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WOW...WOW...WOW...What a Championship Performance!

May 12, 2012
By Daniel Otten of Celina High School


What a performance!

2012 Runnin' Women

'WBL Champions!'

The Celina Runnin' Women's WINNING performance at the 2012 Western Buckeye League Girls Track and Field Championship Meet will go down as one of the most outstanding 'Team' WINS in WBL history.  The Ladies, led by six seniors, amassed an amazing 174 points to outscore runner-up Shawnee by 91.  Shawnee totaled 83, Ottawa-Glandorf 74, Van Wert 46, and Defiance 41, to complete the top 5.  During the 2-day meet the Runnin' Women WON 8 events, took second in 9 events, placed 1-2 in 4 events, had 2 thirds, one 4th, and three 5th places.  Celina's 91 point margin of victory is the most in WBL history.  The previous largest margin was 69 points, in 1995 when CHS took first.  The 174 point total is the highest in WBL history.  The previous high was 160 points scored by CHS in 2002.  The Championship in 2012 is Celina's 22nd T & F Title in the 38th year of WBL Women's competition.  The Ladies scored in all 15 events in which they entered.

Highlights were plentiful as the Runnin' Women took advantage of perfect conditions and strong competiton from a number of WBL individuals.  Seniors Lexi Mills and Hannah Fleck finished their WBL careers with two individual event wins and two relay wins.  Lexi WON both the 100 and 300 hurdles, while Hannah took the 1600 and 800 runs.  The twosome, along with Bekah Carr and Michaele Wenning WON the 4 x 400 relay, just missing the WBL record.  Lexi teamed with Lizz Carr, Megan Imwalle, and Gins Strable to WIN the 4 x 200 relay.  Hannah, along with Bekah, Michaela, and Emily Dorsten WON the 4 x 800 relay on Wednesday.  Gina picked up the Bulldogs other WIN, taking the long jump with a personal best jump.  Lizz Carr, another senior, was Celina's top scoring athlete in the meet.  Although she didn't win an event, Lizz did take second in the high jump, 100 hurdles, and 300 hurdles, to go with her 4 x 200 relay win.  Other runner-up efforts came from Katie Sutter in the shot put, Bekah in the long jump and 800 (personal best time), Jenna Coon in the 3200 (personal best time), senior Kacy Stachler in the pole vault, and the 4 x 100 team of Kendra Fennig, Gina, senior Alex Parker, and Katie.  Michaela was third in the high jump (personl best) Katie took third in the discus (personal best), with Paige Dorsten getting 4th.  Senior Andrea Bell took 5th in the 1600 (personal best), with Katlin Robinson doing the same in the 3200.  Gina finished 5th in the 200.  Both the 4 x 200 and 4 x 100 relays were within .3 of a second away from school records.

Next up...at the Fostoria Division II District on Tuesday, May 15 and Friday, May 18.



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