Beachwood, Grand Valley out to early leads in Valley Division

MANTUA–Beachwood’s girls and Grand Valley’s boys are out to early leads after one day of competition at the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division Championships at Crestwood.

The Bison finished Tuesday’s first day with 36 points while Kirtland is second with 30 and Grand Valley is third with 23.

Grand Valley’s boys finished the first day with 31 points while Cardinal is second with 26 and Hawken is third with 23.

Tuesday’s first day included finals in the girls’ and boys’ 4×800-meter relays, girls’ long jump and discus, and the boys’ high jump and shot put.

Crestwood’s team of Abby Guyette, Elaine Guyette, Taylor Larch, and Ava Mory won the girls’ 4×800 in 10:25.38. Beachwood’s Greg Perryman, David Steckner, Maxwell Kuenzler, and Caleb Berns won the boys’ 4×800 in 8:36.94.

Beachwood’s Aaliyah Edwards claimed the CVC title in the long jump with a mark of 16-feet, 9-inches. The Bison also took home a CVC title in the girls’ discus as Sara Brown hit a mark of 102-feet, 2-inches to win her crown.

Grand Valley’s Robert Rogers won the CVC title in the high jump after clearing 6-feet and Cardinal’s Mike Soltis won the shot put with a best toss of 50-feet, 1 ½-inches.

On Monday, the girls’ and boys’ pole vault competitions were held at Grand Valley.

Grand Valley’s Maggie Waldo won the girls’ competition by clearing 7-feet, 6-inches and Berkshire Sam Chrzan topped the boys’ competition with a successful vault of 11-feet, 6-inches.

The Valley Division championships will conclude on Thursday.

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