Bechtel, Seipel to lead area's state track qualifiers|
Bay\'s Olivia Bechtel and Avon Lake\'s Max Seipel top the list of Westshore area track and field athletes headed to the OHSAA Track and Field Championships this weekend in Columbus.
Bechtel, a sophomore, won two championships and qualified in three events at the Amherst Division I Regional Meet at Richard S. Cooley Track. She won the long jump with a leap of 18-08.00 to edge out Berea-Midpark\'s Kyla Paster (18-07.75). She then went on to dominate the 400, turning in a time of 55.58.
Bechtel also ran the anchor leg of Bay\'s runner-up 4X800 squad. She joined Hallie Bechtel, Sarah Christel and Amanda Cusimano to run a 9:23.38 and qualify for the championships at Jesse Owens Stadium.
Seipel, a senior, will close out his high school career by competing in the shot and discus. He took runner-up honors in the discus with a throw of 180-01, then took third in the shot put with his 58-10.00.
Other area athletes advancing to Columbus...
Lakewood advances nine events to regional meet|
Host Lakewood qualified nine events while Bay\'s Olivia Bechtel took part in three wins at the Lakewood District Track and Field Championships at First Federal Lakewood Stadium
Bechtel, a sophomore, won two individual championships in winning the 400 and the long jump. She joined teammates Amanda Cusimano, Sarah Christel and Hallie Bechtel to win the 4X800 Relay title. In all, the Rockets qualified six events to the Amherst Regional Meet.
The Rangers were led by senior Nick Boatman...
Eagles reign as track and field champions in WSC|
The Avon track and field program made it a clean sweep at the 2014 West Shore Conference Championships held at Rocky River Stadium.
The Avon boys squad just missed the 200-point mark in the process, racking up 195.5 points to easily outdistance runner-up North Ridgeville (116) and third place Vermilion (85). The Eagle girls fought off challenges from Rocky River and Bay to win the team title with 147.5 points.
Bay\'s Olivia Bechtel was the top individual in the meet, winning four individual titles. That included a record-setting performance of 18-02 in the long jump...
Titan boys dominate field at Berea Kiwanis Relays|
Chalk up some more hardware for the Berea-Midpark boys track and field team.
The Titans won six events and scored 104 team points to outdistance runner up Brunswick\'s 78 to win the Berea Kiwanis Titan Relays Friday at George Finnie Stadium. Medina came in third with 75 points, while North /Royalton came in fourth with 55.
In the girls competition, Medina scored 81 points to take the team win. Brecksville was second with 74 points, while Brunswick (69.5) and St. Joseph Academy (58) came in third and fourth, respectively.
Berea-Midpark earned a win in the 4X100 as Caleb Samol, Justin Harris, Marlon Robertson and Chris Neumann clocked in with a 43.42 to edge out Brunswick\'s 43.73. The Titans\' 4X400 squad of Neumann, Terry Duncan, Anfernee Myers and Justin Carroll too first-place honors with their time of 3:24.75. The 4X800 relay of Carroll, Duncan, Isaiah Nichols and Chad Ellis...
Westshore athletes fare well at Lakewood Relays|
Westshore-area track and field athletes fared well at Friday\'s Lakewood Ranger Relays.
In the girls meet, Rocky River scored 80 points to finish third behind first-place St. Joseph Academy (92) and runner-up North Royalton (86). Westlake was fourth with 70 points, followed by host Lakewood (59), Bay (54), Valley Forge (18) and Parma (6).
For the boys, Berea-Midpark donated the meet with a score of 134. North Royalton was second with 90 points, followed by Westlake ...