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Just a few meters before the finish line in the boys 1,600-meter sprint medley, Würzburg's Robert Fleck, left, and Ansbach's Victor Green, right, were neck and neck. In a photo finish, Fleck pulled ahead to give Würzburg the win by 1/100 of a second. Würzburg's winning time was 3:50.67.
Just a few meters before the finish line in the boys 1,600-meter sprint medley, Würzburg's Robert Fleck, left, and Ansbach's Victor Green, right, were neck and neck. In a photo finish, Fleck pulled ahead to give Würzburg the win by 1/100 of a second. Würzburg's winning time was 3:50.67. (Lisa Horn / S&S)
Just a few meters before the finish line in the boys 1,600-meter sprint medley, Würzburg's Robert Fleck, left, and Ansbach's Victor Green, right, were neck and neck. In a photo finish, Fleck pulled ahead to give Würzburg the win by 1/100 of a second. Würzburg's winning time was 3:50.67.
Just a few meters before the finish line in the boys 1,600-meter sprint medley, Würzburg's Robert Fleck, left, and Ansbach's Victor Green, right, were neck and neck. In a photo finish, Fleck pulled ahead to give Würzburg the win by 1/100 of a second. Würzburg's winning time was 3:50.67. (Lisa Horn / S&S)
Kaiserslautern's Lynndsey Hyter reaches the final hurdle in the girls 300-meter event Saturday at the European Track and Field Championships in Wiesbaden, Germany. The sophomore won in a time of 48.44.
Kaiserslautern's Lynndsey Hyter reaches the final hurdle in the girls 300-meter event Saturday at the European Track and Field Championships in Wiesbaden, Germany. The sophomore won in a time of 48.44. (Lisa Horn / S&S)
Gregory Thompson, of Kaiserslautern High School, sails over the final hurdle during the boys 300-meter intermediate event.
Gregory Thompson, of Kaiserslautern High School, sails over the final hurdle during the boys 300-meter intermediate event. (Lisa Horn / S&S)
Nate Idlet of Heidelberg High School crosses the finish line during the boys 4x100 meter relay. The team, made up of Idlet, DJ Johnson, Brandon Grant and Sean Tucker, won in a combined time of 44.32.
Nate Idlet of Heidelberg High School crosses the finish line during the boys 4x100 meter relay. The team, made up of Idlet, DJ Johnson, Brandon Grant and Sean Tucker, won in a combined time of 44.32. (Lisa Horn / S&S)
Kaiserslautern High School 1,600 sprint medley runners Mandra Smith, left, and Dupe Babatunde, right, congratulate teammate Cassie Freeman after her final sprint gave the Raiders the gold medal.
Kaiserslautern High School 1,600 sprint medley runners Mandra Smith, left, and Dupe Babatunde, right, congratulate teammate Cassie Freeman after her final sprint gave the Raiders the gold medal. (Lisa Horn / S&S)

WIESBADEN, Germany — All it took was one-100th of a second.

In the closest race of the day, Würzburg squeaked past Ansbach for first place in the boys 1,600-meter sprint medley Saturday in the European Track and Field Championships.

Three meters from the finish line, Ansbach looked to have victory in hand, but Würzburg’s Robert Fleck won a photo finish in the final second, posting a time of 3 minutes, 50.67 seconds.

“It was a team effort,” Fleck said. “I was feeling it and then I went for the next [runner] and it happened.”

Ansbach, underdogs in Division III, felt like it had something to prove to the bigger Division I and II schools, which dominated the day’s events.

“This is only the second time we’ve run this race,” said Carlos Sanchez, who ran the second leg of the relay. “I guess at the coaches’ meeting, a lot of the coaches were saying that Division III isn’t competitive with I and II, so we shouldn’t be here. We just took it to heart and wanted to prove them wrong and that’s what we did.”

Another strong finish by Kaiserslautern’s Cassie Freeman pushed the Raiders’ 1,600-meter sprint medley team to victory over Würzburg. Freeman, and teammates Mandra Smith, Dupa Babatunde and Sade Graves combined for the winning time of 4:40.60.

In the 4 x 100-meter relay, the Heidelberg boys made up for last year’s flawed handoffs.

“Last year, we had a really traumatic thing happen where we dropped the baton on the first handoff,” said senior D.J. Johnson, the team captain. “These are great guys — Sean (Tucker), Nate (Idlet) and Brandon (Grant). Sean ran a heck of a leg.”

Tucker finished the race, helping win gold for Heidelberg in 44.32 seconds.

Heidelberg’s Grant didn’t have much time to relax after the relay, but it didn’t seem to faze him as he coasted to the gold in the 400 meters in 50.67. SHAPE’s David Forte was second in 52.37.

“I hate to lose, so that’s my motivation,” Grant said.

Brittany Cornish of Frankfurt International School repeated last year’s performance with a victory in the 100-meter dash and also captured gold in the 200.

“I was injured last week and took all of last week off. My coach said, ‘I’ll give you a week off more often,’ ” Cornish joked. “Last year, I was running 12.9 and I don’t know what happened and this year, it’s been like 12.4.”

Cornish, a junior, tied with Naples’ Charity Williams for the most valuable performer in the girls track division. Williams won the 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter runs.

Kenny Grosselin of Ramstein was selected as MVP for the boys after winning the 800-meter and 1,500-meter races on Friday.

London Central’s Nicole Lassetter, who broke the European discus record Friday and won the shotput Saturday, was the girls’ field MVP.

Bitburg’s Chris Eubanks, who won the discus and shotput, was named the boys’ field MVP.

