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The Suburbanite
  • Suburbanite sports year in review: June

  • A school year full of rivalry games, state champions, postseason runs and memorable moments came to a close with the state track and field championships in Columbus in the first weekend of June. With the year now complete, a look back reveals some of the hallmark moments and memories from the 2012-13 school year. Today, the final month of the school year, June, is the focal point.

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  • A school year full of rivalry games, state champions, postseason runs and memorable moments came to a close with the state track and field championships in Columbus in the first weekend of June. With the year now complete, a look back reveals some of the hallmark moments and memories from the 2012-13 school year. Today, the final month of the school year, June, is the focal point.
     
    June
    The second weekend of June was colored green — make that Green. With a trio of competitors reaching the state track and field meet, the Green girls team finished seventh in Division I with 19 points. Senior Morgan Estes won her second straight pole vault title, matching her two indoor titles, to become the most-decorated track and field competitor in Green history.
    She also set a new Division I record with a jump of 13-0.25.
    Senior Erika Rector placed sixth in the 800 with a time of 2:13.38. It was her first loss in the event, which she only started running for her senior season. The final member of the Green trio was junior Emily Hooker, who took third in the 400 with a personal best of 55.19.
    Lake sent two of its own athletes to Columbus and senior Jaylyn Vance took advantage of her first trip to the state meet to place fifth in the long jump. Teammate Alexandria Gower finished 15th in the discus in Division I.
    LCCS’ Jenae Linville sought redemption after disappointing finishes at the state level the previous two seasons and found it with a second-place finish in the discus in Division III. She led the event entering the final round, but slid to second with three throwers left and came up short of gold with her final throw of 142-9.
    Manchester’s Logan Hull competed in the Division II boys discus throw, finishing ninth.
    Four area athletes were named to all-state teams for baseball and softball. Manchester’s Jake Bumgarner (Division III baseball) and Lake’s McKenzie Hays (Division I softball) were both named honorable mention. Springfield sophomore Deanna Cole and senior Quartni Whited made the Associated Press First Team All-Ohio squad in Division II.
    Jackson
    At the end of the school year, after graduation and several weeks after the final day of school, the 4x800 relay team of Tyler Berg, Micah Johnson, Ben Hyde and Josh Reed qualified for the state track and field championships in Columbus. With a postseason-best time of 7:57 to their credit, the squad took to the track in the Division I final on Friday afternoon at Jesse Owens Stadium.
    Their result wasn't what they were shooting for - 12th place at 8:00.20 - and they fell short of breaking the school record of 7:55, but with three members of the team returning next year for their senior seasons, the Polar Bears could be right back in the state finals next season.
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