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Knight girls sweep events vs. Tigers and Bears

By MATT DEUTSCH Correspondent Published: April 26, 2017 12:00 AM
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It would be difficult to perform much better than how the Nordonia High School girls track and field team performed last week against a pair of Suburban League National Conference opponents.

That's because not only did the Lady Knights beat both opponents soundly, but they finished first in nearly every single event in both meets.

Nordonia pounded Cuyahoga Falls by the score of 116-21 on the road April 18. Then the Lady Knights downed visiting North Royalton by a 113-24 margin April 20.

As a result of those two victories, Nordonia is still undefeated on the season. The Lady Knights own an overall record of 5-0, and they're also 5-0 within the conference.

Senior Sunny Starcher was a double winner in individual events against Cuyahoga Falls, placing first in both the high jump (4-feet-10) and the long jump. Sophomore Sarah Shedroff was also a double winner, capturing the shot put with a heave of 35-5 and the discus with a throw of 115-3.

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Junior Faith Banks also claimed victory in a pair of individual events, doing so in the 200 (25.8 seconds) and the 400 (1:00.5). In addition, junior Katrina Eterovich swept the hurdles events, winning the 100 high hurdles in 16.2 and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 50 seconds.

Junior Lizzy Gurko was yet another double winner against Falls. She accomplished the feat in the 800 (2:30.1) and the 1,600 (5:41.7).

Three other Lady Knights won individual events. They were junior Aja DuVall in the 100 (12.6), sophomore Kayla Vasarhelyi in the 3,200 (12:36), and sophomore Grace Coghill in the pole vault.

Nordonia also won all four relay races, including the 400 with a time of 50.7. The members of that squad were junior Jasmon Scott, Imrie, sophomore Arianna Pearson, and Duvall. The Lady Knights' victorious 800 relay unit of junior Nikayla Russ, freshman Lizzie Imrie, Perason, and Banks placed first with a time of 1:52.

Nordonia won both the 3,200 (10:38) and the 1,600, as well. The members of the former were Vasarhelyi, junior Elise Jurkovich, Rice, and sophomore Gina Eterovich, and the members of the latter were Katrina Eterovich, senior Isabel Knapp, Duvall, and freshman Abbey Canupp.

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Starcher was also a double winner against North Royalton, once again claiming both the high jump and long jump. Banks won a pair of individual events, as well, doing so in the 200 and the 400.

Also winning individual track events for Nordonia were Duvall in the 100; freshman Eden Kereky in the 100 high hurdles; Katrina Eterovich in the 300 intermediate hurdles; junior Carmen Licht in the 1,600; and Rice in the 3,200.

Capturing first place in individual field events were Shedroff in the shot put, sophomore Kynnidi Knight in the discus, and Coghill in the pole vault. The Lady Knights also swept all four relay races.

Those four relays were the 400 (Scott, Imrie, Pearson, Duvall); the 800 (Duvall, Imrie, Pearson, Banks); the 1,600 (Banks, Imrie, Pugh, Gurko); and the 3,200. The lone event that North Royalton won was the 800.

"As expected, we were able to score very well in the meet," said Barwidi. "We also had some quality performances in the meet in regards to times, heights, and distances. We've set ourselves up for a nice showdown with the school to the east next week."

On April 25, Nordonia was set to host conference rival Twinsburg, but results were not available at press time.

On April 29, the Knights will compete in the Avon Reynolds Relays.

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