Roman Flood, 16, runs the 2-mile for Dalton last week.
PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography
Dalton’s Emberlynn Nolt hands off to Leah Lehman.
By ARIEL STAHLER
Gazette & News sports writer
The throwers for Dalton High School’s track and field teams have been excelling this season. It was senior Marley Clark’s time to shine at Dalton’s home meet with Smithville and Rittman April 25. Clark, who is throwing for her first time ever this year, was dubbed “Queen of the Ring” by coach Amy Greer following her first place finishes in both shot put (36’ 11.5”) and discus (86’ 2”). This track and field season is meaningful for Clark as an injury forced her to sit out her senior volleyball and basketball seasons.
“Injury and surgery prevented Marley from playing volleyball and basketball her senior year,” said Greer. “She showed up to everything for both sports not being able to participate. That is why she is excelling right now in the throws. She is determined to have final say in her high school sporting career. She is doing just that. Marley is transferring over her dominating performance skills from being a Drama Dawg leading role, to the throws rings queen. She is working hard to get the school record and finish the season as far as she can before the curtain closes on her senior season.”
Clark also set a discus personal best at the Tom Lantz Invitational April 28 with a distance of 89’ 7”, which earned her a second place finish.
Other notable finishes for Dalton’s girls at the Smithville and Rittman meet included Brianna Chenevey’s first place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.96 and Macy Seeman winning the 100-m hurdles at 16.96.
Dalton’s boys also did well at the Smithville and Rittman meet. Quentin Lehman won discus with a distance of 158’ and he came in third in shot put. Collin Jones placed second in shot put and set a new personal record at 51’ 9.25”.
At the Tom Lantz Invite, Chenevey won the 100-m dash with a time of 12.79 and the 400-m dash at 58.63. Dalton finished third overall in the girls team standings.
On the boys side, Sam Tomlinson finished first in the 100-m dash with a time of 11.80. Kanoa Hevia won the 200-m dash at 23.82 and his teammate Colin Pearson finished second in the same event with a time of 24.62. Dalton was second in the boys team results.