Woodmore sprinter Shrewsbury has pack mentality

Woodmore sprinter Shrewsbury has pack mentality


Woodmore sprinter Shrewsbury has pack mentality



Andrew Shrewsbury is one of the fastest sprinters in the state but he enjoys being part of Woodmore’s pack.

Shrewsbury won the 100, Michael Travis won both hurdle events and Deric Anthony the 800 on Tuesday as the Wildcats’ boys beat Old Fort and Genoa. Malachi Brown won the 200 and Matt Robleski won the 3,200.

“It was the first time I’ve ran since the Lakota Invite,” said Shrewsbury, who has shin splints. “I was hoping to see how I feel. I wasn’t looking to push too hard. I was really happy to be back out there. This is what I love. Sitting out a few weeks was hard.

“It was good to get the relays together and see where we sit. We have work to do but we’re performing well.”

Travis, Brown, Zach Sandwisch and Shrewsbury won the 4X200 and 4X100 relays, and Matt Zatko, Sandwisch, Brown and Shrewsbury won the 4X400 relay. Hunter Gregory, Grant Matwiejczyk, Anthony and Robleski won the 4X800 relay.

Shrewsbury, who is a returning state qualifier, was ranked first in Ohio in all divisions and is currently tops in Division III with a time of 10.7 seconds in the 100.

“As a senior, I want to be a leader on the team,” Shrewsbury said. “I would like to better other people. The goal is to place in the top three (in Columbus). I would be so happy. I’m going to do everything I can.

“Another goal is to get the relay teams down. We’ve put so much time in and deserve a podium place, if not top three. We can go far.”

Megan Pendleton won the shot put and discus, and Karli Keaton won the 400, 200 and long jump, and freshman Cournty Burner took the 3,200 as Woodmore’s girls topped Old Fort and fell to Genoa. Jessie Sotak won the pole vault.

“I started out where I ended up,” said Pendleton, another returning state qualifier. “I’m still struggling a little with my rhythm. I know I can do better and I’m looking forward to that. I don’t want to look too far forward. I want to make state but first I have to make regionals.

“I hope to PR in the next few weeks and continue to improve.”

Burner finished second to classmate Carly Gose of Genoa in the 800 and 1,600 as the girls have only scratched the surface of a burgeoning rivalry.

Hunter Perry won the high jump and long jump, Adam Alexander the pole vault and Brad Bannister won the 1,600 as Old Fort’s boys fell to Genoa and Woodmore.

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