The Boardman girls track team opened up their Federal League season last week with a tough loss to Canton GlenOak, 96-41. Senior standout thrower Giovanna Silvestri took the only first place honors for the team by winning the shot put and discus with throws of 38 feet and 116 feet, 6 inhes in those events. The girls in the shot put also took the only sweep of the meet taking all three places in the event. Senior Daisy Robinson took second in the shot put with a toss of 36-2 and was second in the discus throwing 110-9. Sophomore Ka'nisha White placed third in the shot with a season best throw of 34-10.
Second place individual honors went to senior Sarina Mauerman in the pole vault with a height of 9-0, sophomore Hope Landers in the 100 meter hurdles in 17.37, junior Brandi Gatte in the 1600 running 5:42.45, sophomore Regan O'Hara in the 800 running 2:34.49, senior Daisy Corso in the 3200 meter run with a time of 12:52.13, and freshman Arianna Cuevas in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.65.
Taking third place individual honors was freshman Sydney Lewis in the long jump with a leap of 14-.5, sophomore Stephanie DeMain in the 100 meter hurdles in 17.95, junior Morgan Hambrick in the high jump with a height of 4-10, junior Trista Cunningham running 5:47.41 in the 1600 meter run, sophomore Heaton O'Hara running 65.24 in the 400 meter dash, Landers in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 51.62 and Gatte in the 3200 meter run with a time of 13:05.37.
Head coach Denise Gorski commented, "GlenOak is probably the best in the league right now on the girls' side. I thought the meet would be closer but it wasn't for lack of effort. They are a very good team. But as I told the girls we just have to get better and they know that. Our next big test will be Tuesday, April 16 against Massillon Jackson and then the Mahoning County Meet next weekend. Our biggest competition at the County Meet will be Fitch who has another outstanding team this year and Canfield."
The Boardman boys track team opened the regular season with an 83-54 loss to the GlenOak Golden Eagles.
The Spartans initially scored in the 4x800 meter relay with the team of junior Mark Hadley, junior Alan Burns, senior Sam Sheronovich, and freshman Nathan Hadley in a time of 8:27. In the 110 meter hurdles senior Will Birchfield and junior Jeff Bean placed second and third with times of 15.83 seconds and 16.44. In the 100 meter dash, senior Nathan Jones placed first overall with a time of 11.27 seconds and junior Isaiah Lyle was third at 11.74.
"We really got off to a great start, our 4x8 and 100 guys really ran well," explained Boardman head coach John Phillips.
In the 1600 meter run, Mark Hadley cruised to a first place finish in a time of 4:24 and brother Nathan Hadley was third at 4:33. The Spartans won the 4x100 meter relay with the team of junior Turel Thompson, Lyle, junior Brian Bodrick, and Jones in a time of 43.5 seconds.
"Really impressed with the efforts of the Hadley brothers and our 4x100 team, those athletes have a great chance to have very strong seasons," said Phillips.
In the 300 meter hurdles Birchfield placed third in 43.76. Sophomore Josh Suarez was third in the 400 in a time of 54.93. Nathan Hadley placed first in the 800 in a time of 2:03. In the 200 meter dash, Jones took first in 22.82 seconds and Bodrick was third at 23.09. While in the 3200 meter run Mark Hadley finished first with a time of 9:25-setting a new GlenOak stadium record.
In the field events, senior Chris Riwniak won the shot put with a throw of 51 feet. Junior Mike Sferra placed second in the discus with a throw of 134-4. In the high jump, Bean finished third with a leap of 5-8. Junior Steve Brown was third in the pole vault with a mark of 10-6.
The first two BW3 Track MVPs are Sferra for his effort at last weeks Dover Relays and Nathan Hadley for his effort at GlenOak.