AURORA -- The Greenmen girls finished third and the boys came in fourth in last week's Suburban League American Conference track and field meet at Nordonia High in Macedonia.
Highland took the crowns in both boys and girls competition, while Copley was second in both and Kent Roosevelt was third ion the boys side. Nordonia was the National Conference girls champion and Wadsworth was the boys champ.
Aurora's boys and girls 4x800 relay teams started off the meet in fine fashion, both winning their events.
The girls team, consisting of Marissa Sesny, Samantha and Olivia Grohe and Shelby Adler, ran the event in 9:46.6 and the boys with David Meredith, Henry Rees, Robbie Taylor and Donovan Boyle won in 8:13.31.
Chayanne Conley also placed first in the shotput on the first day of competition with a heave of 35-8 3/4.
Others capturing first place for Aurora were Corinne Henderson in the pole vault (10-4) and Zach Gerber in the 110 hurdles (15.15).
"The weather finally cooperated and this led to some times dropping," said girls coach Ricky Buoncore. "It was the fourth straight first-place league finish for the 4x800 relay, and our three seniors have been on the team all four years. They keep adding to their accomplishments.
"Conley had a personal best in the shot and Henderson continued her strong efforts in pole vault. This meet showed off our blend of youth and experience. We're looking forward to the district meet and feel we have a great chance to get a bunch of kids to the regional."
Other results for the girls were:
Second -- Leah Angelo in the high jump (5-4); Shelby Adler in the 800 (2:24.67).
Third -- M. Sesny in the 800 (2:25.53); Karson Zabell in the 3,200 (12:07.82); the 4x400 relay of Morgan Riedel, M. Sesny, Lexie Mehallis and S. Adler (4:17.48);
Fourth -- O. Grohe in the 1,600 (5:29.03); S. Grohe in the 3,200 (12:12.09); Kate Walton in the long jump (16-1 1/4).
Fifth -- Corinne Henderson in the high jump (4-10); Katy Fellenstein in the 1,600 (5:32.64); Brooke Kozar in the 100 hurdles (16.79); the 4x100 relay of Julia Brezovec, Alison Cravens, Taylor Burick and Korie Hobbs (54.46); the 4x200 relay of Hobbs, Riedel, Burick and Brezovec (1:51.23).
Sixth -- Riedel in the 400 dash (1:03).
Eighth -- Jane Puzder in the 100 hurdles (17.4); Katie Phillips in the 300 hurdles (52.54); Conley in the discus (84-8).
Boys coach Chris Radtke said the league meet was "great preparation for what is coming up, and I'm excited to see what plays out at the district meet."
He noted times should drop across the board since warmer temperatures are expected this week.
"Events where we're sitting in the top five in our district include the 4x800 relay, two pole vaults and school recordholder Gerber is running high hurdles with extraordinary precision right now, along with fellow hurdler Brandon Howard."
Other results for the boys were:
Second -- Howard in the long jump (19-8 1/2); Taylor in the 1,600 (4:36.56); the 4x400 relay of Meredith, Boyle, Robby Lamport and Howard (3:32.21).
Third -- Boyle in the 800 (2:01.95); Rees in the 3,200 (10:14.92); Howard in the 110 hurdles (15.46); Robbie Albrecht in the pole vault (11-6).
Fourth -- Taylor in the 3,200 (10:17.55); the 4x200 relay of Gerber, Matt Crissman, Lamport and Jared DeMicco (1:34.1).
Fifth -- Robby Lamport in the 400 dash (52.44); Rees in the 1,600 (4:38.8); Karson Lund in the pole vault (11-6).
Sixth -- the 4x100 relay of Dylan Wood, Crissman, Carmen DiGeronimo and Jimmy Kish (45.99).
Seventh -- Kish in the 300 hurdles (49.85); Graham Aldredge in the high jump (5-4).
Eighth -- Jake Rogge in the discus (112-7); Drew Albrecht in the long jump (17-4 1/2); Meredith in the 800 (2:06.63); Howard in the 300 hurdles (50.23); Brock Mancini in the shopput (42-7 1/2).
"Others just outside the top five in the district include Lamport in the 400 and Boyle in the 800, and the 4x400 and 4x200 relays will be in the mix to advance to the regional meet," said Radtke.
"It's been a rewarding season and this is the time of year when it all pays off. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to lead this team."