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Bokanovich leads United charge

April 11, 2011
From Staff Reports , Morning Journal News

BERLIN CENTER - United senior Emily Bokanovich might dedicate more time to softball during the spring, but she was up for the track competition on Saturday at the Lew Speece Invitational at Western Reserve High School.

Bokanovich scored victories in the 200-meter dash (27.4) and 400 (61.34) to help the Eagle girls to the team victory. United scored 106 points to edge St. Thomas Aquinas in the 18-team field.

Sierra Parks was first in the 100 hurdles (17.2) and 300 hurdles (48.74). She took second in the high jump as well (5-2).

Emily Guappone was second in the 3200 (12:21.36) and Kayla Potts took second in the long jump (16-0.5) for the Eagles. Caitlin Palmer captured third in the shot put (32-3.75).

Springfield's Sarah Montgomery was third in the 100 (13.92). She also helped the 400 relay team of Kristin Evans, Morgan McMurray and Hailey Sullivan finish third (54.57) and the 800 relay team of Megan O'Neill, McMurray and Sullivan finish third (1:55.21).

Columbiana's 3200-meter relay team of Chanel Brown, Ashley Lydic, Kristen Crisp and Caroline Kimpel was third (10:44.43).

McDonald won the boys competition with 110 points. South Range was the top finishing area boys team (fifth, 55 points).

Andrew O'Leary led the Raiders by placing second in the 400 (51.16). Ethan Witmer was third in the 110 hurdles (16.87) and second in the 300 (42.53).

In field events, Lisbon's Matt Metzgar won the high jump (5-10). Columbiana's Brandon Cross was first in the shot put (56-0.5). Columbiana's Britton Steiginga was runner-up in the long jump (20-1.5).

United's A.J. Morrow took third in the 200 (23.97).

Lions roar

EAST CANTON - Minerva's girls track and field team had a Saturday to remember as the Lions ran away with the East Canton Invitational.

Minerva's girls scored 108 points to runner-up Canton South's 86 to take the 11-team meet.

Kaele Lightfoot led the Lions by capturing first in the 400 with a meet record run (59.82). Lightfoot was also second in the 100 (12.98) and second in the 800 (2:32.92).

Aliysha Stermer took first in the long jump (15-9) as well as second in the 200-meter dash (27.10) and Emily Mapes was first in the 3200-meter run (12:04). Nicole Christner was second in the 100-meter hurdles (17.26), while Kaitlyn Chase was second in the triple jump (26-0.5).

Minerva's boys were third with 103 points. Trinity won the event with 148 points.

Adam Anderson took first for the Lion boys in the 1600 (4:51.86).

Kyle Crum was first in the long jump (20-9), while second in both the 100 (11.55) and 200 (23.2).



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