Horrigan wins two events at NLL track (05-16-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by KEVIN GORDON Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:37
MAUMEE — Maria Horrigan’s ultimate goal is to win a state championship.
For now, though, the Bowling Green sophomore is taking her season one day at a time.
Her approach is paying off.
Horrigan won the pole vault during Wednesday’s opening night of the Northern Lakes League track and field championships at Maumee High School.
The championship was part of a big night for Horrigan, who won the long jump earlier in the meet and qualified for the finals of the 200 after winning the pole vault.
Perrysburg also won two league championships as it swept the 3,200 relays.
Horrigan cleared 11-0 in the pole vault to beat runnerup Bryn Langenderfer of Springfield at 10-6. No other vaulter went higher than 9-6.
The NLL pole vault was the second straight for Horrigan, who set the league record last season at 11-3.
Horrigan eventually finished third in the Division I state meet with a height of 11-8. Her best this season is 11-6.
“I’m happy I won, but I’m a little disappointed with my height,” Horrigan said. “My goal was a (personal record).”
Horrigan entered the competition at 10-0 and eventually made 11-0 on her final attempt.
Vaulters receive three attempts at each height, but they can skip a height. She missed her three attempts at 11-6.
“My vaults were all right and I felt good, but I’ve had so many events that it’s been tough to stay warmed up and keep my energy up,” Horrigan said. “Hopefully, everything clicks before state this year. But I’m happy with the season so far.
“I’m learning and improving every day, and I’m scoring points for my team and the team is really important to me.”
Horrigan also will run on BG’s 800 relay team Friday when the meet concludes.
“Assuming I get to regionals, it’ll get easier because I won’t have as many events,” Horrigan said. “Hopefully, the relay team gets to regionals, but it’ll be easier for me to keep my energy up and stay focused on the pole vault.”
Horrigan also performed well in the long jump, winning with a distance of 16-3 to edge defending champion Elizabeth Sares of Southview by one inch.
“I’m really happy to win the long jump, especially since I wasn’t the No. 1 seed,” said Horrigan, who was fourth last season.
Horrigan, whose best is 16-6, had two jumps of at least 16-0 in the finals, and added a third 16-foot effort during the preliminaries.
Each athlete receives three jumps during the preliminaries, with the top nine distances advancing to the finals where each athlete gets three more attempts to improve their distance.
Perrysburg’s girls ran well to win the 3,200 relay.
The team of Courtney Clody, Taylor Monheim, Jordan Doore and Emily Wyrick had a time of 9:24.60 to win by almost 13 seconds over Northview.
The time was well under the team’s previous best of 9:43.99 last week at the Oak Harbor Invitational.
Northview was the No. 1 seed at 9:33.
“We were hoping the race would go this well, so we’re really pleased,” Wyrick said. “Everyone ran really strong.”
“We’ve been battling with Northview and we had a lot of adrenaline,” Wyrick added. “We were ready to compete against them. We were ready to fight and we ran really well.”
The Yellow Jacket boys  were impressive in winning their 3,200 relay.
Bryant Byrd, Anthony Glorioso, Parker Calvin and Andrew Bayes had a time of 8:19.26, good for a 3.46 second margin over runnerup Southview.
Southview entered the meet with a best of 8:27, two seconds better than Perrysburg.
“We thought we had a chance to win, but the race went way better than we thought it would,” Glorioso said. “Southview really pushed us to do our best. We’ve had our ups and downs during the year, but we’re starting to peak right now.”
Perrysburg’s Gabrielle Jett finished second in the discus with a throw of 114-11. Northview’s Taylor Warner won with a distance of 120-11.
“I felt really good today  and thought I had a chance to do well,’ said Jett, a sophomore who beat her season-best of 109 and career-best of 110 set last season. “My warmup throws were good and I’ve been lifting weights, so I’ve been doing better this year. I’ve been a lot more dedicated. I’ve gotten a lot more done in practice and I’ve been working harder. Today was a good day.”
Friday night’s action starts with the remaining field events at 5 and the running finals at 7.

At Maumee
1) Anthony Wayne, 42; 2) Southview, 19; 3) Perrysburg, 14; 4) tie, Napoleon, Northview, 13; 6) Maumee, 9; 7) Bowling Green, 6; 8) Springfield, 1.
(All event winners and Wood County finishers in the top eight listed)
Shot put — 1) Jayden Corbitt (AW), 52-5; 7) Connor (P), 40-6; 8) Coil (P), 38-4.
High jump — 1) Shane Weiss (AW), 6-0; 6) Cheslock (BG), 5-8; 8) Sjah (P), 5-8.
3,200 relay — 1) Perrysburg, team of Bryant Byrd, Anthony Glorioso, Parker Calvin and Andrew Bayes, 8:19.26; 6) BG, team of Overmyer, Kobylski, Lanning and Zamarripa, 8:52.42.

1) tie, Bowling Green, Perrysburg, 34; 3) Northview, 26; 4) tie, Napoleon, Springfield, 18; 6) tie, Maumee, Southview, 10; 8) Anthony Wayne 6.
(All event winners and Wood County finishers in the top eight listed)
Pole vault — 1) Maria Horrigan (BG), 11-0; 3) Bohnenkamp (P), 9-6; 6) Clark (BG), 8-3.
Long jump — 1) Horrigan (BG),16-3; 3) Bohnenkamp (P), 15-10 1/2.
Discus — 1) Taylor Warner (NV), 120-11; 2) Jett (P), 114-11; 4) Baker (BG), 107-1; 5) McDowell (P), 102-1; 7) Dauterman (BG), 98-9.
3,200 relay — 1) Perrysburg, team of Courtney Clody, Taylor Monheim, Jordan Doore and Emily Wyrick, 9:24.60; 5) BG, team of Lanning, Dubler, Akenberger and Johnson, 10:24.79.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:40

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