Records set at Wayne Invitational


Staff Report



Kristen Hoelscher runs in the 3200 meter Rising Stars event.


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Damon Roberts competes in the triple jump.


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Roman Sneed, Steve Victoria, and Trace Kinnell, run in the 100 meter preliminary.


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Blake Kirk runs in the 100 meter preliminary race.


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Amani Westry and Shayla Woods in 100 meter preliminary.


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Maria Brightman runs in the 100 meter dash.


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Madi Doss, then Makayla Portis (back) in the 100 meter preliminary.


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HUBER HEIGHTS — The 19th annual Wayne Invitational had a record 57 teams participate (34 full teams, 23 partial teams) during the two day event. GWOC rivals Centerville Elks won both the boys and girls competition, followed by Mason boys and girls, who were 2nd. Lancaster boys were third while the host Wayne Warrior girls were 3rd.

Senior Madison Doss won the 400 meter dash, with a season’s best time of 58.86.

“What a great win for Madi, and to do it on senior night added to that great performance,” said Wayne Coach Michael Fernandez.

Doss also was 5th in the 100 meter dash (12.90 in the finals, 12.66 in the preliminaries) and 4th in the 200 meter dash (26.55 in the finals, 26.24 in the preliminaries). To end the night, Doss also was 4th in the long jump, leaping 16 feet 9.25 inches.

“Madi is starting to get where she needs to be, going into conference then the state tournament,” Fernandez stated.

Fellow teammate Ashley Richardson won the long jump. The senior leaped 17 feet 2 inches, her best jump of the year.

“Ashley was fired up for this meet, and wanted to prove she was the best jumper out there. She didn’t disappoint,” Fernandez said.

Richardson also took 2nd in the triple jump, leaping 34 feet 8 inches.

Sophomore Taylor Robertson took 4th in the 100 hurdles, running 15.89. Robertson also anchored the 4×100 shuttle relay team (15.1 anchor leg) to a 3rd place finish. Teaming with Robertson was Kiara Herring, Kayle Willis and Diamond Jones. Robertson also took 3rd in the long jump, leaping a career best 16 feet 10 inches.

“Taylor continues to impress, and her performance at this meet validated what we as coaches have been seeing throughout practices and meets. She’s ready to turn it up one more notch as we approach conference next week,” Fernandez noted.

Akaila Howard, a senior, took 3rd in the triple jump, leaping 34 feet 5.5 inches. She also teamed with sister Amaya Howard, Makayla Portis and Richardson to take 7th in 51.81. She also ran a leg on the 4×200 relay that ran a season’s best time of 1:49.90, just .49 from placing top 8.

“Akaila ran strong legs on her relays, and really showed her veteran leadership. She’s so valuable because she does so many things well for us,” Fernandez said.

Graysen Simmons took 6th in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet 4 inches. Bri Wooten was 8th in the hammer throw, tossing it 109 feet 4 inches.

“The competition mirrored what we would be seeing at the regional and state level, so it was good to see how we measured up to that,” Fernandez stated. “I think we know what we have to do going forward, and I’m pretty pumped to see us compete in two weeks when our conference meet is on.”

Boys results

The boys placed 5th overall. They were led by the 2nd place 4×110 shuttle hurdle relay team of Santiago Roza Trastoy, Jalil Pollard, Terrion McGhee and Justin Harris. They ran a season’s best time of 60.57.

“They keep getting better each time,” Fernandez noted. “We’re a young team, so the future is bright. Freshman Justin Harris had the fastest split of 14.7.”

Damon Roberts, a senior, returned to his state qualifying form, by placing 3rd in the 300 hurdles. His time of 39.79 marked the first time he broke the 40 second barrier this year.

“We’ve been waiting for him to run this,” Fernandez stated. “It’s been a tough beginning of the season for Damon, battling some injuries early on, but we think he’s ready to make some noise, and he’s coming on at the right time.”

The 4×100 relay team of Elijah Hill, Roman Sneed, Harris and Jacob Selby took 4th in 44.01. The “B” team of Quinten Lewis, Michael Brown, Steve Victoria and Diante Lesperance were 7th in 44.28.

“We have one senior on both of these relays, so to say that the future is bright is an understatement. Three are freshman, two are sophomores and two are juniors,” Fernandez pointed out.

The 4×200 relay of Selby, Lesperance, Sneed and Hill took 7th with a seasons best of 1:31.84. The 4×400 relay team of Damon Roberts, Pollard Treyvion Higgins and Hill took 6th in 3:31.78,

The distance medley relay team (1200-400-800-1600) of Lucas Houk, JT Dozier, Jalil Pollard and Jacob Miller took 8th, with a season’s best time of 11:11.90. Pollard ran a personal best time of 2:03 on his 800 leg of the relay.

In the field events, Trew Davis took 8th in both the long jump 20 feet 4.25 inches, and high jump 5 feet 9 inches. Damon Roberts was 7th in the triple jump, leaping 41 feet 11.5 inches. Alex Otto, a senior, threw 165 feet in the hammer throw to take 4th. But perhaps the most impressive showing was the shot put, as both Joel Crain (51 feet 11.5 inches) and Mazon Walker (50 feet 6.75 inches) both threw personal best marks to take 5th and 6th , respectively.

