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H.S. Track and Field: Avon girls, Avon Lake boys use team efforts for wins at LCAAA Invitational

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    Avon’s Juliette Goodelle, middle, wins the 100-meter hurdles Friday in Avon. Firelands’ Peyton Phillips, left, finished third, and Avon Lake’s Taylor Washington took fifth.

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    Cameron Dumais competes in the long jump Friday.

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    Elyria's Tayvion Benton takes first in the boys 100 meter dash Friday at the LCAAA meet.

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    Amherst's Dominic Deshuk, center, finishes next to Midview's Jacob Austin, left, and North Ridgeville's Zach Perkins at the LCAAA meet Friday.

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    Amherst's Taylor Hooks wins the girls 100 meter dash at the LCAAA meet Friday.

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    Elizabeth Flynn of Avon competes in the long jump at the LCAAA Invitational on Friday.

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    Avon's Ryan Ptacek competes in the high jump at the LCAAA meet Friday.

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    Avon's Cole Emerine competes in the pole vault at the LCAAA meet Friday.

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AVON — Depth prevailed for the Avon Lake boys and Avon girls at the 75th Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association Invitational track meet Friday at Joe Firment Chevrolet Stadium.

The Avon Lake boys had only two firsts but their depth was enough to make up the difference as they held off Elyria 110.5-94. Jacob Nasr and Justin Wirtz were the winners for the Shoremen, as Avon Lake won the meet for the first time since 2012 and 10th time overall dating to 1948.

Over on the girls side, Avon won the meet for the fourth time in six years and 20th time overall. Depth was the key as the Eagles outdistanced Avon Lake 164-140.

Nasr had Avon Lake’s lone win in the running events as he triumphed in the 1,600 in 4:39.01, winning by eight seconds.

“We didn’t really talk about winning the meet. We’ve kind of been looking ahead to the future, but tonight’s obviously a great step,” Nasr said.

Wirtz prevailed in the shot put with a season-best toss of 52 feet, 3.75 inches. He was second in discus (158-11).

The Shoremen were bolstered by second-place finishes from Danny Lambert in the 100 and 200. Avon Lake also got seconds from Matt Henry in the 3,200 and Bryan Weaver in pole vault.

“Balance is the best way to describe it. We got a lot of points from a lot of different areas,” Avon Lake boys coach Rob Rocco said. “It reminds me of some of the teams we had when I first started coaching here (in 2009).”

The Elyria boys haven’t won a county meet since 1992 but made it very interesting Friday night.

The Pioneers had five first-place awards, including two meet records. What really hurt the Elyria boys was a DNF (did not finish) from its top-seeded 4x100 (43.5). The Pioneers misfired on the first exchange between Tyjhon Allgood and Aaron Frost and ended up not finishing the race. Adaveon Drummer and Tayvion Benton were the other two members of the relay. It cost the Pioneers a potential 10 points.

Senior Jayvion Benton set a meet record in winning the 400 (49.22) for the second straight year. He crushed the mark of 50.77 he tied last year. Jayvion also participated in another meet record in the 4x200, teaming with Sinquae Grant, Adaveon Drummer and Frost (1:29.79).

His twin brother, Tayvion, triumphed in the 100 (11.02) and 200 (22.50). barely holding off Avon Lake’s Lambert (11.15 and 22.57).

The Benton twins joined younger brother Perryion and Malik Holt to win the 4x400 (3:32.76) in the final event of the meet.

“We would have won that one for sure,” Jayvion Benton said of the 4x100. “I saw how disappointed my teammates were after that so I really tried to get after it with what we had left. I was hoping just to run well but I really wasn’t expecting the low-49s. I’m feeling blessed. I didn’t lose no type of sleep over this. I just came out here and knew I was on top of it before the race (the 400 meters) started.”

“I was feeling good coming in,” Tayvion said. “Last year I took second to Zion Cross (of Lorain) in the 100 and was only third in the 200. This year I was feeling very good. Danny gave me a good run. What happened with the 4x100 made me kind of angry and kind of fired me up for the 200.”

Seniors Jules Frombach, Evelyn Pelfrey and Elizabeth Flynn were the catalysts for the Avon girls. Frombach barely held off Avon Lake’s Riley Mullen in the 1,600 (5:31.28 to 5:31.36). Pelfrey posted an impressive 3.5-second win in the 800 (2:22.86). The two teamed with Morgan Ferguson and Kelsey Gannon to win the 4x800 in a meet-record 9:52.68 as the Eagles posted an impressive 34-second win over second-place Amherst.

“I think we’re very spread out well talent-wise, from sprints to field events to distance,” Frombach said. “We graduated some great seniors last year but the younger talent is stepping up.”

