BRYAN – Swanton had some top finishes but for the most part they just missed on winning titles at the Northwest Ohio Athletic League Track and Field Championships which began Tuesday, May 7 and wrapped up on Friday.
In the team standings, the Swanton girls placed fifth with 81 points. The Swanton boys tied for sixth with Delta at 48 points.
Bryan won the boys team title and the Liberty Center girls were also victorious.
The Bulldog boys were led by Dylan Gilsdorf who was runner-up in the 1600 meter run and third in the 800 meter run. In the running prelims and finals of field events May 7, Gilsdorf finished second in the high jump where he went out at 6 feet. Mason Loeffler of Evergreen won the event after clearing 6 feet, 3 inches.
Swanton’s 4x800m relay team of Brett Bettinger, Donovan Avalos, Blaine Pawlowicz and Dylan Gilsdorf finished second with a time of 8:43.04. The team from Liberty Center won with a time of 8:19.34.
Reece Serna notched titles for the Vikings in the 100m and 200m. They also had a runner-up finish from their 4x100m relay team of Anthony Sanders, Drew Donnald, Serna, and Hunter Vanwert, posting a time of 45.38.
The lone title for the Swanton girls came during the first day of competition when Jasmin Kenzie won the high jump and teammate Avril Roberts finished second. Hannah Grabke of Swanton took second to Bryan’s Taylor Peters in the pole vault. They both finished at 10 feet, 4 inches, but Peters did so in fewer attempts.
Also on the first day, Sammi Taylor took third for Swanton in the girls discus. Her best throw was 113 feet, 7 inches.
In the running finals, the Bulldogs’ Bobbie Oberle took second to Burgin Bachman of Liberty Center in the 100m hurdles. Brooke Oberle would finish third in the 100m and 200m.
Swanton will now turn their attention to the tournament.
The boys are at Defiance May 15-17 in a Division II district meet. The Swanton girls are in District 1 as part of the Division III district at Archbold. That tournament begins this Thursday, May 16, and concludes on Saturday.
1. Bryan 125; 2. Liberty Center 118; 3. Archbold 109.5; 4. Wauseon 93.5; 5. Evergreen 65; 6. Swanton, Delta 48; 8. Patrick Henry 36.
4×800 relay- Liberty Center (Connor Keller, Kundo, Jordan Keller, Meller), 8:19.34; 110 hurdles- Andrews (B), 16.12; 100- Serna (E), 11.06; 4×200 relay- Liberty Center (Strauss, Connor Keller, Bowers, Kundo), 1:33.47; 1600- Meller (LC), 4:39.21; 4×100 relay- Bryan (Andrews, Peters, Potvin, Woolace), 45.08; 400- Manon (B), 50.7; 300 hurdles- Hutchinson (W), 41.03; 800- Meller (LC), 2:02.82; 200- Serna (E), 22.38; 3200- Vernot (W), 10:16.32; 4×400 relay- Liberty Center (Strauss, Connor Keller, Bowers, Kundo), 3:31.13; High jump- Loeffler (E), 6-3; Long jump- Torres (W), 20-5.5; Discus- Brown (B), 181-6; Shot- Tresnan-Reighard (D), 53-5.5; Vault- Garretson (LC), 11-4.
1. Liberty Center 139; 2. Archbold 96.33; 3. Wauseon, Bryan 94; 5. Swanton 81; 6. Patrick Henry 62.33; 7. Delta 43.33; 8. Evergreen 31.
4×800 relay- Archbold (Riley, Brittney Ramirez, Karley Ramirez, Sauder), 10:05.03; 100 hurdles- Bachman (LC), 15.58; 100- Smith (W), 12.97; 4×200 relay- Archbold (Pena, Hall, Riley, Sauder), 1:49.23; 1600- Aeschliman (W), 5:21; 4×100 relay- Liberty Center (Bachman, Long, Hollenbaugh, Vollmar), 52.66; 400- Stamm (A), 58.32; 300 hurdles- Lee (D), 48.24; 800- Riley (A), 2:20.97; 200- Stamm (A), 26.66; 3200- Zimmerman (B), 11:50.79; 4×400 relay- Archbold (Brittney Ramirez, Sauder, Riley, Stamm), 4:07.19; High jump- Kenzie (S), 4-10; Long jump- Wymer (D), 15-8.75; Discus- Fintel (PH), 135-9; Shot- Fintel (PH), 38-2.25; Vault- Peters (B), 10-4.