Big day for FayCo at District meet


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@aimmediamidwest.com



DOUBLE DISTRICT CHAMP — Washington’s Cloe Copas (right) leads Emma Lands of Logan Elm in the 3200-meter run at the Division II District meet Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Washington High School. Lands stayed right behind Copas for a good part of the race. In the end, Copas won the event by 12 seconds. Copas also won the District 1600-meter run, 17 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

DOUBLE DISTRICT CHAMP — Washington’s Cloe Copas (right) leads Emma Lands of Logan Elm in the 3200-meter run at the Division II District meet Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Washington High School. Lands stayed right behind Copas for a good part of the race. In the end, Copas won the event by 12 seconds. Copas also won the District 1600-meter run, 17 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.


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DISTRICT CHAMPS — Miami Trace’s 4 x 100-meter relay team (above) captured the 2019 District championship in a time of 51.48. (l-r); Lilly Litteral, Isabella Vanover, Tori Morrison and Alyssa Butler.


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Miami Trace’s Charles Lapasky (above) competed in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Division II District track meet at Washington High School.


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Washington’s Sterling Smith had a personal best throw of 51’ 9” in the shot put, placing third to qualify to the Regional meet this week at Muskingum University.


Photo by Mary Kay West

Fayette County will be well-represented at this week’s Regional track meet at Muskingum University.

The meet is set for Thursday at 5 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m.

From Miami Trace High School, there will be a total of 15 student-athletes competing in 13 events.

For Washington High School, there are a total of 16 student-athletes taking part in 13 events.

“What a fantastic day today,” Miami Trace head coach Brent Noes said. “It’s really been a fantastic week for our kids out here, especially our girls program.

“They competed well,” Noes said. “Macy Creamer is a District champion in two events, the 100-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles. She also qualified to Regionals in the long jump and 100-meter hurdles. We are very excited for Macy being a four-time Regional qualifier. This is something she hasn’t done before.

“Our girls’ 4 x 100-meter relay team is District champions for the second year in a row,” Noes said. “Alyssa Butler, a freshman, did a fantastic job of anchoring for us. Lilly Litteral is a new lead leg on that relay.

“Mallory Conklin, another freshman, got out in the 1600,” Noes said. “Isabella Vanover qualified to the Regionals in the 200-meter dash.

“All the girls did a great job today,” Noes said. “We’re excited. We’re hoping to see this success continue (this) week at Regionals.

“On the boys’ side, on Tuesday, Wyatt Cory was a District champion in the pole vault,” Noes said. “We also had our boys 4 x 800-meter relay qualify to Regionals.

“Wyatt was runner up today in the 110-meter hurdles,” Noes said. “Our 4 x 200-meter relay made it out to the Regionals.

“Jaden Haldeman made it to the Regionals again in the 300-meter hurdles,” Noes said. “Jotham Lewis will be making his first appearance at the Regionals. He qualified in the 800-meter run. He ran a p.r. (personal record) today by about four seconds.

“Our 4 x 4 boys team qualified to Regionals,” Noes said. “We’re very excited about that. It’s been a few years since Miami Trace had a 4 x 4 or 4 x 8 team get out to the Regionals.

“Jotham Lewis is a three-event Regional qualifier,” Noes said. “Wyatt Cory qualified for two events at the Regionals; Jaden Haldeman is in two events at the Regionals. Jake Atwood is going to the Regionals in two events.

“The DeBruin twins, Henry and Simon, are going in the 4 x 4 and 4 x 8,” Noes said. “Isabella Vanover is going to Regionals in two events.

“We had four District champions and one District record broken,” Noes said. “We have kids competing in 13 of 17 events and that is super-exciting. I’m really proud of the kids and the hard work they’ve put forth. The coaches have done just an outstanding job. We’ve had to deal with some adversity here, so, these kids have really stepped up. I’m proud of them.”

