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Zallow wins two events for YSU track and field


The Youngstown State track and field teams returned to action competing at the Doug Raymond Invitational at the Kent State Field House on Saturday afternoon.

YSU competed against Kent State, Duquesne and Ohio in the four-team meet which is first competition since December for the Penguins.

Winning events for the women were Amber Eles (60m hurdles) and Chenera Lacey (high jump). Winning events for the men were Carl Zallow (60m dash), Brendon Lucas (400m), Chad Zallow (60m hurdles) and Bradley Jones (high jump).

Carl Zallow had the fastest time in the 60m dash at 6.84 seconds while Chad Zallow was just behind him at 6.86 seconds.

In the 200m, Carl Zallow was second with a time of 21.92 seconds while Josh Beaumont placed third (22.62 seconds) and Collin Harden was fourth (22.79 seconds).

Lucas took first in the 400m at 49.89 seconds while C.J. Schumacher was second at 52.91 seconds.

Chad Zallow won the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.86 seconds while Caleb Lloyd was second at 8.39 seconds.

Jones cleared a height of 2.00m in the high jump to finish first in the event. Tim Holzapfel was second at 1.90m. Jones was also second in the triple jump with a leap of 13.99m.

Ryan Booth was second in the shot put with a heave of 17.15m losing by just .02 to Kent State’s David Paliscak.

For the women, Eles won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.67 seconds. Lacey cleared a height of 1.65m on her first attempt to claim first in the event.

In the 60m dash, Jaliyah Elliot finished second with a time of 7.80 seconds while Taylor Thompkins placed third at 7.84 seconds. In the 3,000m run Michelle Klim was second clocking in at 10:10.12. In the triple jump Chandler Killins finished second with a leap of 11.06m.

YSU’S Campbell to speak at Curbstone

Youngstown State softball coach Brian Campbell will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of the Curbstone Coaches at The Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township. The event begins at noon and the public is welcome to attend.

Also, plans are underway for the 50th Curbstone Coaches Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which is set for May 7 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. The keynote speaker will be former Oakland Raider offensive lineman and local business man Ed Muransky.

Tickets are now available by contacting Mariel Sallee at 330-519-6819. Tickets are also available for $50.00 for any inductee over the last 50 years in honor of The Curbstone Coaches 50th anniversary.

South Range game moved to Jan. 25


Tonight’s South Range-Cornerstone Christian girls basketball game has been postponed until Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be played at South Range High.

Thomas stretches lead at Sony Open


Justin Thomas made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole Saturday for a 5-udner 65 to tie the 54-hole score record on the PGA Tour and build a seven-shot lead going into the final round of the Sony Open.

No one has ever lost a PGA Tour event with a seven-shot lead, and Thomas has given no indication that will change.

His goal was to not drop any shots on another calm day at Waialae, and he wound up stretching his lead as he goes for a sweep of Hawaii. That last birdie putt put Thomas at 22-under 188, tying the mark Steve Stricker set at the 2010 John Deere Classic.

Thomas got into the record book with an eagle on his final hole in each of the previous two rounds at Waialae — a 59 on Thursday for the eighth sub-60 round in tour history, and the 36-hole scoring record Friday.

He had another chance on the par-5 18th until his second shot clipped a palm frond and came up well short.

Staff/Wire reports

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