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Consecutive streaks the main topic of discussion at the FC athletics competition

ASHLAND − The South Central girls and Crestview boys won the team titles at Friday’s Firelands Conference track and field meet, but the main storyline centered on several consecutive streaks in extended individual events by a few athletes seniors.

The South Central girls won the Firelands Conference team title Friday at Crestview High School.

New London’s Reese Landis did some serious damage in the 3,200 meters (11:26.97) on Friday, as she distanced herself from her opponents and ran away with her fourth straight Firelands Conference title in the eight-round event.

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“It’s been a goal of mine since I won it my freshman year,” said Landis, who was just five seconds off his own conference record of 11:21.47. ‘she had set in her second season in 2022. “Once you win it in your first year, you want to keep that standard for yourself. I just need to win it every year and it means a lot that you have worked every year. I have to finish my last year by winning four years. I am a little disappointed that I was not able to lower any of my records while I did in the other years.

Reese Landis of New London won the 3,200 and 1,600 events for the second year in a row at this year's Firelands Conference track and field meet.

To go along with his four Firelands Conference titles in the 3200, Landis won back-to-back titles in the 1600, which was his first race of the day. She almost clinched the trifecta of long distance events by winning the 800m, but finished third. Landis has been so good in the 3200 and 1600 that she incorporated the 800 to see if she can be pushed to the level she’s looking for. For a distance runner, competing in all three individual distance events at one track and field meet is pretty strange, but Landis knows she’s more than capable of doing it.