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The Crestwood Red Devils are currently 4-0 against PTC County teams, with wins over Garfield, Lake Center Christian, Mogadore and Waterloo.
"We have a meet this week against Southeast and next Tuesday versus Rootstown," said Crestwood coach Steve Kerst. "We're hoping to be 6-0 heading into the PTC Tournament."
Some highlights for the Red Devils thus far:
Michael Picone is undefeated in league meets with times of 10.7 in the 100 meters, 22.6 in the 200, 53.1 in the 400 and 45.0 as an anchor leg on the 4x100 relay. He also was runner-up to Dakari Carter and KeShun Jones of Streetsboro in the 100 and 200 and anchored Crestwood's winning 4x100 relay team this past Thursday at the Aurora Greenmen Invitational.
— Aaron Cox has thrown 149 feet in the discus and 43 feet in the shot put.
— Frank Fugman has run a 16.2 in the 110 hurdles and a 44.0 in the 300 hurdles.
— Nick Vilt has run a 16.4 in the 110 hurdles and a 43.5 in the 300 hurdles.
— Landon Little has run a 17.1 in the 110 hurdles and a 42.4 in the 300 hurdles.
— Jordan Fabry has cleared 5-8 in the high jump and jumped 19-1 in the long jump.
— Nick Jenkins has run an 11.6 in the 100 meters and a 23.6 in the 200.
— Carter Jyurovat has cleared 5-6 in the high jump.
— Alex Forristal has run a 5:05 mile and anchors the Red Devils' 4x800 relay team.
WATERLOO'S SUCCESSFUL TEAM MEMBERS
Jenior, Kidikas, Smith and Beard
Vikings junior Jordyn Jenior has been doing a great job so far this season, said Waterloo coach Greg Drugan.
"After doing the long jump for the past two years, we decided to move her to high jump where she has done great," said Drugan.
Jenior has cleared 4-10 twice already this year, including at Saturday's Valkyrie Invitational, just missing clearing the bar set a 5-0.
"She has been the hardest worker in practice and has the best times in the 400 and 800 on the team," said Drugan.
Freshman Sarah Kidikas won the 800 in a dual meet on Tuesday against Mogadore and Crestwood.
"She is starting to believe in her abilities," said Drugan. "We look for her to continue to improve."
Drugan also pointed out the efforts of some of the Waterloo boys, including junior Noah Smith.
"He is starting to get into shape and his times are coming in the 400," said Drugan. "Another nice surprise on the team is freshman Heaston Bard. He is on three of the relay teams and is getting better each week as he starts to figure out varsity track."
RAVENNA GIRLS FOURTH AT AURORA
Sophomore standout Azsah Bradley continues to shine in all of her races.
At last Thursday's Aurora Greenmen Invitational, she finished first in the 100 meters with a meet record of 12.46 and was first in the 200 meters with a meet record of 25.72. Bradley was named the meet's MVP.
Senior Alyssa Suto was also a top finisher for the Ravens, taking first place in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 2:25.
Freshman Emilee Suto was third in the long jump with a season-best jump of 14-10.50. In addition to the long jump, Suto was fifth in the 300 hurdles, running her best time of 53.25.
Freshman Kristen Finch finished with a personal-best time of 1:04.93 in the 400 meters to finish fourth, while Kaylee Compeli and Valerie Davis both ran huge personal-bests in the 1,600 meters. Compeli dropped five seconds from her previous best to run a time of 5:54, while Davis dropped 10 seconds off her time to run 6:07. Compeli also ran a season-best in the 800 with a time of 2:38.
The 4x400 relay of Compeli, Alyssa Suto, Finch and Bradley finished third with a season-best time of 4:23, while the 4x200 of Chalkwater, Finch, Giargiana and Emilee Suto finished fifth with a season-best time of 1:59.56.
RAVEN BOYS AT AURORA
The Ravens had a great showing in the long jump at Aurora. Sophomore Sonny Jones finished second with a jump of 19'-3.25, while senior Dennis Williams was third with a personal-best jump of 19-2.5.
Jones and Williams also had a strong showing in the 100 meters. Jones finished third with a time of 11.58, while Williams finished sixth in 11.92.
Isaac Chrin finished fifth in the 400 meters in 55.79.
In the throwing events, Jacob Walker was fourth in the discus with a toss of 129-9.
The 4x100 team earned third in a time of 45.59, while the 4x200 team finished fifth in 1:39.88. The 4x400 team was sixth.
Other season-bests included: A.J. Lunardi in the 110 hurdles (18.94) and discus (102-11), Tony Soto in the 300 hurdles (47.74) and Bryan Soto in the 800 (2:25).
Both the Ravenna boys and the girls travel to Cloverleaf to take on the Colts and the Streetsboro Rockets on Tuesday.
YOUNG, ROSS AND FREELAND
Cloverleaf athletes perform well at Mehock Relays
Garth Gucker, coach of the Cloverleaf Colts track teams, highlighted Katelyn Young's performance at the Mehock Relays.
"Katelyn tossed the discus 134-2" to finish fourth," said Gucker. "Her throw was just one inch off the Cloverleaf school record."
Other solid track performances include Zana Ross, ninth in the 100 hurdles and seventh in the 300 hurdles, and Riley Freeland, fourth in the 1,600.
CRESTWOOD'S COURTNEY BERISH
Throwing for Mount Union
Red Devil alumnus Courtney Berish, who graduated in 2013, is a member of the Purple Raiders' track team.
Berish recently broke the Mount Union hammer throw record at a meet on April 8. Her throw of 165-° broke the previous mark by over 10 feet.
Berish also set the indoor record in the 20-pound weight throw in February with a toss of 52-11.