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Falls boys track places fifth at St. Thomas Aquinas

Staff Report Published: April 23, 2017 12:00 AM
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The host Cuyahoga Falls boys track and field team fell to 0-4 overall and 0-4 in the Suburban League National Conference after losing to Nordonia 92-45 at the Laybourne Sports Complex.

The Black Tigers won seven events.

Jack Wilcoxson and Bronson Luksza won one race and were part of a winning relay team.

Wilcoxson took first in the 800-meter race with a time of 2 minutes, 2.7 seconds and Luksza won the 3,200 in 10:14.

Wilcoxson and Luksza also joined Tony Sondles and Tommy Hillyer on the first-place 3,200 relay (8:42.8).

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Kyle Wilson captured first (4:40) in the 1,600 and Jake Strausser crossed the finish line first (50.9) in the 400.

Other Falls' wins came from Ryan Freeman (117 feet, 5 inches) in the discus and Eric Rosiak in the long jump (18 feet).

"The boys ran a tough meet," Black Tigers head coach Dieter Keller said. "We used this meet in preparation for our next dual meet. We have a great shot of winning our last three duals meets of the season and hopefully, a successful postseason."

Falls placed fifth with 61 points at the 17-team Big Ox Invitational April 15 at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville.

Akron Archbishop Hoban won the competition with 104 points and Alliance (76) and Akron Firestone (73) finished second and third, respectively.

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Strausser led the Black Tigers with a win in the 400. He finished with a time of 51.7 seconds.

Strausser also captured fifth in the 200 with a time of 23.57 seconds and joined Kenneth Pamer, Dylon Campbell and Sondles on the sixth-place 800 relay team (1:35.77).

Falls' other win came from Wilcoxson, who took first (4:37.86) in the 1,600. Kyle Wilson placed second (4:39.53).

Luksza captured third (2:04.62) in the 800.

Wilcoxson and Luksza joined Andrew Kuntz and Hillyer on the fourth-place 3,200 relay team (8:41.66).

The 1,600 relay team of Sondles, Jordan Williams, Tyler Gibson and Rosiak placed sixth (3:44.84).

Freeman took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 40-9.

Anthony Nichols added a fourth (10:18.29) in the 3,200.

Tanner Treptow finished in a tie for seventh in the pole vault with a vault of 9 feet.

Jay Wilson finished eighth (10:29.48) in the 3,200.

The Black Tigers were scheduled to visit National Conference archrival Stow-Munroe Falls April 20. Results were not available at press time. They are set to entertain National Conference foe North Royalton April 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Falls is 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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