On an absolutely beautiful day, the Lady Riders had outstanding performances all over Red Rider Stadium in claiming the championship at the 33rd Annual Orrville Invitational. Orrville was led by the distance crew as Alyssa Plumley, Maya Hamsher, Sierra Hamsher and Sedona Goodard won the 4x800m relay. Plumley and Ashley Kinnaird then crossed the line in the top two spots in the 1600m. Plumley capped off her fantastic day by also claiming the title in the 3200m while Kinnaird finished 5th. Maya Hamsher claimed the title in the 800m with cousin Sierra Hamsher finishing 7th. On a new set of hurdles that Orrville debuted at the meet Daysia Hargrave won the 300m hurdles after finishing as the runner up in the 100m hurdles. Hargrave wasn’t alone in scoring points in the hurdles as Karlie Lax finished 6th in the 100m hurdles and Ashley Stiffler finished 3rd in the 300m. Lax also won the pole vault while the 3rd Hamsher on the team, Ainsley (Sierra’s sister, Maya’s cousin) finished 3rd in the vault. Mikaila Carpenter won the shot put and finished 3rd in the discus. Jaylan Snowden threw her best of the year in the shot put to finish 6th. In the high jump, Chloe Preston finished in a 4-way tie for 4th while Sierra Hamsher claimed the 8th spot. Stiffler just missed out on the top spot in long jump and finished 5th in the 100m. The team of Lax, Kendra Nofsinger, Hailey Copeland, and Isabel Cartagena finished 3rd in the 4x100m relay. Goodard, Hargrave, Stiffler and Maya Hamsher finished as runner up in the 4x200m relay. Then to put an exclamation point on the team title, the 4x400m relay team of Sierra Hamsher, Maya Hamsher, Hargrave, and Chloe Johnson claimed first place. Orrville will host Northwest on Tuesday and then travel to Triway on Saturday for their Invitational.
The Orrville Track and Field Program would like to thank the Orrville All Sports Booster Club, the Orrville High School Athletic Department and the Orrville City Schools administration for helping with the purchase of the new hurdles.