Prep track: Grove boys place second at Ayersville

AYERSVILLE — Columbus Grove’s boys track team won just one event but had a solid all-around performance to finish second in the team standings at Saturday’s Ayersville Bob Diller Invitational.
Archbold outscored the Bulldogs 102-79½ for first place. Patrick Henry (59) tied for fourth and Continental (4) was 14th.
Alex Giesige, David Bogart, Colton Grothaus and Bryce Sharrits got the only victory for the Bulldogs as they teamed up to win the 3,200 relay.
Giesige was second in the 800 (2:05.90) and Grothaus crossed the finish line second in the 3,200 (10:15.60).
Patrick Henry’s Zach Nye had a meet record performance in the 110 high hurdles with a time of 14.70 seconds.
Teammate Marcus Myers captured the discus (161-2).
In the girls meet, Tinora topped Archbold 99-91 for first place.
Columbus Grove (67) was fourth, Continental (32½) ninth and Patrick Henry (23) 12th.
Continental’s Paige Ordway was a double winner for the Pirates, winning the long jump (16-0) and 300 hurdles (48.40) while placing second in the 100 hurdles (16.40).
Lynea Diller won the shot put (38-1½) and Megan Verhoff was second in the discus (122-4) to lead Columbus Grove.
There was an additional performance worthy of note in the shot put as Liberty Center’s Nick Demaline won the event with a meet record toss of 62-10¼.

BOYS Team Standings
1, Archbold 102. 2, Columbus Grove 79½. 3, Otsego 60½. 4, Patrick Henry & Fairview 59. 6, Liberty Center 52. 7, Wayne Trace 48½. 8, Ayersville 42½. 9, Pettisville & Delta 38. 11, Tinora 37. 12, Montpelier 29. 13, Paulding 11. 14, Continental 4. 15, Holgate 3.
Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 2, Myers (PH) 47-1. 4, Roney (CG) 46-5. 5, C. Carrizales (PH) 46-2¾. 7, Deleon (Cont) 44-0. DISCUS — 1, Myers (PH) 161-2. 5, Brinkman (CG) 125-2. HJ — 3, Wagner (PH) 5-10. 8, Clement (CG) 5-8. LJ — 3, Nye (PH) 19-5¾. 6, Wagner (PH) 18-6¾. PV — 2, Warnecke (CG) 11-0. 4, Shafer (CG) 11-0. 3,200 RELAY — 1, Columbus Grove (Giesige, Bogart, Grothaus, Sharrits) 8:28.20. 7, Patrick Henry (Bostelman, Willford, Zentz, Scheele) 9:03.20. 110 HH — 1, Nye (PH) 14.70 (meet record). 7, Tabler (CG) 17.20. 800 relay — 7, Patrick Henry (Ehlers, Suber, Wagner, Shank) 1:38.60. 1,600 — 4, Altenburger (CG) 4:43.40. 400 relay — 3, Patrick Henry (Ehlers, Wagner, Bonner, Nye) 45.60. 5, Columbus Grove (Warnecke, Price, Bogart, Clement) 46.30. 400 — 7, Williams (Cont) 54.00. 300 ih — 7, Tabler (CG) 45.20. 8, Radabaugh (CG) 46.80. 800 — 2, Giesige (CG) 2:05.90. 7, Bogart (CG) 2:11.00. 200 — 3, Clement (CG) 23.30. 8, Nye (PH) 23.72. 3,200 — 2, Grothaus (CG) 10:15.60. 4, Altenburger (CG) 10:29.80. 1,600 relay — 3, Columbus Grove (Clement, Brubaker, Giesige, Sharrits) 3:39.10. 8, Patrick Henry (Suber, Shank, Zentz, Willford) 3:46.90.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Tinora 99. 2, Archbold 91. 3, Liberty Center 79. 4, Columbus Grove 67. 5, Holgate 55½. 6, Ayersville 47½. 7, Fairview 40. 8, Stryker 34. 9, Continental 32½. 10, Wayne Trace 28½. 11 Pettisville 26. 12, Patrick Henry 23. 13, Delta 20. 14, Paulding 11. 15, Montpelier 7. 16, Otsego 1.
Area GIRLS Finishes
SHOT — 1, Diller (CG) 38-1½. 6, Fruchey (CG) 34-4½. DISCUS — 2, Verhoff (CG) 122-4. 8, Shively (PH) 93-10. HJ — 3, Herder (PH) & Ricker (CG) 4-10. 7, Vorhees (CG) 4-8. LJ — 1, Ordway (Cont) 16-0. 4, Holloway (PH) 14-8¾. Malsam (CG) 13-11. PV — 6, Buenger (PH) 7-6. 3,200 RELAY — 8, Patrick Henry (Lanzer, Holloway, Rosebrook, Moehrman) 11:41.00. 100 IH — 2, Ordway (Cont) 16.40. 5, S. McCluer (CG) 17.10. 7, Lawhorn (Cont) 18.10. 100 — 3, Flores (CG) 12.61. 7, Boyer (PH) 13.13. 800 relay — 3, Columbus Grove (Flores, Roe, K. Wynn, J. Wynn) 1:52.10. 400 relay — 3, Columbus (Flores, Wynn, Roe, Schroeder) 52.60. 4, Patrick Henry (Boyer, Burkey, Bostelman, Jones) 53.30. 6, Continental (Krendl, Collier, Lawhorn, Ordway) 55.40. 400 — 5, K. Wynn (CG) 1:06.00. 8, Rosebrook (PH) 1:07.00. 300 Lh — 1, Ordway (Cont) 48.40. 8, Clymer (CG) 55.30. 200 — 4, J. Wynn (CG) 27.00. 1,600 relay — 4, Columbus Grove (K. Wynn, Clymer, Stephens, Smith) 4:36.60.

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