Tallmadge head girls track and field coach Mike Srodawa was more than pleased with his team's performance April 28 at the Buckeye Relays in Medina.

"We brought home a trophy," he said of his team's second-place finish out of seven teams. "It was a good meet."

The Lady Blue Devils scored 104.98 points. Parma Padua Franciscan won the competition with 129.99 points and Buckeye took third with 74 points.

On May 12, Tallmadge suffered a 66-53 defeat at Aurora. The Lady Blue Devils finished 3-3 overall and 3-3 in the Suburban League American Conference.

At the Buckeye Relays, Tallmadge's sprint medley relay team of senior Alexis Malish and juniors Sara Johnson, Madison Tasich and Karaniah Rolli won with a time of 1 minute, 59.64 seconds.

Tasich, Malish, Johnson and senior Brittney Harris led the 400 relay team to victory with a time of 51.58.

Johnson won the individual 100-meter dash with a time of 13.1 seconds.

Tasich captured first place in the individual 300 hurdles with a time of 50.34.

Johnson, freshman Jill Catalano and senior Hannah Salter led the long-jump relay to first place with a combined total of 44 feet, 6 inches. Johnson won the individual competition with a leap of 16-6.5 and Catalano took second (14-7.5).

"Jill is coming back from an injury," Srodawa said. "We really weren't expecting her to finish second, but she's a tough kid and has been doing really well."

The shuttle-hurdle relay team of Amelia Perdue, senior Vanessa Lane, Harris and Tasich placed first with a clocking of 1:09.86.

The shot-put relay team of seniors Jessica Gardella, Amela Masic and Ashley Lane finished first with a total distance of 80-7.

"We didn't have any real big throws, but we were consistent in that all of our girls had good throws," Srodawa said.

Junior Hallie Turney (season-best 84-1), Ashley Lane (78-3) and Gardella (67 feet) combined to finish second in the discus relay with a total distance of 229-4.

Vanessa Lane (tied for first, 5 feet), Masic and freshman Mabinty Kromah combined to place second in the high-jump relay.

Freshman Ravyn Edge was runner-up in the individual 3,200, clocking in at 12:02.3.

Finishing third in the distance medley relay with a time of 14:24.18 was the team of freshmen Chloe Heestand, Kenna Loveless and Claire Cate and Edge.

Rolli, freshman Morgan Moses, Vanessa Lane and junior Evelyn Passarelli placed fifth in the 1,600 relay with a time of 4:43.68.

Catalano, Rolli and sophomore Savannah Ansley combined to place fifth in the pole-vault relay with a total height of 12-.25.

Cate was sixth in the individual 800 with a time of 2:52.6.

Johnson and Tasich were the meet's co-Most Valuable Athletes.

Despite losing, Srodawa felt his team did all that it could against the Lady Greenmen.

"The kids ran hard," Srodawa said. "We had to shuffle some of them around to try to maximize our points."

Johnson led the way for Tallmadge. She won the 200 with a time of 28.7. Tasich was second (29.2).

Johnson also won the 100 with a time of 13.2. Malish placed third (13.5).

Johnson, Malish, Tasich and Harris led both the 800 relay (1:51.8) and 400 relay (52.1) to first place.

Harris also won the 100 high hurdles with a clocking of 15.8.

"Sara has been super solid all season," Srodawa said. "Brittney had a great meet."

Edge won the 3,200 with a time of 12:29.9 and finished third in the 1,600 with a time of 5:35.

Placing second in the 300 intermediate hurdles was Tasich with a time of 52.8.

Tallmadge is scheduled to compete at the Suburban League American Conference Meet May 9 and 11 at Nordonia High School's Boliantz Stadium in Macedonia. The starting time is set for 4 p.m. both days.

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