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PHS Girls Finish Second At District




The Pettisville girls track team finished second in the Division III district meet at Ayersville. The Birds had three individual champions: Samantha Shinhearl, 1600; Brady Avina, 400; and Stephanie Yoder, pole vault. Front row, from left: Brooke Betz, Emily Eicher, Hannah Tilley, Brady Avina, Rachel Beck, Tessa Yoder. Back row: Gabe Jaramillo, coach; Tom Wagner, head coach; Devon Friend; Erin Fricke; Laura Rochefort; Chelsea Schmucker; Samantha Shinhearl; Amber Loar; Marty Rupp, coach. Missing: Kelsey Waidelich, Brittany Hamilton, Amber Dykstra, Annie Eicher, Rosy Coronado, Erin Brakefield, Mary Delphous, Constance Leber, Kylee Garcia, Katie Yoder, Jenna Lemley, Stephanie Yoder, Stacey King, Bridget Spiess, Heidi Waidelich, Kayla York, Oliva Tressler, Tanner Hostetler, Ashlynn Waidelich, Paige Fricke.– photo by Donald Young

The Pettisville girls track team finished second in the Division III district meet at Ayersville. The Birds had three individual champions: Samantha Shinhearl, 1600; Brady Avina, 400; and Stephanie Yoder, pole vault. Front row, from left: Brooke Betz, Emily Eicher, Hannah Tilley, Brady Avina, Rachel Beck, Tessa Yoder. Back row: Gabe Jaramillo, coach; Tom Wagner, head coach; Devon Friend; Erin Fricke; Laura Rochefort; Chelsea Schmucker; Samantha Shinhearl; Amber Loar; Marty Rupp, coach. Missing: Kelsey Waidelich, Brittany Hamilton, Amber Dykstra, Annie Eicher, Rosy Coronado, Erin Brakefield, Mary Delphous, Constance Leber, Kylee Garcia, Katie Yoder, Jenna Lemley, Stephanie Yoder, Stacey King, Bridget Spiess, Heidi Waidelich, Kayla York, Oliva Tressler, Tanner Hostetler, Ashlynn Waidelich, Paige Fricke.– photo by Donald Young

The Pettisville girls varsity track team earned district runner-up and had three champions in individual events at the Division III meet at Ayersville, Thursday, May 20 and Saturday, May 22.

Liberty Center won with 112 points. Pettisville finished with 96.

Individual champions were Stephanie Yoder, pole vault; Brady Avina, 400-meter run; and Samantha Shinhearl, 1600.

Other girls advancing to the regional meet were Katie Yoder, 100- and 300-meter hurdles; Tanner Hostetler, 1600; Shinhearl, 800; Kylee Garcia, discus; 4×200-meter relay team (Avina, Hostetler, Tessa Yoder, Shinhearl); and the 4×100 (Avina, Shinhearl, Rachel Beck, Hostetler.

The PHS boys finished 11th, with Lincoln Frey as the only individual champion. Frey won the 800.

The Archbold boys team won with 118.5 points. The Blackbirds earned 26.

In addition to his 800 win, Frey advanced in the pole vault with a second-place finish, where he set a school record of 12 feet, eight inches.

Lincoln Frey is the only Pettisville boys track team member to advance to the Div. III regional meet this week. He won the 800-meter run and set a school record in the pole vault.–photo     by D.J. Neuenschwander

Lincoln Frey is the only Pettisville boys track team member to advance to the Div. III regional meet this week. He won the 800-meter run and set a school record in the pole vault.–photo by D.J. Neuenschwander

Ben Holland advanced in the high jump.

The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet in Tiffin, Wednesday, May 26, 4 p.m. Finals in many events are held, Friday, May 28, beginning at 4 p.m.

Girls

Discus:
1. Siebenaler (Edon), 121 feet, eight inches; 4. Kylee Garcia, 103-9.

Shot put:
1. Grinnell (Fairview), 38-9 3/4; 5. Garcia, 32-1 1/4.

High jump:
1. Henricks (Edgerton), 4-11; 8. KaylaYork, 4-8.

Long jump:
1. Ackerman (North Central), 16-7; 6. K. Yoder, 14-9 1/2; 7. H. Waidelich, 14-8 1/4.

Pole vault:
1. S. Yoder, 9-4; 3. Laura Rochefort, 8-0.

4×800:
1. Liberty Center, 9:52.25 meet record;
2. Pettisville (Avina, Hostetler, T. Yoder, Shinhearl), nine minutes, 57.79 seconds.

100 hurdles:
1. Yaney (LC), 17.5; 4. K. Yoder, 17.87; 6. Erin Fricke, 17:97 seconds.

Brady Avina won the 400- meter run at the district track meet. She improved from her 2009 finish, when she placed second.– photo by D.J. Neuenschwander

Brady Avina won the 400- meter run at the district track meet. She improved from her 2009 finish, when she placed second.– photo by D.J. Neuenschwander

4×200:
1. Tinora, 1:51.12; 5. Pettisville (Avina, Beck, Chelsea Schmucker, K. Yoder), 1:55.69.

1600:
1. Shinhearl, 5:25:07; 3. Hostetler, 5:29.64.

400:
1. Avina, 1:01.8. 300 hurdles:
1. Marker (Hicksville), 50.57; 4. K. Yoder, 51.53.

800:
1. King (Archbold), 2:22.78; 3. Shinhearl, 2:26.62.

3200:
1. Knapp (LC), 11:50.68; 7. Hostetler, 12:50.89.

4×400:
1. LC, 4:11.99; 3. Pettisville (Avina, Shinhearl, Beck, Hostetler), 4:19.91.

Boys

High jump:
1. Smith (Ayersville), 6-4; 4. Holland, 5-8.

Pole vault:
1. Johnston (Ay), 13- 0; 2. Frey, 12-8 school record.

1600:
1. Fisher (Delta), 4:30.87; 5. Frey, 4:47.02.

800:
1. Frey, 2:02.82.

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