“Our boys had a really great meet today,” Washington head coach Corey Dye said. “Trent Langley ended up being a District champion in the 110 hurdles. Our 4 x 1 boys team qualified to the Regionals.

“Sterling Smith had a personal best in the shot put, placing third,” Dye said. “Trent is also going to the Regionals in the 300-meter hurdles.

“Our 4 x 2 team had a good run,” Dye said. “They just missed out (going to Regionals). Bryce Coy did well in the high jump. Connor Lane competed well in the (1600) and (3200). He gave his best effort.”

“We were third out of 14 teams,” Washington head coach Louis Reid said. “We’ve either been first, second or third for the past, I want to say, 12 or 13 years.

“I’m ecstatic,” Reid said. “This is an extremely young group that has been led by our seniors and some talented juniors. We have great leadership and that’s why our team (performed) really well.

“We saw a lot of personal bests at this District meet,” Reid said. “Jeleeya Tyree-Smith is moving on in the high jump. Hannah Haithcock and Shawna Conger are going to Regionals in the shot put.

“Megan Downing is going to the Regionals in the pole vault,” Reid said. “Our 4 x 2, that combination of girls was only running together for the second time. And they had a p.r. by two seconds.

“Ray (Rayana Burns) is moving on in the 400-meter dash,” Reid said. “She’s coming back slowly. This is her fourth meet of the season. The fact that she is able to compete at such a high level is great. She’s worked extremely hard. Her leadership and her mental toughness have really helped her out.

“Halli Wall placed (in the 400),” Reid said. “Chloe Lovett, a freshman, is going in the 300 hurdles. She knocked four seconds off her time to qualify. We haven’t had anyone make it in the 300-meter hurdles in a while. Coach (Lauren) Bishop has been working with her. She was a Regional qualifier in that event. She helped get Chloe where she needed to be.

“We have Cloe Copas in the mile and two mile,” Reid said. “Cloe’s been having a fantastic year in the distance races. She works hard.

“Our girls 4 x 4 is also going to the Regional,” Reid said. “This is the second year in a row we’ve had a 4 x 4 team make it. Over the past two days, they knocked seven seconds off their time.

“We want to obviously see some of our best running (this) week and get some of our kids to State,” Reid said.

For Miami Trace, at the District meet last week at Washington High School, Macy Creamer won the District title in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.93.

Creamer also won the District championship in the 300-meter hurdles in a new District record time of 46.34. The previous record of 46.77 was set in 2013 by M. Jaruwannakorn of Zane Trace.

Creamer also placed third in the District long jump at 15’ 10 1/4” to qualify to the Regional meet.

Miami Trace won the District championship in the 4 x 100-meter relay with a time of 51.48. Those runners advancing to the Regionals are Lilly Litteral, Isabella Vanover, Tori Morrison and Alyssa Butler.

Vanover also qualified to the Regionals in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.87.

Mallory Conklin placed fourth in the 1600-meter run to advance to the Regional meet. She ran a time of 5:49.87.

For the Miami Trace boys’ team, Wyatt Cory won the District pole vault with a height of 14’ 0”.

Cory was also second in the District finals of the 110-meter hurdles in 15.42.

Miami Trace placed fourth in the 4 x 800-meter relay at the District meet with a time of 8:42.63. That quartet advancing to the Regionals is Henry DeBruin, Simon DeBruin, Caleb Brannigan and Jotham Lewis.

Lewis also advanced to the Regional in the 800-meter run, placing fourth at the District meet in 2:04.13.

Miami Trace’s 4 x 200-meter relay team is moving on to the Regionals after placing third at the District meet in a time of 1:33.91. Those relay team members are Jake Atwood, Matthew Haddox, Keegan Terry and Jaden Haldeman.

Haldeman also advanced to the Regionals in the 300-meter hurdles. He placed third in the District finals in a time of 40.62.

Atwood, Henry DeBruin, Simon DeBruin and Lewis placed second in the 4 x 400-meter relay in 3:36.51 to qualify to the Regional meet.

