The Salem Quakers were not kind to their visitors as both the boys and girls teams won meet championships at the F.E. Cope Invitational Friday night The boys team scored 108 points to best 2nd place team Austintown Fitch (101). The only meet record was set by Vincent Mauri of Howland in the 800 meter run. Vinny ran 1:57.79. The old record was set in 1994 by Ross Zornick-1:58.70. The Lady Quakers scored 138 points to best Austintown Fitch girls who finished 2nd with 124.5 points. MVP awards were as follows: Boys Running – Zach Murray of Salem, 17.5 points. He won the 110 HH, was 4th in the 300 hurdles and was a member of the 1st place 4 x 100 relay team. Girls running MVP went to Haley Rozeski of Salem. She scored 25 points in the meet. She was first in the 800 and 1600, and was a member of the 1st place 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relay teams. There was a tie in the girls field MVP both athletes were from Salem. Caitlyn Marx and Abbie Antram tied with 15 points each. Marx won the discus, Atram the shot. Marx was 4th in the shot, Antram 4th in the discus. Kyle Jornigan was the boys MVP in the field events scoring 13 points. He was 2nd in the shot put and 4th in the discus. Read Article in the Morning Journal
At the 22nd Avon Lake Invitational Magnificat girls scored 82.5 points to win the championship. Strongsville boys scored 119 points to win the boys championship. Wadsworth boys were 2nd and the Chardon girls were 2nd. The girls pole vault had to be cancelled before completion due to weather conditions which made it impossible to continue that event safely. Meet records were set as follows: girls 4 x 800 meter relay record was set by Chardon girls. They ran a 9:52.34 erasing the old mark of 9:53.26 set by Rocky River in 2012. Muhhamad Abusway of Strongsville set a new mark in the 110HH at 14:46. The old record was shared by Eddie Daniels of Southview and Greg Keyes of Bellevue at 14.70. Emily Bardwell of Brunswick broke her previous record in the 3200 meter run at 11:16.02 erasing the old mark of 11:20.08 set by Emily in 2018. Chris Cooper of Euclid went 6′ 5″ in the high jump to set a new record erasing the old mark of 6′ 4″ set by J. Clifford and T. Stross of Avon Lake.