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Southview boys win third straight NLL track meet (5-18-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jack Carle/Sentinel Sports Editor   
Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:56
MAUMEE — It came down to the final event to determine the Northern Lakes League boys track and field champion Friday at Maumee High School.
Southview trailed Anthony Wayne by one point heading into the 1,600 relay, but the Cougars’ Frank Hayes, Chad Justus, Jeremy Cook, and JJ Pinckney put the meet away winning in 3:26.90, finishing over six seconds ahead of AW.
The Cougars finished with 148 points and Southview scored 147. Perrysburg was third with 88 and Bowling Green was eighth with 36. It was the third straight title for the Cougars.
Southview head coach Lee Boyer said he talked to the 1,600 relay team before the race, to let them know the meet was on the line.
‘‘I had all the confidence in the world in that mile relay team; that’s a pretty good group of kids,’’ Boyer said. ‘‘Tell them the truth. Our kids will rise to the occasion, our kids are competitors, and they did.
‘‘Our coaches have been talking about it for a couple of weeks, we knew that this was going to be a real tight meet for us,’’ said Boyer added. ‘‘Anthony Wayne is good in areas that we are not every good and they are good enough in areas where we are good, so we can’t separate from them.’’
Boyer said Keith Gilmore’s fourth-place effort in the long jump made a big difference for the Cougars.
Southview’s Malcolm Johnson, a junior, won the 100 (10.88) and 200 (22.20) and ran on the winning 400 and 800 relay teams for the third straight year.
Teammate JJ Pinckney set a meet record in winning the long jump (22-7), breaking the mark of BG’s Anil Emmaty (22.1 3/4) set in 1987. Pinckney also repeated in the 400 (49.25).
‘‘I can’t say enough about Malcolm and JJ and what they mean to this team,’’ Boyer said.
Bryant Byrd and Andrew Bayes made major contributions for Perrysburg as the Yellow Jackets improved from a last-place finish in 2012, scoring only 53 points.
‘‘We’re really happy ... Watching these kids progress and compete, it was really a great experience for us,’’ Perrysburg head coach Jim Hentges said. ‘‘We went into this, trying to be in the top half.
‘‘We threw these kids in as freshmen three years ago and they were boys among men,’’ Hentges said. ‘‘Now watching them grow up and really come into their own, it is just really, really great.’’
Byrd won the 800 (1:59.08) and 1,600 (4:31.41) and Bayes was second in the 1,600 and 3,200. In the 3,200, Bayes finished in 10:02.57, just being nipped at the finish by Northview’s Chris McKown in 10:02.53.
‘‘That was a heck of a race. You rarely see a finish like that in he two-mile,’’ Hentges said.
Both Byrd and Bayes ran on the winning 3,200 relay team on Wednesday.
‘‘I can’t say enough about Bryant, he’s an animal, and Andrew really came through,’’ Hentges said.
Sophomore Sam Panter had a good meet for the Bobcats, finishing third in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles.
‘‘With our boys, the effort is there, they want to do well,’’ BG head coach Joe Hudok said. ‘‘We’re young ... We’re a little under-manned there. I need to do a better job of getting kids out. I’m going to really walk the halls to get kids out.’’
Anthony Wayne’s Ose Omofoma repeated in the 300 hurdles (39.83).

1) Southview, 148; 2) Anthony Wayne, 147; 3) Perrysburg, 88; 4) Northview, 73; 5) Napoleon, 66; 6) Maumee, 60; 7) Springfield, 44; 8) Bowling Green, 36.
(all event winners and Wood County finishers in the top eight listed).
Pole vault — 1) Josh Jablonski (SN), 12-0; 5) (tie) Wittig (BG), 10-0.
Discus — 1) Jayden Corbitt (AW), 151-04; 6) Connor (P) 125-5.
Long jump — 1) JJ Pickney (SV), 22-7 (meet record, breaks mark of 22-1 3/4 set by BG’s Anil Emmaty in 1987); 8) Loescher (BG), 18-5 1/2.
110 hurdles — 1) Jamar Allen (AW), 15.65; 2) Lowery (P), 15.89; 3) Panter (BG), 15.97.
100 — 1) Malcom Johnson (SV), 10.88.
800 relay — 1) Southview of team of Keith Gilmore, Johnson, Jaquan Bowers, Perry Burkes, 1:31.03; 6) Bowling Green team of Loeshcer, Emans, Forshee, Bailey, 1:37.50.
1,600 — 1) Byrd (P), 4:32.41; 2) Bayes (P), 4:37.79.
400 relay — 1) Southview team of Gilmore, Jeremy Cook, Keith Caldwell, Johnson, 43.15 (new meet record, breaks mark of 43.50 set by Northview in 2001); 3) Perrysburg team of Sjah, Testen, Haynes, Bishop, 45.16; 5) BG team of Loescher, Cotterman, Emans, Forshee, 51.56.
400 — 1) Pinckney (SV), 49.25.
300 hurdles — 1) Oseoreme Omofoma (AW), 39.83; 4) Panter (BG) 42.78; 5) Kobylski (BG), 42.90; 6) Lowery (P), 42.96; 7) Duckel (P), 43.04.
800 — 1) Bryant Byrd (P), 1:59.08; 7) Glorioso (P), 2:07.90.
200 — 1) Johnson (SV), 22.20; 3) Bishop (P), 22.74.
3,200 — 1) Chris McKown (SN), 10:02.53; 2) Bayes (P), 10:02.57; 4) Calvin (P), 10:21.21; 6) Overmyer (BG), 10:23.73.
1,600 relay — 1) Southview team of Frank Hayes, Chad Justus, Cook, Pinckney, 3:26.90; 6) Perrysburg team of Dunckel, Glorioso, MacCarthy, Byrd, 3:39.53; 8) BG team of Kobylski, Zamparripa, Pater, Dennis, 3:41.13.
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013 08:01

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