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It was a little closer than he thought it would be, but Tallmadge head girls track and field head coach Mike Srodawa was happy to escape with a 77-60 victory over Suburban League American Conference rival Revere April 25 at Thomas Rossiaky Stadium.
"I felt pretty confident going in, but you never know," he said. "Revere always has good sprinters."
On April 20, the host Lady Blue Devils lost 74.5-62.5 to Highland, another conference foe.
Leading the way for Tallmadge (3-2, 3-2) against the Minutemen was Ravyn Edge.
The freshman won three individual events and was part of a winning relay team. She won the 800-meter race with a time of 2 minutes, 38 seconds. Chloe Heestand finished second (2:48).
Edge won the 1,600 with a time of 5:36. Ashleigh Hughes placed second (6:25). Edge also won the 3,200 with a time of 13:08. Claire Cate was runner-up (14:02).
Edge and Heestand teamed with freshmen Morgan Moses and Kenna Loveless to win the 3,200 relay, clocking in at 11:18.
"It was a huge meet for Ravyn," Srodawa said. "She has been solid all year in the distance events."
Also winning three individual events was Sara Johnson.
The junior won the 100 with a time of 13:05. Senior Alexis Malish took third (13:53).
Johnson won the 200 with a time of 26.86. She also won the long jump with a length of 16 feet, 1 inch.
Senior Vanessa Lane had quite a meet, too.
She finished first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.71. Junior Maddi Tasich placed second (51.81).
Lane won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet. Senior Brittney Harris was third (4-8).
"We don't normally put Brittney in the high jump, but she did very well," Srodawa said.
Lane and Moses joined juniors Evelyn Passarelli and Karaniah Rolli to win the 1,600 relay, clocking in at 4:40.
Rolli won the 400 with a time of 1:06.1. Moses was second (1:07.84).
Winning the 100 hurdles was Harris with a time of 16.31. Lane finished second (17.4).
Junior Lauren Bradshaw finished third in the shot put with a throw of 29-6.
It was a different story against Highland.
"Highland has much more depth than we do," Srodawa said. "We knew we'd win the events we won, but when we were getting first places, they were getting seconds and thirds."
Johnson finished first in the 100 with a time of 13.11. Malish was second (time not available).
Johnson won the 200 with a time of 27.03 and also won the long jump with a length of 16-6.
Lane won the 300 hurdles with a time of 50.27. She also took top honors in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet.
"Sara has been running great," Srodawa said. "She performed well again. It's the same thing with Vanessa."
Harris won the 100 hurdles with a clocking of 16.19. Lane was runner-up (time not available).
Winning the 800 was Edge with a time of 2:32. She finished third in the 1,600 (no time available).
Loveless won the 3,200 with a time of 12:14.
Bradshaw won the shot put with toss of 29-5.
Also finishing first was the 400 relay team, which clocked in at 51.49. That team consisted of Harris, Johnson, Malish and Tasich.
Tallmadge was scheduled to participate in the Buckeye Relays April 28 at Buckeye High School. Results were not available at press time.
The Lady Blue Devils are set to visit Aurora in their conference finale May 2. Tallmadge is scheduled to host the T-Con Relays May 4. Both meets are set to begin at 4 p.m.