Edie Svonavec of Garfield captures shot put crown at Poland Invitational

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Garfield's Edie Svonavec was the only Portage County athlete to capture an individual title at the Poland Invitational, held at Poland Seminary High School on Saturday.

The G-Men star tossed the shot put 41-feet-7 inches to take first place in the event. The Garfield junior came back to take second in the discus with a throw of 127-3 to score all of her school's 18 points.

The G-Men finished 14th in the team standing.

The highest area school in the girls division was Crestwood, taking eighth with 31. Warren Harding won the girls title with 85 points.

The highest finish for the Red Devils was a second-place by Abby Soltiz in the 3,200, and the 4x400 relay team of Taylor Rector, Arissa Midgley, Lindsay Thut, and Hayley Zigman.

Kent Roosevelt was 15th with 17 points. Maya Davis of the Rough Riders took fourth in the 800 meters in a time of 2:28.68.

Aurora was 18th with 14 points, with the 4x800 relay team finishing fourth in 10:31.39.

Southeast was 19th with 10 points and was lead by Loren Coontz, who took second in the long jump at 15-8.75.

In the boys meet, Aurora was 14th with 14 points, Crestwood and Kent Roosevelt tied for 17th with 10, and Garfield was 25th with two points.

Austintown Fitch won the team title with 99 points.

The highest finish from the area was a second-place by Terry Spurney of Kent Roosevelt in the 400 meters (52.88).

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