Division I state track: Clody, Wyrick post All-Ohio finishes (6-8-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Gordon Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Saturday, 08 June 2013 23:29
Perrysburg's Courtney Clody (left) competes in the girls 1600 meter run during OHSAA State Track and Field Championships June 8, 2013 at Jesse Owens Memorial Track in Columbus, Ohio. Clody finished 6th. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
COLUMBUS — Courtney Clody and Emily Wyrick added a second All-Ohio finish to their list of accomplishments.
Clody finished sixth in the 1,600 and Wyrick was eighth in the 800 during the Division I state high school track and field meet Saturday at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Stadium.  GIRLS RESULTS BOYS RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY
The top eight finishers in each event receive the All-Ohio recognition and are introduced on the awards podium.
Clody and Wyrick helped Perrysburg to second place in the 3,200 relay Friday.
Clody ran well again in the 1,600 with a time of 5:04.40. The junior just missed bettering her personal best of 5:02.
“It definitely was a very different race from anything I’ve ever run before,” Clody said. “It just felt so much faster, even though I didn’t run my best time. I was really excited to be here and happy to run against some awesome competition.”
Beavercreek senior Sydney Leiher won in 4:51.23 and only two other runners broke 5:02.
“I’m happy being on the podium, but I’m not as happy with my time,” Clody said. “I’m still happy with my place and if my time got me that spot, then I’m happy.
“I was just going to run with the girls and try to put myself into a spot to get on the podium and work my hardest and gut it out to keep my spot and advance my spot if I could,” Clody added.
Wyrick, a senior, used a strong finish to take eighth in the 800 in 2:13.70, beating her previous best of 2:14.
“My goal was to get a (personal record) and get on the podium. I didn’t care what place,” Wyrick said. “I was counting places with 100 to go and I was eighth, so I knew I had to give it my all if I wanted to keep my place on the podium.”
Hilliard Davidson senior Lauren Hoover was first in 2:10.13, winning by 1.07 seconds.
“The race went according to plan,” Wyrick said. “I wanted to let those two or three rabbits go out fast and push me along and see how it went. I kept giving it my all and it worked out.”
Perrysburg junior Taylor Monheim, who also ran on the 3,200 relay team, was 10th in the 3,200 in 11:30.29.
For Bowling Green, sophomore Maria Horrigan tied for 13th in the pole vault (10-6) and sophomore Sasha Lanning was 14th in the 1,600 in 5:40.46.
Horrigan had finished third in the state last year.
In the Division I boys meet, Perrysburg senior Bryant Byrd was 16th in the 1,600 in 2:03.66.
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