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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Track: On to State....

Once again, the Orrville track program will have solid representation at the OHSAA State Track Meet this coming weekend in Columbus. A rundown follows.

The boys team captured a 2nd place finish at the Lexington, qualifying for state in 6 events. The girls finished 19th and qualified in just 1 event.

Here's the breakdown....along with a full result sheet from this past weekend at Lexington and here's the lane assignments for all events this coming weekend.

110m Hurdles - Sam Miller. Sam won the event with a time of 14.55. He heads to Columbus with the 3rd fastest time of all the qualifiers. Ben Moody of Cortland Lakeview clocked a silly 13.83 at the Ravenna regional, crushing a near 20 yr old meet record, and came within .15 seconds of the state record.

100m - Michael Craig. Michael finished 2nd to Norwayne's Cody Miller with a time of 11.10. His regional time is 8th quick among all the qualifiers.

4x 200m Relay - Lockett, Nichols, Craig, Kazim. Team finished 4th at regionals and is 12th quickest among the 16 state qualifiers based on regional times.

4x 100m Relay - Miller, Lockett, Pittman, Craig. Team finished 4th at regionals and is 11th quick among the 16 state qualifiers based on regional times.

200m - Michael Craig. Michael won the 200m with a 21.65. His regional time is 2nd quick among the 16 state qualifiers. This may be Orrville's best shot at a state title.

Pole Vault - Aaric Milligan. Aaric jumped 14' 8" and finished 3rd at regionals. Only the 2 athletes that finished ahead of him cleared 15' at regionals. Aaric has a shot at a top 4 or better finish at state.

The Riders finished 6th as a team last year with 19 team points and I think they improve on that this year. I'm predicting a 4th place finish with right around 25 team points.

One lone Lady Rider will represent the red, white and black at Jesse Owens Stadium. Sophomor Brooke Benner finished 3rd in the girls 1600m run. Her regional time of 5:16.27 is 12th quick out of the field of 16.

Good luck to all the Rider tracksters. Represent the school with class and bring home the hardware.


Tiffany said...

Michael Craig broke the Orrville school 200M record at the regional meet Saturday.

Good luck to the Riders this week! I will be there to support ALL of the athletes!!!

Red Rider Sports Blog (Tim Snyder) said...

Any idea who held the record previously? I'm guessing Andre Howard or that Bowman kid who ran a few years ago.

Only 5 boys in Div 1 & 2 qualified in 4 events. Quite an accomplishment. There were 7 in Div. 3.

Tiffany said...

Michael already had the school record in the 200M which he shared with Ken Norman at 21.76.

Michael has qualified for state in multiple events for the last three years.

Good luck to all of the Riders that will be competing in Columbus this week!!!