Audra Klopfenstein, Annie Eicher, Brooke Waidelich, Grace Friend, Shelby Miller, Olivia Wright. Absent: Mikala Avina.– photo by Jack Frey

Pettisville swept the boys and girls Buckeye Border Conference track meet, Saturday, May 12, at North Central.

The girls won for the fourth straight year, scoring 171 points to take the title. Edon was second with 151.

The boys dominated with 183 points. Edon was second with 117.

“I’m obviously extremely proud of all the kids,” said Tom Wagner, PHS head coach.

“Before we got off the bus we talked about being focused and stubborn.

“We needed to be focused on the task at hand including all the little things the coaches have taught them. We need to be stubborn about winning every possible point we could achieve.

“The kids showed fantastic teamwork in both the boys and girls.

“We moved people around, asking some people to do events they normally don’t do. We weren’t concentrating on records, but winning.

“The kids were willing to do what was necessary to win. Last year in the girls event we won by only two points.

The Pettisville boys track team also won the BBC championship; it was the first time in six years that Hilltop wasn't the champion. Team members include, kneeling, from left: Dominic Frey, Tim Iott, Caleb Liechty, Caleb Yoder, Justin Pursel, Joel Brakefield, Jeremy Mann, Jordan Bontrager. Back row: Daniel Sauder, Jacob Hauter, Dustin Lucas, Kregg York, Austin Dykstra, Ethan Brakefield, Jakob Waidelich, Josiah Hoops, Dylan Hernandez.– photo by Jack Frey

The Pettisville boys track team also won the BBC championship; it was the first time in six years that Hilltop wasn’t the champion. Team members include, kneeling, from left: Dominic Frey, Tim Iott, Caleb Liechty, Caleb Yoder, Justin Pursel, Joel Brakefield, Jeremy Mann, Jordan Bontrager. Back row: Daniel Sauder, Jacob Hauter, Dustin Lucas, Kregg York, Austin Dykstra, Ethan Brakefield, Jakob Waidelich, Josiah Hoops, Dylan Hernandez.– photo by Jack Frey

“I’m especially proud of senior Tanner Hostetler. She led a team in every way you can.

“She won three of the toughest individual events you can do, the 1600, 800, and 3200. I know she wanted to go for records in the 1600 and 800, but backed off to conserve energy to win the 3200 for the team.

“She also led the 4×800 relay team to victory.

“However, there were two other events that made me prouder as a coach. The first was her taking the whole girls team onto the field before the start of the finals for a leadership talk.

“The second occurred in the 3200. She went down hard after being accidentally tripped during the race. Tanner immediately bounced back up, caught up, and won the race.

“Afterwards she shrugged off the incident with a smile.

“Audra Klopfenstein also came up big in the meet, winning the 100, 200, 400, and then leading the 4×400 relay team to a win,” said Wagner.

“Audra’s wins in the 100 and 200 were against Emily Rupp of Stryker, who won the Diller Invitational in both events.

“Caleb Liechty was a huge factor in the boys race, winning the 100, 200, and leading both the 4×200 and 4×100 relay teams to victory.

“I’m so very proud of my coaching staff on their tireless effort in working with the kids. I couldn’t ask for a better group of coaches to work with.

“Hats off to the Hilltop boys, who had won the BBC six years in a row. It was both an honor and a thrill for us to defeat a team so deep in track tradition.”

Girls

The Birds won nine events. Tanner Hostetler was a champion in four events. Individually she won the 800-, 1600-, and 3200-meter runs.

She was also on the winning 4×800 team with Mikala Avina, Samantha Shinhearl, and Emily Eicher.

The 4×400-meter relay team of Avina, Shinhearl, E. Eicher, and Audra Klopfenstein won.

Also winning titles were Jordyn Pursel in the pole vault, and Klopfenstein in the 100 and 400, which made her a triple winner.

Pettisville 171, Edon 151, Stryker 84, North Central 47, Hilltop 38, Fayette 27

Shot put: 1. Seibenaler (E) 35 feet, eight inches; 3. Brooke Waidelich 30-10 1/2.

Long jump: 1. Stoll (E) 16-2; 2. Amber Loar 13-11 1/2.

