Marx earns Elite MVP

From Staff Reports

CANTON — Area athletes had a strong showing on Saturday at the Second Sole Eagle Elite meet at GlenOak High School.

Crestview senior Dominic Perry, a Youngstown State University recruit, set the stadium shot put record with a throw of 59 feet, 8.5 inches. He did it on his first throw of the day.

It concluded an impressive week for Perry as he threw 62-2 on Tuesday during a meet at Brookfield High School. That mark which is Perry’s personal record is the best in the state of Ohio this season.

Salem senior Caitlyn Marx got in the act as well by winning the discus (134-8) and shot put (38-10.5), while teammate Abbie Antram was third (123-2) in the discus and second in the shot put (37-3.75). Marx was named the field events MVP for her efforts.

Salem’s boys team took second overall with 55 points behind Strongsville’s 66 points. Mentor won the girls competition with 84 points.

In the sprinting events, Salem senior Josh Lehwald was sixth in the 100 (11.49). Crestview sophomore Ethan Powell was eighth in the 100 (11.68) and third in the 200 (23.0). In the 400, Crestview senior Jayce Meredith was seventh (51.61).

In distance events, Salem senior Trey Double was fourth in the 800 (1:59.77), while Hunter Christopher was fourth in the 3200 (9:36.85).

In the hurdles, Salem junior Zach Murray was fifth in the 110 hurdles (15.44).

In the relays, Salem’s 400 meter team of Turner Johnson, Andre Tonkinson, Niko Walter and Lehwald was second (43.91). In the same event, Crestview’s team of Brandon Yanssens, Meredith, Powell and Dylan Huff was seventh (44.66).

The Crestview 800 team of Huff, Powell, Yanssens and Meredith was second (1:30.28).

The Quaker 800 team of Johnson, Tonkinson, Walter and Lehwald was third (1:32.1). The Quaker 1600 relay team of Johnson, Jax Booth, Jess Paumier and Double was fourth (3:30.42). The 3200 relay team of Double, Jacob McLachlan, Cameron Christopher and Hunter Christopher was fourth (8:15.57).

In the boys weight events, Salem’s Cooper Stockman was second in the discus (149-7) and James Monigold was third (145-8).

In the long jump, Crestview’s Huff was fourth (20-7.5).

Big Ox

LOUISVILLE — Minerva and West Branch produced some high placers on Saturday at the St. Thomas Aquinas Big Ox Invitational.

Minerva senior Shelby Wheeler led the way by winning the high jump by clearing 5 feet. Minerva senior Natalie Crum was second in the shot put (35-1.5). West Branch sophomore Amanda Davidson was fourth in the discus (98-0).

In the boys field events, West Branch senior Evan Wiesmann was third in the shot put (44-0.5). Minerva sophomore Garrison Markins was second in the long jump (21-0).

In the distance events, Minerva junior Nick Bledsoe (10:05.38) and Minerva senior Joey Stafford (10:06.76) were third and fourth respectively in the 3200 run. West Branch senior Jeff Joseph was second in the 1600 (4:40.39). In the girls 3200, Minerva senior Nelle Yankovich was fourth in the 3200 (12:12.38).

The West Branch 3200 relay team of Griffin Lough, Johnny Ross, Jeff Joseph and Justin Cederbloom was second (8:35.12).

West Branch junior Carly Scarpitti was fourth in the 100 hurdles (16.91). On the boys’ side, Minerva junior Kyle Hudson was third in the 110 hurdles (16.69) while West Branch sophomore Andrew Coffee was fourth (16.73).

In the sprinting events, Minerva senior Alysssa Markins was third in the 200 (26.96). Minerva senior Jason Williams was fourth in the boys 400 (54.28).