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Bulldog Sports Round-Up | June 2, 2022

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Cowen heads to state
Three Yellow Springs High School Bulldogs competed at the regional track meet Saturday, May 28, and gave stellar performances.

Senior DeAndre Cowen earned two medals and qualified for the Division III state meet with a third -place regional finish in the high jump (6’0). Cowen will jump on Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m., at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University. He was also one spot away from making it to the state meet in the 200-meters race, with a fifth-place run (23.44).

Junior sprinter Malcolm Blunt competed in two events at the regional meet, earning a tenth-place in the long jump (19 ‘2) and a 13th place in the 400 meters (53.67).

Distance ace Cheyan Sundell-Turner ran a personal best time in the 1,600 meters (5:29.84), in a hotly contested race and finished in 10th place.

The Yellow Springs coaches complimented the peak and exceptional performances of Cowen, Blunt and Sundell-Turner, particularly against some of the best talent in Ohio.
—John Gudgel, coach


Sectional and district meets
Several Yellow Springs High School tennis players qualified to compete in post-season tournament play. The tournament matches began Tuesday, May 10, with the sectional finals concluding Saturday, May 14. Junior Henry Smith-Heston finished third out of 39 singles players who began the competition, qualifying him for the district meet the next week. Fellow junior JP Anderson also qualified to compete in the sectionals match, but didn’t advance to district play.

Yellow Springs juniors Ethan Knemeyer and Jason Knemeyer finished in first place at sectionals in the doubles bracket, out of 26 area pairs. Also competing in doubles play were Bulldog juniors Tallis Onfroy-Curley and Liam McClean, who won their first round against a pair from Northeastern, but then fell in the second round to a team from Urbana, who eventually finished second in sectionals action behind the Knemeyers.

At the district-level competition Thursday, May 19, Smith-Heston lost in the first round to a player from Oakwood. The Knemeyer twins lost in their second round to the eventual first-place district winners, a pair from Indian Hill.
—Ohio High School Athletic Association results

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