Swanton girls runner-up at Tiffin Regional


Sidney Taylor wins discus

By Max Householder - mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com



Sidney Taylor of Swanton with a throw in the discus Friday during the regional meet in Tiffin. After finishing second in the shot put two days earlier, she was victorious in the discus.

Sidney Taylor of Swanton with a throw in the discus Friday during the regional meet in Tiffin. After finishing second in the shot put two days earlier, she was victorious in the discus.


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Hannah Grabke clears the bar in the girls pole vault for Swanton. She took sixth in the event.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Haley Nelson of Swanton, right, finishes up in the 100 meter dash. While she did not qualify for state in this event, she was part of the 800 and 400 meter relay teams that advanced.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

TIFFIN – The Swanton girls track and field team added more state qualifiers Friday while on their way to finishing as regional runners-up at the Tiffin Regional at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

The Liberty-Benton girls won with 62 points, while Swanton finished second with 46. Liberty-Benton won the boys meet as well.

At the forefront for the Bulldog girls was Sidney Taylor. Following a second place shot put finish, she won the discus with a best throw of 124 feet, 6 inches. Samantha Watkins of Arcadia was second at 124 feet, 4 inches.

“I think a major thing for me was confidence,” she said on what it took to qualify. “Just believing in myself, knowing that hey I can go out there and compete with everyone else. I just have to give it my best effort. I guess I came through today.”

And despite not making it to state in her previous three tries, Taylor now will make the trip to cap off her senior season.

“I’m really happy. I’m really proud of myself,” said the senior. “I just used my energy inside me, just to really pull through. I am happy that I did.”

Swanton also added two third place finishes from their relay teams.

In the 4×200 meter relay, Bobbie Oberle, Haley Nelson, Brooke Oberle and Bridget Harlett took third with a time of 1:46.53. That same quartet took third in the 4×100, running in 50.6.

Placing but not advancing to state for the Bulldogs were Bobbie Oberle who placed seventh in the 100 meter hurdles, Nelson who was eighth in the 100m, and Hannah Grabke who finished sixth in the pole vault.

On the boys side, Evergreen qualified their 4×100 relay consisting of Drew Donnald, Grant Donnald, Reece Serna and Hunter Vanwert. The group placed third.

“It’s awesome that we made state with the relay,” said Evergreen coach Jared Walker. “They have worked very hard this season to prepare for this meet, and getting to state. Coach Peyton Pawlaczyk has done a great job working with them and their exchanges. Anytime you get kids to state it’s big for the program with us being such a small school. I couldn’t be prouder of them for breaking the school record two weeks in a row and now advancing to state.”

Vanwert, the last leg of the relay, played a big role in qualifying the team to state.

“Hunter came up huge in that race,” explained Walker. “He battled the last couple of weeks dealing with that (hip) injury and unfortunately he didn’t qualify in the open 100. He didn’t keep that from running well and helping us get to state. The other three guys on the relay also stepped up to get us in the position to advance.”

The Vikings are hoping to run their best race at state.

“One of the biggest keys at state will be good handoffs and trying to stay calm and not nervous,” said Walker. “These kids have stepped up all year and I am looking forward to them running at state. No matter what happens at state, these boys should be very proud of what they have accomplished. I couldn’t be happier for these guys.”

Boys Track

The Swanton boys competed at the Division II Piqua Regional which wrapped up Saturday. The Bulldogs earned 11 points to finish 16th in the team standings.

Advancing for Swanton was Anthony Howard in the 800m. He finished second with a time of 1:55.65, breaking a school record from 1988.

Dylan Gilsdorf placed 10th in the 1600m, just behind Joshua Lowry of Wauseon.

The OHSAA State Track and Field Championships get underway Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

D-III Tiffin Regional

Boys

Liberty-Benton 58, Ashland Crestview 57, Colonel Crawford 44, Kalida 38, Liberty Center 37, Elmwood 34, Edon 31, Ottawa Hills 30, Margaretta 28, St. Paul 20.

4×800- 1. Liberty Center (Kundo, Keller, Stark, Meller) 8:08.03, 2. Colonel Crawford, 3. Ashland Crestview, 4. Toledo Christian. 110 hurdles- 1. Shifflet (Ash. Crestview) 14.97, 2. Frias (Margaretta), 3. Risner (Liberty-Benton), 4. Kuhn (W. Trace). 100- 1. Bloir (Edon) 10.74, 2. Nichols (O. Hills), 3. Verhoff (Kalida), 4. Bickelhaupt (Hopewell-Loudon). 4×200- 1. Kalida (Vorst, Laudick, Moore, Verhoff) 1:30.29, 2. Liberty-Benton, 3. Hopewell-Loudon, 4. Ash. Crestview. 1600- 1. Johnson (Colonel Crawford) 4:25.1, 2. Bostelman (P. Henry), 3. Ehlers (Tinora), 4. Shindeldecker (Lucas). 4×100- 1. Liberty-Benton (Poling, Heaster, Rose, May) 43.67, 2. Elmwood, 3. Evergreen, 4. St. Paul. 400- 1. Watson (Wynford) 49.8, 2. Laudick (Kalida), 3. Childress (Elmwood), 4. Kadlubowski (Fre. St. Joseph C.C.). 300 hurdles- 1. Frias (Margaretta) 39.35, 2. Shifflet (Ash. Crestview), 3. Risner (Liberty-Benton), 4. Kuhn (W. Trace). 800- 1. Kundo (Lib. Center) 1:57.87, 2. Robinson (O. Hills), 3. James (Colonel Crawford), 3. Barber (Ash. Crestview). 200- 1. Verhoff (Kalida) 21.71, 2. Bloir (Edon), 3. Nichols (O. Hills), 4. Schiavone (Woodmore). 3200- 1. Johnson (Colonel Crawford) 9:29.1, 2. Fisher (Ayersville), 3. Myers (Hicksville), 4. Stark (Lib. Center). 4×400- 1. Ashland Crestview (Shifflet, Durbin, Dudley, Barber) 3:23.62, 2. Liberty Center, 3. Fairview, 4. Elmwood. Discus- 1. Arbaugh (Van Buren) 163-11, 2. Tresnan-Reighard (Delta), 3. Volz (Sandusky SMCC), 4. Hedrick (St. Paul). High jump- 1. Stoner (Mans. Christian) 6-5, 2. Poling (Liberty-Benton), 3. Cobb (St. Peters), 4. Troyer (Continental). Long jump- 1. Frias (Margaretta) 22-4.25, 2. Reed (Edon), 3. Poling (Liberty-Benton), 4. Cummings (Ottawa Hills). Shot- 1. Crawford (No. Baltimore) 56-7.25, 2. Stover (Calvert), 3. Mattson (Ada), 4. Currie (McComb). Vault- 1. Reinhard (Elmwood) 14-0, 2. Allen (New London), 3. Kotey (Liberty-Benton), 4. Sotak (Woodmore).