“I’m very pleased with my 800 time,” Pelfrey said. “Last year my time for this meet was eight seconds slower.”

Flynn set a meet record in the long jump (17-10). She also teamed with Gaby Enourato, Melanie Farmer and Juliet Goodelle on the winning 4x200 (1:47.22).

An eight-time Division I state qualifier, Amherst senior Taylor Hooks strained her right hamstring at last year’s LCAAA meet in the 200 prelims and missed the rest of the season. She had much better luck Friday night, as he won the 100 in a meet-record 12.31 and won the 200 in 25.69.

It the was third time in four years she won each of those two events. She also teamed with her freshman sister, Sidney, and Kylie Olney and Anna Dudziak to win the 4x100 (50.80).

“I was very disappointed to get hurt last year so this feels very good,” Hooks said. “The pain (from the injury) last year was a stabbing, pointy pain. It was uncomfortable. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to run after that. I was very upset because I had big hopes. It threw me off but made me come back this year with more desire.”

Contact Paul Heyse at (440) 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.

Boys

1, Avon Lake, 110.5. 2. Elyria, 94; 3. Amherst, 75; 4. Avon, 74; 5. Midview, 67; 6. Lorain, 46.5; 7. Firelands, 46; 8. North Ridgeville, 41; 9. Brookside, 38.5; 10. Keystone, 38. Team scores for the remainder of the field were unavailable.

100 meters: 1. Tayvion Benton (Elyria), 11.02; 2. Danny Lambert (Avon Lake), 11.15; 3. Chris Cintron (Lorain), 11.38; 4. Ian Washington (Oberlin), 11.41; 5. Adaveon Drummer (Elyria), 11.62; 6. David Taylor (Lorain), 11.70

200: 1. Tayvion Benton (Elyria), 22.50; 2. Danny Lambert (Avon Lake), 22.57; 3. Aaron Frost (Elyria), 23.07; 4. Ian Washington (Oberlin), 23.58; 5. Marcus Price (North Ridgeville), 24.21; 6. Beau Grude (Firelands), 24.45

400: 1. Jayvion Benton (Elyria), 49.22 (MEET RECORD, old record 50.77 set in 2014 by Firelands’ Jordan Ruffner and tied in 2018 by Jayvion Benton); 2. DaQuise Clinton (Lorain), 51.13; 3. Edwin Ralat (Midview), 52.57; 4. Blake Ruffner (Firelands), 52.89; 5. Jordan Greer (Avon), 53.16; 6. Alex Angle (Firelands), 53.17

800: 1. Robert Callaway (Midview), 2:04.43; 2. Christian Cornwell (Firelands), 2:05.53; 3. Bradley Kirsch (Amherst), 2:08.50; 4. Faltay (Keystone), 2:10.20; 5. Gabriel Del Valle (Amherst), 2:12.71; 6. Cole Sparker (Avon Lake), 2:12.74

1,600: 1. Jacob Nasr (Avon Lake), 4:39.01; 2. Stephen Faltay (Keystone), 4:47.21; 3. Joel Pospisil (Brookside), 4:48.07; 4. Brandon Wiedl (Avon), 4:50.89; 5. Muhammad Abelejaber (Avon), 4:53.26; 6. Jacob Ritter (Clearview), 4:54.80

3,200: 1. Luke Gardner (Avon), 10:24.08; 2. Matt Henry (Avon Lake), 10:26.95; 3. Michael Kuban (Avon Lake), 10:28.47; 4. Isaiah Torres (Elyria), 10:31.43; 5. Ethan Barnes (Amherst), 10:32.23; 6. Joe Laforet (Avon), 10:45.92

110 hurdles: 1. Dominic Deshuk (Amherst), 15.26; 2. Jacob Austin (North Ridgeville), 15.90; 3. Zach Perkins (North Ridgeville), 16.16; 4. Vinny Tyrone (Keystone), 16.72; 5. Malik Holt (Elyria), 17.26; 6. Jamal Ross (Lorain), 17.72

300 hurdles: 1. Zach Perkins (North Ridgeville), 41.76; 2. Malik Holt (Elyria), 42.73; 3. Dominic Deshuk (Amherst), 44.38; 4. Beau Grude (Firelands), 44.88; 5. Jamal Ross (Lorain), 44.93; 6. David Ocasio (Brookside), 45.09

4x100 relay: 1. Midview (Jacob Austin, Gabe Maxwell, Edwin Ralat, Isiah Johnson), 45.09; 2. Oberlin, 45.15; 3. Keystone, 45.91; 4. Brookside, 46.37; 5. Avon Lake, 46.39; 6. Avon, 47.52

