MHS’ Ethan Klauda wins OCC Central long jump


Marysville’s Ethan Klauda took championship honors in the Ohio Capital Conference long jump on Thursday.
Klauda came through with an effort of 20-5.5 to take the boys’ title in the OCC Central Division meet at Dublin Coffman.
The Central Division held finals in some field and running events and prelims in others on Thursday.
Lady Monarch pole vaulters Mary Calvert and Brynn Rychlik respectively placed second and third with vaults of 9-6 and 9-0.
Rhiannon Gossett was third in the girls’ discus with a heave of 105-3.
Both MHS 4 x 800 relay teams placed during finals.
The girls’ foursome of Celia Soller, Jenna Rioch, Jacquelyn Witt and Robin King turned in a runner-up time of 9:51.45.
Hilliard Davidson won the event with a clocking of 9:24.91.
The boys team of Joey Patterson, Brett Cingle, Tristan Karnes and Andrew Snodgrass placed third in 8:27.64.
The Monarchs trailed Davidson (8:02.79) and Dublin Coffman (8:16) in the race.
MHS also had several athletes qualify to Saturday’s 11 a.m. finals after prelim races.
Those athletes are as follows:
-Klauda: 100 and 200 dashes;
-Jarrett Braun: 200 and 400 dashes;
-Chris Lambert: 400 dash;
-Blake Angel: 110 hurdles;
-Jacob Ranker: 300 hurdles.
-Julia Dickman: 100 and 200 dashes;
-Katelyn Rabe: 100 hurdles;
-Rioch: 400 dash;
-Natalie Hiltscher: 400 dash;
-Haley Cook: 300 hurdles;
-Emily Caltrider: 300 hurdles.
Boys and girls distance events will be held as finals on Saturday.
Davis wins three events
North Union sprinter Abby Davis won three events and set a pair of records during Thursday’s finals at the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference track and field meet.
Competing on the track at Marion Harding, Davis won conference accolades in the 100 (12.27), 200 (25.24) and 400 (56.81) meter dashes.
Her 200 time is a new MOAC girls’ meet record, while her 400 clocking is a new North Union girls standard.
NU’s Kyle Willis placed third in the boys’ 100 meter dash with a time of 11.42.
Adam Brown was second in the 800 meter run (2:04) and third in the 1600 with a time of 4:40.

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