News and Notes

May 20 - Div. III District Meet (Gibsonburg H.S.) - On the final day of the district meet, Woodmore qualified in nine events for next week's regional meet (May 25 and 27) at Port Clinton High School. The Wildcats finished the Div. III district meet with 87 points to place third behind Liberty Center (151.5 pts.) and Margaretta (121). Earning a trip to the regional meet (the top four in each event final advance to the regional) by winning their event was sophomore Azure Travis who won the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.24. Travis will also run in the 100 hurdles race at regional after finishing second with a time of 16.14 in the district event. Junior Macey Bauder placed third in the long jump with a best of 15-10, and freshman Lilian Runion was fourth in the long jump with a best of 15-9. The 800 and 1600 relay teams will both be running in the regional meet after placing third in the district meet. The 800 foursome of freshman Kalle Heins, Bauder, junior Rahzia Rios, and Travis were timed in 1:49.67. The 1600 group of Rios, sophomore Emma Hammer, junior Olivia Vogelpohl, and Travis ran a time of 4:11.20. Placing fourth and earning a trip to regionals was Rios in the 400 (1:02.53) and 200 (27.67), sophomore Caydie Buchanan in the 3200 (12:40.35), and Vogelpohl in the 800 (2:28.12). Earning team points (top eight in each event final score team points) for the Wildcats was: freshman Addison Overmyer in the pole vault (6th, 8-6), junior Paige Helmke in the pole vault (t7th, 8-6), senior Sophia O'Neill in the discus (7th, 97-3), the 400 relay team of sophomore Madi Hammer, Heins, Vogelpohl, and Bauder (6th, 54.09), and Emma Hammer in the 800 (5th, 2:29.54). Besides the nine events Woodmore qualified in for regionals on the final day of the district meet, the 3200 relay team of Buchanan, junior Jordan Beam, Vogelpohl, and Emma Hammer qualified for the regional meet on the first day of the district meet.

May 18 - Div. III District Meet (Gibsonburg H.S.) - In the only running event final on the first day of the district meet, Woodmore saw its 3200 relay team place second and earn a spot in next week's regional meet (top four in each event final earn ticket to regional meet) at Port Clinton. The foursome of sophomore Emma Hammer, sophomore Caydie Buchanan, junior Jordan Beam, and junior Olivia Vogelpohl were timed in 9:53.20 to finish behind only the team from Liberty Center. Woodmore finished the first day with 12.5 points to rest in third place. Also scoring points for the Wildcats was freshman Brooke Lowry and senior Camryn Ivy. Lowry cleared 4-8 in the high jump to place sixth and Ivy tied for seventh, also clearing 4-8. In the preliminary running events (the top eight in each preliminary event advance to run in Friday's finals), the 800 relay team advanced to the Friday final placing third in a time 1:49.67. The team was composed of freshman Kalle Heins, junior Macey Bauder, junior Rahzia Rios, and sophomore Azure Travis. The 400 relay team of sophomore Madi Hammer, Heins, sophomore Sage Perry, and Bauder placed sixth in a time of 54.91 and the 1600 relay team also advanced to the finals with a time of 4:12.22 to place second. The foursome was made up of Emma Hammer, Rios, Vogelpohl, and Travis. Individually, Travis had the #2 time in the 100 hurdles (16.11) and the best time in the 300 hurdles (46.73) to advance to the finals. Rios advanced to the finals in the 400 (1:02.93) and 200 (27.68) placing sixth in both races. Vogelpohl won the 800 in a time of 2:27.19 and Emma Hammer was third in 2:29.47 as both earned a spot in Friday's finals.