4x200 relay: 1. Elyria (Sinquae Grant, Adaveon Drummer, Aaron Frost, Jayvion Benton), 1:29.79 (MEET RECORD, old record 1:30.80 set in 2011 by Lorain); 2. Lorain, 1:32.99; 3. Avon, 1:33.67; 4. Midview, 1:34.24; 5. Brookside, 1:34.81; 6. Amherst, 1:35.88

4x400 relay: 1. Elyria (Perryion Benton, Malik Holt, Tayvion Benton, Jayvion Benton), 3:32.76; 2. North Ridgeville, 3:36.99; 3. Firelands, 3:37.89; 4. Lorain, 3:42.20; 5. Midview, 3:43.43; 6. Avon Lake, 3:45.01

4x800 relay: 1. North Ridgeville (Eric Reynolds, Edward Laviano, Ryan Moomaw, Zach Perkins), 8:37.62; 2. Amherst, 8:41.49; 3. Avon Lake, 8:41.49; 4. Avon, 8:44.33; 5. Firelands, 8:54.28; 6. Midview, 9:03.04

Shot put: 1. Justin Wirtz (Avon Lake), 52-3.75; 2. Dave Eisele (Avon Lake), 48-7.5; 3. Joe Svec (Avon Lake), 48-5; 4. Jaret Prete (Amherst), 46-11.25; 5. Jake Wilson (Avon), 45-2.25; 6. Tyshawn Nelson (Midview), 42-5.5

Discus: 1. Joe Svec (Avon), 159-4; 2. Wirtz (Avon Lake), 158-11; 3. Prete (Amherst), 151-11; 4. Eisele (Avon Lake), 145-2; 5. Stacey Littlejohn (Clearview), 132-3; 6. Ross Yates (Midview), 125-3

High jump: 1. Caleb Stempowski (Amherst), 6-4; 2. Blake Ruffner (Firelands), 6-0; 3. Tie - Ryan Kemer (Avon Lake) and Devante Jackson (Lorain), 5-10; 5. Kevin Dukes (Elyria), 5-10; 6. Jacob Cole (Brookside), 5-8

Long jump: 1, Jacob Shackleford (Keystone), 21-1.5 (MEET RECORD, old record 21-1 by Clearview’s Gerrell Williams 21-1); 2. Caleb Stempowski (Amherst), 21-0; 3. Ryan Kemer (Avon Lake), 20-6; 4. Jacob Austin (Midview), 20-3.5; 5. Tyjhon Allgood (Elyria), 20-0.5; 6. Dominic Deshuk (Amherst), 19-9.5

Pole vault: 1. Christian Adkins (Brookside), 12-6; 2. Bryan Weaver (Avon Lake), 12-0; 3. Owen Bornhorst (Avon Lake), 12-0; 4. Robbie Conwell (Avon), 11-6; 5. Josh David (Avon Lake), 11-6; 6. Cole Emerine (Avon), 11-0

Girls

1, Avon, 164; 2. Avon Lake, 140; 3. Amherst, 117; 4. Lorain, 49; 5. North Ridgeville, 43; 6. Brookside, 35; 7. Elyria, 35; 8. Firelands, 26; 10. Tie - Elyria Catholic and Open Door, 11; 12. Keystone, 6; 13. Wellington, 3; 14. Lake Ridge, 2. 15. Tie – Clearview and Oberlin, 1

100: 1. Taylor Hooks (Amherst), 12.31 (MEET RECORD, old 12.46 set in 2011 by Lorain’s Alicia Arnold); 2. Mikiya Hermon (Lorain), 12.90; 3. Elizabeth Flynn (Avon), 12.93; 4. Toni McClinton (Elyria), 13.06; 5. Gaby Enourato (Avon), 13.18; 6. Emma Knick (Avon Lake), 13.34

200: 1. Hooks (Amherst), 25.69; 2. Flynn (Avon), 26.01; 3. Hermon (Lorain), 27.15; 4. McClinton (Elyria), 27.33; 5. Gemma Kilgore (North Ridgeville), 27.45; 6. Farmer (Avon), 27.84

400: 1. Erica Wetzler (Avon Lake), 1:00.44; 2. Gemma Kilgore (North Ridgeville), 1:01.43; 3. Tori Kubasak (Amherst), 1:02.21; 4. Trinity Thomas (North Ridgeville), 1:02.52; 5. Ally Rennette (Avon), 1:03.96; 6. Maggie Eck (Open Door), 1:04.97

800: 1. Evelyn Pelfrey (Avon), 2:22.86; 2. Kalyn Potyrala (Amherst), 2:26.24; 3. Kayla Snowden (Amherst), 2:27.60; 4. Riley Mullen (Avon Lake), 2:31.55; 5. Morgan Ferguson (Avon), 2:35.92; 6. Kylie Cope (North Ridgeville), 2:38.37

