Lyssi Snouffer capped a tremendous freshman season at Delaware Christian School by tying for third place in the high jump in the Division III girls state track and field meet.

Competing June 2 at Ohio State, she cleared 5 feet, 7 inches to share third place with Swanton's Julia Smith.

"I felt great and the weather was nice, so I just wanted to do my best and I tied my (personal record)," Snouffer said. "I wish I could've broken it and my first (effort) at 5-8 was my best one, (but) I just clipped the bar with my calf."

The top eight finishers reached the podium, scored team points and earned all-state honors. Snouffer's performance gave the Eagles 5.5 points to tie Swanton for 41st behind champion Anna (38) as 82 teams scored.

Snouffer, a three-sport standout, was MOCAL Player of the Year in volleyball in the fall. She also earned honorable mention all-state honors after helping the Eagles win their first Division IV district title. They finished 25-3, losing to New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic 25-8, 25-14, 25-20 in a regional final.

Snouffer also was first-team all-league and third-team all-district in Division IV in basketball as the Eagles finished 10-13.

Despite competing well under pressure in all three sports, Snouffer said she was nervous heading into the state meet.

"We had a good turnout for our regional matches in volleyball, but (the state meet) was unbelievable," she said. "One of the neat things was that the bar was set to the opposite side (of the stands) and that meant my back was to the crowd when I prepared for the approach and jump. That helped me block that out a bit."

Snouffer advanced to state by finishing first in the regional (5-7) that concluded May 26 at Fairfield Union and winning the district 2 meet (5-6) that concluded May 20 at Watkins Memorial.

Snouffer set program records this season in the 200 meters and 400 as well as the high jump and long jump.

"My approach and technique still need a lot of work, but I am very happy with my season," said Snouffer, the program's second district champion and first regional champion.

Delaware Christian had six girls in the program, three freshmen and three sophomores. The boys team had five athletes.

Snouffer was the lone regional qualifier, as the girls totaled 10 points to tie for 24th behind champion Marion Pleasant (45) as 43 teams scored. At district, freshman Abbi Maurer was eighth in the discus (81-6) to aid Snouffer, as the Eagles placed 13th (11) of 15 teams behind champion Mount Gilead (108).

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