High jump: 1. Huston (S) 5-1; 3. Dana Fricke 4-10; 4. Loar 4-6.

Discus: 1. Siebenaler (E) 123-1; 4. Waidelich 105-11; 6. Annie Eicher 83-0.

Pole vault: 1. Pursel 9-2; 4. Elizabeth Grieser 7-6.

4×800: 1. Pettisville (Avina, Shinhearl, E. Eicher, Hostetler) 10 minutes, 53.4 seconds.

100-meter hurdles: 1. Creamer (H), 18 seconds; 3. Amber Sauder 18.5; 5. Fricke 18.9.

100: 1. Klopfenstein 12.8; 6. Pursel 13.8.

4×200: 1. Hilltop 1:58.5; 3. Pettisville (Elizabeth Grieser, Fricke, Sarah Plassman, Shinhearl) 2:00.1.

1600: 1. Hostetler 5:38.5; 2. Avina 6:03.7.

4×100: 1. Stryker 55.9; 3. Pettisville (Pursel, Grieser, Olivia Wright, Plassman) 57.2.

400: 1. Klopfenstein 1:05.7; 3. E. Eicher 1:07.5.

300 hurdles: 1. Stoll (E) 48.0 meet record; 4. Fricke no time listed; 6. Sauder 58.4.

800: 1. Hostetler 2:36.1; 4. Shinhearl 2:44.9.

200: 1. Klopfenstein 26.4 school record; 5. Pursel 28.9.

3200: 1. Hostetler 13:02; 5. Avina 14:36.8.

4×400: 1. Pettisville (Avina, Shinhearl, E. Eicher, Klopfenstein) 4:32.6.

Boys

The boys team also won nine events, including all four relays.

Caleb Liechty took four titles. He won the 100 and 200, was on the 4×200 team with Dustin Lucas, Austin Dykstra, and Justin Pursel, and was on the 4×100 team with Jordan Bontrager, Pursel, and Caleb Yoder.

Ethan Brakefield won the 300 hurdles, Jeremy Mann won and set a meet record in the 800, and Dominic Frey won the 3200. Mann and Frey were on the 4×800 team with Daniel Sauder and Tim Iott, and Mann was on the 4×400 team with Dykstra, E. Brakefield, and Lucas.

Pettisville 183, Edon 117, Hilltop 91, Fayette 56, Stryker 42, North Central 34

Shot put: 1. Coffman (H) 42-6; 2. Joel Brakefield 40-4.

Long jump: 1. Stannard (F) 19-0 3/4; 4. Steven Young 17-11 1/4; 5. Zach Davis 17-11 1/4.

High jump: 1. Peeples (E) 6-2; 3. Josh Borton 5-8; 4. Dykstra 5-6.

Discus: 1. Geren (E) 127-8; 2. J. Brakefield 119-11.

Pole vault: 1. Geren (E) 11-9; 2. Pursel 11-8; 6. Jakob Waidelich 9-6.

4×800: 1. Pettisville (Mann, Sauder, Iott, Frey) 9:04.3.

110 hurdles: 1. Peeples (E) 16.8; 3. E. Brakefield 18.0; 5. Kregg York 18.4.

100: 1. Liechty 11.6; 4. Pursel 12.1.

4×200: 1. Pettisville (Lucas, Dykstra, Pursel, Liechty) 1:39.3.

1600: 1. Smith (H) 4:38.7; 3. Frey 4:47.2; 5. Iott 5:03.6.

4×100: 1. Pettisville (Bontrager, Pursel, Caleb Yoder, Liechty) 49.1.

400: 1. Winright (E) 52.8; 2. Lucas 54.2.

300 hurdles: 1. E. Brakefield 44.6; 2. Dykstra 45.4.

800: 1. Mann 2:02.1 meet record; 4. Jacob Hauter 2:14.7.

200: 1. Liechty 23.7; 3. Lucas 24.6.

3200: 1. Frey 10:50.6; 3. Iott 11:19.7.

4×400: 1. Pettisville (Mann, Dykstra, E. Brakefield, Lucas) 3:46.

District Meet

Pettisville participates in the Division III district meet at Ayersville, Thursday, May 17, and Saturday, May 19.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet in Tiffin.


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