Updated: 12:56 a.m., Perrysburg girls win NLL track title (5-18-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jack Carle/Sentinel Sports Editor   
Friday, 17 May 2013 23:00
Perrysburg's Gabrielle Jett competes in the Girl's Shot Put during the NLL Track Meet at Maumee High School. (Photo: Shane Hughes/Sentinel-Tribune)
MAUMEE — Perrysburg had plenty of motivation going into the Northern Lakes League track and field championships this week.
The Yellow Jackets had their streak of four straight titles broken in 2012 by Northview.
Perrysburg responded this season to score 132 points to reclaim the title. Napoleon was second with 116 points.
Bowling Green was tied with Perrysburg for the team lead after the first four events of the meet on Wednesday and the Bobcats finished fourth with 99 points, just behind Northview who scored 99 1/2.
‘‘There was so much motivation this year. We wanted to redeem ourselves,’’ said Perrysburg senior Emily Wyrick, who won the 400 for the fourth straight year. ‘‘Everyone did great. We scored so many points. It was a great night ... We knew we had a chance at winning again.
‘‘Working hard every practice, putting all the effort into practices really helps get your times down for each meet,’’ she continued. ‘‘We reminded ourselves at each practice we had a chance at the NLL title again.’’
Perrysburg dominated in the middle and long distance events
After winning the 3,200 relay on Wednesday the Yellow Jackets came back to win the 1,600 relay on Friday with Courtney Clody running the first leg on each relay.
Clody also won the 800 (2:20.41) and the 1,600 (5:12.51).
Wyrick won the 400 (58.48) and ran on both winning relay teams while Taylor Monheim repeated in the 3,200 (11:31.02) and ran a leg on the winning 3,200 team. Wyrick was also fifth in the 800 and Monheim was second behind Clody in the 1,600.
‘‘My full motivation is just to get my team as high as I can and just work my hardest and keep working in each event,’’ Clody said. ‘‘It’s definitely very rewarding to win an event and it motivates you to do even better the next time.’’
The Yellow Jackets had two placers in the top eight in eight of the 12 individual events and the team scored in 15 of the 17 events.
‘‘It was a whole team effort and most of the girls ran PR’s (personal-bests) or season-bests ... we have a lot of youngsters all the way to seniors,’’ Perrysburg head coach Andrea Monheim said.
‘‘We were just believing that we can and we have been working hard all season,’’ she continued. ‘‘This is where we try to peak and we will try to peak again; our championship season has started.’’
Bowling Green’s Maria Horrigan ran a strong anchor leg to help the Bobcats win the 800 relay (1:48.01). Kyrha Hollins, Jessi Patton and Brittany Lowe also ran in the relay.
Horrigan had won the pole vault and long jump on Wednesday.
BG’s Paige Dauterman (32-4 3/4 ) and Cassadie Baker (32-3) finished one-two in the shot put.
‘‘With the number of kids we have, it’s unbelievable what we get out of them,’’ BG head coach Joe Hudok said. ‘‘Right now we have about 26 girls total on the team and almost every girl, of our number ones, is running four events.
‘‘I am very pleased and very proud of the girls,’’ he continued. ‘‘They are a little down now after coming in tied for first, but we knew what we were up against.’’
Napoleon’s Peyton Lee won three events, making a quick turnaround to win the 100 hurdles (15.46) and 100 (12.56) in the span of 10 minutes and then winning the 200 (25.97).
Northview’s Janelle Noe won the 300 hurdles (46.10) for the third straight year and teammate Alysha Welch repeated in the high jump (5-4).

1) Perrysburg, 132; 2) Napoleon, 116; 3) Northview, 99 1/2; 4) Bowling Green, 99; 5) Springfield, 75; 5) Southview, 57 1/2; 7) Maumee, 44; 8) Anthony Wayne, 40.
(all event winners and Wood County finishers in the top eight listed).
Shot put — 1) Paige Dauterman (BG), 32-4 3/4; 20 Baker (BG), 32-3; 4) Jett (P), 30-6 1/2; 8) Myak (P), 28-6.
High jump —1) Alysha Welch (SN), 5-4; 3) Hollins (BG), 5-0.
100 hurdles — 1) P. Lee (N), 15.46.
100 — 1) Peyton Lee (N), 12.56; 4) Hollins (BG), 13.05; 5) Watson (P), 13.10; 8) Dunbar (P), 13.52.
800 relay — 1) Bowling Green team of Kyrha Hollins, Jessi Patton, Brittany Lowe, Maria Horrigan, 1:48.01; 4) Perrsyburg team of Watson, Doore, Diehl, Lueck, 1:48.82.
1,600 — 1) Courtney Clody (P), 5:12.51; 2) Monheim (P), 5:14.39; 7) Lanning (BG), 5:32.07.
400 relay — 1) Maumee team of Kelsey Commanger, Elisha Davis, Al Korsog, Olivia Dameron, 51.24; 5) BG team of Hollins, Clark, Pattonm Lowe, 51.56; 6) Perrysburg team of Watson, Dunbar, Diehl, Doore, 51.18.
400 — 1) Emily Wyrick (P), 58.48; 3) Patton (BG), 61.89; 4) Reddick (P), 63.15; 5) Baker (BG), 63.16.
300 hurdles —1) Janelle Noe (SN), 46.10; 5) Dickinson (P), 50.50; 8) Stump (P), 52.40.
800 — 1) Clody (P), 2:20.41; 5) Wyrick (P), 2:26.62.
200 — 1) P. Lee (N), 25.97; 6) Watson (P), 27.38; 7) Lowe (BG), 27.50; 8) Horrigan (BG), 27.77.
3.200 - 1) Taylor Monheim (P), 11:31.02; 5) Henry (P), 12:13.66; 7) Lanning (BG), 12:16.99.
1,600 relay — 1) Perrysburg team of Clody, Jordan Doore, Grace Reddick, Emily Wyrick, 4:04.16; 6) BG team of Patton, Baker, Clark, Lowe, 4:16.4.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013 08:02

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