Eastwood boys cruise at Oak Harbor invite


OAK HARBOR — Many teams would have been thrilled to have the day Eastwood’s boys track and field team
enjoyed Saturday.
The Eagles won four events and scored 191 to points to easily win the Oak Harbor Invitational.
Oak Harbor was a distant second in the 10-team meet with 147.
Also from Wood County, Perrysburg was fourth with 70 and Lake was sixth with 25.
Devin Snowden had three of Eastwood’s victories, winning the 110 and 300 hurdles, and the long jump.
But for a team looking to win its 15th straight league title and maybe even win its third Division II
state championship in the last seven seasons, Eastwood was far from its best.
“It was just very workmanlike today,” Eagle coach Brian Sabo said, adding his team “only had a few
(personal records)” during the meet.
“We were pretty consistent with how we were running. There were a lot of good efforts, but it wasn’t our
best performance. That’s OK. We’re allowed to have a bad day. I’m satisfied we won, but there are a lot
of guys who would have liked to have done better and probably should have done better.”
The meet featured good competition and was a good mental challenge for the athletes. Saturday was easily
the warmest day of the season, and the athletes had to deal with humid and windy conditions.
The meet was the final tune-up before the teams compete in their league meets this week and district
meets the following week. Eastwood’s Northern Buckeye Conference meet is this Saturday at Otsego.
“The part I love about coming here is we’re seeing a few schools we haven’t seen before,” Sabo said. “In
every race, there’s some pretty good competition.
“When you do three or four events, it prepares you for what’s coming up, league, districts, regionals,
because you have to run one hard race and then turnaround and refocus and now run another hard race
against more good competition. That’s exactly what leagues and districts are like.”
Snowden won the 110 hurdles in 14.70, the 300 hurdles in 40.45 and the long jump with a distance of
23-2½. He still has the best Division II long jump in the state this season (23-5¼).
Also for the Eagles, Noah Smith won the 800 in 2:00.82.
The only other county winner was Perrysburg’s Hayel Jomaa, who won the 400 in 51.28.
Eastwood also had eight second-place finishes, six third-place finishes and three fourth-place finishes.
The top eight finishers in the 13 non-relay events scored points for their team.
The Eagles continued to fine-tune their lineup for the league and district meets.
At Oak Harbor, the Eagles had some athletes compete in races they normally don’t run to see how might
fare later this season.
“We’re pretty excited because we did some things today to prepare for next week to see where we’re at,
maybe running an extra race they don’t normally run to let them get a feel for it,” Sabo said.
“We’re pretty confident we’ll be ready for the league meet. We need some rest, which will be good for
everyone. We’re excited.”
1) Eastwood, 191; 2) Oak Harbor, 147; 3) Milan Edison, 97; 4) Perrysburg, 70; 5) Port Clinton, 35; 6)
Lake, 25; 7) Woodmore, 24½; 8) Napoleon, 23; 9) Perry, 21½; 10) Cardinal Stritch, 16.
(All event winners, and Eastwood, Lake and Perrysburg finishers in the top eight listed)
Discus — 1) Sam Meece (N), 166-4; 3) Zach Jacoby (Ea), 140-7; 5) Dalton Andrews (Ea), 131-1; 7) Evan
Schroder (P), 126-8.
Shot put — 1) Noah Harder (OH), 45-7; 2) Jack Heckman (Ea), 45-5½; 5) Caleb Tussing (Ea), 44-6; 7)
Schroder (P), 41-9.
High jump — 1) Nate Poiry (OH), 5-10; 2) Jonathon Bowlus (Ea), 5-8; 4) Ryan Reiter (Ea), 5-8; 5) Jace
Basilius (L), 5-6; 7) Timmy Selhorst (P), 5-6.
Long jump — 1) Devin Snowden (Ea), 23-2½; 3) Brennan Seifert (Ea), 20-10½;  7) Selhorst (P), 19-5½; 8)
Austin Reuss (L), 19-3½.
Pole vault — 1) Nicholas Lauria (Perry), 15-4; 2) Andrew Caris (Ea), 13-0; 8) Anthony Reighard (P), 10-0.

3,200 relay — 1) Eastwood, team of Noah Smith, Sam Church, Logan Baugher and Tim Hoodlebrink, 8:04</span>; 4)
Perrysburg, team of Clayton Shook, Roland MacCarthy, Corey Grey and Joe Faehnle, 8:58.21.
110 hurdles — 1) Snowden (Ea), 14.70; 5) Jacoby (Ea), 16.43.
100 — 1) Cole Weirich (OH), 11:43</span>; 2) Jared Smith (Ea), 11.70; 3) Seifert (Ea),
11.71; 5) Branden Short (L), 11.74; 6) Parker Beach (P), 11.92; 7) Keishawn Hobson (P), 11.93; 8)
Spencer Little (L), 12.00.
800 relay — 1) Oak Harbor, 1:31.53 (breaks meet record of 1:31.86 set by Eastwood in 2014); 2)
Perrysburg, team of Beach, Josh Haynes, Quaylan Young and Hobson, 1:33.41; 3) Eastwood, team of Josh
Flipse, Bowlus, Reiter and Isaac Emahiser, 1:35.29; 4) Lake, team of Basilius, Alex Bradfield, Little
and Short, 1:35.56.
1,600 — 1) Chris Hoffman (ME), 4:41.33; 2) Clayton Shook (P), 4:46.34; 3) Hoodlebrink (Ea), 4:50.54; 5)
Josh Harper (Ea), 4:51.66; 8) Faehnle (P), 5:04.33.
400 relay — 1) Oak Harbor, 43.39 (breaks meet record or 43.50 set by Eastwood in 2014); 2) Eastwood, team
of Grant Geiser, Snowden, Seifert and Jared Smith, 43.51; 3) Perrysburg, team of Jakyrri Cobb, Haynes,
Young and Hobson, 45.26; 4) Lake, team of Basilius, Austin Reuss, Little and Short, 45.96.
400 — 1) Hayel Jomaa (P), 51.28; 4) Emahiser (Ea), 53.44; 5) MacCarthy (P), 53.59; 7) Bowlus (Ea), 53.92.

300 hurdles — 1) Snowden (Ea), 40.45; 3) Baugher (Ea), 42.30; 5) Adam Dunckel (P), 43.44.
800 — 1) Noah Smith (Ea), 2:00.82; 3) Hoodlebrink (Ea), 2:06.20.
200 — 1) DeShawn Johnson (OH), 23.04; 2) Seifert (Ea), 23.53; 5) Reiter (Ea), 24.40; 6) Short (L), 24.57.

3,200 — 1) Jak Wistinghausen (OH), 10:30.11; 2) Church (Ea), 10:47.82; 4) Andrew Monheim (P), 11:03.55;
6) Josh Bierley (Ea), 11:11.35; 8) Adam Ohls (P), 11:18.80.
1,600 relay — 1) Milan Edison, 3:32.84; 2) Eastwood, team of Hoodlebrink, Noah Smith, Emahiser and
Baugher, 3:35.37; 5) Perrysburg, team of MacCarthy, Haynes, Grey and Jomaa, 3:47.85.

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