May 14 - Northern Buckeye Conference Championships (Fostoria H.S.) - The Wildcats scored in 15 events and accumulated 145 points to finish second to Eastwood, who had 167 points. Sophomore Azure Travis was named the female Athlete of the Meet for running events after winning the 100 hurdles (15.80) and the 300 hurdles (46.22) and she was third in the 100 (13.11). Her time in the 300 hurdles set a meet record. She was also the anchor on the 1600 relay team that won in 4:12.13 to set the meet record. The was joined on the relay team by junior Rahzia Rios, sophomore Emma Hammer, and junior Olivia Vogelpohl. Vogelpohl won the 1600 (5:36.84) and the 800 (2:28.50) and after the meet was named the Northern Buckeye Conference Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Rios produced the other first-place for Woodmore winning the 400 in a time of 1:02.10. She also was fourth in the 200 (27.56) and was a member of the 800 relay team that placed third. The relay team included sophomore Sage Perry, freshman Kalle Heins, and junior Macey Bauder. They ran a time of 1:50.80. Hammer was second in the 800 (2:29.21) and 1600 (5:41.42), Bauder was second in the long jump (15-6), and sophomore Caydie Buchanan was second in the 3200 (12:40.95). Junior Paige Helmke picked up third-place team points in the pole vault clearing 9-0. Freshman Lilian Runion placed fourth in the long jump with a best of 15-2 1/2, Perry was fourth in the 300 hurdles running 52.12, sophomore Jordah Beam was fourth in the 3200 with a time of 13:31.10, and the 400 relay team of sophomore Madi Hammer, Heins, Perry, and Bauder was fourth in a time of 52.73. Other placers for the Wildcats included: senior Sophia O'Neill in the discus (8th, 101-5), senior Camryn Ivy in the high jump (6th, 4-8), freshman Addison Overmyer in the pole vault (5th, 8-6), and Perry in the 100 hurdles (7th, 17.88).

April 29 - Port Clinton Invite (3rd of 12, 84 pts.) - The Wildcats finished behind Upper Arlington (157 pts.) and Liberty Center (152) in the invitational placing in 14 events. Junior Olivia Vogelpohl was the only Wildcat to win an event as she captured the 800 with a time of 2:26.41. Sophomore Azure Travis was second in the 100 with a time of 13.04 while junior Rahzia Rios was the runner-up in the 400 with a time of 1:01.97. Two relays placed second. The 3200 foursome of sophomore Emma Hammer, sophomore Caydie Buchanan, junior Jordan Beam, and Vogelpohl ran a time of 10:16.81. And, the 1600 relay team of Rios, Hammer, Vogelpohl, and Travis were second in 4:09.53. Vogelpohl picked up third-place points in the 1600 with a time of 5:33.05. Hammer was fourth in the same event with a time of 5:36.79. Beam was fourth in the 3200 with a time of 12:38.09 and Buchanan was fifth in the same event in 12:51.14. Freshman Addison Overmyer was fourth in the pole vault clearing 9-0. The 400 relay team of sophomore Madi Hammer, freshman Kalle Heins, sophomore Sage Perry, and freshman Megan Vogelpohl was fifth in 54.72 and the 800 relay team of Perry, Heins, Megan Vogelpohl, and Rios were sixth with a time of 1:55.60. Other Wildcats to place were: Perry in the 300 hurdles (7th, 52.57), Rios in the 200 (6th, 27.24), senior Camryn Ivy in the high jump (7th, 4-8) and long jump (8th, 13-9 1/2), and junior Paige Helmke in the pole vault (7th, 8-6).

April 26 - Eastwood 88, at Woodmore 72, Otsego 15. Sophomore Azure Travis won three individual events and was part of a winning relay team as Woodmore was second in the Northern Buckeye Conference meet. Travis won the 100 hurdles (16.0), the 300 hurdles (48.9), and the 100 (12.5) along with joining junior Rahzia Rios, junior Jordan Beam, and freshman Brooke Lowry to win the 1600 relay with a time of 4:20.1. Junior Olivia Vogelpohl won the 400 (1:03.4) and the 3200 (12:10.0) and joined sophomore Caydie Buchanan, Beam, and sophomore Emma Hammer to win the 3200 relay in a time of 10:22.0. Hammer won the 1600 in a time of 5:41.3, Rios took the 200 in 27.3, and senior Camryn Ivy won the high jump clearing 4-10. Buchanan earned second-place points with a time of 2:40.0 in the 800.

