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Center harriers compete in Girard

April 21, 2011
Special to the Town Crier 
Boardman Center Middle school competed in the Middle School Girard Relays on Friday with the girls and boys teams each placing in five different events. The girls team took seventh place in the event with 21 points with Canfield taking first place with 65 points.

The girls team consisting of Taylor Thomas in the 800 meter, Catie Groubert in the 400 meter, Irina Sprankle in the 1200 meter and Jordan Grantonic in the 1600 meter took second place in the distance medley relay with a time of 15:17.5. In the event, each team of four runners runs a selected distance before handing off a baton to the next runner. All four times are combined for a final time in the event.

Center took fourth place in the shuttle hurdle relay with the time of 1:19.4. The team included Meghann Morrow, Jennifer Neapolitan, Katie Blaine and Sydney Lewis. Each runner ran a 100-yard hurdle heat and all four times were combined for the team score.

Franchesca Cardillo, Kelly Kraatofil, Thomas and Grantonic made up the 3200 meter run, which saw each participant run 800 meters to get a combined score. Their time was 11:52.6 which was good for a third place finish. The sprint medley team made up of Betsy Garwood and Lily Testa in 100 meter, Cassie Harsh in 200 meter and Grantonic in 400 meter took sixth place with a time of 2:11.4. 

In nonrunning events Cameron Cervello, Harsh and Testa combined to take 4th place in long jump combining for 36 feet, 8.5 inches while the weight relay team of Maya Ballard, Lexi Caraballo, Taylor Harden and Veronica Marcella placed fifth with the time of 1:06.0. The weight relay consists of four athletes running 100 meter each but the runners can only be taken from the weight events.

The boys team took fifth place in the event with 35 points with Canfield taking first place with 89 points. The team of Evan Croutch, Jon Michael Dana and Shamar Gilmore took first place in the shot put with a distance of 119 feet while Eric Jones and Jermaine Young took third place in the long jump combining for 47 feet, 1/2 inch. The discus team of Croutch, Dana and Tyler Pawlak took sixth place throwing 266 feet.

In the running events, Center took third place in the shuttle hurdles with the team of Matt Fryda, Matt Flipipovich, Jon Cina and Brian Fryda ran in 1:15.3 while in the distance medley relay the Fryda brothers along with Adam Deeley and Andrew Gable took fifth place going 13:17.8. The weight relay saw Croutch, Pawlak, Dana and Shamar record a second place finish covering the distance in 0:56.5.


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The Center Middle shuttle huddle team took fourth place with a time of 1:19.4 at the Middle School Girard Relays last week at Girard’s Arrow Stadium. Pictured left to right are team members Sydney Lewis, Katie Blaine, Jennifer Neapolitan and Meghann Morrow.



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