MACEDONIA — The weather conditions on Saturday at Nordonia High School were pretty much ideal for a track and field meet.
With temperatures in the 60s and sunshine aplenty, the Nordonia Knight Relays took place with several standout performances.
Junior Dominick Stockle led the Nordonia boys to a team title with 85 points. Chardon placed second with 67 points and Stow was third with 63 points in the 15-team field.
“This is a big surprise,” Nordonia coach Scott Barwidi said. “Our kids performed well. Stockle had a huge day in the long jump and he was part of the 4x2 and 4x4.”
Brunswick placed first in the girls team standings with 79 points and North Royalton was second with 49 points. Nordonia and Painesville Riverside tied for third with 48 points.
“It was night and day, the difference between a week,” Brunswick coach Alex McCune said. “We had snow last week and we were in Avon Lake.”
Stockle posted the top long jump with a personal best result of 22 feet, 4½ inches, and joined Jason Lewicki (20-1) to win the long jump relay (42-5½). Stockle also placed first in the 800-meter relay (1:30.04) with Brenden Jackson, Jonathan Banks and Mike Westbrook; and in the 1,600 relay (3:25.72) with Jackson, Banks and Daylon Brown.
“It was a beautiful day and I was trying to beat my PR in the long jump, and our team has a good 4x2 relay and 4x4 relay,” Stockle said. “We were trying to beat Brecksville of course. That was our main goal. … I need to keep training. We do cement workouts, endurance workouts and other workouts every week. We also have recovery days and we know we have to keep pushing.”
Tallmadge senior Lucca Passarelli won the boys 110 hurdles in 15.32 seconds and Brenden Jackson of Nordonia took second in 15.87 seconds.
Passarelli also placed first in the high jump (6-0), and joined Dylan Phelps (5-10) to win the high jump relay (11-10).
“We had a bunch of people that haven’t run in nice weather yet because this is their first year running track,” Passarelli said. “We could actually see what they could do today. It is always nice to jump and not be drenched or freezing. To be able to wear shorts and a tank top and not have to wear 10 layers is great.”
Stow placed first in the boys 800 sprint medley in a time of 1:34.63 with Mykal Azar, Xavier Preston, Tristen Mattson and Kyle Sommer. Brecksville’s Tanner Watson tossed the discus the furthest at 173 feet, 11 inches, but Adrian Woliver (156-10) and Chad Woliver (137-01) teamed up to score 10 points for Stow in the event.
Brecksville won the 6,400 relay in a time of 18:32.3 with Jack Barchet, Adam Jones, John McSweeney and Wade Speeth; and the Bees also won the 3,200 relay in 8:18.0 with Barchet, Jasper Jones, Ben Skapura and John Jesser.
Brunswick took first in the boys 400 relay in 43.95 seconds with Ben Mewhinney, Nick Vadini, Sam Raiff and Jalen Daniel.
Brunswick’s Meghan Daly (41-2½) and Ashley Geiss (30-9½) teamed up to win the girls shot put relay, and Angelina Lotarski (12-0) and Hannah Craddock (10-6) combined to win the pole vault.
Brunswick also won the girls 400 relay (51.82) with Jamie Toomey, Calista Bobula, Sabrina Mason and Craddock; the 800 sprint medley (1:56.06) with Craddock, Toomey, Mason and Jocelyn Kobasic; and the 1,600 relay (4:08.75) with Ashli Holden, Bobula, Caylee Jozefov and Mason.
“We had a pole vault school record at 12 feet [by Lotarski] here at the end of the day, and a shot put school record at 41-2½ [by Daly],” McCune said.
Sarah Shedroff of Nordonia was the top girl in the discus throw (131-4), and joined Kynnidi Knight (108-11) to win the discus relay (234-3).
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