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Van Buren teams finish 2nd in BVC meet

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FINDLAY — Ted Simmons registered three victories to claim Most Outstanding Boys Performer recognition and lead Van Buren’s boys to second place in the team standings in Friday Night’s Blanchard Valley Conference track and field championships at Liberty-Benton.
Liberty-Benton won the boys meet 191-112 over the Black Knights.
Liberty-Benton won the girls meet with 184 points to 104½ for Van Buren.
Simmons won the 800 and 1,600 and teamed with Justen Stall, Zach Hiris and Joel Schumacker to win the 3,200 relay.
Arcadia gained a victory from Shae Watkins in the discus.
Bri Lasley led Van Buren’s girls by placing second in the 200 and teaming with Lauren Wise, Cassie Schmelzer and Rachell Resnik to finish second in the 1,600.
Liberty-Benton’s Michaela Butler and Megan Peplinski shared the Most Outstanding Girls Performer honor.
BOYS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Liberty-Benton 191. 2, Van Buren 112. 3, Arlington 77. 4, Pandora-Gilboa 75. 5, McComb 58. 6, Cory-Rawson 35. 7, Arcadia 34. 8, Hardin Northern 31. 9, Leipsic 20. 10, Vanlue 9.
WINNERS AND AREA boys FINISHES
SHOT — 1, Inniger (Arl) 48-4¾. 6, Wagner (VB) 41-7½. 7, Watkins (Arc) 41-5. DISCUS — 1, Watkins (Arc) 144-10. 6, Lanyo (VB) 120-5. 8, Knepper (Arc) 119-7. PV — 1, Cornwell (L-B) 14-0. 4, Schumacker (VB) 11-0. 7, Keck (VB) 9-0. LJ — 1, Cook (L-B) 20-6½. 8, Mowrey (VB) 17-11¾. HJ — 1, Garver (L-B) 6-0. 7 (tie), Saltzman (VB), Mowrey (VB) 5-2. 3,200 RELAY — 1, Van Buren (Stall, Hiris, Schumacker, Simmons) 8:37.31. 6, Arcadia (Recker, Johnson, Reinhart, Metzger) 9:39.84. 110 HH — 1, Murriel (Leip) 15.56. 4, Huston (Van) 16.52. 5, Recker (Arc) 17.50. 6, Endicott (18.01). 100 — 1, Warnimont (C-R) 11.44. 5, Matthes (VB) 1.90. 800 RELAY — 1, Panodora-Gilboa (Diller, Tousley, Miller, Basinger) 1:36.62. 1,600 — 1, Simmons (VB) 4:48.42. 2, Stumpp (VB) 4:57.00. 3,200 — 1, Gleason (L-B) 10:31.76. 2, Schumacker (VB) 10:44.43. 4, Stumpp (VB) 11:03.77. 400 RELAY — 5, Van Buren (Mowrey, Adolph, Brand, Huber) 47.70. 400 — 1, Dysert (McC) 52.58. 2, Matthes (VB) 53.88. 7, Schumacker (VB) 57.86. 300 IH — 1, Snook (L-B) 40.80. 4, Recker (Arc) 41.10. 5, Huston (Van) 41.20. 6, Endicott (VB) 41.30. 7, Saltzman (VB) 45.58. 800 — 1, Simmons (VB) 2:02.65. 3, Metzger (Arc) 2:11.51. 5, Stall (VB) 2:13.10. 200 — 1, Cook (L-B) 23.58. 3, Matthes (VB) 24.3. 1,600 RELAY — 1, Liberty-Benton (Conkle, Lybert, Boehme, Snook) 3:34.70. 2, Van Buren (Schumacker, Hiris, Simmons, Matthes) 3:35.19.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS
1, Liberty-Benton 184. 2, Van Buren 104½. 3, Arlington 93½. 4, Pandora-Gilboa 85. 5, McComb 56. 6, Leipsic 50. 7, Cory-Rawson 35. 8, Arcadia 31. 9, Hardin Northern 14. 10, Vanlue 6.
winners and area girls FINISHES
SHOT — 1, Leppelmeier (McC) 39-2¼. 4, Hertel (VB) 30-7½. 6, Kloepfer (Van) 30-6. 8, Edler (VB) 29-0. DISCUS — 1, Averesch (Leip) 141-10. 4, Edler (VB) 98-6. 6, Kloepfer (Van) 94-1. PV — 1, Beck (Arl) 11-0. 8, Schmelzer (VB) 7-0. LJ — 1, Peplinski (L-B) 16-11¼. 2, Hassan (VB) 16-6¾. 8, Kirian (Arc) 11-½. HJ — 1, Willow (Arl) 5-2. 4, (tie) Sturgill (VB) 4-6. 7, Miller (VB) 4-4. 3,200 RELAY — 1, Liberty-Benton (Thomas, Briggs, Miller, Recker) 10:03.52. 3, Van Buren (Sturgill, Flanagan, Endicott, Resnik) 10:35.67. 100 — 1, Butler (L-B) 12.19. (meet record) 3, Lasley (VB) 13.36. 7, Hassan (VB) 14.03. 100 IH — 1, Peplinksi (L-B) 16.87. 3, Kirian (Arc) 17.38. 800 RELAY — 1, Arlington (H. Johnson, Stoltz, Beach, M. Johnson) 1:48.50. 4, Van Buren (Wise, Shroll, Sturgill, Hassan) 1:54.95. 7, Arcadia (Jordan, Metcalfe, Dingelstedt, Santa Cruz) 2:06.37. 1,600 — 1, Bartel (L-B) 5:22.94. 3, Resnik (VB) 5:36.92. 6, Flanagan (VB) 5:51.79. 8, Musson (Arc) 6:00.84. 3,200 — 1, Bartel (L-B) 11:57.92. 4, Flanagan (VB) 12:43.28. 5, Musson (Arc) 13:22.06. 8, Bado (VB) 14:31.86. 400 RELAY — 5, Van Buren (Lasley, Shroll, Sturgill, Wise) 54.29. 6, Arcadia (Jordan, Metcalfe, Santa Cruz, Kirian) 56.54. 400 — 1, Schroeder (Leip) 1:01.74. 3, Schmelzer (VB) 1:03.90. 5, Santa Cruz (Arc) 1:06.00. 8, Klausing (VB) 1:07.51. 300 IH — 1, Peplinski (L-B) 48.50. 2, Kirian (Arc) 48.62. 4, Endicott (VB) 51.50. 8, Manley (VB) 54.01. 800 — 1, Roebke (C-R) 2:22.07. 3, Resnik (VB) 2:27.74. 200 — 1, Butler (L-B) 25.65. 2, Lasley (VB) 27.41. 4, Wise (VB) 28.34. 7, Santa Cruz (Arc) 29.63. 1,600 RELAY — 1, Liberty-Benton (Butler, Briggs, Hyre, Recker) 4:12.14. 2, Van Buren (Wise, Schmelzer, Resnik, Lasley) 4:13.53.

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