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Bulldogs boys off to solid start at league meet

By MATT DEUTSCH Correspondent Published: May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Buoyed by its performance in the field events, the Stow-Munroe Falls boys track and field team performed well during the first day of the Suburban League Meet last week.

The meet took place May 9 and 11 at Nordonia High School. Results from day two were not available at press time.

After the first day of competition, the Bulldogs found themselves tied for second place. Through four scored events, Brecksville-Broadview Heights was first with 27 points. Meanwhile, both Stow and Nordonia were tied for second place with 25 points apiece.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs were Adrian Woliver and Jeremiah Gyulai, who finished one-two in the discus.

Woliver captured the conference crown in the event with a throw of 159-feet-6, while Gyulai finished second with a heave of 155- feet-1. Woliver scored 10 points for Stow, and Gyulai contributed eight points toward the Bulldogs' total.

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In addition, Luke Black finished fifth in the pole vault. He reached a height of 12 feet in the event, good enough to score four points.

Dominic Bruner added two points to Stow's total. He did so by placing seventh in the long jump with an effort of 19-8.

Stow also had a number of athletes who qualified for the finals in their events, scheduled for Thursday. Scott Cunnington qualified for the finals in two individual events, accomplishing the feat in both the 100 (11.27) and the 400 (50.43).

Two Bulldogs qualified for the finals in the 200. Those two were Brian Cartwright (23.63) and Andrew Cermak (23.73).

Black was also a finals qualifier in the 110 high hurdles. He did so with a time of 17.11.

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Stow also competed in the 37th Annual Optimist Meet, held at Austintown Fitch High School May 6.

The Bulldogs finished fourth overall in a field of 30 teams, scoring 45 points in the process. Fitch won the meet with an even 100 points, while Wadsworth placed second (80 points) and East Canton was third (55.5 points).

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