Athletes shine at Cogan Invitational

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(left) Malvern freshman Parker Bowe won the boys shot put and discus. (Right) Carrollton junior Ricky Sibila passes Minerva runners Mason Steele and Grasyn Rettig to win the 1,600M run.

By Carol McIntire


Athletes from Carrollton, Malvern and East Canton won the top awards at the 9th annual Larry Cogan Invitational held April 25 at Community Field.

Temperatures in the 70-degree range with sunshine set the stage for numerous runners to set personal best performances.

The annual event, named for longtime Carrollton Coach Larry Cogan, also recognizes the accomplishments of Carrollton’s four track state champions: Cole Lovett, Maddie Dunlap, Jacob Baker and Alivia Bentley.  

Ricky Sibila, II, a junior at Carrollton, won the Cole Lovett award for the top male runner award for winning the boys 1,600M  and 3,200M, setting personal best (PB) records in both events. His time in the 1,600, 4:31.45 was just shy of four seconds faster than second place Grasyn Rettig of Minerva, who also set personal best mark of 4:35.19. Third and fourth place finishers, Mason Steele and Ryan Cassidy of Minerva, also set personal best marks.  Sibila’s time of 10:09.47 in the 3,200M was also a new personal best.

Malvern thrower Parker Bowe won the Olivia Bentley award for the best thrower. Bowe, a freshman, won the shot put with a throw of 50-feet, 3-inches and the discus with a distance of 158-feet, 5-inches. 

East Canton runner Audrey Wade won the Maddie Dunlap award for the top female runner. The senior outpaced the field in the 1,600M run to win in a time of 5:15.81 and was second in the 800 with a time of 2:25.

“What a great night for a track meet!! Our Warriors really showed up and had some great PRs and competed! Our relays really ran well and was the best we looked all year. It’s exciting to see all the rookies and young bucks gaining confidence and really coming on at the right time as the postseason approaches,” said Carrollton Coach Mike Aukerman. “Thank you to all the volunteers that helped run such a smooth and fun meet. It was a great event to honor Larry Cogan and our four state champions in Maddie, Cole, Jacob and Alivia.” 

Team results

Sandy Valley won the team title in the girls division with 124 points, followed by East Canton 77, Canton South 68.83, Fairless 67.50, Carrollton 66.50, Tuscarawas Central Catholic 55.50, Minerva 47, Southern Local, 42, Edison 31, Canton Central Catholic 27, Malvern 12.33 and St. Thomas Aquinas 4.33

Fairless topped the boys division with 101.50 points, followed by Canton South 96, East Canton 68, Sandy Valley 61.50, Minerva 58, Canton Central Catholic 56, Malvern 55, Carrollton 48, Edison 46, St. Thomas Aquinas 14, Southern Local 14 and Tuscarawas Central Catholic 2.

Area results 


4×800 Relay: 1.) Minerva, Katie Ison, Hannah Ison, Annabelle Crissman, Kayla Crissman (10:07.07; 2.) Sandy Valley (10:09.31); 4. Edison (10:48.50); 5.) Carrollton (11:43.88).

100M: 1.) Lexi Tucci, SV (12.89); 2. Marleigh Osolin, CHS (12.93); 3.) Alaina Heller, SV (12.94).

4×200 Relay: 1.) Sandy Valley, Heller, Kaydence Hoover, Sophie Smith, Lexi Tucci (1:48.46); 2.) CHS (1:54.60).

1,600M: 2.) Casey Russell, SV (5:22.44); 3.) Katie Ison (5:32.23); 5. Annabelle Crissman (5:40.73).

4×100 Relay: 1.) CHS, Osolin, Brae Roudebush, Isabella Nuzzolillo, Emma Shafer (53.06); 5.) SV (54.44).

400M: 1.) Hoover (1:02.05 PB), 4.) Lilah Sanor, Minerva (1:04.62; 5.) Nuzzolillo (1:05.41 PR).

300 Hurdles: 5.) Sophia Glass, CHS (54.93).

800M: 3. Russell (2:27.59) 4.) Hannah Ison (2:36.07).

200M: 1.) Heller (26.80 PR) 5.) Audrey Sikorsky, Minerva (28.27 PR).

3200M: 1.) Evelyn Pfeffer, SV (12:15.39.

4×400 Relay: 1.) SV Russell, Mikayla Palmer, Hoover, Kalia Sarver (4:18.34). 3.) CHS (4:35.71).

High Jump: 1.) Tucci (5-4); 5. Railey Macke, CHS (4-8 PR).

Long Jump: 1.) Tucci (17-9 (PR); 2.) Heller (17-4).

Discus: 4,) Julie Costea, Minerva (102).

Shot Put: 1. Costea (33-7.50).


4×800 Relay: 4.) Malvern (9:21.11).

110 Hurdles: 1.) Owen Ball, Malvern (16:23 PR); 4. Levi Kiko, CHS (16.88 PR).

100M: 1.). Lukas Gilland, SV (11.10 PR).

4×200 Relay: 2.CHS (1:38.49.)

4×100 Relay: 1.) SV Chad Davis, Caleb Deubner, Jack Murphy, Gilland (44.83); 3. CHS (46.54).

300H: 1.) Ball (41.79); 4. Murphy (43.83 PR).

800M : 2.) Rettig (2:07.69 PR); 4.) Steele (2:08.90).

200M: 3.) Murphy (23.52 PR).

4×400 Relay: 2. Malvern (3:45.99); 5.) Minerva (3:48.21).

High jump: 1.) Jason Morris, SV (6-2); 4. Brendan Jones, SV (5-6).

Long Jump: 3.) Morris (19-4).

Discus: 3. Devon Patterson, Minerva (142-9 PR); 5.) Isaac Smith, SV (127-8 PR).

Shot Put: 3. Patterson (44-8).

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