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The Lady Lions finished third this past weekend at the 2017 Northeastern Buckeye Conference Track and Field Championships.
Winning a league title was the 4x200 with a time of 1:46.39. Members of the squad are Emmalee Markins, Amanda Kukunis, Ava Burman and Alyssa Markins.
Seconds went to E. Markins in the 200 (26.23); Kukunis in the 400 (1:00.46); Scott in the 3200 (11:30.48); and the 4x400 (4:10.19) consisting of Sarah Carver, Burman, Skylar Trussell and Kukunis.
Finishing third was the 4x800 (10:04.91) consisting of Burman, Mack Scott, Nelle Yankovich and Carver; Yankovich in the 800 (2:25.43).
Placing fourth were E. Markins in the 100 (13.06); the 4x100 (52.12) consisting of E. Markins, Idre'sia Leavell, Ashley Gulling and A. Markins; and Jenna Daulbaugh in the 3200 (11:52.51).
Fifths went to A. Markins in the 100 (13.43), Kukunis in the 200 (26.83), Carver in the 1600 (5:41.88), and Trussell in the 400 (1:01.96).
Finishing sixth were Natalie Crum in the shot (31'1.5), Jordan Crowe in the discus (98'7), and Shelby Wheeler in the high jump (4'8).
Eighths went to Madi Pearson in the 100 hurdles (17.08) and 300 hurdles (51.44), Joaquina Rossi in the 800 (2:34.86), and Renee Hartong in the shot (27') and discus (96'5).
"Getting third in such a tough league is an accomplishment," commented Coach Olivia Scott. "I am very proud of the girls. This should give everyone the confidence they need going into districts.
"Our throwers did well. Natalie Crum and Renee Hartong both threw personal records. The 4x200's time of 1:46.39 broke the previous school record. I think with a little more work on the handoffs, they will get faster.
Emmalee placed second in the 200 and fourth in the 100. It's nice to see her going out of her senior year with a bang. Amanda Kukunis had a great day, Nelle Yankovich went after the win in the 800 but ended up third after leading for most of the race, and Mackenzie Scott and Jenna Daulbaugh ran amazing 3200 times with huge personal records for both."
Louisville edged Carrollton for the team title, 132-129.5. Minerva was third with 98.5.
followed by Salem with 78.5,
Marlington with 70.5, Canton South with 57, Alliance with 43 and West Branch with 11.
Minerva will take part in the district tournament at West Holmes High School on Thursday and Saturday, May 18 & 20.
The top four in each event will advance to the regional meet at Athens High School on on May 25 and May 27.