Boys Finish Team-Best 2nd, Girls Take 11th at Stark County Track Meet
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Track Teams competed at the 2016 Stark County Championships Meet Saturday. The Louisville Boys placed 2nd and the Girls took 11th out of 20 competing teams at Perry High School. The second place finish is Leopards Boys Track’s best ever at this annual county meet.
Boys: Louisville – 69 (2nd out of 20)
The Leopards placed first in five separate events en rout to taking second place overall. Louisville finished with 69 total team points, which was only eclipsed by Stark County Champion GlenOak who scored 115.50.
The Leopards continued their domination in field events as Terry Gooch won the Discus Throw and Rahzul Young captured first in the Shotput. Gooch finished with a throw of 148 feet, 2 inches clearing GlenOak’s second place Andrew White by a clean 12 feet. Young was second in the preliminary rounds of the Shot Put, but advanced his final throw five feet further than his qualifying throw to win the event. Young’s final throw of 51 feet, 10.75 inches convincingly surpassed Luke Stuffel’s (Canton Center Catholic) second place toss of 48 feet, 0.50 inches.
Nick Chaplik led Louisville on the Track as he placed first in the 1600 Meter Run and took second in the 800 Meter Run. Chaplik finished just 0.45 seconds behind GlenOak’s Alex Nupp in the 800 Meter Run and edged St. Thomas Aquinas’ Jacob Caniford by 0.36 seconds in the 1600 Meter Run.
The Leopards Zach Fresenko also won the 3200 Meter Run finishing just ahead of fellow teammate Noah Chaplik who took second place. Both were part of the Stark County Champion 4×800 Meter Relay Team, which also included Noah Murray & Nick Chaplik. They finished 10 seconds ahead of the crosstown Knights squad.
Girls: Louisville – 27 (11th)
The Lady Leopards scored 27 team points to take 11th at Saturday’s Meet. The host Perry Panthers won the meet with a score of 95.75.
Devin Kring was the only first place finisher for Louisville as she won the 300 Meter Hurdles. She eclipsed second place Amy Beskitt of St. Thomas Aquinas to claim the title.
Brynn Guist also took third in the 100 Meter Hurdles and the 4×200 Meter Relay Team of Adriana Beaver, Hailey Miller, Alexis Shearer, and Devin Kring placed second.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Carrollton Warriors on Tuesday, April 26 at 4:30 PM.
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