Gibsonburg's Reynolds twins sweep sprint race titles

Gibsonburg's Reynolds twins sweep sprint race titles

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Gibsonburg's Reynolds twins sweep sprint race titles

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Gibsonburg junior twins Colleen Reynolds and Kendall Reynolds each feels they are where they are because of the other.

That is especially true when one finishes first and the other second, as was the case Saturday as they split the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the Division III District 2 track meet at Fremont Ross.

Kendall Reynolds won the 100 while Colleen Reynolds was second as Gibsonburg’s girls finished second overall. Colleen Reynolds won the 400.

“I thank my family and God for helping us get to this point,” Kendall said. “It’s been a long season. We’ve been running since January with indoor.”

Colleen Reynolds won the 200 while Kendall Reynolds was second. Selena Alejandro, Kendall Reynolds, Isabel Del Toro and Colleen Reynolds won the 4X400 relay.

“I dropped the 400 to focus on the 100, 200 and 4X4,” Kendall said. “It paid off. I’ve been working hard at the 100 all year.”

The girls have switched things up a bit this season as Kendall owns the 100 between the two while Colleen has set the pace in the 400. They’ve continued to go back and forth in the 200.

“We definitely make each other better,” Colleen said.

Kendall qualified to state in the 100 and 400 last season while finishing fifth in the 200 at regionals. Colleen was regional champ in all three as she won the 400 and was fifth in the 100 and 200 at state.

Hannah Ernsthausen and Emma Jones tied for second in the high jump while Abbey Castillo was second in the shot put. Alejandro, Del Toro, Taylor Weickert and Annie Castillo were third in the 4X200 relay while Mikayla Druckenmiller, Jasmine Stein, Kelleigh Beatty and Molly Burkett were third in the 4X800 relay.

The Golden Bears’ Tyler Hovis was second in the shot put and third in the discus for the boys. Wesley Campbell was third in the pole vault.

St. Joseph Central Catholic’s Chloe Liebold won the 800 and was third in the 1,600. Madisyn Kleinschmit was fourth in the 200 while Haelie Egbert, Caroline Luc, Lauren Klaege and Kelsey Henry were fourth in the 4X800 relay.

“I’ve been really sore lately so my mile was tight but I made it,” Liebold said. “I won the 800 with a good time. The goal is the school record in the mile (5:22). Regionals is the perfect opportunity.”

Liebold, who finished the 1,600 at 5:25 earlier this season, competed at regionals on a 4X800 relay as a freshman last season. She was fifth in the 1,600 at districts.

“It definitely pushed me,” she said. “I wanted it more than anything after being beat by that little bit. I’m very competitive and that helped me this year.”

The Crimson Streaks’ Ava Stepanic was fourth in the long jump and Tricia Reinhart was fourth in the discus. Reinhart won the shot put while Emily Luc was fourth.

SJCC’s Mitchell Gonya was fourth in the 100 for the boys. Ben Linke, Cameron Wasson, Kyle Meyer and Gonya were fourth in the 4X200 relay.

Lakota’s Cariss Reese was second in both hurdle events and the pole vault, Taylor Smith tied for second in the high jump and Katie Park was third in the discus.

The Raiders’ Kevin Crowe won the shot put while Mac Flanagan was fourth for the boys.

Old Fort’s Hunter Perry won the high jump and was third in the long jump, Adam Alexander won the pole vault and Brad Bannister was second in the 800.

“He’s getting confident and he believes he can go these heights,” Stockaders coach Tony Miller said. “His goal for the day was 6-6. He enjoys jumping versus the Woodmore kid (Dan Sprinski). The pressure was off Thursday when he made regionals in the long jump.

“The pressure should be off. It’s a matter of doing what he knows he can do.”

Perry qualified to regionals in the high jump two years ago as a sophomore. His personal-best is 6-4.

Bannister shaved two seconds off his personal-best in the 800. Perry, Marc Harris, Bannister and Tito Lopez were fourth in the 4X100 relay. They were the eighth seed.

