Athletics: Marion Local Winners Inspired by Division III State Titles

Columbus — Marion Local Senior Molly Winner had a lot of thought in attending Friday, the first day of the Ohio High School Athletics Association athletics competition at Ohio State University Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Not only did I win the Division III state title with shot put, but I was also thinking of my friend who lost last week.

Former Marion local three-sports athlete Tyler Mesher died suddenly last Wednesday at the age of 23.

“He was one of my biggest supporters,” the winner said, referring to Mesher. “He sent me a text message before each meeting and wished good luck. During the summer he helped me play basketball …. He was great at basketball. He was him. Team (Marion Local) helped win the (Division IV) State Championship in Basketball (2018).

“When he died, I knew I had to do something, so when I went there, I told myself that the pressure was off. , I came out at 43 (foot throws). It was great. “

The winner nailed a 43-foot toss on Friday in the final throw of the final. At last year’s state tournament, the winner was shot put in fourth place.

Minster girl wins relay

It didn’t take long for the Minster girl to win the state title on Friday.

At the first track event of the state tournament, a 3,200-meter relay, Minster (Margaret Hemel Hempstead, Cameo Cedar Reef, Chanie Cedar Reef, Taylor Ross) left the field to win the state title in 9 minutes 28.67 seconds. rice field. Fort Loramie came in second (9: 34.91).

Hemelgarn, who still participates in 1,600 today, was Minster’s lead-off leg.

Hemelgarn felt that the 3,200 relay had a chance to compete for the title on Friday. But she said they weren’t going to get over their self-confidence.

“We knew it was a good chance,” Hemmelgarn said. “In the end, that was the goal. The main thing for us was to work together as a team, have fun, and keep everything off the ground … and that’s all you can ask. “

This past fall, Hemelgarn helped Minster lead Minster to the Division III state title cross-country, and she finished third overall.

Discus throw the third glove Koch

Columbus Grove Jr. Tadkoch finished third in the Division III discus on Friday with his personal best of 174 feet 6 inches. His teammate Lawson Marg was in 10th place (161-6).

“I got off to a good start,” Koch said. “The first two throws were the farthest two throws. Then I started pushing a bit. But I was happy with it at the end of the day.

“This year, Division III was piled up, so coming in, we knew there would be some good throwers. We just wanted to come out and throw our best.”

From this region, Marion Local’s Jack Napke came in 6th (168) and Leipsick’s Seth Apple in 9th (163-2).

Bluffton Runner 3rd

Throughout the year, the Blufftonboys 3,200 relay has improved.

Friday was no exception.

Bluffton (Eden Antrim, Eric Nigard, Sam Darstin, Landon Armstrong) played on Friday, setting a personal best time of 8: 01.25 on the way to the 3rd place finish in Division III.

Columbus Grove (Caleb Stechschulte, Caleb Morman, Trent Koch, Carson Closson) finished 6th at 8: 07.76.

“We were really excited and attended the meeting,” Nygaard said. “We were really trying to do it well. We are really happy with the flow of the day.”

Nygaard competes today at 3,200. Antrim will be competing in the 1,600 and 1,600 relay finals today. Armstrong competes in the 800 and 1,600 relays.

OG Hoffman finishes in 3rd place

Ottawa-Grand Ruph sophomore Emma Hoffman marked the Division II discus 128-8 on the third Friday.

“When I came in, I was pretty nervous and I came to the state for the first time. I was ready to compete and do my best,” Hoffman said. “Come on the first flight, I was the last girl. And I threw 124 (feet). So I think it leads me to the final and gives me three more throws. I was hoping for.

“I was a little nervous when I saw the second flight. But when I went to the final, they stopped the name and I went to the final. I was very excited to go out and compete. There were some girls competing for 3rd and 4th place in the final. But in the last throw I got it …. I was very excited. “

Serena’s Amelia Lutz was fourth (128-5) and Kenton’s Tatam Miller was fifth (127-5).

