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Oak Harbor girls win Patrick Henry Invite

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Behind four first-place finishes from each of its relay teams, the Oak Harbor Rockets girls track and field team won the Patrick Henry Invitational on Saturday in Hamler.

Oak Harbor won the nine-team event with 153 points, well ahead of Elmwood, who finished with 95. Woodmore was third (79), followed by Patrick Henry (60) and Leipsic (54).

The 4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 relay teams came away victorious, and Allie Jett and Trinity Gephart won their individual events, too, the 200-meter dash and the 3200, respectively.

Gephart won the 3200 in 12 minutes, 36.76 seconds, and finished second in the 1600, losing out on first place by 0.06 seconds. Jett won the 200 in 27.79.

Second-place finishers included Athena Eli in the 400 (1:03.28), Makayla Wagner in the 800 (2:39.42), Alexa Weis in the 100 hurdles (17.91) and the 300 hurdles (53.90), Allie Bloomer in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches) and Lexie Kadlubowski in the pole vault (8-00.00). Paige Velliquette was third in the 100 (14.13), Brenna Franck was third in the 800 (2:48.33) and Rebekah Rayburn was third in the long jump (14-05.00).

Team Standings—1. Oak Harbor 153; 2. Elmwood 95; 3. Woodmore 79; 4. Patrick Henry 60; 5. Leipsic 54; 6. Swanton 31; 7. Arcadia 23; 8. North Central 19; 9. Montpelier.

Top Rocket Finishers 

First—Trinity Gephart (3200); Allie Jett (200); 4 x 100 ; 4 x 200 Relay; 4 x 400; 4 x 800

Second—Trinity Gephart (1600); Athena Eli (400); Makayla Wagner (800); Alexa Weis (100 H); (300 H); Allie Blommer (high jump); Lexie Kadlubowski (pole vault);

Third—Paige Velliquette (100); Brenna Franck (800); Rebekah Rayburn (long jump).

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Oak Harbor boys win Patrick Henry Invite

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It was another successful weekend for the Oak Harbor boys track team, which won the nine-team meet at the Patrick Henry Invitational, finishing with 146, well ahead of Woodmore, which was second with 90.

Patrick Henry finished third with 84 points, followed by Elmwood (68) and Swanton (46).

Tyler Sievert led the way, finishing first in two events, the 800 (2:05.29) and the 1600 (4:54.98). Austin Apple won the pole vault with a leap of 13 feet, 3 inches.

And all four Rocket relay teams (4 x 100, 4 x 200, 4 x 400, 4 x 800) were victorious.

Oak Harbor also had five second-place finishers, including Cole Weirich (100), Isaiah Jefferson (200), Konnor Fletcher (3200), Thomas Looper (110 H) and Kyle Rutledge (pole vault).

Team Standings—1. Oak Harbor 146; 2. Woodmore 90; 3. Patrick Henry 84; 4. Elmwood 68; 5. Swanton 46; 6. Leipsic 43; 7. Montpelier 24; 8. Arcadia 20; 9. North Central 6.

Top Rocket Finishers:

First—Tyler Sievert (800), (1600); Austin Apple (pole vault); 4 x 100--Cole Weirich, Andrew Heberling, Brandon Schimming, Isaiah Jefferson; 4 x 200 relay; 4 x 400-Andy Burnette, Cole Weirich, Andrew Heberling, Tyler Sievert; 4 x 800-Tim Poiry, Konnor Fletcher, Mark Bodi, Tyler Sievert.

Second—Cole Weirich (100); Isaiah Jefferson (200); Konnor Fletcher (3200); Thomas Looper (110 H) and Kyle Rutledge (pole vault).

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Oak Harbor eighth grade team is academic challenge champion

The Oak Harbor Eighth Grade Academic Challenge Team competed in the county Academic Challenge Contest that took place March 19 at Oak Harbor High School. The team competed against teams from Danbury, Port Clinton, and Put-In-Bay and were crowned Champions at the end of the competition. This is third time in the last four years that the group has won the county competition.

The team now is preparing for the Tri-County Contest that will take place May 19 at the BGSU Firelands Campus. Team members are Anna Dedes, Taylor Beard, Tyler Lovett, Chris Kuhn, Ben Swartz, Ross Friar, Aaron Lee and Jack Gleckler. The team is coached by eighth grade staff members Meghan Dougherty and Brad Schlagheck.

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