News and Notes
May 20 - Div. III District Meet (Gibsonburg H.S) - Woodmore had just one athlete competing on the final day of the district meet and senior Drew St. John placed sixth in the shot put with a best of 44-6. Woodmore finished 16th in the district meet with four points. Ottawa Hills claimed the top team spot with 99 points.
May 18 - Div. III District Meet (Gibsonburg H.S.) - On the first day of the district meet, the boys team placed eighth in the 3200 relay, which was the only running event final. The team of junior Ricky Torres, freshman Brady Thatcher, sophomore Luke Avers, and senior Marty Repka were timed in 9:39.75. The top eight in an event final score team points. In the preliminary events, Woodmore did not have anyone qualify for Friday's finals. Senior Duane Perkins was ninth in the discus with a best of 109-9 and Torres finished 10th in the 1600 with a time of 5:30.22 for the best finishes in a prelim by a Wildcat athlete. The top eight finishers in the prelims advanced to Friday's finals.
May 14 - Northern Buckeye Conference Championships (Fostoria H.S.) - The Wildcats scored in seven events to finish eighth with 15 points. Senior Drew St. John had the best finish, a fourth in the shot put, with a best of 41-9 1/4. Senior Duane Perkins placed sixth in the discus with a best of 122-0. The 800 relay team of freshman Travis Czaja, junior Albert Lulgjuraj, freshman Brady Thatcher, and junior Logan Lopez paced sixth running 1:41.59. The 3200 relay team of junior Ricky Torres, freshman Drake Blausey, freshman Luke Avers, and senior Marty Repka placed seventh in 10:11.61. The 40o relay team of Czaja, junior Scott Kigar, junior Robbie Holub, and Lopez placed eighth in 50.53. And, the 1600 relay team of Thatcher, Repka, Torres, and Repka were eighth in 4:27.01. Lulgjuraj finished eighth in the long jump with a best of 17-2 1/4.
April 29 - at Port Clinton Invite (10th of 11, 7 points) - Senior Drew St. John had the best Wildcat finish placing fifth in the discus with a best of 115-7. The 800 relay team of freshman Travis Czaja, junior Scott Kigar, junior Logan Lopez, and freshman Brady Thatcher placed seventh in 1:42.90. The 3200 relay team of senior Marty Repka, Thatcher, freshman Luke Avers, and junior Ricky Torres finished eighth in a time of 10:02.41.
April 26 - Eastwood 113.5, Otsego 40.5, at Woodmore 21. Woodmore had four second-place finishes in the home Northern Buckeye Conference meet. Senior Duane Perkins was second in the discus with a best of 113-4. The other runner-up finishes came from relay teams. The 3200 foursome of freshman Brady Thatcher, senior Marty Repka, freshman Luke Avers, and sophomore Richard Burke ran a time of 9:58.0. The 800 relay team ran a time of 1:43.1. The quartet was freshman Travis Czaja, junior Scott Kigar, junior Albert Lulgjuraj, and Thatcher. The 1600 relay was also second running 4:23.5. The team was Repka, Avers, freshman JJ Dickerson, and Burke.
April 22 - Gibsonburg Invite (13th of 16, 6 pts.) - Senior Drew St. John was the only Woodmore athlete to place in the meet. St. John was third in the shot put with a best of 40-5 3/4.
April 16 - Liberty Center Invite (10th of 10, 8.5 pts.) - The Wildcats placed in four events. Senior Drew St. John had the best finish with a fourth-place in the shot put with a best of 41-11 1/2. The 3200 relay team of senior Marty Repka, sophomore Richard Burke, freshman Luke Avers, and junior Ricky Torres placed seventh in a time of 10:38.70. Senior Josh Hobbs finished tied for eighth in the pole vault with a best of 8-0 and the 400 weight man relay finished eighth in a time of 58.89. The relay team consisted of freshman Lukas Krotzer, freshman Brady Thatcher, St. John, and senior Duane Perkins.
April 12 - at Elmwood 96, Fostoria 50, Woodmore 24. Freshman Brady Thatcher was the only winner for the Wildcats capturing the 400 in a time of 56.93. Thatcher placed second in the 200 running 25.99. Also placing second was senior Drew St. John in the shot put (40-8 1/4) and the discus (120-0) and junior Albert Lulgjuraj in the long jump (17-4). Earning third-place points was senior Duane Perkins in the discus (119-2) and junior Ricky Torres in the 1600 (5:37.14) and 3200 (12:59.26).
April 5 - at Genoa 116, Woodmore 27. The boys team had three winners in the dual meet. The 3200 relay team of freshman Luke Avers, senior Marty Repka, junior Ricky Torres, and freshman Brady Thatcher won in a time of 9:53.69. Senior Drew St. John took the shot put with a best of 40-8, and senior Josh Hobbs won the pole vault clearing 8-0. Thatcher was second in the 1600 running 5:22.33, sophomore Richard Burke was second in the 800 with a time of 2:35.19, and senior Duane Perkins was second in the discus with a best of 105-7.