The Washington Lady Lions placed third at the District meet 76.5 points.

Unioto won the District title with 92 points, followed closely by Logan Elm with 90.5 points.

Miami Trace was fourth with 70 points.

Hillsboro was seventh with 40 points and McClain was eighth with 39 points.

Washington’s 4 x 200-meter relay team of Halli Wall, Kayla Welling, Chloe Lovett and Tabby Woods placed fourth to make it out to the Regional meet with a time of 1:54.77.

Lovett finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 49.35.

Cloe Copas won the 1600-meter run in a time of 5:30.37. She also won the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:38.27, scoring 20 points for the team.

Rayana Burns placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.50.

Burns, Wall, Lovett and Woods placed third in the 4 x 400-meter relay in a time of 4:18.26.

Jeleeya Tyree-Smith qualified to the Regionals in the high jump, tying for third place in the District meet with a height of 4’ 8”.

Shawna Conger placed second in the shot put at the District meet with a throw of 33’ 4 1/2”. She will be joined at the Regionals by teammate Hannah Haithcock, who finished third at the District with a throw of 32’ 8 1/4”.

Megan Downing qualified to the Regional in the pole vault, placing third at 9’ 6”.

For the Washington Blue Lions, Trent Langley won the District title in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.35.

Langley placed fourth in the finals of the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 41.74.

Sterling Smith is a Regional qualifier after placing third in the shot put with a throw of 51’ 9”.

Washington’s 4 x 100-meter relay team, seeded seventh coming into the District meet, placed fourth in the finals in 45.83. Those runners are Jerome Mack, Langley, Jamie McCane and Eli Lynch.

Washington and Miami Trace girls District track meet results:

100-meter dash: Macy Creamer, MT, 1st, 12.93; Isabella Vanover, MT, 5th, 13.41; Mckenna Garren, W, 11th, 14.15; Arianna Heath, W, 15th, 14.89

200-meter dash: Isabella Vanover, MT, 3rd, 27.87; Alyssa Butler, MT, 6th, 28.57; Kayla Welling, W, 11th, 30.35

400-meter dash: Rayana Burns, W, 3rd, 1:00.50; Hall Wall, W, 6th, 1:03.82; Tori Morrison, MT, 11th, 1:09.01

800-meter run: Mallory Conklin, MT, 7th, 2:43.46; Abigail Tackage, W, 11th, 2:55.13; Diya Patel, W, 14th, 2:56.89; Bridget Perkins, MT, 15th, 3:05.36

1600-meter run: Cloe Copas, W, 1st, 5:30.37; Mallory Conklin, MT, 4th, 5:49.87; Annabella Szczberiak, MT, 11th, 6:34.87; Abigail Tackage, W, 14th, 7:08.61

3200-meter run: Cloe Copas, W, 1st, 12:38.27; Annabella Szczberiak, MT, 9th, 15:27.35; Shelbee Crago, W, 15th, 18:39.06

100-meter hurdles: Macy Creamer, MT, 3rd, 16.61; Raven Haithcock, W, 9th, 18.66; Aria Marting, W, 11th, 18.94; Courtney Arnold, MT, 19th, 21.21

300-meter hurdles: Macy Creamer, MT, 1st, 46.34*; Chloe Lovett, W, 4th, 49.35; Sydney Shadburn, W, 15th, 58.12; Taylor Dawson, MT, 18th, 59.24

4 x 100-meter relay: MT, 1st, 51.48 (Lilly Litteral, Isabella Vanover, Tori Morrison, Alyssa Butler); W, 7th, 54.97 (Aria Marting, Chloe Lovett, Tabby Woods, Mckenna Garren)

4 x 200-meter relay: W, 3rd, 1:52.93 (Halli Wall, Kayla Welling, Chloe Lovett, Tabby Woods); MT, dq

