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Almasy claims three titles at IVC meet

By TODD REED treed@the-review.com Published: May 19, 2017 10:00 AM
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The Lady Hornets had a strong showing at the 2017 Inter-Valley Conference Track and Field Championships as they took home the runners-up trophy.

East Canton accumulated 113 points and were second to Garaway, who won its fifth straight league title with 157.

Ridgewood was third with 107.5, followed by Tusky Central with 88, Malvern with 63, Sandy Valley with 54.5, Newcomerstown with 44, Hiland with 28 and Strasburg with 6.

Ashlynn Almasy showed why she is one of the better runners in the IVC as she won three league titles.

Almasy claimed the 1600 in 5:37.4 and the 800 in 2:34.56, and was a member of the winning 4x800 (10:24.65) along with Ja'Bria Knight, Cameiya Newell-Owens and Marie Murphy.

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She was also a member of the third-place 4x400 (4:28.45) along with Brianna Martino, Knight and Newell-Owens.

Finishing second were the 4x200 (1:58.02) consisting of Lena Dotson, Martino, Kasey Haines and Newell-Owens; Martino in the 400 (1:05.07); and Emily Cain in the 3200 (12:53.94).

Thirds went to Cain in the 1600 (5:54.62); the 4x100 (55.22) consisting of Nicole Conley, Trustyn Holland-Kerekes, Bria Robinson and Haines; Newell-Owens in the 800 (2:45.78); Murphy in the 3200 (13:07.47); and Skyler Fernandez in the shot (31'9.5).

Alexis Pennell was fourth in the pole vault (8'6), and Haines was fifth in the 100 hurdles (18.03).

Sixths went to Robinson in the 300 hurdles (54.84), Dana Taylor in the discus (100'10), Knight in the high jump (4'4), and Pennell in the long jump (14'2.25).

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Placing seventh were Pennell in the 100 hurdles (18.21) and Alaynah Richards in the pole vault (7').

Robinson was eighth in the 200 (30.09).

"The girls worked as a complete team to earn the runner-up trophy," noted Head Coach Tom Loy. ""This was the focus point the whole season. Some of the girls are just coming into their own and recovering from injury and the whole team is buying into trusting one another and gaining confidence.

"The girls were shooting for the title, but the runner-up trophy is pretty nice. Garaway is a strong team. Ridgewood beat us earlier in the year and Tusky Central, Sandy Valley and Malvern had beaten us at invitational meets, so the girls are headed in the right direction."

East Canton will take part in the district meet on Wednesday and Friday, May 17 and 19, at Norwayne High School.

Teams competing are Canton Central, Columbia, Dalton, Heritage Christian, Hillsdale, Lake Center, Lake Ridge, Loudonville, Mapleton, Mogadore, Norwayne, Oberlin, Open Door, Rittman, Rootstown, Smithville, St. Thomas, Waterloo, Waynedale and Windham.

The top four in each event will advance to the regional meet at Perry High School on May 24 and May 26.


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