EAST LIVERPOOL - The Potters came out on top.
The East Liverpool girls and boys track teams earned a sweep over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney and Toronto Monday at the Frank J. Mangano Olympic Memorial Track.
On the girls side, East Liverpool finished first with 76.5 points, Toronto placed second with 44 points and Cardinal Mooney ended up third with 40.5 points. On the boys side, the Potters finished first with 72 points, the Cardinals placed second with 66 points and the Red Knights ended up third with 21 points.
EL’s Taylor Wines throw the shot put on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Jimmy Joe Savage)
"We did pretty well today," East Liverpool girls head coach Tonyea Roberts said. "Cardinal Mooney has some nice sprinters. Toronto had a nice mile time.
"We had girls stepping into events they don't usually do. Jordi Warrick ran the mile for the first time since in quite some time. Jenna Renner had a good two-mile. We had good hurdles times. Our relays our getting better. They are improving.
"We still have some work to do in some areas."
The East Liverpool girls won six events. The Potters captured first in four individual events and in two relay races.
Individually, Warrick won the 800 (2:43.2), Renner won the 3200 (14:25) and Ashley Click won the 300 hurdles (55.1). Also, Alyson Woolmaker won the shot put (26-08).
Finally, East Liverpool won the 4x400 relay (5:09.5) as well as the 4x800 relay (11:51.9).
"We are a little banged up here and there, but we always have the ones that stick out, the ones that do well pretty much every meet," Roberts said. "They are the girls I know I can count on.
"We are a young team. We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores on the team, so they are learning.
"They are little fish in a big pound now. They are getting adjusted to that, but they doing well. I am displeased.
"We ran into a couple buzz saws. Oak Glen is tough. We have had a pretty tough schedule. Edison is tough. We have seen them twice now, but overall things aren't too bad. There is always room for improvement.
The Mooney girls and the Toronto girls won five events. The Cardinals and Red Knights each won four individual events and one relay race.
Individually, Mooney won the 100, the 200 and the 400. The Cardinals also won the 100 hurdles. Mooney also won the 4x100 relay.
Individually for Toronto, Emily Price won the high jump (5-0), Erica Price won the long jump (14-09.75) and Ciera Thomas won the discus (82-01). Also, Katie Spadaforia won the 1600 (2:43.2).
Finally, the Red Knights won the 4x200 relay (1:56.9).
The East Liverpool boys won nine events. The Potters won eight individual events and one relay race.
Individually, Zach English, Shae Long, Nate Boyer and John Miscuk all won two events. English won the 400 (54.2) and the long jump (20-07). Long won the 800 (2:14) and the high jump (5-10). Boyer won the 1600 (4:53.4) and the 3200 (10:27.8). Miscuk won the 110 hurdles (16.9) and the 300 hurdles (48.0).
The Potters also won the 4x800 relay (9:19.3).
"We had some kids have some better performances today," East Liverpool boys head coach Scott Thornberry said. "We had Zach English PR in the long jump. He jumped 20-07. We had Shae Long do well in the high jump, and John Miscuk did well in the hurdles.
"That was just a team effort. I thought all of our kids were ready to run today. It was a good meet.
"We saw some pretty good speed on the track from Mooney. They have all of those football players out there running track. That is a good thing. It showed. They had some speed.
"I don't want to take anything away from our kids. I thought our kids hung in there and did pretty well today, so I am pretty happy with them."
Mooney won five events. The Cardinals won two individual events and three relay races.
Individually, Mooney won the 100 and the 200. The Cardinals also won the 4x1, the 4x2 and the 4x4 relays.
Toronto won two events.
Aaron Thompson won the shot put (47-01.5) and the discus (134-02).
East Liverpool is scheduled to compete in a tri Thursday at home against Wellsville and United.