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AURORA -- With a light coating of snow on the ground late last week, the Greenmen boys and girls track squads -- along with a handful of other teams -- were robbed of the opportunity to compete in the annual Kenston Relays.
Temperatures on April 7 were chilly, and many parts of Northeast Ohio saw at least a couple of inches of snow on the ground.
However, earlier last week, the Greenmen boys topped Barberton 92-27 and the girls beat the Magics 94-25 in a Suburban League American Conference dual meet at Veterans Stadium. The local boys and girls each managed 11 first place finishes.
Individuals winning events for the boys were: Kyle DelRosa, high jump (5-2); Brock Mancini, shot (37-7); Brandon Howard, 110 hurdles (15.7) and 300 hurdles (44.2); Robbie Taylor, 1,600 (4:01.2); Robby Lamport, 400 dash (54.2); and Henry Rees, 800 (2:15.5).
Winning relay teams were the 4x800 (8:51.9), 4x200 (1:36.2), 4x100 (47.3) and 4x400 (3:40.5). Names of the relay runners were unavailable.
Individuals winning events for the girls were: Leah Angelo, high jump (5-0); Chaynne Conley, discus (82-7); Olivia Grohe, 800 (2:36) and 1,600 (5:36); Marissa Henderson, 400 dash (69.1), Korie Hobbs, 200 dash (30.0); and Katy Fellenstein, 3,200 (13:02).
Winning relay teams were the 4x800 with Karsen Zabell, Maddie Schmitt, Brynn Sesny and Liz Keller (11.02), 4x200 with Taylor Burick, Morgan Riedel, Lexie Mehallis and Hobbs (1:57.1), 4x100 with Alison Cravens, Olivia Ryncarz, Marissa Kopper and Hobbs (56.4) and 4x400 with Mehallis, Schmitt, Riedel and Shelby Adler (4:33).
"Wind played a factor in this meet," said AHS girls coach Ricky Buoncore."The pole vault and long jump were canceled because of unsafe conditions, and during the high jump the bar was falling off the standards. It also affected some of the runners, but our kids displayed a lot of toughness not letting the conditions affect their mental approach.
"It was great to have a full squad back from spring break. Standouts for the day were sophomore distance runners Sesny and Fellenstein and freshman Zabell. We still have a ton of newcomers who we're trying to figure out their best events."
Buoncore said Angelo had a great day jumping and Corrine Henderson stepped up with a great effort. "Conley and newcomer Amanda Quinn are quickly forming a great duo in the shot and discus," he said.
"In the sprints, Hobbs continues to anchor our relays, which are very competitive. Newcomer Julia Brezovec had a phenomenal day, scoring in the 100 and 200 dashes."
The Greenmen were scheduled to run against Medina Highland on April 11. The Aurora Invitational will take place April 13 starting at 4 p.m. and the locals will travel to Revere on April 18.