by Steve Batko | Correspondent
The Streetsboro girls track and field team settled for a split last week with Portage Trail Conference County Division rivals.
The Rockets lost an 84-44 decision to Woodridge April 24 at Mercer Family Track in Peninsula. With the loss, Streetsboro fell to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the County Division.
The Rockets did have some solid performances.
Senior Marra Woods reached 5 feet, 3 inches to win the high jump and also won the 200-meter dash in 27.2 seconds.
"Marra is reaching that 5-3 mark and it's more of a consistent mark for her now, which is great," Fesemyer said. "She is warming up better now too."
Woods also ran in the blazing fast 400 relay that was timed at 50.4 seconds. This cast included seniors Destiny King and Kailyn Williams and sophomore Delisha McMiller.
King also won the 100 hurdles in 15.2 seconds, which was a season-best clocking.
"Destiny is another one of our top athletes, who is starting to step it up," said Fesemeyer. "I also thought Kailyn Williams had a very good meet."
King was edged in the long jump by talented Bulldog jumper Aijah Albert (15-7.75). King's effort was 15-6.75.
Freshman Savannah Nevels won the 100-meter dash in 13.2 seconds and was second in the 400 (1:04).
Freshman Aajah Chapman placed second in the discus (83-7) and freshman Autumn Meek took second in the shot put (30-11).
On April 22, Streetsboro earned a 77.5-48.5 victory over County Division rival Mogadore on the road.
Maddie Westerh scored 11.25 points to pace the Rockets.
A junior, Westerh, won the 1,600 (6:09) and the 3,200 (15:51), while helping the 3,200 relay to victory with a time of 12.02.
Westerh had a leg of 2:51 in the 3,200 relay, while first-year junior Ewelina Siwik posted a strong leg time of 2:59. Junior Meghan Westerh and senior Megan Melice also ran on the relay.
"Both Maddie and Meghan Westerh continue to run well for us,"said Fesemyer.
With a time of 15.7, King crossed first in the 100 hurdles and won the long jump at 15 feet.
Nevels won the 100-meter dash in 13.1 seconds and ran in the winning 400 relay (51.9) with Woods, Williams and McMiller. Woods also won the 200 in 27.3 seconds and the high jump (5 feet).
Chapman won the 400 race in 1:11.1. The 800 relay also won (2:03.9) with Williams, Jayana Taylor, Mikaila Brown and Haley Franklin.
Streetsboro was scheduled to visit Rootstown for a County Division tri-meet that also featured Southeast April 29. Results were not available at press time.
The Rockets are set to compete at the Mogadore Invitational May 2 at 4 p.m.