Tuesday, November 28, 2023

State Track: Day 1 Roundup

For the fourth straight season, Chagrin Falls’ girls’ 4×800-meter relay team stood atop the podium at the OHSAA Division II state track & field meet.

Senior Catherine Coffey, junior Hannah Clark and freshmen Claire Coffey and Rose Hoelzel won the state championship with a time of 9:18.20. For Claire Coffey, the state championship was her fourth straight as she was part of the winning teams in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Clark won her second straight 4×800 title.

With that win, the Tigers finished Day 1 tied for first place with 10 points.

Also earning a spot on the podium was Beachwood’s Maddie Alexander, who placed sixth in the high jump by clearing 5-feet, 3-inches.

Chagrin Falls’ Mick Lawrence finished 10th in the long jump (20-7) and Perry’s Javin Richards and Tyler Silvis both competed in the pole vault. Richards finished 14th with a best height of 13-6.

In Division III, Cuyahoga Heights’ Kyel Wolff and Independence’s Robert Artrip both earned All-Ohio honors in the pole vault.

Wolff finished fourth (14-4) and Artrip was seventh (14-0).

Artrip also finished ninth in the discus, one spot away from all-state honors. He threw the disc 150-feet, 7-inches. Teammate Luke Clymer placed 10th with a best throw of 149-9.

Independence’s 4×800-meter relay team of Emily Skoczen, Erica Esper, Andrea Klima and Paige Westerburg placed 14th (10:00.47) and Cuyahoga Heights’ Acacia May finished 13th in the pole vault (10-0).

The action continues on Saturday.

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, 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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