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Girls track team beats McKinley, sends 18 to Columbus

May 5, 2011
Special to the Town Crier
The Boardman girls track team had an impressive dual meet win April 26 against Federal League opponent Canton McKinley, 84-53. Spartans in four of the five ?eld events swept their events including the shot put, discus, long jump, and pole vault.

In the shot put, Giovanna Silvestri threw 35 feet, 10 inches to take first, Daisy Robinson placed second throwing 32 feet, 10 inches, and Katrina Watkins threw a season best of 31 feet, 4 inches to finish in third place.

In the discus, Silvestri again placed first throwing 107 feet, 1 inch, Robinson second with 99 feet, 5 inches and Watkins third throwing 94 feet, 3 inches.

In the long jump, Carissa Plourde placed first jumping 14 feet, 7 inches, Christina Claybrook jumped a season best of 14 feet, 6 inches to take second, and Julia Barnett was third with a season best jump of 13 feet, 9 inches.

In the pole vault, Sarina Mauerman had a season best vault of 8 feet, 6 inches to win the event, Jenny Bresnahan was second and Shelby Dofka third, both vaulting 8 feet. Dofka’s vault was a season best for her.

In the high jump, Morgan Hambrick and Claybrook took second and third, both with season best jumps of 4 feet, 10 inches and 4 feet, 8 inches.

In the running events, Nicole Vlad placed first in the 100-meter high hurdles running 16.4 and freshman Gianna Napoli placed third with a time of 19.7. Vlad also won the 300 hurdles with a time of 50.4. In the 100-meter dash, Lesley Koch was second running 13.0 and Nikki Hillard third with a time of 13.0. Katie Heney won the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:50.2 and Daisy Corso placed second running 6:08.1. Carissa Plourde was second in the 400 running 64.9.

Tori Moore won the 800 with a time of 2:35.9 and Heney was second in 2:42.1. Hillard ran a season best time of 26.6 in the 200-meter dash to take second and Koch was third running 28.6. Sophomore Corso won the 3200-meter run in 13:26 and Carmen Moradian place third running 14:23.

Head coach Denise Gorski was pleased with the efforts of her team saying, “This was a complete and total team effort. The running events scored 44 points and the field events 40 so everyone played a part in this win. I was so happy for them because this gives them two wins in the league now and they have worked hard for it.”

On April 28, 23 members of the team competed at the Berlin Reserve Relays and placed fourth as a team with many events finishing in the top four. The shot and discus relays took first place. Silvestri, Megan Howard, and Allysia Milligan threw a combined total of 92 feet, 6 inches in the shot put relay and Silvestri, Howard, and Jenni Burnett threw 291 feet, 5 inches to lead the discus relay team.

Taking second place was the 4-by-1600-meter relay team of Corso, Kaitlyn Emery, Sarah Craven, and Georgia Kasamias running 26:35.88. Brittany Bailing jumped a season best of 4’6” to place third by herself in the high jump relay.

The distance medley team ran 16:20.87 placing third and consisted of Anya Bolger, Andrah Toney, Emily Gabriele, and Chelsea Dunn. The 4-by-100-meter relay team of Khooshali Shah, SueJude Hamdan, Bailing, and Gianna Napoli placed fourth running 59.98. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Napoli, Dunn, Samantha Wadman, and Gabriele placed fourth in a time of 1:21.20.

The 4-by-200-meter relay team of Shah, Wadman, Napoli, and Bailing placed fourth running 2:12.87. The 4-by-800-meter relay team of Corso, Emery, Kasamias, and Emily Lewis ran 12:26.84 to place fourth and the 4-by-400 team of Corso, Emery, Craven, and Toney were fourth running 5:02.92.

The sprint medley team of Shah, Hamdan, Wadman, and Bolger ran 2:16.7 to place fourth and the long jump relay team of Taylor Romeo, Craven, and Shah placed fourth with a total of 37 feet, 2 inches.

Coach Gorski commented, “This is always a fun meet because it s all relays and a lot of girls who go to this meet aren t always in our bigger invitationals. They took home a lot of ribbons on this night and were very excited in how well they did and so was the coaching staff.”

Eighteen members of the team traveled on an overnight trip April 30 to compete in Columbus at the Gary Smith Invitational Meet. The team scored 49.5 points to finish seventh in a field of 16 schools from the Columbus and Cincinnati area. Silvestri had the highest finish for the team placing second in the shot put with a toss of 35 feet, 5 inches. Howard finished sixth in the same event throwing the shot 31 feet, 6 inches. Howard placed third in the discus with a season best toss of 107 feet, 2 inches and Silvestri placed fourth throwing 104 feet, 10 inches. Moore ran a season best time of 5:28.63 in the 1600-meter run to finish in third place and came back later in the meet to place fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.2. Mauerman was fourth in the pole vault with a career best vault of 9 feet. Also placing fourth in her event was Vlad in the 100-meter high hurdles running a career best of 16.06. Vlad also finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles running 49.54.

Hillard made the finals of the 200 meter dash and placed seventh running 27.20. Heney ran a season best time of 11:56.1 in the 3200-meter run and finished in eighth place.

The 4-by-1600-meter relay team of Audrey Keleman, Breanna Gatte, Brandi Gatte, and Georgia Kasamias placed eighth with a time of 25:28.32.


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