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Despite loss, Falls track has stellar meet in Twinsburg

By FRANK ACETO Associate Sports Editor Published: May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

They will go winless in the conference again, but the Black Tigers shined in their regular-season finale, according to Cuyahoga Falls head boys track and field coach Dieter Keller.

The Black Tigers finished 0-7 overall and 0-7 in the Suburban League National Conference after suffering a 79.5-57.5 loss to Twinsburg May 2 on the road.

Falls won seven events and made quite the impression on its coach.

"This was our best meet of the season," Keller said. "Just in time heading into the conference meet."

Bronson Luksza won two events and was part of a winning relay for the Black Tigers.

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He took first in the 800-meter race with a time of 2 minutes, 3.65 seconds and the 1,600 (4:34.12).

Luksza joined Dylon Campbell, Tony Sondles and Jack Wilcoxson on the winning 1,600 relay (3:42.07).

Other Falls' victories came from Oscar Figueroa in the shot put (37 feet, 5.25 inches), Ryan Freeman in the discus (117-6), Jake Strausser in the 400 (52 seconds) and Anthony Nichols in the 3,200 (10:354.59).

The Bulldog Invitational May 5 in Poland was cancelled due to weather conditions.

Falls was scheduled to compete in the Bulldog Relays May 5 at Olmsted Falls High School. Results were not available at press time.

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The Black Tigers are set to compete at the Suburban League Tournament May 9 and 11 at Nordonia High School's Boliantz Stadium in Macedonia. The competition is set to begin at 4 p.m. both days.

"I have some key sprinters coming off injury that will be ready for the conference meet," Keller said. "I am hopeful that my boys will compete and run hard in conference.

"I feel confident that we can finish strong in the conference meet."

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