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Dawgs impacted by April showers at Orrville Invite


Gazette & News sports writer

Dalton High School’s boys and girls varsity track team ran into some difficulties due to wet spring weather at the Orrville Invitational April 16.

“Orrville was a good meet for us to figure out what we need to work on for the future,” said Dalton’s coach Jodi Augspurger. “The athletes maintained a positive attitude throughout the meet and that’s a huge indicator of their desire to compete. It was a tough morning for the field events yesterday given the cold and the rain. The start of pole vault was delayed for an hour, high jumpers ran through puddles to get to the bar and one of our coaches said that some of the discs even skipped over standing water like skipping stones making it difficult to discern their true distance. The weather conditions improved throughout the day and that benefited our runners. However, we need to get used to racing strong competition. It’ll take some time with very intentional practices, but we’ll get there.”

On the girls side, Brianna Chenevey and Lauren Clos placed second and third, respectively, in the 100-meter dash. Clos came in second place in the 200-m dash, with Chenevey placing fourth. Both athletes competed in the 400-m dash, as Clos finished fourth and Chenevey fifth. Macy Seeman placed fifth for Dalton in the 100-m hurdles. The 4×800 relay team of Emberlynn Nolt, Courtney Nolt, Molly Soehnlen and Addesa Miller finished third.

For the boys, Adam Marthey came in second place in the 100-m dash. Jordan Muth placed third in the 800-m run. Adam Soehnlen finished third in the 300-m hurdles. The 4×400 relay team of Muth, Lucas Oswald, Boyd Elett and Ethan Farnsworth came in second place. Oswald, Brendan Lehman, Elett and Muth made up the fourth-place finishing 4×800-m relay team. In the field events, Bradie Ramella finished fifth in pole vault, Max Zoldak came in fourth in long jump and Quentin Lehman placed fifth in shot put.

In team rankings, Dalton’s girls placed fifth and the boys came in sixth.

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