4 x 400-meter relay: W, 3rd, 4:18.26 (Rayana Burns, Halli Wall, Chloe Lovett, Tabby Woods); MT, 11th, 4:47.05 (Tori Morrison, Alyssa Butler, Lilly Litteral, Mallory Pavey)

4 x 800-meter relay: W, 6th, 11:10.75 (Abigail Tackage, Diya Patel, Cloe Copas, Mia Moats); MT, 10th, 12:05.70 (Mallory Conklin, Annabella Szczberiak, Bridget Perkins, Krissy Ison)

High jump: Jeleeya Tyree-Smith, W, tied 3rd, 4’ 8”; Tori Morrison, MT, 5th, 4’ 8”

Pole vault: Megan Downing, W, 3rd, 9’ 6”

Long jump: Macy Creamer, MT, 3rd, 15’ 10 1/4”; Aaralyne Estep, W, 18th, 13’ 9”; Haley Brenner, W, 20th, 12’ 9 3/4”

Shot put: Shawna Conger, W, 2nd, 33’ 4 1/2”; Hannah Haithcock, W, 3rd, 32’ 8 1/4”; Libby Aleshire, MT, 13th, 29’ 1”; Lilly Workman, MT, 19th, 26’ 5”

Discus throw: Libby Aleshire, MT, 5th, 100’ 3”; Julianne Stevenson, MT, 11th, 88’ 2”; Bethany Wilt, W, 15th, 79’ 10”; Hannah Haithcock, W, 23rd, 65’ 0”

Girls District team scores:

Unioto, 1st, 92; Logan Elm, 2nd, 90.5; Washington, 3rd, 76.5; Miami Trace, 4th, 70; Zane Trace, 5th, 69; Circleville, 6th, 61; Hillsboro, 7th, 40; McClain, 8th, 39; Westfall, 9th, 37; Waverly, 10th, 36; McDermott Northwest, 10th, 36; Minford, 12th, 6; Lynchburg-Clay, 13th, 5; Winchester Eastern, 14th, 4

Miami Trace and Washington boys District track meet results:

100-meter dash: Jake Atwood, MT, 7th, 11.93; Jerome Mack, W, 12th, 11.98; Jamie McCane, W, 13th, 12.11; Jayden LeBeau, MT, 13th, 12.11

200-meter dash: Jake Atwood, MT, 7th, 25.22; Matthew Haddox, MT, 10th, 24.10; Shlok Shah, W, 14th, 24.57

400-meter dash: Wyatt Cory, MT, 5th, 52.11; Brice Cartwright, W, 11th, 55.31; Simon DeBruin, MT, 12th, 55.47; Chase Mallow, W, 19th, 58.51

800-meter run: Jotham Lewis, MT, 4th, 2:04.13; Henry DeBruin, MT, 10th, 2:14.51

1600-meter run: Caleb Brannigan, MT, 8th, 4:58.42; Charles Lapasky, MT, 12th, 5:12.14; Connor Lane, W, 18th, 5:23.45

3200-meter run: Caleb Brannigan, MT, 9th, 11:18.93; Charles Lapasky, MT, 20th, 12:11.63

110-meter hurdles: Trent Langley, W, 1st, 15.35; Wyatt Cory, MT, 2nd, 15.42; Jaden Haldeman, MT, 7th, 16.87

300-meter hurdles: Jaden Haldeman, MT, 3rd, 40.62; Trent Langley, W, 4th, 41.74; Caden Smith, W, 20th, 47.78

4 x 100-meter relay: W, 4th, 45.83 (Jerome Mack, Trent Langley, Jamie McCane, Eli Lynch); MT, dq

4 x 200-meter relay: MT, 3rd, 1:33.91 (Jake Atwood, Matthew Haddox, Keegan Terry, Jaden Haldeman); W, 5th, 1:35.16 (Shlok Shah, Caden Smith, Jamie McCane, Eli Lynch)

4 x 400-meter relay: MT, 2nd, 3:36.51 (Jake Atwood, Henry DeBruin, Simon DeBruin, Jotham Lewis); W, 7th, 3:41.05 (Brice Cartwright, Eli Lynch, Kameron Morris, Trent Langley)

