The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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April 27, 2014

Eagles fly to wins

Geneva girls bag victories at West G

The Geneva track teams had quite a day at the West Geauga Kurt Frankel Invitational on Saturday as both the boys and girls claimed championships. As a bonus, Eagles’ pole vaulter Ally Thompson set the Ashtabula County record in pole vault for the second time in the last week.

Thompson cleared 11-6, bettering the mark she set in a meet Thursday at Spire by 3 inches. It’s the fourth time the sophomore has raised the bar, so to speak.

“She’s getting comfortable with the new poles and progressing well,” coach Bobby McQuoid said. “That’s what we’re looking for. She’s trying to make some improvement.

“Just as much as she’s comfortable with the new poles, I think she’s confident.”

The Geneva girls lapped the field in netting 192 points, outdoing runner-up Euclid by 83. The Eagle boys were 20 points better than their nearest foe, West Geauga, which had 67.

The girls took first and second place in the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run. Emily Deering broke the minute mark to win the 400 with a 59.2 while Brittany Aveni was second in 1:01.47. Dareion Marrison claimed the 800 title in 2:30.66 and Summer Arndt was the runner-up in 2:31.93.

Aside from the pole vault, Thompson was victorious in the 100-meter hurdles with a 16.23 and second in the 300 hurdles and long jump. Amy Varckette was the titlist in the 3,200-meter run in 12:55.25.

The 800-meter relay team of Deering, Arndt, Desha Repko and Hailey Sandlin was victorious, as was the team of Arndt, Laura Jackem, Abby Williams and Brittany Aveni in the 1,600-meter relay. The 3,200-meter relay of Sydney VanHoy, Varckette, Jackem and Marrison also won.

“We ran well,” McQuoid said. “It’s one of those meets that’s a smaller invitational, so we spread the girls out a bit and got them into some different events. There was sunshine, it was a nice day and we got some kids in different events.

“They had fun and it was a good day.”

In the boys event, the Eagles claimed the title on the strength of its field events. They claimed the top of the podium in 4 of the 5 events.

Tyler Drought took the high jump crown, clearing 5-6, and Kody Brown was the winner in the pole vault with a leap of 10-0. Zach Zehe won the shot put with a heave of 39-9.5 and Seth Calhoun was the master of the discus with a toss of 118-06.

The 800-meter relay of Anthony Cardaman, Collin Deering, Brown and Matthew Otto won, as did the 3,200-meter relay of Darren Haydu, Brandon Bryan, Tyler Hobel and Andrew Hanchosky.      

Ettinger is a freelance writer from Ashtabula.

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