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Avon senior Molly Radcliffe won state titles in the discus throw and shot put at Hilliard Darby High School in Columbus on June 4-5 during the Division I meet. Her discus victory was a first in Lorain County history.

A season of record setting throws culminated in a pair of Division I state championships for Avon senior Molly Radcliffe.

Over the course of June 4-5 at Hilliard Darby High School in Columbus, the Youngstown State commit won the title discus throw and shot put, becoming the first girl in Lorain County history to win the state discus event in the process.

Her top discus throw of 144 feet, 4 inches came on her second attempt on June 4, surpassing second-place Sydnie Smith of Bexley (131-10) by nearly 13 feet. In the shot put, she hit 46-07.5 on her first attempt, which was good enough to hold off a friendly crosstown rival in Avon Lake’s Brooke Lumpkin (45-01.75).

Radcliffe currently holds school and county records in the discus (155-0), and the school record in shot put (49-03). The week prior to state, she also swept the two events at a Division I regional meet in Amherst.

State track & field meet

Division I

At Hilliard Darby High School

Area results

Girls team scores–1. Mentor 70; 2. Gahanna Lincoln 36; 3. Columbus Bishop Watterson 33; 4. Huber Heights Wayne 28; 5. Euclid 22; t6. Avon 20; t25. Avon Lake 8

Top finishes–4x800: 18. Bay (Lexie Bechtel, Norah Hamil, Kendall Sirignano, Molly Rodgers) 9:43.74; 1,600: 8. Sam Coleman (Rocky River) 5:05.42; 800: 9. Sarah Peer (Westlake) 2:16.28, 14. Keira Vesy (Rocky River) 2:19.39, 16. Rachel Sheehan (Avon Lake) 2:21.49; 4x400: 15. Avon (Gaby Enourato, Ally Rennette, Lia Sadd, Morgan Klein) 4:05.65; Discus: 1. Molly Radcliffe (Avon) 144-04; Long jump: 11. Chloe Rickson (Bay) 16-11.5; Shot put: 1. Molly Radcliffe (Avon) 46-07.5, 2. Brooke Lumpkin (Avon Lake) 45-01.75; Pole vault: 10. Veronica Waugaman (North Ridgeville) 11-06

Boys team scores–1. Pickerington North 43; 2. Westerville Central 30; 3. Cincinnati St. Xavier 28; 4. Cincinnati Turpin 25; 5. Canal Winchester 24; t16. Avon 10; t32. St. Edward 8; t45. Westlake 5

Top finishes–4x800: 10. Avon (Nate Ferguson, Ryan Hammerschmidt, Jett Wieber, Cole Emerine) 8:06.19, 17. St. Edward (Thomas Hoffman, Ian Harrington, Evan Typpo, Jayden Williams) 8:15.62; 110 hurdles: 10. Austin Norris (Westlake) 14.75, 12. Daniel Park (Westlake) 14.84; 100: 4. Colin Kaufmann (Avon) 10.86, 7. Carlton Landingham (St. Edward) 11.03; 1,600: 4. Jett Wieber (Avon) 4:13.78, 15. Chase DeClerck (Rocky River) 4:20.69; 300 hurdles: 5. Austin Norris (Westlake) 38.98; 800: 16. Jett Wieber (Avon) 1:59.15; 200: 3. Cartlon Landingham (St. Edward) 21.85; 3,200: 10. Evan Bork (St. Edward) 9:34.20; 4x400: 8. Westlake (Basheer Alramahi, Sam Zanotti, David Daniel, Austin Norris) 3:21.77; Discus: 11. Evan Schakel (Avon) 148-01; Long jump: 7. Ryan Kemer (Avon Lake) 22-07.5; Shot put: 14. Evan Schakel (Avon) 47-10

Division II

At Pickerington North High School

Area results

Girls team scores–1. Dayton Oakwood 53; 2. Akron Buchtel 39; 3. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 32; t4. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, Steubenville 27; t46. Brookside 4

Top finish–300 hurdles: 5. Jessica Gower (Brookside) 45.7

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