Clay’s Breeden third, Gyurke sixth at D-I state meet
Clay senior Nicole Breeden finished third in the discus at the Division I state meet with a top throw of 141 feet, one inch.
The University of Cincinnati-bound Breeden trailed the champion, Olentangy Orange senior Katelyn Daniels (161-7) and Tri-Valley sophomore Kaylee Antill (148-4). The Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium all-time, all-division record is still held by Erin Pendleton of Woodmore, who tossed 168-10 in 2008.
Clay junior Erin Gyurke was sixth in the 3,200 meter run, finishing in 11:04.23 — but she had her competition cut out for her as the top two finishers broke the all-time stadium record and the champion erased the old D-I record. Gyurke was just under 50 seconds behind the time of champion Annie Heffernan, a sophomore from Cincinnati St. Ursula, who finished in 10:14.91, knocking off the old mark by over one second.
Clay freshman Haley Hess was eighth in the 1,600 meter run, finishing in 5:04.85 — just under 47 seconds off the time of champion Sydney Leiher, a Beavercreek senior, who finished in 4:51.23.
The three Clay girls scored 10 points as the Eagles finished in a five-way tie for 25th place out of 74 teams scoring. Solon was the champion with 47 points.
Thanks for the Mammories
On July 13, golfers can participate in the third annual “Thanks for the Mammories” golf outing organized by Oregon native Melissa Cogar to benefit the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.
Cogar, who is the operations and volunteer manager at the organization, says “Every day, I see firsthand the difference that Susan G. Komen makes in our community and have the honor of supporting local women and their families who are fighting this disease. I wanted to do something on my personal time to fundraise for Komen Northwest Ohio and to do even more to fight for a cure.”
Cogar goes on to say that, “From a personal standpoint, I cheered when my mother – who does not have health insurance – was able to get her very first mammogram at age 56 thanks to a free mammogram day at Bay Park Community Hospital funded by the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G Komen. When her results came back abnormal, all of her additional follow-up visits and tests were covered by Komen. She had a benign cyst, thank goodness. Our local affiliate makes sure that women have access to a potentially lifesaving service despite financial obstacles.”
The Third Annual Jay Jeffries Scholarship Golf Scramble will be Aug. 3 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Eagle’s Landing Golf Club. Cost for a team is $280. Make checks payable to Jay Jeffries Scholarship Fund, Inc. and send to 2010 Consaul St., Toledo, OH 43605. An after outing event will be held at USW Local 1-346 at 2910 Consaul St. in East Toledo’s Birmingham neighborhood. Contact scholarship finance secretary/treasurer Bryan Sidel at 419-691-1819.