Quaker women take second at Capital
Cekada wins mile, 1000-meter run
January 15, 2011
Morgan Orr picked up a pair of third-place finishes at the Rev. Mike Hout Invitational.
BEXLEY — Annie Cekada posted a pair of race wins to help Wilmington College earn a second-place finish at the Rev. Mike Hout Invitational, hosted by Capital University on Saturday.
The Quakers scored 127 team points to finish as runner-up to the host Crusaders' 158.
“We had a solid meet,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said. “We don’t have a lot of depth in either the sprints or the field events, but the kids that we brought up here today did a nice job. For a group this small, putting up 127 points is a good result.”
Cekada (Mineral Point, Pa./Central Cambria) led a Wilmington sweep in the mile with a winning time of 5:39.42. Kelsey Stief (Upper Sandusky) finished second, Lillian Bunn (Winchester/Eastern Brown) was third and Karlee Michel (Alexandria/Johnstown-Monroe) finished fourth.
Cekada followed up her win in the mile by hitting the line first in the 1,000-meter run. Michel finished second.
“We threw Annie into the shorter distances today,” Combs said. “We’ve been working on her foot speed a lot, hoping that will help her in the 5K at the end of the season. Annie, like the whole team, was looking at the big picture today. This was the first step in getting ready for the conference meet in late February.”
Morgan Orr (Mount Orab/Western Brown) had a strong meet with third-place finishes in the long jump and the 400-meter dash, and a fourth-place effort at 200 meters.
“Morgan is still learning. She has made a lot of progress in the last month,” Combs said. “She will be ready for the conference meet.”
The distance medley team of Colleen Romeo (Pleasant Plain/Goshen), Cheryl Boldoser (Circleville/Logan Elm), Anna Foote (Pleasant Plain/Goshen) and Brittany Gibbons (Blanchester) finished second.
Sarah Gaskell (Troy/Troy Christian) cleared 10 feet to finish second in the pole vault.