West Branch, Leetonia win division titles at Cope

North Canton won the Division I and overall championship.
SALEM -- North Canton Hoover, West Branch and Leetonia won division championships at the F.E. Cope track and field Friday night at Reilly Stadium.
Hoover won the Division I title, scoring 93 points, while West Branch won Div. II with 53 points and Leetonia scored 10 points for the Div. III crown.
Poland, with 37 points, was Div. II runner-up.
Ashley Muffett of North Canton Hoover was named Div. I field events MVP, bettering her record achievements of last year. She won the shot put with a toss of 45 feet, 7 3-4 inches, and the discus with a throw of 141-1. Her old marks were 41-7 3/4 and 133-8, respectively.
Wallace McKenzie of West Branch set a record in winning the 800 in 2 minutes, 21.29 seconds, and beat last year's champ Jessica Moore of Boardman, who finished second in 2:23.67.
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Alyssa Bowman of West Branch took first place in the 100 hurdles in 16.46, and Poland's Rachelle Pavelko, Danielle Bova, Sarah Anderson and Lauren Fithian won the 4x800 relay in 10:04.49.
Collen Moran of Poland finished third in the 1600 (5:24.53) and third in the 3200 (11:32.2) and was Div. II MVP for running events.
West Branch's Lydia Bardo, the Div. II field events MVP, placed fourth in the shot (36-5) and third in the discus (108-4).
Malorie Valentine of Leetonia was third in the shot (36-7) and sixth in the discus (104-0) and was named Div. III field events MVP.
Jericha Mann of Canton GlenOak took first place in the 100 (12.48) and the 200 (26.28) and was named Div. I MVP for running events.
Boardman's Jenna Agnew placed second in the 400 (60.7), Genna Higbee was second in the 300 hurdles (49.14) and Brooke Katzman was second in the shot (38-0).
Natasha Kassim of Canfield placed second in the discus (112-5) and Audra Frimpong was second in the 200 (26.7).
North Canton Hoover's Sarah McCort, Liz Ramsey, Bethany McDearmon and Madison Woods set a record (4:07.15) in the 4x400 relay.
Woods, who won the 300 hurdles last year, took the 400 (58.74).

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