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Woodridge girls claims fifth place at Wrap Up meet

By STEVE BATKO Correspondent Published: May 14, 2017 12:00 AM
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With the regular season behind the Woodridge girls track and field squad, the talented and promising Bulldogs can look toward the league and the post season.

Woodridge competed in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division Championships May 10 and 12 at Crestwood, but final results weren't available as of this writing.

In the final regular season meet before the league meet, the Lady Bulldogs placed fifth overall out of 14 teams in the eighth annual Woodridge Wrap Up at Mercer Track May 6.

Powerful Chardon won the team title with 119 points in a difficult field that included the likes of Wadsworth (94), Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (88), Brecksville (81), Woodridge (77), Copley (47), and Akron Buchtel (35).

"Clare Willett grabbed the lone win for the Bulldog track program as the squad finished fifth in the 8th annual Woodridge Wrap Up," commented Woodridge head coach Jeff Howard.

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Howard added, "Clare won the 3,200-meter run and joined Natalie Fleming, Nicole Fleming, and Libby Howard on the runner-up 3,200-meter relay team."

Willett beat Chardon's Mikaylie Park in the 3,200-meter race with a superb time of 11 minutes, and 34.88 seconds. Park's time was 11:38.05.

Nicole Fleming ran next in the 3,200 as she was third with a sensational time of 11:44.77.

Woodridge ran a strong race in the 3,200-meter relay in tough conditions. Their time was 9:58.67 and powerful Wadsworth won in 9:56.10.

In the pole vault, Nicole Seff finished third with a strong finals' mark of 8-0 feet. Camryn Miller placed fourth at 7-feet, 6 inches.

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The Bulldogs scored well in the 1,600-meter race as Howard and Nicole Fleming finished third and fourth, respectively. Howard was timed at 5:32.65 and Fleming had a 5:32.70.

Natalie Fleming ran fourth in the 400 in 1:04.12 and was seventh in the 3,200 (12:18.41).

With a time of 17.37 seconds, Gracey Radwany ran fifth in the 100-meter short hurdles.

In the 300-meter long hurdles, Radwany ran sixth (51.48 seconds), Seff was seventh (51.99), and Erin Eby was eighth (52.32) for the Lady Bulldogs.

"In the field events, Nicole Seff and Camryn continued to vault well and Seff scored in the long jump (sixth at 13-6.5 feet) as well," noted Howard.

"Gracey, Erin, and Nicole Seff also finished well in the hurdle races," added Howard.

"The distance crew racked up big points as Molly Howard, Katie Kearns, and Sarah Frederick all ran well," added the mentor.

The Lady Bulldog's 1,600-meter relay team placed fourth in 4:21.81. This cast included Adelle Tannous, Molly Howard, Jenna Kaiser, and Kearns.

"Adelle, Kiarra King, and Julia Adams led the sprint crew in the short relays," said Howard.

Molly Howard and Kearns ran 7th and 8th in the 800 race with times of 2:31.26 and 2:31.86, respectively.

Rachel Frierson nearly scored for Woodridge with her ninth-place effort in the shot put where she reached 28-8.50 feet.

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