Local Athletes Compete in Cross County Conference Meet
J. C. Tilton
Twin Valley South was the site for the Cross County Conference meet. Several local athletes performed well. Jennifer McWhinney continued dominance in the hurdle events winning the 300m and 100m events, and finishing second in the 200m dash. The beefy boys from South had another 1-2 performance in the throwing events. Jesse Simpson finished 1st in the shot and second in disc, while JT Stone placed first in discus and second in shot. South's Joe Maleski had first's in the 100m and 200m dashes. North's 4X100m relay team won first place. South's Kate Ervin won both discus and shot events. Ansonia won the girls crown with 151.3 points. TVS 3rd with 80.5, National Trail 6th 44, TCN 9th 23.3. Arcanum was boys champs with 142.5 points. TVS 2nd 105, TCN 4th 79.5, National Trail 10th 12.
Coach Fahrenholtz was asked about his teams performance, “The shot and discus people held up their end, Simpson and Stone were first and second in both. Skylar Reckers went 5'8” in the high jump and placed 5th, it was good to have him place. Ben Anspaugh placed third in the 400m today. Joe Maleski was great, he won the 100m and the 200m races. Jared Krickenbarger was 3rd in the intermediate hurdles and 5th in the pole vault, plus had a personal best split in the 4X400m relay. The biggest thing was we didn't have our distance runner Steve Taulbee. He was out of town and came back for the meet. The car had a flat on the interstate, the tow truck took forever to get to him and by the time he got here, his events were over. We are also without pole vaulter Jake Unger who's ankle is still out. We hope to have both of them for districts, we haven't lost sight of that. But even with both of them here at this meet, I don't know that we would have caught Arcanum.”
Other local finishers: 110m hurdles 5th Scott Leedy TVS 17.60, 6th Jarod Krickenbarger TVS 17.90. 100m dash 2nd Ashley Groff TVS 13.20, 3rd Amber Niswonger TVS 13.4. 100m 7th Greg Eley TCN 11.8. 400m dash 4th Jennifer Bambeck TVS 63.9. 400m dash 3rd Ben Anspaugh TVS 52.1. 300m hurdles 7th Bailey Judd TCN 55.0. 300m hurdles: 3rd Jarod Krickenbarger TVS 42.80,4th Brandon McAdams TCN 43.6.
800m run: 6th Katie Glander TVS 2:37.2, 8th Beth Bambeck TVS 2:40.2. 800m run: 3rd Cody Broughton TCN 2:09.8, 7 Jim Metz TVS 2:16.5. 200m dash: 7th Amber Niswonger TVS 29.0. 200m dash: 6th Ian Hunter TCN 24.3, 8th Ben Anspaugh TVS 25.6. 3200m run: 3rd Abbey Schlater TCN 12:47.6. 3200m run: 1st Nathan Wirrig TCN 10:25.9. Discus: 7th Sean Lefeld TCN 115-11. Shot: 7th Katie McCoy TVS 29-04.5.
Shot: 3rd Steven Bierly TCN 44-04. Longjump: Ashley Groff TVS 15-01.5 Long Jump: 2nd Steven Bierly TCN 20-03.5, 5th A.J. Summers TCN 20-00.75, 6th Spence Ervin TVS 19-11. High Jump: 6th Alexis Jorgenson TVS 4-03. High Jump: 2 Drew Helndl TCN 6-00, 4th Brandon McAdams TCN 5-10 ,5th Skylar Reckers TVS 5-08. Pole Vault: 2nd Ashley Molina TCN 7-06. Pole Vault: 5th Dylan Dudley TCN 11-00, 5th Jarod Krickenbarger TVS 11-00 7th Steven Bierly TCN 10-06.