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Black Tigers girls track team places 10th at Big Ox

Staff Report Published: April 23, 2017 12:00 AM
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The host Cuyahoga Falls girls track and field team dropped to 0-4 on the season and 0-4 in the Suburban League National Conference after suffering a convincing 116-21 defeat to Nordonia at the Laybourne Sports Complex.

The Lady Knights won all 17 events.

Rachel LaFlame took second in the shot put with a season-best toss of 32 feet, 11 inches.

Other second-place finishes for the Lady Black Tigers came from Madi Davis (4-8) in the high jump (4-8), De'Vine Shelton (50.2 seconds) in the 300 hurdles, Kayla Huffman (2:33.3) in the 800 and Emily Zimmerman (13:03.1) in the 3,200.

Taking third for Falls were Kristica Barnett (4-8) in the high jump, Sarah Wyatt (17.2) in the 100, Kayla Huffman (1:04.7) in the 400, Emily Longfellow (54.3) in the 300 hurdles, Chelsea Huffman (personal-record 2:42.4) in the 800 and Melody Lewis (14:07) in the 3,200.

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"We had 27 personal-record performances and several more season-best times," Lady Black Tigers head coach Dan Scourfield said. "Nordonia is very deep and equally talented."

Falls finished 10th at the 18-team Big Ox Invitational April 15 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville.

The Lady Black Tigers scored 28 points.

Massillon Washington easily won the competition with 126 points and Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (72.5) and St. Thomas Aquinas (64) took second and third, respectively.

Shelton led Falls with a third-place time of 50.87 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles. She also placed eighth in the 200 (29.08) and joined Kenna Shook, Katlyn Long and Wyatt on the eighth-place 400 relay team (53.51).

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Shelton joined Long, Shook and Wyatt on the eighth-place 800 relay team (1:53.22).

The 3,200 relay team of Chelsea Huffman, Kayla Huffman, Zoe King and Zimmerman took third in a time of 10:12.94.

LaFlame (32-.5) finished fifth in the shot put and Zimmerman added a sixth with a time of 2:27.57 in the 800.

Kayla Huffman captured seventh in the 1,600 (5:38.95).

Also taking seventh for the Lady Black Tigers were Wyatt (17.51) in the 100 hurdles and Davis (4-10) in the high jump.

"The girls ran well, especially the 4x800 [3,200 relay] team," Scourfield said. "Sarah Wyatt ran well in the 100 hurdles and both sprint relay teams and Rachel LaFlame threw well again in the shot and Holly Williams threw well in the discus."

Falls was scheduled to visit National Conference archrival Stow-Munroe Falls April 20. Results were not available at press time.

The Lady Black Tigers are set to face National Conference foe North Royalton April 25 at 4:30 p.m. They are scheduled to compete at the Bulldog Invitational April 29 at Poland Seminary High School. The competition is set to begin at 9 a.m.

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