South Central, Crestview win team titles at FC Championships | #schoolshooting

NEW LONDON — South Central’s girls track and field team doesn’t have anywhere near the number of athletes as the other Firelands Conference schools. 

The Trojans also don’t have the same training equipment. 

What they do have, though, is a group of hardworking, dedicated and talented athletes. 

And that’s what made the difference at the FC Championships Friday at New London High School. 

Despite having just 11 girls compete in the two-day meet, which began Wednesday, South Central racked up 128 points to win its first conference team title in program history. 

“These girls deserve it,” South Central coach Brian Kiesel said. “For our first girls conference champ, you couldn’t ask for a better group. They make you want to be a better coach. They make you want to come to work. Our entire whole coaching staff just loves them.  

“They really are as sweet as they seem. They are literally that nice of girls, but when they step on the track, you’re not going to beat them if they can help it, and I love that.” 

The Trojans won seven events and placed second in six others.  

Onalee Keysor led the way by tying the meet record in the pole vault with a first-place vault of 10-feet. The senior also won the high jump (5-0) and finished second in the 400 meters. She was named co-MVP in the field events. 

Angela Williams grabbed gold in the 200 (26.76 seconds) and long jump (16-6½) while running a leg on the first-place 4×200 relay (1:53.82). Gracelyn Lamoreaux finished first in the 100 hurdles (16.71) and 300 hurdles (49.34) to round out SC’s champions. 

Finishing runner-up for were Claire Osborn in the discus and shot put, Regan Wolfrum in the 100 hurdles and high jump and Williams in the 100. 

South Central's Onalee Keysor matched the conference record with this vault during the Firelands Conference track championships  at New London Friday May 13,2022. STEVE STOKES/FOR TIMES-GAZETTE.COM

“The team does really well,” Williams said. “They’re all very encouraging. It’s just really fun to be on that. It’s almost like a family, and we all just work together.” 

The Trojans entered the meet hoping to win the team title. 

“We all were just trying to encourage each other and tell each other to do our best and give everything we can,” Williams said. 

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