Northmont girls 7th, boys 9th at Firebird Invite


KETTERING — The Northmont girls track team placed 7th out of 17 teams while the boys placed 9th out of 22 teams at the annual Fairmont Firebird Invitational held Thursday and Friday.

Fort Loramie took 1st place in the girls competition with 135 points. The Lady Bolts scored 40 to earn 7th. Beavercreek won the boys competition with 103 points. Northmont tallied 41.50 to earn 9th.

Thursday featured finals in seven events including the 2,000 meter steeplechase, the 4×800 relay, boys shot put, girls discus, girls high jump, boys long jump and the girls pole vault.

Lilia Lopez finished 11th in the 2,000 steeplechase in nine minutes, 46.02 seconds (9:46.02). Lucy Marketos of Kings took 1st in 7:35.46. Meet record 7:10.30, Sydney Leiher of Beavercreek (2012).

The Lady Bolts placed 5th in 4×800 relay (A. Brown, Makenna Long, Briana Pressel, Jazlen Simpson) in 10:34.24. Fort Loramie took 1st in 9:48.65. Meet record Archbishop Alter 9:25.96 (2009).

Logan Fast just missed placing in the discus, finishing 9th at 98 feet, 3 inches. Josie Kleinhenz took 1st at 11 feet, 7 inches. Meet record 137 feet, 9 inches, Kenese Arington of Xenia (1998).

Jenna Hall placed 2nd in the high jump at 5 feet. Janelle Siegel of Fort Loramie was 1st at 5 feet with fewer fouls. Meet record 5 feet, 6 inches, Sheri Lawler of Beavercreek (2007).

Friday results

Victoria Odole placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash in 12.63 seconds behind Emma Goins (12.48) of Little Miami. Meet record 11.80, Maria Moss, Springfield North (1995).

The Lady Bolts placed 4th in the 4×200 relay in 1:49.46. Beavercreek was 1st in 1:44.02. Meet record 1:41.59, Walnut Hills (2010).

Makenna Long just missed placing in the 1600 meter run at 5:36.21. Tracy Donbar of Miamisburg was 1st at 5:08.36. Meet record 4:59.84, Sydney Leiher, Beavercreek (2012).

Jakayla Waddell placed 4th in the 400 meter dash in 1:00.15. Kayleigh Keyes of Beavercreek was 1st in 57.33. Meet record Dominic Davis, Centerville, 57.14 (1996).

In the 800 meter run Zoey Evers finished 29th (2:40.05), Addison Brown 38th (2:47.65), Abbie Weeks 39th (2:52.07), and Lilia Lopez 40th (2:53.18). Caitlyn Shipley of Westfall took 1st in 2:21.55. Meet record 2:14.57, Sydney Leiher, Beavercreek (2012).

Jakayla Waddell placed 5th in the 200 meter dash in 27.59. Emma Goins of Little Miami was 1st in 25.65. Meet record 25.53, Brittany Latimer, Xenia (2009).

Amelia Brown placed 6th in the 3200 meter run (12:23.12) and Briana Pressel placed 8th (12:34.84). Kayla Messer of Beavercreek took 1st in 11:59.41. Meet record 10:51.79, Amanda Burger, Lakota West (2007).

Northmont finished 9th in the 4×400 relay in 4:24.27. Little Miami was 1st in 4:04.94. Meet record 4:01.57, Walnut Hills (2009).

Ariane Eloi finished 15th (13 feet, 8 inches) and Amira Knight was 16th (13 feet, 7 inches) in the long jump. Audrey Wrasman was 1st at 16 feet, ¼ inch. Meet record 17 feet, 5 inches, Erin Bamberger, Fairmont (2005).

Logan Fast finished 10th in the shot put at 32 feet, 3 inches and Marie Besingi was 21st in 27 feet, 11.5 inches. Tatyana Green of Troy was 1st at 39 feet, 6.5 inches. Meet record 39 feet, 10 inches, Holley Mangolf, Alter (2007).

Boys results

Charlie Wendt finished 21st in the steeplechase in 8:10.91. Samuel Darmanie of Springboro was 1st in 6:04.89 to set a new record. Ben Ewert (Beavercreek) set the previous record of 6:14.17 in 2014.

The Thunderbolts placed 5th in the 4×800 relay in 8:44.64. Butler was 1st in 8:15.42. Meet record 7:56.86, Dayton Christian (2007).

Charlie Henson finished 10th in the shot put at 41 feet, 8.25 inches. Parker Nichols of Troy was 1st at 45 feet, 6.25 inches. Ike Nwanoro was 32nd at 33 feet, 5.25 inches. Meet record 68 feet, 9 inches, Jimmy Pacifico, Butler (2007).

Michael Stewart finished 12th in the long jump at 19 feet, 2.25 inches and Drevin Jordan was 18th at 16 feet, 7 inches. Kaleb Bryant placed 1st at 21 feet, 4 inches. Meet record 23 feet, 2.75 inches, Josh Bass, Springfield (2011).

Eli Pettis placed 5th in the 110 hurdles in 15.96 seconds. Logan Wilkins, Fairmont, took 1st in 14.79. Meet record 14.25, Vincent Corner, Springfield North (2006).

Kalib Haynesworth placed 5th in the 100 meter dash in 11.43 seconds and Jonathan Warren was 7th in 11.70. Jordan Gross of Butler was 1st in 10.91. Meet record 10.87, Brandon Saine, Piqua (2005).

The Thunderbolts placed 4th in the 4×200 relay in 1:31.71. Beavercreek was 1st in 1:28.87 to set a new meet record previously set in 2007 by Lakota West (1:29.70).

The 1600 meter run saw three runners break the old meet record of 4:21.30 set in 2005 by Nik Schweikert of Beavercreek. Kasem Kaheal of Miamisburg took 1st place in 4:17.31. Daron Porter of Northmont was 2nd in 4:19.79 and Andrew Wilcox of Monroe was third at 4:20.44.

Northmont placed 5th in the 4×100 relay in 44.10 seconds. The top two teams shattered the old meet record of 43.10 set by Xenia in 1993. Fairmont was 1st in 42.78 and Butler 2nd at 42.98.

Javier Pfeiler finished 32nd in the 800 meter run in 2:14.77. Jacob Rutledge was 38th (2:17.79) and Grant Mergler 41st (2:18.53). Jackson Davis of Beavercreek took 1st in 1:56.78. Meet record 1:54.71, Danny Naff, Butler (2008).

Kalib Haynesworth placed 3rd in the 200 meter dash in 22.76 seconds. Jordan Gross of Butler was 1st in 22.16. Meet record 21.78, Brandon Saine, Piqua (2004).

Jackson Morgret placed 7th in the 3200 meter run in 10:12.91. Michael Zegarski was 1st in 9:37.85. Meet record 9:15.31, John Luttrell, Dayton Christian (2007).

Northmont placed 6th in the 4×400 relay in 3:33.20. Beavercreek took 1st in 3:23.83 to break the old meet record of 3:24.07 set in 2007 by the Beavers.

Owen Price finished 9th in the high jump at 5 feet, 7 inches. Trey Sellers of Tippecanoe was 1st at 6 feet, 2 inches. Meet record 6 feet, 8 inches, Brandon Fitch, Beavercreek (2006).

Ike Nwanoro finished 17th in the discus at 119 feet while Charlie Henson was 30th at 91 feet, 1 inch. Devin Strobel of Troy was 1st at 168 feet, 6 inches. Meet record 181 feet, 1 inch, Jimmy Pacifico, Butler (2007).

Reach Ron Nunnari at (937) 684-9124 or email [email protected].

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