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Knight girls track continues hot start to season

By Matt Deutsch | Correspondent Published: April 11, 2017 12:00 AM
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The Nordonia High School girls track and field team continues to roll along during the early part of the 2017 season, winning another dual meet and finishing third in their own Knight Relays.

The Lady Knights knocked off Suburban League National Division foe Stow-Munroe Falls on the road April 4. Nordonia prevailed by the score of 85.5-51.5.

Sophomore Sarah Shedroff and junior Faith Banks led the way against Stow, with both athletes claiming first place in a pair of individual events.

Shedroff finished first in the shot put with a heave of 34-6.5 and first in the discus with a throw of 107-6. Banks, meanwhile, placed first in both the 200 with a time of 26.47 and the 400 with an effort of 59.45.

In addition, four Nordonia athletes finished first in individual track events. They were junior Aja Duvall in the 100 (12.84), junior Lizzy Gurko in the 800 (2:29.08), sophomore Mallory Tedor in the 1,600 (5:42.31), and junior Katrina Eterovich in the 300 intermediate hurdles (49.62).

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Nordonia also captured first place in three relay races. One of those was the 400 with a time of 52.05.

The Lady Knights also won the 800 relay with an effort of 1:49.64. The members of that unit were sophomore Lauren Pugh, sophomore Arianna Pearson, freshman Lizzie Imrie, and Duvall.

In addition, Nordonia claimed victory in the 1,600 relay by posting a winning time of 4:24.11. That contingent contained Pugh, Imrie, junior Carmen Licht, and Banks.

Nordonia then hosted the Knight Relays April 8. Brunswick finished first on the girls' side with 95 points, while Mentor was second with 77 points. Nordonia was close behind in third place with 74 points.

Duvall notched a first-place finish in the 100, posting a winning time of 12.74 in the process. The Lady Knights also won a pair of relay events.

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One of those events was the 800 sprint medley. The quartet of Katrina Eterovich, Pearson, Duvall, and Banks not only won the race, but they also set a new school record of 1:48.51. That shattered the previous standard by over two seconds.

Nordonia also crossed the finish line first in the 400 relay (50.07). The members of that squad were Pearson, Banks, Imrie, and Duvall.

Nordonia is now 2-0 in dual meets this season, both overall and within the National Division. The Lady Knights are in the "driver's seat" in their quest for yet another league championship.

According to Nordonia head coach Scott Barwidi, staying healthy will be a key to his team's ability to win the league crown again this season.

"We're still looking to get a bit healthier, with a couple of nagging injuries throughout the team," said Barwidi.

On April 11, Nordonia hosted division nemesis Brecksville-Broadview Heights, but results were not available at press time.

On Saturday, April 15, the Lady Knights will tax themselves at the Walsh Warrior Relays.

 

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