1,600: 1. Jules Frombach (Avon), 5:31.28; 2. Riley Mullen (Avon Lake), 5:31.36; 3. Emma Sherban (Avon Lake), 5:40.86; 4. Meadow Smith (Avon), 5:41.93; 5. Alessandra Davis (Firelands), 5:48.81; 6. Kaylee Haff (Amherst), 6:01.32

3,200: 1. Emily Nemeth (Elyria), 11:50.89; 2. Jane Roach (Avon), 12:02.61; 3. Alicia Fike (Brookside), 12:20.93; 4. Leah Gerke (Amherst), 12:20.94; 5. Cassidy Hill (Amherst), 12:23.60; 6. Alessandra Davis (Firelands), 12:26.11

100 hurdles: 1. Juliet Goodelle (Avon), 16.55; 2. Amber Achladis (Avon Lake), 16.84; 3. Peyton Phillips (Firelands), 16.87; 4. Macy Dimacchia (Amherst), 17.11; 5. Taylor Washington (Avon Lake), 17.14; 6. Serina Deus (Elyria), 17.46

300 hurdles: 1. Achladis (Avon Lake), 47.51; 2. Phillips (Firelands), 49.15; 3. Cameron Dumais (Amherst), 49.30; 4. Sydney Patterson (Lorain), 50.35; 5. Macy Dimacchia (Amherst), 51.92; 6. Skyler Barnicle (Avon Lake), 52.97

4x100 relay: 1. Amherst (Taylor Hooks, Sidney Hooks, Kylie Olney, Anna Dudziak), 50.80; 2. Avon Lake, 51.61; 3. Avon, 51.62; 4. Lorain, 51.69; 5. Elyria, 53.05; 6. Midview, 53.40

4x200 relay: 1. Avon (Gaby Enourato, Melanie Farmer, Goodelle, Flynn), 1:47.22; 2. Lorain, 1:48.18; 3. Avon Lake, 1:49.31; 4. North Ridgeville, 1:50.79; 5. Amherst, 1:51.29; 6. Elyria, 1:54.89

4x400 relay: 1. Avon Lake (Wetzler, Knick, Tayleigh Price, Achladiss), 4:16.24; 2. North Ridgeville, 4:17.25; 3. Avon, 4:17.53; 4. Lorain, 4:27.92; 5. Midview, 4:38.83; 6. Brookside, 4:43.34

4x800 relay: 1. Avon (Morgan Ferguson, Kelsey Gannon, Jules Frombach, Evelyn Pelfrey), 9:52.68 (MEET RECORD, old record 9:54.59 set in 2018 by Avon); 2. Amherst, 10:26.77; 3. Avon Lake, 10:36.94; 4. Midview, 11:00.66; 5. Firelands, 11:04.36; 6. North Ridgeville, 11:05.36

Shot put: 1. Brooke Lumpkin (Avon Lake), 40-8.75; 2. Molly Radcliffe (Avon), 39-9; 3. Lauren Sheehan (Brookside), 37-9.5; 4. Amanda Ulery (Avon), 35-5; 5. Bree Lumpkin (Avon Lake), 34-6.25; 6. Ellexis Tracy (Brookside), 34-1.5

Discus: 1. Radcliffe (Avon), 125-10; 2. Tracy (Brookside), 111-9; 3. Brooke Lumpkin (Avon Lake), 106-0; 4. Sheehan (Brookside), 100-2; 5. Taylor Stefan (Keystone), 100-2; 6. Maria Guzman (Open Door), 95-6

High jump: 1. Meghan Walters (Avon), 5-1; 2. Julissa Williams (Lorain), 5-0; 3. Julianne D’Acunzo (Avon), 4-10; 4. Emily Werley (Open Door), 4-10; 5. Ally Rennette (Avon), 4-10; 6. Chaley Younkin (Amherst), 4-8

Long jump: 1. Elizabeth Flynn (Avon), 17-10 (MEET RECORD, old record 17-0.5 set in 2016 by Amherst’s Madison Reynolds); 2. Cameron Dumais (Amherst), 16-7.5; 3. Emily Dugan (Elyria Catholic), 15-6; 4. Victoria Copfer (Avon Lake), 15-5.25; 5. Alexandra Boyles (Amherst), 15-2.75; 6. Natalya West (Elyria), 15-2

Pole vault: 1. Sydney Walker (Amherst), 10-6; 2. Bree Lumpkin (Avon Lake), 10-0; 3. Tia Miller (Avon), 9-0; 4. Juliana Seide (Avon Lake), 9-0; 5. Brynn Zeman (Avon), 8-6; 6. Veronica Waugaman (North Ridgeville), 8-0

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