Sunday, February 5, 2023

Perry sweeps Chagrin Division track titles

Perry’s boys’ and girls’ track teams defended their home track at the 2022 Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division Track & Field Championships on Thursday.

The Pirates won the girls’ competition with 157 ½ points. Geneva was second with 127 and West Geauga placed third as a team with 119 ½.

Perry’s boys’ team dominated with 191 ½ points. Geneva finished second with 106 and Orange was third with 198.

As a team, Perry won 11 individual event championships.

Javin Richards won both the 110-meter hurdles (14.67) and the 300-meter hurdles (38.81) and he also claimed a CVC title in the 100-meter dash (11.36) and pole vault (14-6).

Tori Maruschak won the high jump (5-0), Jackson Roberts won the long jump (21-0 ¾), Grace McKoon claimed a league title in the 300-meter hurdles (48.10), and Madelyn Stevenson was the CVC champion in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.29.

Perry’s boys’ 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400-meter relay teams also won CVC titles.

Other CVC champions included Chagrin Falls’ Claire Coffey (800, 2:21.30), Rose Hoelzel (1600, 5:10.86), Riley McClintock (400, 1:02.43), and Caitlyn Young (200, 27.98); Edgewood’s Tammy Liplin (3200, 12:30.98), Sarah Coxon (discus, 104-2; shot put, 34-3 ½), and Sean Applebee (shot put, 45-9 ½); Geneva’s Jack Kollhoff (200, 23.02; 400, 50.71), Charlie Myers (high jump, 6-0), and Gabbi Selman (pole vault, 10-6); Orange’s Brian Gent (1600, 4:22.73; 800, 1:59.93), and Stephen Blakemore (discus, 133-1); and West Geauga’s Megan McGinnis (100-hurdles, 17.57), Grace Laster (100, 13.59; long jump, 16-2), and Daniel Kearns (3200, 9:58.54).

West Geauga won three relays including the girls’ 4×100 (52.02) and 4×400 (4:12.41), and the boys’ 4×800 (8:13.70).

Geneva’s girls claimed the 4×200-meter relay title in 1:51.54 and Chagrin Falls won the 4×800 in 9:39.48.


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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