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High School Roundup (May 19): Mogadore's Jones advances to regional in four events

Record-Courier Staff Report Published: May 20, 2017 4:00 AM

TRACK & FIELD

CRESTON DIV. III DISTRICT

Mogadore's Raquel Jones was at the top of her game on Friday as she won a pair of events and qualified for next week's regional in four total events in leading the Wildcat girls to a fifth-place finish at Norwayne High School on Friday.

Jones captured the 100 meters (12.71) and the 300 hurdles (45.58), was third in the 100 meters and ran the opening leg of Mogadore's 4x400 relay team which finished third.

Joining Jones on the regional-qualifying relay team for the Wildcats were Gabby Heminger, Kortlin Jaber and Hop Murphy.

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Murphy had already qualified as an individual with a runner-up finish in the 400 meters.

On the boys side, the Wildcats' Kadan Johnson qualified in two events, taking second in the 400 and third in the 100 meters.

Also advancing for Mogadore were Conner Kerr, fourth in the 110 hurdles, and Reilly Schrock, fourth in the 1,600 meters.

Waterloo qualified its 4x400 team as Trevor Wise, Heaston Bard, Andrew Wise and Noah Smith finished fourth.

Rootstown had Logan Carpenter and Conner Hluch qualify in their second event each as they took second and third, respectively, in the shot put to help the Rovers finish fourth in the team standings.

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Mogadore was seventh with 32 points, Waterloo was 14th (11) and Windham was 17th with five.

AUSTINTOWN DIV. I DISTRICT

Kelvon Blackmon paced Kent Roosevelt to a fifth-place finish in the Austintown Division I District on Friday at Fitch High School.

Blackmon qualified for the regional in three events to help the Rough Riders roll up 50 points. Solon won the team title with 177.5.

The speedy Roosevelt sprinter was third in both the 100 meters and the 400. He also ran a leg of the Rough Riders' winning 4x400-meter relay team. Joining Blackmon were Matt Parison, Jeron Browder and Rayn Grant.

Grant had earlier qualified in the 400 meters with a runner-up finish.

For the girls, Roosevelt and Aurora both had a pair of qualifiers. The Rough Riders' Rajah Boykin was second in the 100 meters and Korrin Spurlock took third in the 800. The Greenmen qualified Olivia Grohe, third in the 1,600, and Corinne Henderson, second in the pole vault.

THURSDAY

SALEM DIV. II DISTRICT

Southeast's Niaja Brokaw won the high jump at the Salem Division II District Meet on Thursday to qualify for next week's regional. Brokaw leaped 5-2 to become the only Portage County girl to qualify for the regional by finishing in the top four after the first four events at Salem High School.

For the boys, the Pirates' Jack Rohal took third in the long jump with a 20-4.5 effort and will be moving on.

The Field 4x800-meter relay team of Justis Rose, Andrew Johnson, Brandon Bowser and Brett Lowden qualified with a fourth-place finish.

THURSDAY

BEDFORD DIV. II DISTRICT

Woodridge's Steven Neveadomi captured the district title in the pole vault at the Bedford Division II District Meet on Thursday at Bedford High School. Neveadomi's 13-foot vault is a personal best and the second-best mark in school history.

Meanwhile, King Alfred Sanders placed second in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 6.25 inches, a new school record.

By placing in the top four in their respective events, Sanders and Neveadomi both move on to next week's regional meet.

Also for the Bulldogs, the boys 4x800-meter relay team of Ryan Palm, Leo Ramsey, Yousef Elkurd and Max Starvaggi qualified for the regional with a fourth-place finish.


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