County track meet


First day sees three new meet records

Competing in the 3200 meter relay in the County meet at Fairlawn Wednesday are, left to right, Russia’s Anna Fiessinger, Fort Loramie’s Paige Rethman, and Houston’s Allie Voisard. Russia took first place.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Fairlawn’s Cierra Driskell competes in the high jump at Fairlawn Wednesday on the first day of the annual County meet. She finished sixth in the competition.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Fort Loramie’s Connor Raterman competes in the discus Wednesday on the first day of the County meet at Fairlawn.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Staff report

The County Track Meet opened Wednesday afternoon at Fairlawn, and three new meet records were set, two of them in the high school meet.

Fort Loramie’s outstanding 3200 relay team of Alan Holdheide, Tom Ballas, Jake Rethman and Joe Ballas ran an 8:00.79 to shatter the previous record by just under 10 seconds.

And Botkins standout Josh Miller won the discus with a toss of 159-2 to break the previous mark of 158-7 set back in 2015 by Nick Colby of Russia.

In addition, there was one new record set in the junior high meet, by Jackson Jones of Fairlawn. He soared 19 feet, 2 inches to break a record that had stood for over 10 years. The previous mark was 18-8.5 set back in 2006 by Danny Stewart of Anna.

There were seven finals held in the high school competition, five of them being field events, along with the 3200 relay for both boys and girls.

Going into Friday’s finals, the Fort Loramie boys hold a slim lead with 30 points to 26 for Anna and 22 for Russia. Fairlawn is at 19, Botkins 13, Houston 12 and Jackson Center 1.

On the girls side, Anna holds a 10-point lead with 27 points over Houston. Russia had 16, Botkins, 15, Fort Loramie 14, Jackson 2 and Fairlawn 1.

County Track Meet

Wednesday’s finals

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls 3200 relay — 1. Russia (Anna Fiessinger, Maddie Moorman, Claire Meyer, Shae Goubeaux) 10:07.84, 2. Houston 10:1.99, 3. Fort Loramie 10:29.56, 4. Anna 11:22.04, 5. Jackson Center 12:00.48.

Boys 3200 relay — 1. Fort Loramie (Alan Holdheide, Tom Ballas, Jake Rethman, Joe Ballas) 8:00.79 (new meet record); 2. Anna 8:18.95, 3. Houston 8:27.52, 4. Fairlawn 8:59.58, 5. Russia 9:02.87, 6. Botkins 9:06.24, 7. Jackson Center 10:28.24.

Girls shot put — 1. Grace Homan, Botkins, 39-9.75, 2, Claire Spicer, Anna, 32-10.5, 3. Shelby Ayers, Houston, 32-0.25, 4. Mackenzie Wenrick, Russia, 31-5, 5. Laurissa Poling, Russia, 30-10.25, 6. Audrey Kittle, Houston, 30-6, 7. Audrey Francis, Fairlawn, 29-9.5.

Boys discus — 1. Josh Miller, Botkins, 159-2 (new meet record), 2. Drew Poling, Russia, 141-6, 3. Nathan Osborne, Anna, 140-9, 4. David Stammen, Houston, 138-1, 5. Joe Shuga, Botkins, 132-2, 6. Andrew Bockrath, Fairlawn, 130-6, 7. Ben Brautigam, Fairlawn, 127-8.

Girls high jump — 1. Paige Harvey, Anna, 4-10, 2. Alyssa Wrasman, FL, 4-10, 3. Shana Roe, Anna, 4-8, 4. Hannah Bailey, Botkins, 4-8, 5. Rockelle Anderson, Houston, 4-6, 6. Ciera Driskell, Fairlawn, 4-6.

Boys long jump — 1. Jarrett Meyer, FL, 20-9.75, 2. Nathan Lessing, Fairlawn, 19-11.5, 3. Josh Reck, Fairlawn, 19-7, 4. Kamren Steward, Anna, 19-5.5, 5. Drew Poling, Russia, 18-10, 6. James Gambrel, JC, 18-8.5.

Boys pole vault — 1. Cole Tebbe, Russia, 13-0, 2. Logan Konst, Anna, 13-0, 3. Alan Holdheide, FL, 12-6, 4. Charles Wray, FL, 11-0, 5. Tristin Stangel, Houston, 11-0.

