By Bob Evans
June 4, 2012
|Minerva’s Kyle Crum churns down the track in the 100 meter dash.
COLUMBUS - It was a busy two days for Minerva senior Kyle Crum.
Crum, a Kent State University football recruit, ran in four events at the state’s top track and field meet and earned two medals for his efforts.
“It’s been long,” Crum said, “But worth it. “
Crum finished in eighth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.20 and was a member of the 400-meter relay team of junior Jacob Riley, senior Adam Harper and junior Corey Schaffner that placed sixth with a time of 43.36.
Crum finished 10th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.20 and tied for 14th in the long jump with a jump of 20’ 0.25”.
The 3,200-meter relay team of junior Lucas Nezbeth, senior Seth Goshorn, junior Quade Zeedrich and senior Adam Anderson ran a 8:26.57 to place 13th.
The 1,600-meter relay team of Harper, Goshorn, Zeedrich and Anderson finished in 16th place with a time of 3:45.70.
Dayton Dunbar won the team title with 49 points and Akron St. Vincent, St. Mary was a close second with 46 points.
On the girls side, the Lions were represented by defending state champion in the 800-meter run, junior Kaele Lightfoot.
Lightfoot started strong, but in the end fell to fifth place in the 800 with a time of 2:15.43, her best of the season.
“I am really disappointed,” Lightfoot said. “I did not run well. This will motivate me to train harder for next year.”
Akron St. Vincent, St. Mary won the girls team championship with 55 points and Columbus Eastmoor Academy was second with 46 points.
For the first time in a number of years, the Malvern Lady Hornets had a representative at the state meet in Division III.
Junior Dolly Rinehart competed in the long jump. She finished 10th overall with a jump of 16’ 1.75”.