Girls Track and Field Finishes 6th in the State
Scoring 20 team points and placing in three events, including the first and final events of the meet, the girls helped the team to its best finish in the program’s 48 year history.
Placing third was the 4 x 800 meter relay team of sophomore Ellie Irwin, junior Sarah Colman, junior Sydney Peer and sophomore Sarah Peer. The girls re-set their own event record (9:17.26) for the fourth time this season and became the first relay team in Westlake girls track history to finish on the podium at the state championships.
Sarah Peer also took second in the 1600 in a race that saw her run stride for stride with the top miler in Ohio. Sarah became just the third ever athlete in WHS history (and the first since Kalpana Beach, 2009, High Jump) to earn runner-up status in the 1600 meter run. Sarah put forth an impressive year-long double, finishing 3rd in the state in cross country and 2nd in the state in the mile, setting school records in both events.
The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Sarah Colman, Sydney Peer, Sarah Peer, and Emma Hennessey fended their season as the 3rd best 4×400 team in the state! Moreover, with their finish, and with 20 total team points scored, the 2022 Westlake High girls track team enjoyed their best ever State finish in school history, taking 6th out of a field of over 70 teams.
Boys Track Wins GLC Championship
Adonis Shelby took three firsts – 110m HH, long jump, as well as part of the 4x100m relay team (with Liam Shields, Jordeyn Mitchell, and Lucas Sanchez) New meet records were set in the long jump and 4×100.
Basheer Alramahi won the 400m dash, anchored the winning 4×400 (with Ryan Eddy, Casey Bowman, and Lucas Sanchez) and 4×200 (with Joey Del Priore, Jordeyn Mitchell, and Lucas Sanchez) teams, and placed 4th in the 200m dash.
Junior Arrington Taylor won the shot put and placed 3rd in the discus. First year senior Tanner Amy placed 3rd in Long Jump, 2nd in the 200m dash and 3rd in the 300m IH.
Other athletes scoring in multiple events included KJ Mueller (4×800, 1600, 800) , Joey Del Priore (4×200, 4×800, 400), Lucas Sanchez (4×100, 4×200, 4×400) , Liam Shields (100, 4×100), Jordeyn Mitchell (100, 4×200, 4×100), and Tyler Schmitz (4×800, 3200).
Both the Westlake boys and girls track teams took GLC championships this spring, the first time ever that both teams have won a conference championship in the same year.
Track & Field MVPs Crowned
For the third year in a row the Westlake High Boys track and field team earned Great Lakes Conference MVP honors. Basheer Alramahi was voted GLC Track MVP as 400 meter dash champ, and Adonis Shelby was named GLC Field MVP for his win in the long jump.
The Westlake High varsity softball team defeated Holy Name, 12-3, in their final game of the season to notch the team’s 15th win of the season, the most since the 2015 season. Congratulations, Ladies! SHOUTOUT to senior captains, Abbey Maus, who will attend Xavier University, and Riley McMillen, who will attend Ohio University, for their outstanding leadership this year!
The Westlake High baseball team won the Great Lakes Conference Championship in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Buckeye. The game was tied at two in the bottom of the seventh when Hugh Sullivan singled on a 1-1 count.
The Demons moved to 18-3 with the win and advanced to the district semifinals.
Congratulations to Westlake High tennis players JP Mogyordy and Xander Jhaveri for their 5th place finish at the District Tennis Tournament, which qualified them for the OHSAA State Championships.