JUNIOR HIGH

Boys long jump — 1. Jackson Jones, Fairlawn, 19-2 (new meet record), 2. Logan Baltes, Houston, 16-7.5, 3. Noah Baltes, Houston, 16-5, 4. Jonathan Bell, Russia, 15-9, 5. Nicholas Frey, Anna, 15-5, 6. Jaydon Wendel, Botkins 15-4, 7. Ethan Doyle, Anna, 14-9.

Girls high jump — 1. Abby Wrasman, FL, 5-0, 2. Emma Koenig, Botkins, 4-10, 3. Kenzie Hoelscher, FL, 4-10, 4. Tanner Spangler, Anna, 4-8, 5. Ashley Bertke, Anna, 4-6, 6. Sophie Francis, Russia, 4-4.

Boys pole vault — 1. Gavin Kemper, FL, 10-0, 2. Ethan Kitchen, Anna, 8-6, 3. Ryan Ely, Houston, 8-0, 4. Alex Knouff, FL, 7-6, 5. (tie) Reece Smith, Anna and Gabe Wood, Houston, 7-6.

Girls shot put — 1. Aleah Johnson, Botkins, 36-5.75, 2. Belle Brautigam, Fairlawn, 33-2.25; 3. Gabrielle Minnich, Anna, 31-7.25; 4. Catryn Mohler Houston, 31-5, 5. Karizma Huelskamp, Fairlawn, 31-5, 6. Aubrey Hoying, Anna, 29-11.5.

Boys discus — 1. Jacob Vetter, JC, 129-10, 2. Ashton Piper, Fairlawn, 119-6, 3. Justin Shuga, Botkikns, 106-4, 4. AJ. Arling, Anna, 92-4, 5. Jerrod Poling, Russia, 90-10, 6. Duylan Seigle, Anna, 89-3.

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MAC meet

NEW BREMEN – The Midwest Athletic Conference meet got underway Tuesday night at New Bremen, with finals in the 3200 relay and all of the field events with the exception of the boys pole vault.

The Minster girls rolled up 54.5 points on the first day to lead second-place New Bremen’s 46.

Versailles holds a 14-point lead over Minster in the boys team standings so far.

MAC Meet

Tuesday’s finals winners

Girls 3200 relay — Minster (Cassie Francis, Kaitlynn Albers, Emma Watcke, Madeline Magoto) 9:40.89.

Boys 3200 relay — Versailles (Cole Condon, Noah Pleiman, Brooks Blakeley, Joe Spitzer) 8:16.56.

Girls shot put — Savanah Luthman, Minster, 38-0.5.

Boys shot put — AJ Ahrens, Versailles, 49-11.

Girls discus — Jill Gemmer, Delphos St. John’s, 131-10.

Boys discus — John Dirksen, ML, 151-6.

Girls high jump — Jordyn Heitbrink, Minster, 5-5.

Boys high jump — Josh Steinbrunner, Versailles, 5-10.

Girls long jump — Sydney Crouch, Parkway, 17-0.5.

Boys long jump — Collin Mescher, St. Henry, 21-1.75.

Girls pole vault — Jenna Frantz, Versailles, 11-0.

Competing in the 3200 meter relay in the County meet at Fairlawn Wednesday are, left to right, Russia’s Anna Fiessinger, Fort Loramie’s Paige Rethman, and Houston’s Allie Voisard. Russia took first place.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/web1_SDN051117FairTrack1.jpgCompeting in the 3200 meter relay in the County meet at Fairlawn Wednesday are, left to right, Russia’s Anna Fiessinger, Fort Loramie’s Paige Rethman, and Houston’s Allie Voisard. Russia took first place. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Fairlawn’s Cierra Driskell competes in the high jump at Fairlawn Wednesday on the first day of the annual County meet. She finished sixth in the competition.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/web1_SDN051117FairTrack3.jpgFairlawn’s Cierra Driskell competes in the high jump at Fairlawn Wednesday on the first day of the annual County meet. She finished sixth in the competition. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Fort Loramie’s Connor Raterman competes in the discus Wednesday on the first day of the County meet at Fairlawn.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/web1_SDN051117FairTrack5.jpgFort Loramie’s Connor Raterman competes in the discus Wednesday on the first day of the County meet at Fairlawn. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
First day sees three new meet records