Rocket boys first, girls second at Polachek Invite

May 5, 2021 | Sports | 0 comments

From staff reports

PORT CLINTON — The Oak Harbor boys and girls track teams had good showings at the Bob Polachek Invitational, finishing first and second, respectively.

The Rocket boys won the 11-team field with 120.5 points, just ahead of Clyde, with 113.5 points and Shelby with 105 points. They were followed by Lakota, Genoa, Liberty Center, Rossford, Port Clinton, St. Mary CC, Woodmore and Danbury.

The Rocket girls were second with 140.5 points, behind Liberty Center, which had 160 points. Shelby was third with 83 points, followed by Woodmore, Clyde, Genoa, SMCC, Rossford, Port Clinton, St. Joseph CC, Lakota and Danbury.

Hayden Buhro led the Rockets with two first-place finishes. He won the 100-meter dash in 11.42 seconds and took first in the 200 in 23.20. Isiah Miller took first in the 300 hurdles (40.13) and was second in the 110 hurdles (15.53). Eli Sherman was first in the 800 in 2:04.88 and Blake Dewitz won the discus with a throw of 138 feet, 11 inches.

Hayden Hower was fourth in both the 100 (11.65) and the 200 (24.16) and Wyatt Miller was fourth in the 400 in 53.74.

Kieran Mackey led the Redskins with a third-place finish in the 300 hurdles in 42.00, Samari Smith took third in the discus (124-06) and Landon Witte was fourth in the 110 hurdles in 16.75.

Daniel Webster took fourth in the shot put (41-03.25).

Witte, Mackey, Garrett Skoufos and Colton Yarbrough teamed up to win the 4×100 relay in 45.72 for Port Clinton, and two Oak Harbor relays finished second. The 4×100 quartet of Buhro, Miller, Hower and Gannon Duty finished in 45.76 and Sherman, Nathan Noble, Wyatt Miller and Owen Miller finished in 3:38.67.

On the girls’ side, Amelia Mizelle was the standout performer, taking first in two events — 100 hurdles (15.89) and the 300 hurdles (49.61) — and fourth in the 200 (27.54). Madison Elmes was the other Rocket to finishing first, doing so with a throw of 129 feet in the discus.

Five Oak Harbor athletes finished second — Elayna Krupp in the 100 (12.89), Emily Haar in the 400 (1:01.64), Lily Detray in the 300 hurdles (49.97), Emma Zibbel in the high jump (5-02.00) and Madison McKitrick in the long jump (16-01.50). Paige Clune was third in the 100 (13.10) and Ally Garner placed third in the long jump (14-06.50). Logan Wagner was fourth in the 800 (2:32.54) and Kaitlin Paul was fourth in the pole vault (8-00.00).

The Rockets won three relays. The 4×200 team of Haar, Rylee McKitrick, Molly Downs and Paige Krupp took first in 1:47.57, breaking an eight-year record, and the 4×100 team of McKitrick, Clune, Mizelle and Elayna Krupp also broke a meet record with a time of 50.58. The 4×400 team of Haar, Abby Below, Elayna Krupp and Logan Wagner were first in 4:14.88.

The Port Clinton quartet of the 4×100 relay team of Gabbi Porter, Claudia Gillum, Rebekah Nehls and Gracie Rohrer was fourth in 54.17.

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