The Press Newspaper
Eastwood track runs to two league championships
Eastwood won both the boys and girls Northern Buckeye Conference track and field championships, held at Fostoria Memorial Stadium.
The Eagle boys scored 172 points to outdistance Otsego (162), Woodmore (74½), Lake (68), Elmwood (54), Genoa (49), Rossford (40½), and Fostoria (40).
Eastwood junior sprinter Devin Snowden won the long jump with a leap of 21-3, which fell just short of his 2013 league record jump of 22-4.
Snowden also won the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 39.38, which fell short of his own league record (39.11), set last year.
Eastwood senior Joe Salinas won the 110 meter hurdles, falling just short of the league record set by Eastwood hurdler Blake Kohring (14.91) set last year.
The Eastwood 4x800 relay team of senior Gabe Fredericks, freshman Logan Baugher, junior Noah Smith, and junior Tim Hoodlebrink won a league championship with a time of 8:11.86, over 16 seconds faster than the runner-up team from Woodmore. They fell short bv less than a second of the league mark (8:11.13) set by an Eastwood team last year.
Eastwood’s 4x100 relay team of junior Grant Geiser, Snowden, junior Brennan Seifert, and senior Jake Hoodlebrink won in 43.66, short of the mark (43.38) set last year by an Eastwood team.
The Eagles’ 4x400 team of Tim Hoodlebrink, Salinas, senior Gabe Fredericks, and Snowden won in 3:24.53, just short of an Eastwood team’s 2013 league record time of 3:22.95. Tim Hoodlebrink also won the 800 with a time of 2:01.29.
University of Kentucky-bound Genoa senior Logan Bryer set an NBC record in the shot put with a toss of 56 feet, 6¼ inches, beating his own 2013 mark (54-11½). He followed suit by throwing the discus 173-6, beating his record from last year (164-2).
Genoa sophomore Kyle Bihn was also a champion, winning the high jump with a leap of 6-2.
Lake sophomore Brandyn Neal won the 400, setting a new record with a time of 50.55 to break the time of Woodmore sprinter Zach Sandwisch, who finishied in 51.23 last year.
Eastwood senior Elise Wolff won the pole vault, setting a new league record with a jump of 10-6. She broke her own record (10-3) from last year. Wolff also won the 100 meter hurdles finishing in 16.8, but again it fell just short of her own league record (16.41) set in 2013.
Eastwood senior Brittany Brittian won the discus with a toss of 191-11. That record is owned by Woodmore thrower Megan Pendleton (138-1), set last year.
Eastwood freshman Hannah Sponaugle won the 1,600, finishing in 5:29.56 to defeat NBC record-holder Casey Gose, a Genoa sophomore, who finished in 5:36.24. Last year, Gose set the record time of 5:19.01. Sponaugle set a new league record in the 3,200, finishing in 12:07.08.
Eastwood senior Maddie Jackson won the 800 with a time of 2:22.03, also defeating Gose (2:25.34). Gose set the record her freshman year (2:17.45).
Eastwood’s 4x400 relay team of Jackson, sophomore Alyssa Decker, freshman Jolynn Nissen, and junior Meagan Kaminski finished in 4:17.25, to defeat a team from Rossford by less than a second. But the Eastwood team also fell short of the league record (4:14.03), set by an Eastwood team last year.
Lake sophomore Lauren Ozek won the girls shot put with a toss of 33-10¾, Lake senior Sara Dabney won the high jump (4-10),
Genoa’s 4x100 relay team of junior Jordyn Kraeger, freshman Cearrah Norwalk, sophomore Lauren Vizi, and freshman Janie Plantz won the 4x100 relay with a time of 53.11.