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WARMING UP: Dalton’s boys discus relay breaks school record

Dalton’s Madigan Reynolds, at right, was on a 4×100-meter shuttle hurdle team with Leah Lehman, Brianna Stitt and Macy Seeman that finished second April 8 at the McCay Relays in Smithville.

Dalton senior Quentin Lehman, at right, was on a discus relay team that included junior Cy Conrad, and junior Collin Jones. They threw a combined distance of 393’9” April 8 at the McCay Relays in Smithville to broeak the school discus relay record.


Ian Jarrett, was on Dalton’s 4×400-meter relay team that finished second April 8 at the McCay Relays in Smithville. Coy Wenger, Kanoa Hevia and Cameron Gazboda made up the rest of the team. 

Dalton’s Abigail Bockey long jump 

Dalton’s Brendan Lehman long jump


Gazette & News sports writer

It was a record-setting start to the season for Dalton High School’s track and field teams when the boys discus relay team broke the school record at the McCay Relays April 8 at Smithville.

Senior Quentin Lehman, junior Collin Jones and junior Cy Conrad threw a combined distance of 393’ 9” in the discus relay to set a new Dalton record. The team finished second in the discus relay and second in the shot put relay.

Other notable finishes for Dalton’s boys include the 4×400-meter relay team of Ian Jarrett, Coy Wenger, Kanoa Hevia and Cameron Gazboda and the 4×110-m shuttle hurdle team of Brandon Steiner, Jace Eberly, Ely Hutson and Brendan Lehman both placing second. The 4×200-m team made of Sam Tomlinson, Colin Pearson, Hevia and Gazboda also finished in second place. The 4×100-m relay team of Tomlinson, Pearson, Jarrett Hofstetter and Hevia finished in third place. Dalton’s boys placed third overall in the team standings.
On the girls side, Dalton’s 4×100-m relay team of Courtney Weaver, Lauren Clos, Macy Seeman and Brianna Chenevey came in first place. Weaver, Clos, Seeman and Chenevey also competed in the 4×200-m relay, which they also won. Leah Lehman, Brianna Stitt, Madigan Reynolds and Seeman made up the 4×100-m shuttle hurdle team that finished second. Dalton girls were third in the team results.

Golden Bears at West Holmes
Waynedale’s boys and girls track and field teams competed April 8 at the West Holmes Knights Invite. The boys had a runner-up finish. The following boys scored individually for the Bears, according to Waynedale Athletics: Brant Herman- 1st Discus, 2nd Shot Put; Jeremy Reber- 1st 300 hurdles, 2nd 100 hurdle, 2nd long jump; Ian Sarver- 1st Shot Put; Cade Herman- 4th discus; Jackson Varner- 2nd 3200m, 3rd 1600m; Jaydon Varner- 7th 3200m, 8th 1600 m; Nick St John- 2nd 800m; Connor Reich- 4th 800m; Rollin Hendrix- 8th 100m, 8th 200m; Dylan Adams- 7th high jump; Braedon Lorentz- 8th 300 hurdles
Also helping out the team with outstanding relay runs were Marquel Troyer and Ethan Garrod.
Waynedale’s girls team finished fifth out of 10 teams. Those scoring individual points for the bears were: Faith Brown- 3rd shot put, 4th- discus; Skye Morris- 3rd 100 hurdles, 3rd- 300 hurdles; Nayeli Cruz- 3rd 400m, 4th- 200m; Clara Sundberg- 4th 3200m, 8th 1600m; Callie Wolfe- 5th long jump; Allison Moore- 8th 3200m

Red Riders at McKay Relays
Orrville’s girls track team traveled to Smithville to participate in the McCay Relays April 9, according to a post on The girls finished 6th out of 8 teams scoring 53 points and 2 points shy of tying for 5th place. Teams participating were Norwayne, Wooster, Fairless, Triway, Dalton, Northwestern and Smithville. The girls will also compete in another relay meet that Orrville hosts known as the Green Hat Relays or the Red Rider Relays.
Although not finishing at the top of the pack, some huge PRs were made. The 4x400M relay team consisting of Grimm, Batchlet, Webber and McAllister had a personal best of 4:44.38 beating their previous PR by almost 4 seconds! Ryleigh Ingersoll had a great day with a shotput throw of 28’05 1/2″ for her PR. The Ayers sisters had massive PRs in the discus throw as well. Annie Ayers threw 103’10”, crushing her previous record of 92’9″ and Hailey Ayers threw 101’0″ with a previous record of 93’5″. Lastly, Natalie Dalton had a new jump of 12’0″ for long jump.
Norwayne’s girls team placed first with 107 points, Wooster placed second with 84 points, Dalton placed third with 64.5 points.
Orrville’s boys track and field team performed very well at Smithville McCay relays winning four events on the day, according to a post at The boys long jump crew began the afternoon by beating a thirty six year old record in the Long Jump held by former Orrville track athletes James Bradley, Jerome Anderson, and Tony Sims (61’2.5″) 1987. The Trio of Ben Crabtree, Calvin Speicher, and Trent Roe won the event Jumping a combined total of 61’5″ setting the new meet record. The Boys Pole Vaulters of Landon Dalessandro and Caden Race tied for a 1st place finish; with Landon Jumping a seasons PR in the Pole vault 11′. The Boys Shuttle hurdle relay team Landon Dalessandro, Trent Roe, Bronson Rogers, Calvin Speicher finished five seconds in front of their closest competitor (fairless) but got disqualified in the event for touching a hurdle with a hand.
To finish the evening the 4×200 meter relay team of Caden Race, Jax Haley, Calvin Speicher, and Trent Roe won the event by holding off Dalton to reach the finish line. Other key Performances were The boys HJ team, placing 2nd (Crabtree, Dalessandro, Speicher) Shot put team of Talon Beichler (52’8″) Layne Rice (34’10”) and Max Miyashita (30’1.5″) all Threw Personal bests. Discus team of Drayedon Williams (72’1″) Layne Rice (99’10”) and Talon Beichler (159’5″) also threw a seasons best in their individual events.


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