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Cuyahoga Heights, Kirtland win George Gross Invitational titles

Cuyahoga Heights’ boys’ and Kirtland’s girls’ track teams won team titles at the 24th Annual George Gross Invitational at Cuyahoga Heights on Tuesday.

The Red Wolves defended their home track with 197 points while Independence was second with 141 and Trinity finished third with 68. Kirtland’s girls’ team scored 122 ½ points to edge second-place Columbia, who finished with 119 ½. Independence placed third with 105 points.

Individual event winners for Cuyahoga Heights included Nicholas Armbrust, who won the long jump (19-11.50) and high jump (6-2), Caden Buccier, who claimed a win in the 800-meter run (2:00.62), Aden Ewelt, who won the pole vault (12-6), Jeremiah Reed, the shot put champion (44-2), and Bradyn Rusch, who won the 1600-meter run (4:48.54) and 3200 (10:16.31).

The Red Wolves also claimed the 4×400-meter relay title in 3:40.70.

Kirtland’s girls’ team won the 4×800-meter relay (10:25) and the 4×400 relay (4:27.48) along with four other event titles.

Ainsley Borthwick won both the 1600 and 3200-meter runs in 5:35.99 and 12:29.48, respectively. Sylvia Vosicky won the 400-meter dash (1:02.14) and Chloe Hansen took home first place in the shot put (97-6).

Other Chagrin Valley Conference event winners included Brooklyn’s Santana Sammons (boys 110m dash, 11.25), Cardinal’s Lily Ayer (girls 800m run, 2:28.85), Anna Layman (girls pole vault, 7-6), and Max Soltis (boys discus, 145-8), Cuyahoga Height’s Samantha Vallee (girls 100m hurdles, 17.04), Independence’s Casey Adams (girls long jump, 17-1) and Matt Wisniewski (boys 200m dash, 22.73), Kirtland’s Will Sayle (boys 400m dash, 53.24), and Trinity’s Iniya Charlton (girls 100m dash, 12.29 and 200m dash, 25.61),

Independence’s boys won the 4×200 (1:33.73) and 4×800-meter (9:35.43) relays, Trinity’s girls won the 4×200 (1:51.01) and 4×100 (51.64), and the Trojans’ boys’ 4×100-meter relay team took first in :44.88.


Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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