Old Fort’s Alexis Rhoads won the 3,200 in season-best time for a second trip to regionals and Kayla Garza was second in the 1,600 in District 1 to advance in track for the first time. Molly Cleveland was second in the high jump.

Margaretta’s Aleah Bailey won the high jump while Grace Kleinoeder tied for second. Kasey Parkhurst was third in the 110 hurdles.

Cindy Nielsen, Courtnee Ambos, Bailey and Parkhurst were third in the 4X100 relay.

The Polar Bears’ Brevan Hedden, Kristen Yost, Eilene Hinkle and Nielsen were fifth in the 4X200 relay. Parkhurst was fifth in the long jump.

Gibsonburg’s Alex Garcia, Erik Jahna, Josh Dyer and Jacob Kiser were fifth in the 4X200 relay while Garcia, Hunter Reineck, Isaak Arriaga and Josh Dyer were fifth in the 4X100 relay. Marcus Tille was fifth in the 1,600.

SJCC’s Blair Wonderly, Kleinschmit, Hanna Stepanic and Ava Stepanic were fifth in the 4X100 relay.

Lakota’s Grace Bennett, Amanda Lane, McKenna Harrison and Kim Boyer were fifth in the 4X800 relay. Park was fifth in the shot put.

Burkett was fifth in the 3,200 and Sonia Pecina fifth in the discus.

Evergreen was first for the girls in District 1, Toledo Christian was first in District 2 and Hopewell-Loudon was first for the boys.

Wildcats’ Wank can breath easy

Woodmore’s Allie Wank has asthma so she put much of her focus into the less-lengthy 400 this season.

Wank can breathe easy – in spirit anyhow – after finishing second Saturday in the 800 at the Division III District 2 track meet at Fremont Ross.

“All season I’ve been running the 400,” she said. “I have breathing issues – asthma or vocal cord dysfunction – so it’s hard to breath. We decided I had a better chance to get out in the 800 so we switched it.

“The 800 is what I used to run. I ended up getting a PR (Saturday). I can control my breathing a little better in the 800.”

Wank occasionally suffers from migraines because of her condition.

“I could handle it (Saturday) with the adrenaline from it being do or die,” she said. “It’s my last chance. It’s my senior year. It’s my last shot. I’m just excited.”

Wank, Sam Sedlmeier, Courtney Burner and Lily Rothert won the 4X800 relay while Emma LaMunyon, Ashley Jagielski, Makayla Datkun and Sarah Blausey were fourth in the 4X200 relay. Burner was second in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200.

Jordan Gregorczyk won the pole vault while Jessie Sotak was third. Wank, Gregorczyk, Amber Zarella and Rothert were fourth in the 4X400 relay.

Joey McTague, Ross Weirich, Jordan Buck and Deric Anthony won the 4X800 relay as Woodmore’s boys were second overall. Anthony won the 800, Buck won the 1,600 and Malachi Brown the 400.

“My times have been good but not great,” said Anthony, who established a season-best in the 800 by 5 seconds and a personal-best by 1. “This was the first time this season I got the great times out.

“I wanted to push it the first lap of the 800. The 4X4 hadn’t run that time all year. We have a great team.”

Anthony qualified to state in the 800 last season.

“I want to get top five at state but winning would be amazing obviously,” he said. “I felt great (Saturday). It was a beautiful day and competition was great. It was run or be eliminated.

“We had a ton of PRs. We had great performances. It was a great team showing.”

Woodmore’s boys were in first place overall until the final event.

McTague, Anthony, Grant Weis and Brown won the 4X400 relay. Brown was second in the 200, McTague was third in the 800 and Weis was fourth in the 400.

Dan Sprinski won the long jump and was second in the high jump while Ben Wilt was fourth in the discus.

Rothert was fifth in the 400, Liz Koenig fifth in the 300 hurdles and Camryn Bench fifth in the 200.

Buck was fifth in the 3,200.

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