5th Titan at the relay

The Ottawa-Glandorf 3,200 relays (Alexa Fortman, Rose Turnwald, Madelyn Hovest, Olivia Fenbert) were deployed on the fifth Friday at 9: 26.17 hours.

Fortman will also compete in 400, 800, and 1,600 relays (Fenbert, Corinne Crosson, Avery Fox, Fortman) today. On Friday, Fortman took her 3,200 relay to a great start.

“I went out really hard and then tried to continue,” Fortman said. “This environment is great. It’s a completely different race. You just have to go and compete, you don’t have to worry about time. You just have to give it everything you have.”

LCC jumper wins podium

Two Lima Central Catholic long jumpers took the podium (top 8) in Division III on Friday.

Evan Unruh finished 7th with a mark of 20-11.5. Unruh was also part of Friday’s 400 and 800 relays. However, neither of these relays made it to today’s final.

On Friday’s women’s side, Olivia Story finished sixth with a mark of 17-8.25.

Last season, the highest score in the long jump was 16-4.

“I worked hard to get here … and I’m here,” Story said. “I’m definitely going to work with my coach this summer. I’m doing much more than ever.”

Fort Recovery’s Mara Pearson finished seventh with a 17-3.75 mark on Friday’s long jump.

Hen Sheng is 4th

New Knoxville Senior Avery Henschen finished fourth in the Division III Discus Final on Friday. Henchen’s best toss of the day was 129-7.

Last year, Hen Sheng finished fifth in the Discus D-III State Tournament.

“It’s better than fifth,” Henschen said with a smile. “My PR (personal record) this year was 134 …. but I threw it pretty well today.”

Botkins’ Aleah Johnson won the D-III Discus (137-5).

Auchmuty soars fifth

Columbus Grove freshman Lauryn Auchmuty finished fifth in the Division III pole vault on Friday with a personal best of 11-8.

Ironically, Auchmuty finished fifth in the regional last weekend, but made a big bid to compete in the state tournament. The top four regionals were in the automatic state qualifying.

Auchmuty participated in both the 400 relays (Brynn Fortman, Auchmuty, Kiersten Closson, Savannah Ridenour) and the 800 relays (Fortman, Closson, Auchmuty, Ridenour), both of which participated in today’s final.

“I was very happy with it,” Auchmuty said of her performance in the pole vault. “Last week (in the area) I vaulted at 10-8, so I wanted to ride my new pole … I cleared 11-8. So I’m pretty happy did.”

In the D-III pole vault, Margaretta’s Kenastimel won with a new state record and a national record of 14-6.25.

Other Area Top 8 Finishers (not mentioned above): Boys-Division III: Shot Put Cold Water Jesse Meyer (7, 55-6.75), Pole Vault Marion Local Nate Busher (5, 14-4).

Girls Division III: High Jump Bluffton Britaber (8,11-0), Shot Put Fort Recovery Whitley Rammel (3,40-11.25), Shot Put Minster Lillian Barhorst (5,39-7.75), Cold Water’s 3,200 relay (Ava Giere, Carlee Goodwin, Kiersten Keller, Haley Alig, 9: 43.31, 3rd), Kalida’s 3,200 relay (Kenzie Fortman, Allie Kuhlman, Ady Miller, Andrea Burgei, 9: 51.70, 7th).

Columbus Grove’s Tadkoch will be competing in the Division III discus at the State Athletics on Friday at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University.

Marion Local Molly Winner will be competing in the Division III Shot Put at the Ohio State University Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Friday.

Lima Central Catholic Olivia Story will land during the Division III long jump at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Friday at the State Athletics Stadium.

Bluffton’s Landon Armstrong will take off after receiving a baton from Samderstin at the 3,200 relay at the State Athletics Stadium on Friday at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University.

Ottawa-Grand Ruph’s Olivia Fenbert runs in front of Salem’s Maggie Hall at a 3,200 relay at the Athletics Tournament on Friday at The Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Please contact the Lima News Sports Department at 567-242-0451.

Athletics: Marion Local Winners Inspired by Division III State Titles

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