Shelbyville Daily Union

May 7, 2013

A&M settles for OVC 2nd

John Curtis Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — St. Teresa backed up the troop carrier, loaded up and was able to pull out a 10-point victory over Central A&M for the OVC girls track championship in Tolono on Friday.

St. T scored 118 points and Central A&M scored 108.Clinton’s sprinter’s led them to 3rd place (102), followed by Monticello (72) in 4th and Sullivan-Okaw Valley (58) in 5th. Shelbyville finished 9th (10).

St. Teresa’s distance runners led the way, but they had enough other girls step up to get the win. A&M has been looking for the most effective way to score with their many assets, but a few points here and there cost A&M on Friday, so it was rival St. Teresa that won the day.

A&M’s Taylor Adcock won the 100 dash with a new season best time (12.54) and won the reigning state champ in the 300 hurdles won that event (46.42), followed by teammate Kaitlyn Corzine (46.90). But with a full field, Adcock finished 4th in the 200 (27.05).

Emily Neuhauser, parts of the SOV state champ 4x2 last year, all but owns the 200 and won that event (26.35) on Friday, while sophomore teammate Amanda McClain (27.35) joined her in 6th to get a point.

A usual triple threat, McClain did win the 400 (59.84) and the long jump (16-6.5), followed by teammate Mollie Bowman in 3rd (14-7). McClain was on the 2nd place SOV 4x2. Ericka Tomczewski, Bowman, McClain and Neuhauser ran a 1:49.61, behind Clinton. Clinton’s sprinters are challenging for preeminence this season and have thrown a monkey wrench into CAM and SOV’s point totals.

Adcock didn’t run the 100 hurdles, because A&M found an alternative duo to take #1 and #2 in the event without having to use her.

One of the most decorated Lady Raiders in track, senior Kaitlyn Corzine, who won the state hurdle title in middle school and medaled last year in the 100 and 300 hurdles, won the OVC 100 hurdle championship (15.64). Freshman Ryan Dooley, also a state hurdles champ in middle school, ran 2nd (16.66).

A&M scored in every relay. They won the 4x4 (4:12.93) with Cole, Dooley, Corzine and Jorgi Sparrgrove. They were 3rd in the 4x1 with Dooley, Corzine, Sparrgrove, and Sarah Bailey (51.98) and 3rd in the 4x8 with Mikaela Cole, Salena Sloan, Paige Seitz, and Kylee Burcham (10:23.01). They were 4th in the 4x2 with Dooley, Abigail Hilton, Sparrgrove, and Mikah Maples (1:56.06).

Maples, a freshman, was back in the weight events with senior state medalist Genny Rose Stringer. Stringer won the discus (138-10) with a throw seven feet seven feet further than her previous season-best. Maples was 3rd (113-2). Stringer was 4th in the shot with one of her best heaves of the season (33-3.5) and Maples was 5th (32-7).

Mikaela Cole faced a full field in the pole vault and finished 5th (8-6), as well as scoring in the 400 (1:04.68), placing 4th. Bailey also scored in the high jump, placing 5th (4-6).

Shelbyville’s best performance came in the 800 run by freshman standout Morgan Powers, who placed 2nd (2:25.99). Molly Yockey placed 5th in the 3200 (12:44.29). CAM freshman Salena Sloan scored in the 800 run (2:34.27) and 1600 run (5:51.93), both 6th places.

Friday

Girls OVC Meet

Team scores: 1. St. Teresa 118, 2. Central A&M 108, 3. Clinton 102, 4. Monticello 72, 5. Sullivan-Okaw Valley 58, 6. Tolono 41, 7. Argenta 26, 8. Tuscola 21, 9. Shelbyville 10, 10. Meridian 1

Shelby, CAM SOV results: 100 dash-1. Adcock (CAM) 12.54, 4. Neuhauser 13.23, 8. Bailey (CAM) 13.49, 9. Buhrmester (SH) 13.75, 10. Tomczewski (SOV) 13.82, 18. Tice (SH) 14.77; 200 dash-1. Neuhauser (SOV) 26.35, 4. Adcock (CAM) 27.05, 6. McClain (SOV) 27.35, 9. Buhrmester (SH) 27.68, 14. Postin (CAM) 30.44, 21. Spears (SH) 32.27; 400 dash-1. McClain (SOV) 59.84, 4. Cole (CAM) 1:04.68, 7. Burcham (CAM) 1:05.39, 9. Lamb (SOV) 1:06.88, 15. T. Powers 1:12.67; 800 run-2. M. Powers (SH) 2:25.99, 6. Sloan 2:34.27, 9. Seitz (CAM) 2:43.4312. Marshall (SOV) 2:48.68, 14. Cad. Nuzzo (SOV) 2:52.83; 1600 run-6. Sloan (CAM), 7. Johnston (SH) 6:01.94, 10. Heaton (CAM) 6:14.42, 11. Cieplik (SH) 6:19.41, 12. Cad. Nuzzo (SOV) 6:28.46, 16. Pratt (SOV) 7:13.09; 3200 run- 5. Yockey (SH) 12:44.29, 6. Heaton (CAM) 12.52.63, 8. Karraker 14:31.34, 9. Collins (CAM) 15:08.21, 13. Elder (S)V) 15:45.50; 100 hurdles-1. Corzine (CAM) 15.64, 2. Dooley (CAM) 16.66, 10. Meredith (SOV) 21.08, 12. Riddle (SH) 21.75; 300 hurdles-1. Adcock (CAM) 46.42, 2. Corzine (46.90), 8. Car. Nuzzo (SOV) 54.96, 13. Dash (SOV) 58.43, 14. Riddle (SH) 1:06.99; 4x1 relay-3. CAM (Dooley, Corzine, Sparrgrove, Bailey) 51.98, 6. SOV (Tomczewski, Lamb, Nuzzo, Marshall) 56.63; 4x2 relay-2. SOV (Tomczewski, Bowman, McClain, Neuhauser) 1:49.61, 4. CAM (Dooley, Hilton, Sparrgrove, Maples) 1:56.66, 9. Shelby (Jennings, Anderson, Travis, Martin) 2:15.09; 4x4 relay-1. CAM (Cole, Sparrgroves, Dooley, Corzine) 4:12.93, 5. SOV (Nuzzo, Marshall, Lamb, Neuhauser) 4:33.35, 8. Shelby (Powers, Cieplik, Powers, Buhrmester) 4:43.59; 4x8 relay-3. CAM (Seitz, Burcham, Cole, Sloan) 10:23.01; High jump-T5. Bailey (CAM) 4-6, 6. Dash (SOV) 4-6, T8. Postin (CAM) 4-4, T8. Uphoff (SOV) 4-4; 5. Cole (CAM) 8-6,7. Oldham (SH) 7-7, T8. Car. Nuzzo (SOV)7-0, T8. Cad. Nuzzo (SOV) 7-0; Long jump-1. McClain (SOV) 16-6.5, 3. Bowman (SOV) 14-7, 9. Spears (SH) 13-0; Triple jump-3. Bowman (SOV) 32-0, 7. Hilton (CAM) 28-8, 9. Heaton (CAM) 26-3.5; Shot put-4. Stringer (CAM) 33-3.5, 5. Maples (CAM) 32-7, 8. Ohm (SOV) 26-10, 11. Goralski (SH) 25-5.25, 12. Griesemer (SH) 24-9.75, 15. Heppe (SOV) 22-4; Discus-1. Stringer (CAM) 138-10, 3. Maples (CAM) 112-8, 12. Goralski 78-1, 14. Allen (SH) 72-2, T16. Ohm (SOV) 64-0, 19. Yantis (SOV) 47-6