Cydney St. Clair won the 300 hurdles, Alexa Weis won the 100 hurdles and Taylor Dunn the 1,600 on Tuesday as Oak Harbor’s girls finished the Ottawa County Track Meet in first place.
“We worked as a team for this,” said St. Clair, who is competing in the 300 hurdles for the first time this season. “In the 300 hurdles, I tied my PR, so I’ve been consistent. We’re doing well in the 4×1. We’ve been consistent, and we hope to get far.
“We’ve switched the 4×4 up a lot. That makes it fun because it pushes us to do our best and (the new) person, too. It’s a great feeling when we get a win.”
Kyle Rutledge won the pole vault, Thomas Loope the 110 hurdles and Cole Weirich the 100 as the Rockets’ boys also were first to clinch the overall title. The Ottawa County event is the oldest meet in Ohio.
“It was a good meet all around for our girls and guys,” Weirich said. “Winning the combined trophy is a great thing for us. I just need to keep pushing myself to do better (in the 100), and my team will help me with that.
“We want to get our (boys) program back where it should be and get ready for the upcoming meets.”
Nathan Stubblefield won the high jump and long jump, and Brandon Moore took the 400 as Port Clinton’s boys finished second.
“We were missing a couple kids and some ran some different events,” Stubblefield said. “Everybody competed.”
Morissa Mallory won both throwing events, and Ashton Baney won the 100, 200 and long jump as the Redskins’ girls were also second.
Logan Bryer won both throwing events as Genoa’s boys placed third.
“It’s an honor to be Ottawa County champion,” Bryer said. “It’s always nice to represent your school because it’s the 103rd Ottawa County Meet. It’s a teaser meet for districts because everyone will be back here in a few weeks.”
Carly Gose won the 800 and Madison Sheahan won the pole vault as the Comets’ girls were third.
Bri Adams tied for first in the high jump for Danbury’s girls.
“I made 4-10 a while ago but hadn’t cleared 4-8 in a while,” Adams said. “I cleared 4-8 on my first try and everything worked out. I hope to get 4-10 again this year.”
Athena Eli won the 400 and Trinity Gephart the 3,200 for Oak Harbor’s girls. Karisa Garza, Makayla Wagner, Taylor Dunn and Gephart won the 4×800 relay while Eli, Karis DeWalt, Paige Velliquette and Weis took the 4×200 relay.
“Last year we came out and got the job done,” Eli said. “This year, you have to keep improving. We’re down a couple people.
“It’s good to be a champion in anything. I don’t want anybody in front of me. I want to be first across the line.”
Eli established a season best at 61.9 seconds.
“Every meet, you want to blow the competition away,” she said. “I have friends at Genoa. It’s great to be at your full potential in front of all the supporters you know. The Oak Harbor invite is Saturday and I want to keep dropping time. I want to run at state again.”
DeWalt, Rebekah Rayburn, St. Clair and Velliquette won the 4×100 relay while DeWalt, Eli, Thorp and Wagner took the 4×400 relay. Ally Bloomer tied for first in the high jump.
Thorp lost a jump off in the high jump, while Lexie Kadlubowski did the same in pole vault.
Tyler Sievert won the 1,600, Cody Pfeiffer won the 300 hurdles and Tim Poiry won the 800 for the Rockets’ boys. Isiah Jefferson won the 200.
Poiry, Konnor Fletcher, Mark Bodi and Nate Purk won the 4×800 relay, and Weirich, Andrew Heberling, Cliff Biggert and Jefferson won the 4×100 relay.
Andy Burnette, Weirich, Heberling and Loope won the 4×400 relay.
Cole Araguz, Stubblefield, Alec Ochs and Seth Taylor won the 4×200 relay, and Nick Reineck took the 3,200 for Port Clinton’s boys.
David Leone lost a jump off for the pole vault.
Genoa’s Kyle Bihn lost a jump off for the high jump.