Prep track: O-G boys lead way in WBL meet

CELINA — A pair of event victories has the Ottawa-Glandorf boys track and field team in the lead after the first day of the Western Buckeye League championship meet at Celina.
O-G’s Anna Bellman won the discus to pace the Titans girls to second place. The meet continues with more event finals at 4:30 p.m. today.
Colin Laubenthal won the pole vault (13-0) and added a second-place finish in the long jump (20-41/2) as the Titans scored 42 points through four events. Celina (24) and Wapakonata (17) follow behind.
O-G’s 3,200-meter relay quartet of Brad Recker, Sid Moening, Trevor Ellerbrock and Mathias Trampe-Kindt won in 8:17.93. Ben Recker (48-31/2) and Jason Schnipke (46-93/4) were second and third, respectively, in the shot put.
Bellman won the discus with a throw of 124-7. Celina leads the girls team race with 22 points through three events, followed by O-G (20) and St. Marys Memorial (18).
Michelle Maag (4-8) was fourth in the high jump and O-G was third in the 3,200 relay.
BOYS Team Standings
through four events
1, Ottawa-Glandorf 42. 2, Celina 24. 3, Wapakoneta 17. 4, Kenton 13. 5, Defiance 11. 6, Lima Shawnee 9. 7, Van Wert 8. 8 (tie) Elida, Lima Bath & St. Marys 0.
winners and Area BOYS Finishes
SHOT — 1, Abrams (Ken) 49-91/4. 2, Be. Recker (O-G) 48-31/4. 3, Schnipke (O-G) 46-93/4. LJ — 1, Hinders (Cel) 20-61/2. 2, Laubenthal (O-G) 20-41/2. PV — 1, Laubenthal (O-G) 13-0. 3,200 RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Br. Recker, Moening, Ellerbrock, Trampe-Kindt) 8:17.93.
GIRLS Team Standings
through three events
1, Celina 22. 2, Ottawa-Glandorf 20. 3, St. Marys 18. 4, Defiance 14. 5, Wapakoneta 8. 6, Elida 6. 7, Van Wert 5. 8 (tie), Kenton, Lima Shawnee & Lima Bath 0.
Winners and Area GIRLS Finishes
DISCUS — 1, Bellman (O-G) 124-7. HJ — 1, Hoyng (Cel) 5-2. 4, Maag (O-G) 4-8. 3,200 RELAY — 1, Defiance (McCoy, Wichman, Wiles, Murray) 10:06.01. 3, Ottawa-Glandorf (Verhoff, Koch, Bockrath, Schmitz) 10:14.11.

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