W-G’s Lamont, Garfield’s Svonavec, Martins Ferry and Milan Edison win Ohio HS Track Athlete and Team of the Week Awards

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JJH_award_headerThe Week 3 competition for the JJHuddle & Bucknuts Ohio HS Boys & Girls Track Teams and Players Of the Week is over. And it was a good one. Over 32,000 votes were cast and this week’s winners are…

WEEK 3 BOYS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

*Drew Lament, Waynesfield-Goshen

Sophomore tied the state’s top mark in the high jump (6-7) in his first meet of the season (quad at Coldwater).

WEEK 3 BOYS TRACK TEAM OF THE WEEK

*Martins Ferry

Purple Raiders won the 19-team Shadyside relays by outscoring runner-up Reedsville Eastern 84-69.

WEEK 3 GIRLS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

*Edith Svonavec, Garrettsville Garfield

Junior has had a monstrous spring. A week after sweeping the shout put and discus at the Champion and NEO Division III Lew Spence invitationals, Svonavec swept the events again at the Aurora Greenmen and Frank Rossi Valkyrie (Ravenna) invites. Her best throws this spring are 47-6 in the shot (Lew Spence) and 139-5 in the discus (Champion). The 47-6 is Ohio’s top shot mark to date.

WEEK 3 GIRLS TRACK TEAM OF THE WEEK

*Milan Edison

Chargers won their own 11-team Edison Invitational by outscoring runner-up St. Mary CC 114-99.

NOTE: Winners receive personalized awards, which will be sent starting the week of April 28.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

WEEK 1 BOYS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

*Josh Humbert, Hilliard Darby

Senior set a new meet record in the discus at the Lima Senior Spartan Invitational with a winning throw of 170-7.

WEEK 1 BOYS TRACK TEAM OF THE WEEK

*North Union

The Wildcats survived the 12-team field at Ridgedale’s David Schorr memorial Invite by edging Sparta Highland 118-116 in the final team standings.

WEEK 1 GIRLS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

*Jenna Shipman, Mount Gilead

Sophomore was awarded the Wes Schertzer award as the meet’s top individual performer at Ridgedale’s Dave Schorr Invitational. Shipman finished first in all four events she ran, including the 3,200 relay, which she anchored.

WEEK 1 GIRLS TRACK TEAM OF THE WEEK

*Mount Gilead

The Indians won nine events en route to winning the team title at Ridgedale’s David Schorr Memorial Invitational.

WEEK 2 BOYS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

*Nick Demaline, Liberty Center

Senior threw the shot put 62-3.5 at a quad meet with Archbold, Evergreen and Swanton.

WEEK 2 BOYS TRACK TEAM OF THE WEEK

*University School

The Preppers won the 17-team Beachwood Invitational by outscoring second place Shaker Heights 151-89.

WEEK 2 GIRLS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

*Shay LaFollette, Bradford

Senior and Northern Kentucky recruit became the first BHS athlete ever to eclipse 1,000-career points in track when she scored 25 at the Anna Invitational. A three time state qualifier and two time Academic All-Ohio selection, LaFollette currently holds school records in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, 1,600 meter relay, single season points and career points.

WEEK 2 GIRLS TRACK TEAM OF THE WEEK

*Martins Ferry

The Purple Raiders ran away from the 13-team field at the fifth annual Riesbeck’s Martins Ferry Relays by scoring 99 points. That was 44 more than runner-up Steubenville.

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