Hershey sponsors local and state championships around North America, and one of those local stops was in Wooster June 12. The Wayne County Track Club sponsored the competition, which was held at Follis Field on the Wooster High School campus.
Those youth who posted winning performances will advance to the Ohio Hershey Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Stadium on the Ohio State University campus Saturday, July 7.
Lucas Niro and Janel Jubak were the big winners in the 9-10 age groups. Jubak topped the girls efforts with a trio of wins, taking the 200-meter dash in 37.2, the 100 in 16.7 and the softball throw with an effort of 75-1. Lucy Weeks won the 50 with a time of 8.4, Tamara Turner was the long jump winner (5-10.5) and Hayley Warden captured the 400 in 1:29.6.
Niro sparked the 9-10 boys with three wins as he won the 200 (24.5), 400 (1:21.4) and the softball throw (125-9). Alex Griffin won the 100 (18.0), Brady Ayers captured the 50 (8.4) and Noah Heck won the long jump with a leap of 5-0.5.
Matthew Lorentz was a double winner to lead the 11-12 boys, jumping 7-5 in the long jump and sprinting to a 1:13.0 in the 400. Lane Wilson earned his berth in the state meet with an effort of 2:59.6 in the 800, Chase Jubak threw the softball 133-0, Giaminh Neuyen sprinted to a 14.1 in the 100 and Treyvon O’Hearn captured the 200 in 30.6.
For the 11-12 girls, Kenedy Bernadine and Holly Miller were both double winners. Bernadine picked up a pair of sprint wins, winning the 100 (14.7) and 200 (31.6), while Miller added the 400 in 1:22.2 and turned the two-lap race in 3:01.7. Emma Cannon won the softball throw (86-1) and Emily Alexander went 6-6.5 in the long jump.
The 13-14 boys featured a triple winner in Hesus Himes as he won the 100 (12.7), long jump (8-5) and softball throw with a toss of 244-6. Joe Coudriet captured both distance races, winning the 1600 in 5:47.8 and the 800 in 2:40.6, while Colt Morgan won the 200 in 29.1.
Bryana Harry won the 100 with a 14.4 and long jump (6-9.5) to lead the 13-14 girls winners, while Mimi Wiles won the 800 in 2:47.5, Heidi Ebin took the 200 (31.1) and Audrey Bishop posted a throw of 123-5 to win the softball throw.
A trio of relays also qualified for state as Alix Johnson, Bernadine, Taylor Barnes and Cannon won the 11-12 400 relay with a time of 1:08.0. The 11-12 boys featured Lorentz, Spencer Dilyard, Wilson and Lucas McCreary as they covered their distance in 1:04.4, while the 13-14 girls of Ebin, Harry, Wiles and Corynn Snider posted a 1:05.4.
Published: June 14, 2012