LC INVITATIONAL PHOTOS: Girls are Lorain County champs


By Kara Kasper - For the News-Times



The Comets boys 4x800 team of Cameron Shawver, Josh Hill, Ryan Sturgeon, and Devin Baumgartner won the Lorain County invite with a record time of 8:17.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Brooke Armbruster hands off to Gracen Siegenthaler in the 4x100 relay, which Amherst won.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Josh Hill wins the mile at the Lorain County Invitational.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Lexi Alston anchors the winning Comets 4x200-meter relay team.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Michael Shorts takes second place in the 110-meter hurdles.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Taylor Hooks wins the 100-meter dash.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Amherst’s Taylor Hooks makes her first jump during the girl’s long jump competition.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

The Comets’ Jaret Prete competes in the shot put.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Firelands’ Ian Valerius takes the turn in front of Geno Woodruff of Elyria during the boys 4x800 relay.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Ryan Sturgeon takes the turn next to Jack Reed of Avon along with Alex Freeman of North Ridgeville during the boys 4x800-meter relay.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Amherst’s Sarah Wiegand makes her first attempt at the girls long jump on Thursday.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

The Comets’ Mariah Shorts clears the last hurdle on her way to a first round win in the girls 100-meter hurdles.


Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

The Comets had some outstanding performances Thursday at the Richard S. Cooley Track, where they hosted the Lorain County Invitational for the first time in 35 years.

The Amherst girls are Lorain County champions for the second year in a row, with 155 points.

First place finishes for the girls included:

• Taylor Hooks in the 100 meters with a time of 12.67 seconds and in the 200 meters at 26.24 seconds.

• The 4×800 relay team of Marissa Gillam, Kalyn Potyrala, Cara Giannuzzi, and Kayla Snowden with a time of 9:58.65.

• The 4×100 relay team of Taylor Hooks, Audrey Fayer, Brook Armbruster, and Gracen Siegenthaler with a time of 50.61 seconds.

• The 4×200 relay team of Gracen Siegenthaler, Audrey Fayer, Brook Armbruster, and Lexi Alston with a time of 1:47.37.

• Lexi Alston in the 400-meter race with a time of 58.34 seconds.

• The 4×400 team of Gracen Siegenthaler, Marissa Gillam, Audrey Fayer, and Lexi Alston with a time of 4:12.46.

The Amherst boys track and field team took second place overall with 94 points.

First place finishes for the boys included:

• Logan Freeman in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet.

• Josh Hill in the 1,600 meters with a finishing time of 4:27.05.

• The 4×800 relay team of Ryan Sturgeon, Devin Baumgartner, Josh Hill, and Cameron Shawver with a time of 8:17.34.

The Comets boys 4×800 team of Cameron Shawver, Josh Hill, Ryan Sturgeon, and Devin Baumgartner won the Lorain County invite with a record time of 8:17.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_track_1-2.jpgThe Comets boys 4×800 team of Cameron Shawver, Josh Hill, Ryan Sturgeon, and Devin Baumgartner won the Lorain County invite with a record time of 8:17.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Brooke Armbruster hands off to Gracen Siegenthaler in the 4×100 relay, which Amherst won.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_track_2-2.jpgBrooke Armbruster hands off to Gracen Siegenthaler in the 4×100 relay, which Amherst won.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Josh Hill wins the mile at the Lorain County Invitational.
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Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Lexi Alston anchors the winning Comets 4×200-meter relay team.
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Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Michael Shorts takes second place in the 110-meter hurdles.
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Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Taylor Hooks wins the 100-meter dash.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_track_6-2.jpgTaylor Hooks wins the 100-meter dash.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Amherst’s Taylor Hooks makes her first jump during the girl’s long jump competition.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_Amherst-s-Taylor-Hooks-makes-her-first-jump-during-the-girl-s-long-jump-competition-on-Thursday-at-the-LCAAA-Invitational.jpgAmherst’s Taylor Hooks makes her first jump during the girl’s long jump competition.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

The Comets’ Jaret Prete competes in the shot put.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_The-Comets-Jaret-Prete-competes-in-the-shot-put-on-Thursday-at-the-LCAAA-Invitational-held-at-Steele-high-school.jpgThe Comets’ Jaret Prete competes in the shot put.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

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Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Firelands’ Ian Valerius takes the turn in front of Geno Woodruff of Elyria during the boys 4×800 relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_Firelands-Ian-Valerius-takes-the-turn-in-front-of-Geno-Woodruff-of-Elyria-during-the-boy-s-4x-800-relay-at-the-LCAAA-Invitational-held-at-Am.jpgFirelands’ Ian Valerius takes the turn in front of Geno Woodruff of Elyria during the boys 4×800 relay.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Ryan Sturgeon takes the turn next to Jack Reed of Avon along with Alex Freeman of North Ridgeville during the boys 4×800-meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_Ryan-Sturgeon-takes-the-turn-next-to-Jack-Reed-of-Avon-along-with-Alex-Freeman-of-North-Ridgeville-during-the-boy-s-4×800-meter-relay-on-Thurs.jpgRyan Sturgeon takes the turn next to Jack Reed of Avon along with Alex Freeman of North Ridgeville during the boys 4×800-meter relay.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

Amherst’s Sarah Wiegand makes her first attempt at the girls long jump on Thursday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_Amherst-s-Sarah-Wiegand-makes-her-first-attempt-at-the-girl-s-long-jump-on-Thursday-afternoon-at-the-LCAAA-Invitational.jpgAmherst’s Sarah Wiegand makes her first attempt at the girls long jump on Thursday.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

The Comets’ Mariah Shorts clears the last hurdle on her way to a first round win in the girls 100-meter hurdles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/04/web1_The-Comets-Mariah-Shorts-clears-the-last-hurdle-on-her-way-to-a-first-round-win-in-the-girl-s-100-meter-hurdles-on-Thursday.jpgThe Comets’ Mariah Shorts clears the last hurdle on her way to a first round win in the girls 100-meter hurdles.

Photos by Joseph Colin and Randy Meyers | Amherst News-Times

By Kara Kasper

For the News-Times