by Jordan Miller
The Carrollton girls track team defeated the Louisville Leopards last week 65-63 and won the Larry Cogan Invitational at Field of Dreams April 29.
Freshman Micah Donley earned the meet MVP at the Larry Cogan Invitational. Donley ran a 12.62 in the 100-meter dash, breaking the record Jada Clendenin of Tuscarawas Central Catholic (13.4) set last year. Donley also set a new meet record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.67, breaking Clendenin’s record of 27.66.
Jaci Pridemore finished first and set a new meet record in the high jump with a jump of 4’ 10”. East Canton’s Brittany Gibson held the previous record of 4’ 8”. Pridemore also finished first in the triple jump with a distance of 30’ 8”.
The girls 4×8 relay team of Kady Davis, Grace Bartlow, Allison Davis and Micah Donley finished first with a time of 4:08.37.
Carrollton freshman Alivia Bentley tied Abbey Wilson’s meet record in the shot put with a throw of 37’ 2”. Bentley also placed second in the discus with a throw of 107’ 10”.
Layna Pasiuk finished second in the 100-hurdles with a time of 19.20.
Maddie Dunlap placed second in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:12.45.
Maddie Birong posted a fourth place finish in the long jump with a jump of 15’ 2.25”.
“The invitational at our place on Friday was a lot of fun and extremely competitive in certain events. We saw the girls 4×800 put down one of the top times in Division II and still was second to an outstanding team in St. Thomas,” said Head Coach Chris Woolf following the invitational win.
“Maddie Dunlap also put up a great time in the two mile and was also second to a girl that broke her own Stark County record that night. We had Maddie Birong, Pria Anderson and Jaci Pridemore all break the triple jump school record with Jaci jumping the furthest.”
“We had so many outstanding performances and I keep looking forward to all the girls amazing performances to come. We just need to keep improving each day at practice and making sure we keep looking at the small details that really matter,” said Woolf.
At Louisville, Dunlap finished first in the 1600 and 3200. Kady Davis won the 800, Pasiuk won the 100-hurdles, Micah Donley won the 100, 200 and 400. Bentley won the shot put and discus.
With the win over the Leopards, the Lady Warriors improve to 5-0 in Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) action. They are currently tied for first place with the Minerva Lady Lions. The two league-leading teams will face off at Minerva May 10.
The Lady Warriors were scheduled to host Canton South May 3. They will compete at the Jackson Twilight Invitational May 6. Events are slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.