|Rams sweep to titles at WT Invite|
|Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:27 PM|
By KEVIN WANNEMACHER • Progress Sportswriter
HAVILAND – Tinora made it a clean sweep at the 37th annual Wayne Trace track invitational Monday evening as the Ram boys and girls each took home team titles.
The Lady Rams posted 124 points en route to the championship with Edgerton (84-1/3) second and Fairview (76-1/3) third.
Edon (62), Stryker (54), Wayne Trace (46-1/3), Lincolnview (44), Continental (23) and Hicksville (13) completed the field.
Edon’s Sydney Stoll took the most valuable participant award, winning both the long jump and 300 hurdles while taking third in the 100 dash and fourth in the 100 hurdles.
Wayne Trace’s Rylee Zartman set a new meet record in winning the 400 dash, posting a time of 1:00.93. The old record was 1:00.94.
The red, white and blue 3200 relay team of Gina Sinn, Madison Poling, Abbey Shepherd and Haley Saylor took fourth in 11:13.71 with the 800 relay quartet of Taylor Grant, Stacy Flint, Carrigan Critten and Zartman taking second in 1:53.84.
Grant, Flint, Critten and Shayna Temple combined to finish fifth in the 400 relay with a time of 54.77 before Zartman, Shepherd, Critten and Saylor were second in the 1600 relay, posting a time of 4:34.51.
Other individual placers for the Raiders were Temple (fourth, 300 hurdles and tied for fourth, high jump), Shepherd (fifth, 800 run) and Erin Mohr (third, high jump).
Tinora’s Kipp McCann claimed the boys most valuable participant award, capturing the 100 and 200 dash to go along with a second place finish in the 400 dash. McCann was also a part of the Ram 400 relay team that set a new meet record of 44.89.
The Ram boys totaled 126-1/2 points to cruise to the title, with Fairview taking second at 104 and the Raiders third with 74-1/2. Rounding out the list of schools were Hicksville (60), Lincolnview (56), Continental (38), Stryker (30), Edgerton (26) and Edon (12).
Ryan Kortokrax of Wayne Trace broke the meet record in the shot put with a toss of 58-2, breaking the old record of 56-1.
The quartet of Arlen Stoller, Jake Gerber, Cole Shepherd and David Sinn finished fourth in the 3200 relay (9:02.95) while Korbin Showalter, Jared Eklund, Jake Arend and Tyler Showalter took third in the 800 relay (1:39.31).
Arend, Korbin Showalter, Eklund and Wes Goings combined for a third place finish in the 400 relay (46.41) and the 1600 relay team of Shepherd, Gabe Wobler, Connor Arend and Tyler Showalter placed sixth in 3:52.73.
Individual point scorers included Alec Kuhn (third, 110 hurdles), Korbin Showalter (third, 100 and 200 dash), Stoller (sixth, 1600 run; fifth, 3200 run and third, 800 run), Connor Arend (fifth, 400 dash), Goings (third, 300 hurdles), Shepherd (fifth, 800 run and long jump), David Sinn (tied for sixth, high jump), Brock Worden (fourth, discus) and Hank Sinn (fifth, discus and shot put).
The Rams won the combined team title with 250-1/2 points followed by Fairview (180-1/3) and Wayne Trace (120-5/6). Edgerton (110-1/3), Lincolnview (100), Stryker (84), Edon (74), Hicksville (73) and Continental (61) completed the field.
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