Chagrin Valley Conference athletes turned in a strong performance at the Division II Austintown Regional Track Meet on Saturday.
Perry’s boys’ team won a regional title and a host of other athletes and relay teams finished among the top four and will compete at the state championships next weekend.
The Pirates edged Glenville for the team title, 59-56. Beachwood placed fourth and Hawken finished fifth.
Beachwood’s girls’ team finished fifth as a team.
CVC athletes combined to win 10 regional titles, five in individual events and five in relays.
Perry’s Javin Richards won the regional title in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 38.66 seconds. Brayden Richards won the pole vault with a top height of 15-feet, 4-inches.
The Pirates also won the 4×200-meter relay in 41.85 seconds. Javin Richards, Brayden Richards, Jackson Roberts, and Jaden Hacking competed in that event for Perry.
Hawkens 4×100-meter relay team of Dominic Johnson, Christian Anderson, Andrew Bukovnik, and Jordan Harrison set a new regional record with a time of 41.85.
Beachwood’s 4×400-meter relay team set a new school record in winning the regional title with a time of 3:20.61. Braylen Eaton, Caleb Berns, David Steckner, and Noah Saidel competed in that relay.
Brooklyn’s Jenna Young, the defending Division II state runner-up in the high jump, will return to the state meet after winning the regional title with a top height of 5-feet, 3-inches. Geneva’s Gabbi Selman won the regional title in the pole vault with a best height of 10-feet, 8-inches, and Beachwood’s Sarah Brown won the shot put with a best throw of 43-feet, 1 ½-inches.
Beachwood’s girls also took home regional titles in the 4×100 and 4×200-meter relays.
Dakota Houston, Brown, Amelie Cotta, and Lauren Luxenberg finished the 4×100 in 49.10 seconds and also set a school record in the 4×200 with a time of 1:46.69.
Other CVC athletes to earn a state berth with a top-four finish included Beachwood’s Braylen Eaton (3rd, long jump, 21-1), Houston (3rd, 100, 12.84), Steckner (4th, 400, 50.17), and Kylie Walters (4th, long jump, 16-5); Hawken’s Anderson (4th, 100, 11.09; 3rd, 200, 21.86-state top 50), Harrison (2nd, 100, 10.94; 2nd, 200, 21.75-state top 50), Leila Metres (2nd, 400, 57.62-state top 25), and Makayla White (2nd, 100, 12.39; 2nd, 200, 25.11); Lutheran West’s Evelyn Albers (3rd, high jump, 5-2); Orange’s Brian Gent (2nd, 1600, 4:20.69-state top 50); and Perry’s Brayden Richards (2nd, 300 hurdles, 38.85-state top 25), Javin Richards (2nd, 110 hurdles, 14.92-state top 50; 4th, pole vault, 13-8), and Addy Trefzger (4th, pole vault, 9-8).
Chagrin Falls’ girls’ 4×800-meter relay team of Bella Radomsky, Claire Coffey, Azzurra Opperman, and Rose Hoelzel finished as the regional runner-up in 9:29.11. Beachwood’s boys’ 4×800 team also finished second. Steckner, Gregory Perryman, Saidel, and Berns ran that race in 7:59.05.