There was no stopping the Nordonia High School girls track and field team.

No stopping them from winning yet another conference championship, that is. The Lady Knights dominated the field at the Suburban League Meet last week, resulting in their fifth straight conference crown.

The Suburban League Meet was held at Boliantz Stadium in Macedonia on May 9 and 11.

Nordonia easily won the National Conference crown, cruising to victory with 158 points. Twinsburg finished second with 125 points, while Stow-Munroe Falls placed third with 83 points.

There were a lot of leaders for Nordonia at the meet, including Faith Banks and Aja DuVall in the sprinting events.

Banks claimed two conference championships in the 200-meter dash (25.33 seconds) and the 400 (55.89). DuVall finished second in both events with times of 25.28 and 59.18, respectively.

In addition, Banks placed second in the 100 (12.27), while DuVall claimed third place in the event with an effort of 12.46.

Carmen Licht also claimed a conference crown, accomplishing the feat in the 800 with a time of 2:17.55.

The Knights' 3,200 relay team was also conference champion (9:30.32). That squad consisted of Lizzy Gurko, Kayla Vasarhelyi, Gina Eterovich and Licht.

Two other Lady Knights finished second in individual events.

Katrina Eterovich did it twice in the 300 intermediate hurdles (46.92) and the long jump (16-9.5).

Grace Coghill was second in the pole vault with a height of 10 feet.

Nordonia also placed second in a pair of relay races, the 800 (1:45.41) and the 1,600 (4:01.01). The members of the former were Licht, Lizzie Imrie, Katrina Eterovich, and DuVall, while the members of the latter were Licht, Imrie, Gurko, and Banks.

Sarah Shedroff was third in a pair of individual events. Those events were the shot put (37-3.5) and the discus (120-0). Also finishing in third for Nordonia were Gurko in the 1600 (5:24.52), Katrina Eterovich in the 100 high hurdles (16.62), and Sunny Starcher in the high jump (5-1).

Eden Kereky placed fourth in the 100 high hurdles. Her time in that event was 16.64. Gina Eterovich finished in sixth place in the 800, clocking a time of 2:24.62. Vasarhelyi notched a seventh-place finish in the 3,200 (11:56.35).

Nordonia head coach Scott Barwidi was more than pleased with the Lady Knights' performance at the league meet.

"Five straight conference championships is a great accomplishment," said Barwidi. "We had so many great performances throughout the two-day meet, led by Faith Banks, Aja DuVall, Carmen Licht, and Sarah Shedroff.

"It's great to know that the girls can once again call themselves conference champs. They have put in the hard work to shine on that stage and will continue to do so throughout the next couple of weeks."


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