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Archers, Raiders take county titles
Monday, May 26, 2014 8:21 AM

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER • Progress Sportswriter

ANTWERP – The Antwerp girls and Wayne Trace boys claimed Paulding County track titles last Monday in the final regular season meet for county schools.

The Lady Archers totaled 68 points to nip second place Wayne Trace’s 58 while Paulding was third with 38.

Audrie Longardner of Antwerp was a double winner, taking first in both the 200 dash (28.75) and 400 dash (1:02.14). Wayne Trace’s Hollie Wannemacher was also a double winner after capturing the 3200 run (13:53) and 1600 run (6:12).

The Archers’ Annie Miesle took first in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.06 and teammate Becky Major won the shot put with a toss of 29 feet, 10-3/4 inches. Antwerp’s Bailee Sigman (800 run, 2:42) and Kiana Recker (long jump, 14-9) also picked up first place finishes.

Wayne Trace’s Danielle Kortokrax posted a toss of 84 feet, 6-1/2 inches to win the discus while the Lady Raiders’ Monique Goings was first in the 100 dash with a time of 12.99. Erin Mohr also was victorious for the red, white and blue in the high jump after a leap of 5-2.

For Paulding, JoEllyn Salinas won the pole vault (7-6) while Malayna VanCleve captured the 300 hurdles (50.11).

In the boys’ meet, Wayne Trace recorded 84 points to trim Paulding, which finished second with 77 points. Antwerp placed third with 14 points.

The Raiders’ Seth Saylor took first in both the 110 hurdles (16.24) and 300 hurdles (42.9). Other first place finishers for Wayne Trace included Brock Worden (discus, 128-4-1/2), David Sinn (high jump, 6-0), Hank Sinn (shot put, 45-10), Arlen Stoller (800 run, 2:07) and Korbin Showalter (200 dash, 23.5).

Paulding’s Kaleb Hernandez won the long jump with a leap of 19-5 and teammate Dylan Carnahan captured the pole vault after a jump of 11-6. The Panthers’ Ron Mercer crossed the line with a time of 11.29 seconds to win the 100 dash while Zach Buchman took first in the 400 dash, posting a time of 54.06.

Antwerp’s Sam Williamson won both the 1600 run (4:34) and 3200 run (10:10).