STOW — The Suburban League track and field championship meet on Thursday featured clouds, sunshine, heavy rain, lightning delays and some meet records.
Twinsburg’s Nya Bussey was among the standouts as she led the Tigers to 148 points and a Suburban National Conference team title. Wadsworth (110) and Hudson (98) rounded out the top three.
The Tigers won the 800-meter relay in a meet-record time of 1:39.35 with Alyssa Willis, Mariah Myles, Bussey and Nia Robinson.
Bussey also won the 200 meters (meet-record 24.85), the 100 (12.12) and the 1,600 relay (4:00.5) along with Myles, Julia Henderson and Robinson.
Twinsburg also won the 400 relay in 48.79 with Brionna McDonald, Rana Thornton, Akira Johnson and Willis. Additionally, Tigers coach Sarah Kmet witnessed the following winners: Robinson (400, 56.05), Bria Griffin (100 hurdles, 16.45), Alyssa Deeds (3,200, 11:27.10) and Trisha Singh (long jump, 17-5).
Wadsworth’s Clare Nicholas won the 1,600 in a meet-record time of 5:02.84, and Hudson’s Molly Stecker set a meet record in the high jump at 5-8.
Hudson also won the Suburban National 3,200 relay in 9:27.86 with Emmaline Hannan, Sydney Gallagher, Jordyn Hopgood and Brenna Beucler.
Elsewhere in the National girls meet, Nordonia’s Grace Coghill (pole vault, 11-6) and Sarah Shedroff (discus, 128-3) won an event, as did Stow’s Aimee Grimm (300 hurdles, 46.11), Wadsworth’s Alyssa Driss (shot put, 35-6½) and Brecksville’s Emma Hamilton (800, 2:16.85).
Nordonia scored 129 points to win the Suburban National Conference title under coach Scott Barwidi. Hudson (120½) and Twinsburg (111) were second and third, respectively.
Nordonia won the 800 relay in 1:29.82 with Brenden Jackson, Dominick Stockle, Zack Liederbach and Sanshakir Adeyemi.
Jackson also finished first in the 110 hurdles (15.33) and the 300 hurdles (40.00), and Stockle won the long jump (22-3½).
Twinsburg’s Marvahun Johnson won the National 100 in 11.18 and the 200 in 22.25. Johnson was also on the first-place 400 relay (43.57) along with Dominick Glenn, Gilbert Campbell and Brett Callow.
Twinsburg’s Darren Robinson (400, 49.71), Adam Mays (high jump, 6-4) and Brad Yates (pole vault, 14-9) each won an event.
Hudson’s Adam Beucler won the National 1,600 (4:19.49) and Evan Manley won the 3,200 (9:32.48). Beucler and Manley joined Lucas Lay and Luke Good to win the 3,200 relay (8:01.4).
Brecksville’s Tanner Watson won the National discus in a meet-record 188-0, and teammate Jack Barchet won the 800 in 1:57.58. Stow's Adrian Woliver (shot put, 58-5¼) was also a winner, and North Royalton set a meet record in the 1,600 relay (3:22.37) with Simon Antonio, Noah Argana, Kyle Evanko and Chris Garcia.
Highland won the Suburban American girls team title with 153 points when Amanda Orban, Brooke Stuart, Madison Miller and Marley Wylie closed out the meet with a win in the 1,600 relay (4:12.92).
Highland girls coach Paul Lushes received an impressive performance from Kaylie Kenne, who set a meet record in the 3,200 with a time of 10:46.52. Kenne also took first in the 1,600 (5:04.69), the 800 (2:20.94), and the 3,200 relay (9:44.76) with Madelynn Madison, Elizabeth Origlio and Amanda Orban.
Ellen Fuller of Highland won the discus in 112-11.
Tallmadge’ Lauren Moses won the pole vault (11-00) and the long jump (17-9) as the Blue Devils scored 134 points to take second in the American meet.
Copley was third with 124½ points. The Indians opened the day with a win in the 800 relay (1:46.30) with Madilyne Wicks, Emily Dente, Zoey Stone and Lauren Taylor.
Taylor also won the 100 (12.40) and the 200 (26.08), and Copley’s Katherine Davis won the 100 hurdles in 15.57 and the 300 hurdles in 46.66.
Other American winners were Aurora’s Leah Angelo (high jump, 5-3), Revere’s Alanna Ramsey (shot put, 37-7½) and Kent’s Makhia Friedman (400, 58.13). Aurora won the 400 relay in 50.71 with Julia Brezovec, Jane Puzder, Celeste Conley and Lauren Tincher.
Eli Fragnoli led Highland (168 points) to the Suburban American boys title under coach Josh Victor. Copley (164) and Tallmadge (93½) were second and third.
Fragnoli won the 110 hurdles (14.90), the 300 hurdles (38.98) and was on the top 1,600 relay (3:28.88) along with Greg McKee, Tyler Madison and Jacob Tecco.
Highland also won the 3,200 relay in 8:12.89 with Teddy Van Fossen, Avery Finding, John Naizer and Vince Manning, and the Hornets' Owen Wendl won the discus (149-0).
Copley won the American boys 800 relay in 1:30.27 with Los Vincent II, Gabe Catlett, Drew Ransom and Carter Young. The Indians also won the 400 relay in 43.81 with Vincent, Marcel Sutton, Ransom and Young.
Additional winners for Copley were Ransom (200, 22.84), Chase Harbaugh (1,600, 4:25.07; 800, 2:00.94; 3,200, 10:00.12) and Tyler Lenke (shot put 46-9¾).
Other boys winners in the American meet were Barberton’s Jared Storm (100 in 11.33; 400 in 49.72) and Tallmadge’s Nick Hussing (long jump, 21-5¾), Lucca Passarelli (high jump, 6-4) and Garrett Ansley (pole vault, 12-0).
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