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Seven Streaks Advance To State

Shannon, Boys 4x100 Relay Win Regional Crowns


Nate Hammersmith, left, gets ready to take the handoff from Jacob Fidler.- photo by Jack Frey

Nate Hammersmith, left, gets ready to take the handoff from Jacob Fidler.- photo by Jack Frey

Colin Shannon and the boys 4×100-meter relay team of Jacob Fidler, Nate Hammersmith, Breon Price, and Garrett Waidelich wear the crowns of regional champions after winning events at the Division III regional track and field championships, Wednesday, May 28 and Friday, May 30, in Tiffin.

Shannon, a senior, won the high jump. He cleared six feet, three inches on Friday to win the title.

The 4×100 relay won the event in 44.05 seconds. The quartet is also Archbold’s 4×200 team; they broke the meet record in that event in one minute, 31.12 seconds, but finished second to Bluffton, who also broke the record in 1:29.12.

The previous record was 1:31.30.

Michael Volkman will also make a trip to state. He placed fourth in the 800 in 1:59.75.

The AHS boys team finished third with 40 points. Liberty- Benton won with 67; Bluffton was second with 66.

Autumn Lantz double-qualified for state, placing fourth in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. She ran the 100 in 12.48 and the 200 in 25.78.

The top four finishers in each event at regionals advance to the state meet, Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

Other Streaks At Regionals

While Haley Nemcik did not qualify for state, she broke the school record in the 100-meter hurdles, running the race in 15.35.

Deena Cowell tied the school record in the pole vault, vaulting 9-0. She finished 13th.

Hammersmith and Waidelich both made it to the finals of the 200, but placed sixth and seventh, respectively. Hammersmith ran the race in 22.73; Waidelich ran it in 22.93.

The girls 4×200 (Ashlie Horst, Rahel Frei, Melinda Sauder, and Lantz) missed the cut, placing sixth.

The boys 4×800 (Shannon, Noah Keefer, Brian Grime, and Volkman) placed seventh.

Katrina Gobrogge ended her season, placing seventh in the 800.

Trisha King placed eighth in the 3200.

Boys

High jump: 1. Colin Shannon (A), 6-3.

4×800: 1. Woodmore, 8:10.78; 7. Archbold (Shannon, Keefer, Grime, Volkman), 8:17.76.

4×200: 1. Bluffton, 1:29.12 (meet record); 2. Archbold (Fidler, Hammersmith, Price, Waidelich), 1:31.12 (meet record).

4×100: 1. Archbold (Fidler, Hammersmith, Price, Waidelich), 44.05.

800: 1. Butler (Liberty-Benton), 1:57.41; 4. Volkman (A), 1:59.75.

200: 1. Guagenti (Bluffton), 22.00; 6. Hammersmith (A), 22.73; 7. Waidelich (A), 22.93.

Girls

Pole vault: 1. Wasserman (Lakota), 10-4; 13. Cowell (A), 9-0 (school record).

4×800: 1. Ottoville, 9:42.80; 10. Archbold (King, Nikki Rupp, Laura Bowman, Gobrogge), 10:15.23.

100 hurdles: 1. Daniels (Edgerton), 14.68; 5. Nemcik (A), 15.35 (school record).

100: 1. Stratton (Bluffton), 12.05; 4. Lantz (A), 12.48.

4×200: 1. Bluffton, 1:44.39 (meet record); 6. Archbold (Horst, Frei, Sauder, Lantz), 1:48.43.

800: 1. Honigford (Lincolnview), 2:19.06; 7. Gobrogge (A), 2:25.10.

200: 1. Stratton (Bluffton), 24.62 (meet record); 4. Lantz (A), 25.78.

3200: 1. Chaskel (Liberty-Benton), 11:40.24; 8. King (A), 12:22.82.

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