by Steve BatkoCorrespondentSophomore Erin Mercer has the talent and is peaking at just the right time as she won four titles at the May 12 finals of the Portage County Trail Conference County Division Championships at Ravenna Stadium.The Woodridge standout helped her squad to capture its second straight division girls track championship with 158 points. Waterloo was the runner-up with 132 points. The girls scored in 15 of the 16 events while winning nine."Our girls did it again," said Bulldogs coach Jeff Howard.Woodridge captured the 3,200-meter relay in a time of 9:46.58. This group included senior Jordin Cochran, senior Jordan Folk, junior Danielle Dougherty, and Mercer as anchor.Mercer also gained titles in the 1,600-meter run (5:22.40), 800 (2:22.19), and in the open 3,200 (11:52.80), besting sophomore teammate Emily Sabo (12:04.26)."Erin (Mercer) led the team with four victories, and this is the second year in a row she has completed a distance sweep," offered Howard.The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Painesville May 17 and May 19 to defend their Division II district championship from 2006. Final results weren't available as of press time. The top four finishers in each event at Painesville advance to the Division II regional meet at Ravenna May 24 and 26.The Dougherty twins also had a big meet as Danielle Dougherty captured PTC crowns in the 300 hurdles, while Julie Dougherty won the long jump. Danielle's time in the 300 hurdles was 48.17 seconds, while Julia leaped 16-feet-2.5. Julia Dougherty also was second in the high jump (5 feet).Junior Kym Jones was thought to be the favorite in the 200-meter dash and the 100 high hurdles. She won the hurdle event in 16.34 seconds, but did not finish in the 200. A groin strain prevented her from defending her 200 PTC championship from 2006. Jones also anchored the winning 400 and 800-meter relays."Kym had a strong meet, and the relays did very well," said Howard.Joining Jones in the 400 relay (50.24) was senior Aarion Bell, sophomore Sarah Martter, and junior Liz Hetteberg. That time broke a 1984 school record of 50.9 second.The 800 crew (1:46.80) also had Martter, Julia Dougherty, and Hetteberg. Cochran ran the first leg in the team's second-place 1,600 relay (4:19.40), joining Hetteberg, sophomore Ariel Myers, and Folk. Hetteberg had two other thirds in the 200 (27.86) and in the 100 (13.53). Danielle Dougherty was third in the 100 hurdles (16.78).In the open 400, Cochran and Julia Dougherty ran 4-5. Cochran's time was 1:03.13 and Dougherty raced in 1:03.57. Martter was fourth in the 100 (13.64). Freshman Sarah Dickinson placed fourth in the 800 (2:34.60) and 7th in the 1600 (5:52.00).E-mail: stowsports@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3113