“Coach Findlay has done a great job with the throwers this year,” Fernandez said.

Other notables were freshman Lucas Houk, placing 9th in the 1600 rising stars event. His 4:38.93 is the fastest freshman 1600 time in over 30 years for Wayne.

“That’s impressive, I’ve been involved with Wayne Track since 1985, and that is the fastest freshman 1600 we’ve had since I’ve been here. He’s going to be a special kid,” Fernandez stated.

“Like the girls competition, the boys field was filled with state quality type athletes,” Fernandez added. “It wasn’t the ideal place team wise, but it did give us that reality check on what we still need to work on. I still like our make up as a team, and I believe we will be ready to fight for a conference championship in two weeks.”

Meet Records, World Records, Great Competition and Atmosphere for Track

This year’s Wayne Invitational had several records (of all kinds) set this past week. Xenia Christian’s Grace Norman, a Paralympics runner, broke the American and World Record in the 800 meter run by placing 10th overall in 2:22.28.

Kylie Cutlip, of Buckeye Trail, broke the Division III state record in the 300 hurdles, running 42.11 seconds. It currently is the fastest time in the state in all three divisions.

Hilliard Davison’s India Johnson, a junior, broke the meet record in the 3200 meter run (ELITE race), running 10:39.04, which is the fastest time in the state right now.

Minsters 4×800 meter relay team broke the meet record, running 9:22.95. That is also the fastest time in the state currently.

Greenville’s AJ Frens broke the meet record in the pole vault, clearing 15 feet 9 inches.

Mason’s Nicole Bagby tied the meet record in the pole vault, leaping 12 feet 6 inches.

“This marked the 4th time that a state record has been set at the Wayne Invitational, and the first time a World record has ever been set at our venue,” Fernandez concluded.

Wayne Invitational

Boys Team Scoring

1. Centerville 93

2. Mason 73

3. Lancaster 66

4. Glenville 52

5. Wayne 42.25

6. Hil. Davidson 39

7. Stivers 30

8. Lebanon 29

9. Middletown 28

10. Miamisburg 27.5

11. Hil. Darby 27

12. Northmont 26

13. Trotwood-Madison 25

14. Granville 18

14. Carroll 18

16. Beavercreek 17.25

17. Piqua 17

17. Fairmont 17

19. St. Xavier 15

19. Greenville 15

21. Carlisle 14

21. Yellow Springs 14

23. Waverly 12

24. Troy 11

25. Dub. Jerome 10

25. Lak. West 10

25. Madeira 10

28. St. Charles 8

29. Princeton 7

29. Belmont 7

31. Lak. East 6

32. Peebles 5

33. Brookville 4

33. Tre. Edgewood 4

35. Valley View 3.75

36. Fairborn 3

36. Dixie 3

36. Xenia Christian 3

39. Alter 2

39. Butler 2

39. Tippecanoe 2

39. “Wayne “B” 2

43. Cham. Julienne 1

44. Oakwood 0.25

Girls Team Scoring

1. Centerville 96

2. Mason 93

3. Wayne 69

4. Lima Senior 53

5. Granville 52

6. Hil. Davidson 49

7. Minster 41.1

8. Northmont 30

9. Lak. West 29

10. Miamisburg 26

11. Troy 25

11. Alter 25

13. Beavercreek 23.6

14. Buckeye Trail 20

15. Lebanon 19

16. Stivers 17

17. Lak. East 14.6

18. Greenville 14

19. Brookville 12

20. Cham. Julienne 11

21. Butler 9

22. Dub. Jerome 8

22. Princeton 8

22. Piqua 8

25. Xenia Christian 6.6

26. Middletown 6

26. Turpin 6

26. Trotwood-Madison 6

26. Western Brown 6

30. Eaton 5

30. Peebles 5

30. New Albany 5

33. Oakwood 4

33. Bellbrook 4

35. Valley View 3.5

36. Tippecanoe 2

36. Fairmont 2

38. Carroll 1.6

39. Yellow Springs 1

Kristen Hoelscher runs in the 3200 meter Rising Stars event.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/05/web1_WayneInviteW1.jpgKristen Hoelscher runs in the 3200 meter Rising Stars event. Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Damon Roberts competes in the triple jump.
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Roman Sneed, Steve Victoria, and Trace Kinnell, run in the 100 meter preliminary.

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Roman Sneed, Steve Victoria, and Trace Kinnell, run in the 100 meter preliminary. Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Blake Kirk runs in the 100 meter preliminary race.
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Amani Westry and Shayla Woods in 100 meter preliminary.
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Maria Brightman runs in the 100 meter dash.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/05/web1_WayneInviteW7.jpgMaria Brightman runs in the 100 meter dash. Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Madi Doss, then Makayla Portis (back) in the 100 meter preliminary.

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Madi Doss, then Makayla Portis (back) in the 100 meter preliminary. Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

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