April 22 - Gibsonburg Invite (1st of 16 teams, 131 pts.) - The Wildcats had at least one athlete place in 16 of the 17 events and Woodmore won the meet with 131 points. Sophomore Azure Travis won two individual events and one relay and was second in an individual event. Travis won the 100 hurdles (15.69), the 300 hurdles (47.90), and she was second in the 100 (13.13). Travis was a member of the 1600 relay that ran a time of 4:24.19 to win the event. She was joined by junior Rahzia Rios, sophomore Emma Hammer, and junior Olivia Vogelpohl on the relay team. Vogelpohl won the 3200 in a time of 12:23.40 and was third in the 1600 (5:39.22). She also joined Emma Hammer, sophomore Caydie Buchanan, and sophomore Madi Hammer on the winning 3200 relay team running a time of 10:29.42. Rios earned a pair of second-place finishes in the 400 (1:02.10) and 200 (27.51), and she was on the 800 relay team that placed fourth. Other members of the relay team were sophomore Sage Perry, junior Macey Bauder, and freshman Kalle Heins. They ran a time of 1:53.02. Bauder also picked up second-place points in the long jump with a best of 14-11 3/4. Freshman Addison Overmyer was also second in the pole vault clearing 9-0. The 400 relay team of Madi Hammer, Heins, Perry, and Bauder placed third in a time of 54.60, and sophomore Caydie Buchanan also earned third-place points in the 3200 running 12:47.19. Other athletes who placed in the meet included: senior Sophia O'Neill in the discus (7th, 89-2), freshman Brooke Lowry in the high jump (5th, 4-6), Emma Hammer in the 1600 (4th, 5:40.11) and 800 (4th, 2:31.73), and Perry in the 300 hurdles (7th, 53.21).

April 16 - Liberty Center Invite (2nd of 10, 134 pts.) - Woodmore placed in 16 events, but were second to Liberty Center with 134 points. The host school had 165.5 points. Two Woodmore athletes won events. Junior Paige Helmke won the pole vault clearing 8-6 and sophomore Azure Travis won the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.77. Earning second-place points was Travis in the 100 (13.34) and 300 hurdles (47.76), junior Olivia Vogelpohl in the 1600 (5:30.91) and the 3200 relay team of sophomore Jordan Beam, sophomore Caydie Buchanan, Vogelpohl, and sophomore Emma Hammer in a time of 10:26.41. Third-place finishes were turned in by freshman Addison Overmyer in the pole vault (8-6), Vogelpohl in the 800 (2:29.87) and 3200 (12:11.93), and the 1600 relay team of junior Rahzia Rios, Beam, Hammer, and Travis. The relay team had a time of 4:25.11. Finishing fourth in their event was senior Sophia O'Neill in the discus (94-3) and two relays. The 800 relay team of sophomore Sage Perry, junior Macy Bauder, freshman Kalle Heins, and freshman Lilian Runion ran a time of 1:57.10 and the 400 relay team of sophomore Madi Hammer, Heins, Perry, and Bauder ran a time of 54.47. Other placers included: Bauder in the long jump (7th, 14-9) and 200 (7th, 29.17), Runion in the high jump (6th, 4-4), freshman Brooke Lowry in the high jump (7th, 4-4), Perry in the 100 hurdles (6th, 18.71) and 300 hurdles (5th, 53.18), Rios in the 100 (8th, 14.02) and 400 (5th, 1:04.28) and 200 (6th, 29.11), Emma Hammer in the 1600 (5th, 5:49.26) and 800 (5th, 2:34.69), Beam in the 400 (7th, 1:05.36), and Buchanan in the 3200 (6th, 13:10.16). The 400 relay for the athletes in the field events was third in a time of 1:05.66. The relay team consisted of O'Neill, freshman Stella Strong, freshman Kora Perkins, and freshman Alivia Smith.