4 x 800-meter relay: MT, 4th, 8:42.63 (Henry DeBruin, Simon DeBrin, Caleb Brannigan, Jotham Lewis)

High jump: Wyatt Cory, MT, 5th, 5’ 8”; Bryce Coy, W, tied 8th, 5’ 6”; Andrew Amore, MT, tied 14th, 5’ 6”

Pole vault: Wyatt Cory, MT, 1st, 14’ 0”; Bryce Coy, W, 5th, 11’ 6010”; Jacob Stone, W, 9th, 10’ 0”

Long jump: Andrew Amore, MT, 11th, 18’ 9 3/4”; Eli Lynch, W, 12th, 18’ 9 1/2”; Shlok Shah, W, 19th, 17’ 3 3/4”; Jacob Dowbing, MT, 20th, 17’ 1 1/4”

Shot put: Sterling Smith, W, 3rd, 51’ 9”; Cassius Howland, W, 6th, 43’ 10”; Josh Liff, MT, 9th, 42’ 1”; Cole Enochs, MT, 10th, 41’ 0”

Discus throw: Sterling Smith, W, 5th, 126’ 11”; Cassius Howland, W, 9th, 113’ 4”; Justin Shoemaker, MT, 20th, 98’ 3”; Grant DeBruin, MT, 21st, 96’ 8”

Boys District team scores:

McDermott Northwest, 1st, 84; Hillsboro, 2nd, 75.3; Waverly, 3rd, 70.17; Unioto, 4th, 64.83; Miami Trace, 5th, 62.5; Portsmouth, 6th, 62.3; Washington, 7th, 43.17; Wheelersburg, 8th, 39.17; Circleville, 9th, 38; Logan Elm, 10th, 37.17; Westfall, 11th, 33; McClain, 12t, 25.17; Winchester Eastern, 13th, 14; Zane Trace, 14th, 13.17

* New District meet record

DOUBLE DISTRICT CHAMP — Washington’s Cloe Copas (right) leads Emma Lands of Logan Elm in the 3200-meter run at the Division II District meet Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Washington High School. Lands stayed right behind Copas for a good part of the race. In the end, Copas won the event by 12 seconds. Copas also won the District 1600-meter run, 17 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/05/web1_Cloe-Copas-3200-.jpgDOUBLE DISTRICT CHAMP — Washington’s Cloe Copas (right) leads Emma Lands of Logan Elm in the 3200-meter run at the Division II District meet Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Washington High School. Lands stayed right behind Copas for a good part of the race. In the end, Copas won the event by 12 seconds. Copas also won the District 1600-meter run, 17 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

DISTRICT CHAMPS — Miami Trace’s 4 x 100-meter relay team (above) captured the 2019 District championship in a time of 51.48. (l-r); Lilly Litteral, Isabella Vanover, Tori Morrison and Alyssa Butler.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/05/web1_MT-Dist-champ-4-x-1.jpgDISTRICT CHAMPS — Miami Trace’s 4 x 100-meter relay team (above) captured the 2019 District championship in a time of 51.48. (l-r); Lilly Litteral, Isabella Vanover, Tori Morrison and Alyssa Butler. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

Miami Trace’s Charles Lapasky (above) competed in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Division II District track meet at Washington High School.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/05/web1_MT-Charles-Lapasky-1600.jpgMiami Trace’s Charles Lapasky (above) competed in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Division II District track meet at Washington High School. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

Washington’s Sterling Smith had a personal best throw of 51’ 9” in the shot put, placing third to qualify to the Regional meet this week at Muskingum University.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/05/web1_Sterling-Smith-by-Mary-Kay.jpgWashington’s Sterling Smith had a personal best throw of 51’ 9” in the shot put, placing third to qualify to the Regional meet this week at Muskingum University. Photo by Mary Kay West

By Chris Hoppes

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