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Minutemen Drive For Eight Straight

Story By: Jeff Alan



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  Original Published: 5/16/2013

The Lexington boy's track team will look to win their eighth straight Ohio Cardinal Conference track championship on Friday at Orrville.  And, once again, the Minutemen have a better than average chance of doing just that.  

Lexington's Bryant Switzer has run some of the area's fastest times in three different events, the 200 meter's in 23.2, 400 meters 48.9 and 100 meters 11.00.  Teammate and distance runner Nick Molnar has gone 4:36.4 in the 1,600 and 9:54.2 in the 3,200 meters.  Lex's Brandon Henderson has also turned in a 21' 5.3/4" effort in the long jump recorded last week at the Galion Invitational.   Coach Dan Wittmer expects his stars to give their usual strong performances, but he adds it will be those athletes that finish second, third and fourth to produce much needed points to keep teams like Wooster, Ashland and Orrville from stopping Lex's streak. 

The last team to win the OCC boy's track meet other than Lexington was Ashland back in 2005.  Wooster won the conference meet in 2004, the OCC's first spring sports season.  Mansfield Senior has never won the OCC.  The Tygers last conference championship in track came in 2003, the final season of the old Ohio Heartland Conference.  Orrville is the defending champion on the girls side after Ashland had won the meet three straight years.

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