The weekend of October 20-22, 2017 was an eventful one for Hathaway Brown's fall sports teams. Blazer Tennis collected quite a bit of hardware, coming home from the state tournament in Cincinnati with the Singles, Doubles, and Team state championships, along with the third-place title in Singles, and fourth place in Doubles. The Golf team shot a combined 679 in the OHSAA Division I state tournament on The Ohio State University Gray course to end their season ranked #9 in Ohio. And Cross Country runner Jessica Young '19 advanced to the regional meet at Boardman High School on October 28, after her seventh-place finish in the district meet with a time of 20:16.20.
Breaking It Down:
The 2017 Team state title is a three-peat for Blazer Tennis, and the Singles crown earned by Nicole Gillinov '20 is the fifth consecutive Singles championship earned by a Blazer scholar-athlete. Ariana Iranpour '14 was ranked #1 in OHSAA Division II Tennis in 2013, followed by Lauren Gillinov '17, who racked up three back-to-back titles in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Nicole Gillinov was Singles state runner-up last year. Maddie Lynch '19 earned third-place Singles honors this weekend. In Doubles action, the team of Isabella Godsick '20 and Megan Qiang '19 took the top spot this year, following Blazer graduates Ally Persky '17 and Catherine Areklett '17, who were the 2016 Doubles state champions. Also this weekend, Isabella Daverio '19 and Rebecca Wolf '19 finished the tournament ranked #4 in Doubles. Blazer Tennis is coached by Greg Aten, Craig Mueller, and Lissy Hill.
HB golfers were incredibly composed under pressure, playing up to the demand of the challenging Ohio State course. Individual scores for the two-day state tournament in Columbus were: Colby Cohen '18 with 83 and 78; Becca Gorman '20 with 90 and 82; Sonum Jagetia '18 with 85 and 82; Hannah Froimson '17 with 90 and 89; and Kate Hickey '20 with 95 and 90. The alternate players were Emily Jones '20 and Simr Deo '21. Blazer Golf is coached by Bill Scully and Drew Pierson.
Blazer Cross Country finished the district meet ranked seventh overall, with an average time of 21:36.74, missing the regional selection of the top five teams by only a slim margin. In addition to their teammate Jessica Young, all of HB's runners had impressive showings. Times logged were: Kalie Sommerfeld '18 with 21:45.63; Emma Esteves '21 with 21:48.25; Grace McCarthy '19 with 21:59.72; Abigail Coffey '21 with 22:13.87; Sadie Hertz '20 with 22:35.72; and Lilly Rothschild '18 with 23:21.61. Please congratulate the Cross Country team for a wonderful season. The team is coached by Clark Turner and Olivia Braude.
UPCOMING POSTSEASON GAMES:
Come out and cheer on these Blazers as they continue their seasons!
Soccer: Monday, October 23, 4 p.m. at Ursuline College
Field Hockey: Tuesday, October 24, 5 p.m. at Shaker Heights High School