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Six Hudson athletes advance to regional track meet

Published: May 23, 2014 8:54 PM

The Hudson boys and girls track and field teams competed at a Division I district meet, which concluded May 23 at Nordonia High School in Macedonia.

The boys finished seventh with 44 points. Nordonia won the 14-team competition with 44 points and Wadsworth (96) and Twinsburg (82) finished second and third, respectively.

The girls finished 10th with 36 points. Brecksville-Broadview Heights won the 14-team competition with 90.5 points and Stow-Munroe Falls (87) and Nordonia (74.5) took second and third, respectively.

Kyle Mau dominated the field in the 1,600-meter race. He won witth a time of 9 minute, 7.14 seconds, which was more than 28 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

As a result, Mau advanced to the regional meet, which is scheduled to take place May 28 and 30 at Fitch High School in Austintown. The competition is set to begin at 5 p.m. both days.

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The top four individuals in each event and the top four relay teams advanced.

Also qualifying for the boys was Gavin Gaynor, who placed second in the 1,600 (4:21.66).

David Lizanich qualifed for the regional meet in the shot put with a third-place throw of 47 feet, 1.75 inches.

On the girls' side, Lauren Gorze advanced to the regional meet after placing third with a time of 46.85 seconds in the 300 hurdles.

Jordan Miller punched her ticket to the regional competition with a fourth-place vault of 9-9 in the pole vault.

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Also qualifying for the regional meet was Shilah Kidd, who finished fourth in the discus (104-11).

Others who scored team points for the Explorers and Lady Explorers were the following:


• 3,200: Blake Roberts, seventh, 9:56.9


• 400: Natalie Barnett, fifth, 1:00.07

• 1,600: Gaby Palazzo, fifth, 5:18.43

• 3,200: Sarah Wolanske, seventh, 11:52.95

• 400 relay: Brooke Royster, Kara Holley, Cara Sobzak and Natalle Schwarz, 13th, 53.79

• 800 relay: Royster, Lauren Westerbeck, Ali Baylor and Barnett, 11th, 1:49.59

• 3,200 relay: Arielle Dalea, Victoria Breeden, Wolanske and Palazzo, eighth, 9:49.12

• Pole vault: Macy Lori, fifth, 9-6

For more, see the May 28 edition of the Hudson Hub-Times.

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