Girls

Liberty-Benton 62, Swanton 46, Fre. St. Joseph C.C. 45.5, Pettisville 44, St. Paul 43, Kalida 36, Archbold 34.5, Woodmore 28.5, Margaretta 25, Ayersville 24.

4×800- 1. Archbold (Sauder, Ramirez, Riley, Stamm) 9:34.16, 2. Liberty-Benton, 3. Pettisville, 4. St. Paul. 100 hurdles- 1. Carey (Upp. Sandusky) 15.25, 2. Watson (Lakota), 3. Stimmel (Margaretta), 4. Rothert (Woodmore). 100- 1. Basinger (Pandora-Gilboa) 12.42, 2. Smith (Vanlue), 3. Powers (St. Paul), 4. Huntley (Sand. SMCC). 4×200- 1. Fre. St. Joseph C.C. (Wammes, Cook, Reineck, Drown) 1:45.12, 2. St. Paul, 3. Swanton, 4. Liberty-Benton. 1600- 1. Sauder (Pettisville) 5:11.21, 2. Lucke (Kalida), 3. Dowdell (St. Paul), 4. Foor (Pettisville). 4×100- 1. Fre. St. Joseph C.C. (Cook, Pasch, Reineck, Drown) 49.93, 2. St. Paul, 3. Swanton, 4. Margaretta. 400- 1. Stamm (Archbold) 57.02, 2. Smith (Vanlue), 3. Wammes (Fre. St. Joseph C.C.), 4. Bour (Ayersville). 300 hurdles- 1. Cathey (N. London) 46.1, 2. Keller (Continental), 3. Carey (Upp. Sandusky), 4. Rothert (Woodmore). 800- 1. Fowler (Northwood) 2:17.43, 2. Ward (Liberty-Benton), 3. Sauder (Pettisville), 4. Willett (Holgate). 200- 1. Drown (Fre. St. Joseph C.C.) 25.47, 2. Smith (Vanlue), 3. Berheide (Kalida), 4. Roell (Lib. Center). 3200- 1. Foor (Pettisville) 11:47.51, 2. Sullivan (Hicksville), 3. Thatcher (Woodmore), 4. Lucke (Kalida). 4×400- 1. St. Paul (Dowdell, Scavuzzo, Hedrick, Powers) 4:01.32, 2. Archbold, 3. Liberty-Benton, 4. Fre. St. Joseph C.C. Discus- 1. Taylor (Swanton) 124-6, 2. Watkins (Arcadia), 3. Miller (Liberty-Benton), 4. Yaple (Arcadia). High jump- 1. Smith (Swanton) 5-8, 2. Daugherty (Maumee Valley Country Day), 3. Bishop (Liberty-Benton), 4. Carey (Upper Scioto Valley). Long jump- 1. Engel (Ayersville) 17-0, 2. Wachtman (Tinora), 3. Hicksville, 4. Inbody (Arlington).Shot- 1. Rigel (Leipsic) 41-7, 2. Taylor (Swanton), 3. Bryer (Genoa), 4. Brooker (North Baltimore). Vault- 1. Stimmel (Margaretta) 12-3, 2. Rickenbacher (Liberty-Benton), 3. Henneman (Genoa), 4. Bucher (No. Baltimore).

Sidney Taylor of Swanton with a throw in the discus Friday during the regional meet in Tiffin. After finishing second in the shot put two days earlier, she was victorious in the discus.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/05/web1_Taylor-fires-disc.jpgSidney Taylor of Swanton with a throw in the discus Friday during the regional meet in Tiffin. After finishing second in the shot put two days earlier, she was victorious in the discus. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Hannah Grabke clears the bar in the girls pole vault for Swanton. She took sixth in the event.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/05/web1_Grabke-over-in-pole-vault.jpgHannah Grabke clears the bar in the girls pole vault for Swanton. She took sixth in the event. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Haley Nelson of Swanton, right, finishes up in the 100 meter dash. While she did not qualify for state in this event, she was part of the 800 and 400 meter relay teams that advanced.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2018/05/web1_Nelson-at-regional.jpgHaley Nelson of Swanton, right, finishes up in the 100 meter dash. While she did not qualify for state in this event, she was part of the 800 and 400 meter relay teams that advanced. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise
Sidney Taylor wins discus

By Max Householder

mhouseholder@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010

Reach Max Householder at 419-335-2010