April 12 - Woodmore 87, at Elmwood 53, Fostoria 34. The Wildcats scored in 16 events on way to winning the Northern Buckeye Conference tri-meet. Sophomore Emma Hammer and junior Rahzia Rios both won two individual events and were on a winning relay team. Hammer won the 1600 (5:49.84) and the 3200 (13:12.56) and was on the winning 3200 relay team with sophomore Caydie Buchanan, sophomore Jordan Beam, and junior Olivia Vogelpohl. The relay team ran a time of 10:41.06. Rios won the 400 (1:03.05) and the 200 (28.43) and she joined junior Jordan Beam, Vogelpohl, and Buchanan on the winning 1600 relay team that ran a time of 4:38.85. Also winning events was freshman Addison Overmyer in the pole vault (9-0), junior Macey Bauder in the long jump (14-7), and Vogelpohl in the 800 (2:41.14). Second-place points were earned by junior Paige Helmke in the pole vault (8-0), freshman Kalle Heins in the 100 (13.98), Buchanan in the 1600 (6:03.95), Vogelpohl in the 400 (1:03.08), sophomore Sage Perry in the 300 hurdles (54.18), and sophomore Kylie Cordy in the 3200 (14:50.56). The 800 and 400 relay teams both finished second. The 800 foursome of Perry, Bauder, Rios, and Beam were timed in 1:54.79 and the 400 quartet of sophomore Madi Hammer Heins, Perry, and Bauder posted a time of 54.66.

April 9 - Lakota Invitational (2nd of 15, 130.5 points) - The Wildcats scored points in 14 events and came in a close second to Margaretta with 130.5 team points. Margaretta amassed 136 points. Sophomore Azure Travis won two individual events taking the 100 hurdles in a time of 15.92 and the 300 hurdles running 47.98. She was also a member of two winning relay teams. She helped the 800 foursome of sophomore Sage Perry, junior Macey Bauder, and junior Rahzia Rios to a time of 1:51.04. She also ran on the 1600 relay team that posted a time of 4:25.73. She was joined on the relay team by Rios, sophomore Jordan Beam, and junior Olivia Vogelpohl. Vogelpohl won the 1600 in a time of 5:37.22 and was third in the 800 running 2:34.06. She also helped the 3200 relay team to a winning time of 10:26.77. The foursome also included Beam, sophomore Caydie Buchanan, and sophomore Emma Hammer. Rios earned second-place points in the 400 (1:04.94) and the 200 (28.36). The 400 relay team of Madi Hammer, freshman Lilian Runion, Perry, and Bauder was third in a time of 54.89. Hammer also earned third-place points in the 3200 with a time of 13:05.07 and Bauder was third in the long jump with a best of 13-5 1/4. Also scoring points in the meet was: Runion in the high jump (4th, 4-6), freshman Addison Overmyer in the pole vault (t-4th, 8-0), Hammer in the 1600 (5th, 5:57.28), Beam in the 800 (5th, 2:38.81), Bauder in the 200 (5th, 29.30), Perry in the 100 hurdles (7th, 18.77), and junior Paige Helmke in the pole vault (7th, 7-0).

April 5 - Woodmore 107, at Genoa 25. The girls team won 14 events to take the dual meet. Junior Olivia Vogelpohl won two individual events, the 1600 in a time of 5:46.33 and the 800 in 2:33.14, and was a member of two wining relay teams, the 3200 and 1600. Sophomore Azure Travis also won two individual events, the 100 hurdles in 16.24 and 300 hurdles in 48.97, while she was a member of the winning 800 and 1600 relay teams. Junior Rahzia Rios won the 200 (28.56) and 400 (1:05.35) and was on the winning 1600 relay team. Other individual winners included: freshman Kalle Heins in the 100 (14.31), sophomore Emma Hammer in the 3200 (12:55.61), junior Macey Bauder in the long jump (14-4), and junior Paige Helmke in the pole vault (8-0). The fourth member of the 1660 relay team was sophomore Jordan Beam. They ran a time of 4:38.57. The 3200 relay team of Beam, Vogelpohl, sophomore Caydie Buchanan, and Hammer ran a time of 10:28.29. The 800 relay team of sophomore Sage Perry, Bauder, Rios, and Travis was timed in 1:51.34. And, the 400 relay team of sophomore Madi Hammer, Heins, Perry, and Bauder was timed in 54.64.