AMHERST — It was a day of firsts for the Avon girls Friday at the Southwestern Conference championships at Amherst High School.The Eagles broke through in a big way, winning their first SWC title since joining the league two years ago and becoming the first Lorain County girls team to take first since Amherst won its second straight in 2013.
Berea-Midpark continued its reign of terror on the boys side, winning its sixth straight title.
“I challenged the girls in the offseason and told them we could get there if we worked hard,” Avon coach Sam Ulery said. “Sure enough they came out and did an amazing job that should propel us to great things in the future.”
Kamryn Sharer gave the Eagles a win right out of the gate in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.33, more than half of a second in front of her nearest competitor.
“We were definitely trying to get all the points we could because we knew this would be very competitive,” said Sharer, who also won the 300 hurdles (46.82), was on the second place 400 relay (51.00) and second in the long jump (17-3ﾼ). “I was satisfied with my times. I’m ahead of where I was last year.”
The Eagles put themselves in good position in the preliminaries Wednesday, sending two runners to six of the eight individual races.
Elizabeth Flynn had a pair of thirds in the 100 and 200, Sydnie Firment and Haley Parker grabbed first and second in the 800. Jules Frombach won the 1,600 and grabbed a third in the 3,200, trading places with teammate Claire Robertson, who won the 3,200 and third in the 1,600.
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