Bexley News

CSG Roundup

Track team wins first CCL championship


The Columbus School for Girls track and field team won its first CCL title, scoring 145 points in the league meet May 15 and 17 to finish ahead of Watterson (138), Hartley (94), host DeSales (90) and Ready (22).

"This has been a long time coming and our girls deserve this," coach Elon Simms said. "All the training we did (leading) up to this and now the girls see that when you work hard and put in the time, effort and commitment, you can truly reach your goals. This is a special group for me because the seniors in this bunch were freshmen when I arrived at CSG. It's definitely a great feeling to send them out with a CCL championship."

Cecilia Pesavento won both the 100-meter hurdles (16.5 seconds) and 300 hurdles (48.6).

Emma Harris, Grace Tierney, Anna Tierney and Eleanor Smith won the 3,200 relay (9:51.9) and Erika Sims won the long jump (16 feet, 11 inches).

Finishing second were Rebecca O'Donovan in the shot put (33-3/4), Harris, Isabella Pesavento, Ayla Kazemi and Smith in the 1,600 relay (4:06), Smith in the 800 (2:23.9) and 400 (58.7) and Mo Ruff, Ashley Harrington and the Pesavento sisters in the 800 relay (1:49.1).

"Low temperatures, rain and hail couldn't keep us from a CCL title," Simms said. "I am truly impressed with the way our team performed."

The Unicorns are competing in the Division III district meet, which began May 20, continued May 21 and concludes Saturday, May 24, at Whitehall. The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional Wednesday, May 28, and May 30 at Fairfield Union.

"And now our focus turns to making an impact at the state meet," Simms said. "We are definitely feeling very confident in how our team looks as a whole going into the district meet."

Lacrosse team falls to Academy

The lacrosse team lost at Columbus Academy 12-6 in the second round of the Division II South/Central Region tournament May 15.

Erin Balasky scored two goals and Gennie Faber had seven saves for the Unicorns, who finished 5-11.

CSG defeated Big Walnut 18-10 in the first round May 12 at home.

Sam Ziegler scored four goals, Sophie Sugar had three and Molly Bokor and Olivia Feldman each scored two. Meg Wilson had four saves.