Meet summaries

WIESBADEN, Germany — Final results Friday and Saturday from the DODDS-Europe individual track and field championships. There was no team scoring, and all race distances are in meters:

Girls

100 - 1, Brittany Cornish (Frankfurt International School) 12.62; 2, Raquel McCullum (Ramstein) 12.81; 3, Arielle Miller (Naples) 12.84; 4, Lynndsy Hyter (Kaiserslautern) 13.07; 5, Latoya Tidwell (Patch) 13.26; 6, Zaronda Watson (Ansbach) 13.32.

200 - 1, Cornish, 26.20; 2, Trinity Bursey (Lakenheath) 27.07; 3, Hyter, 27.36; 4, Kristin Hickey (Würzburg) 27.38; 5, McCullum, 28.32; 6, Ashley Gauss (Hohenfels) 29.17.

400 - 1, Burena Smith (Wiesbaden) 61.81; 2, Watson, 62.92; 3, Stephanie Gonzales (SHAPE) 63.97; 4, Allison Luthman (Rams) 64.56; 5, Eboney Chambers (Vilseck) 65.10. 800 - 1, Jill Dyer (FIS) 2:22.14; 2, Brittney Britton (Ansb) 2:23.90; 3, Marie Hockeson (Heidelberg) 2:27.94; 4, Charity Williams (Napl) 2:28.42; 5, Gonzales, 2:32.70; 6, Beth Nielsen (Rams) 2:33.62.

1,500 - 1, C. Williams, 5:04.41; 2, Madelin Cummings (Pat) 5:12.69; 3, Rachel Hamilton (Pat) 5:12.69; 4, Safiya Myers (SHP) 5:18.09; 5, Kate Russell (Rams) 5:21.86; 6, Erin Gray (Wzbg) 5:23.69.

3,000 - 1, C. Williams, 11:14.74; 2, Hamilton, 11:22.82; 3, Molly Moench (Black Forest Academy) 11:31.78; 4, Cummings, 11:32.98; 5,Russell, 11:53.42; 6, Nielsen, 12:06.78.

100 intermediate hurdles - 1, Michelle Brown (Napl) 16.18; 2, Britton, 16.50; 3, Myaj Stewart 16.62; 4, Elaine Fowler (BFA) 17.02; 5, Nicola Olin (FIS) 17.22; 6, Jessica Greenwald (Bitburg) 18.26.

300 low hurdles - 1, Hyter, 48.44; 2, Olin, 49.19; 3, Fowler, 49.48; 4, Brown, 50.90; 5, Mandra Smith (Kais) 51.50; 6, Nichole Swalko (Rams) 53.04.

High jump (ties broken by fewest misses) --1, Bursey, 5 feet, 0 inches; 2, Shara Patterson (Wzbg) 4-10; 3, Fowler, 4-10; 4, Khourtnie Burns (Hanau) 4-6; 5, Nicole Lassetter ( London Central) 4-4; 6, Anna Rodriguez (LC) 4-2.

Long jump (second-longest jump breaks tie) - 1, Bursey, 17-0; 2, Brown, 17-0; 3, Hyter, 16-11.50; 4, Krissy Grosselin (Rams) 15-5.50; 5, B. Smith, 15-1.5; 6, Melissa Warner (Kais) 14-10.75.

Triple jump - 1, Brown, 34-11.25; 2, Cornish, 34-10.25; 3, Sade Graves (Kais) 33-6; 4, Miller, 32-3.75; 5, Chambers, 32-0.75; 6, Cherelle Blevins (Kais) 31-10.5.

Shot put - 1, Lassetter, 38-1; 2, Robin Blevins (Kais) 35-4; 3, Shalota Williams (Bamb) 34-9.5; 4, Paige Nicoson (Vils) 34-3; 5, Jessica Calzadilla (Wzbg) 30-4; 6, Knisha Freeman (Menwith Hill) 29-9.75.

Discus - 1, Lassetter, 141-4 (DODDS-Europe record. Old record 133-1 by Stefanie Bertram, Wiesbaden, 1982); 2, R. Blevins, 114-6; 3, K. Freeman, 101-1; 4, Erin Sullivan (Wzbg) 90-8; 5, Shekera Lance (Vils) 88-4; 6, S. Williams, 88-3.

400 relay - 1, Ramstein (Luthman, Grosselin, Ladishia McIntosch, McCullum) 52.57; 2, Kaiserslautern (Teena Robinson, Warner, Dupe Babatunde, Graves) 53.33; 3, Wiesbaden (Diane Slappy, Deanna Bruce, Dayna Bruce, Alexis Bouldin) 54.07; 4, Lakenheath (Jean Horan, Stephanie Price, Krystal Marceau, Bursey) 54.62; 5, Hohenfels (Christina Bledsoe, Sandra Chirunga, Gauss, Mica Nicholson) 54.84; 6, BFA (Kayla Ashcraft, Fowler, Julia Davis, Karmen Peachey) 54.92.

1,600 relay - 1, Würzburg (April Ryans, Jerriniece Herrin, Hickey, Patterson) 4:17.25; 2, FIS (Rachel Beck, Olin, Cornish, Dyer) 4:17.45; 3, Ramstein (Luthman, Kendra Lenoir, Kayleen Bannister, Swalko) 4:24.29; 4, Kaiserslautern (Cassie Freeman, Babatunde, Elizabeth Althoff, M. Smith) 4:33.52; 5, BFA (Elizabeth Boettcher, Peachey, Rachel Chestnut, Laura Robinson) 4:34.33; 6, Patch (Cummings, Michelle Whitback, Hamilton, Tidwell) 4:36.41.

3,200 relay - 1, Ramstein (Nielsen, Grosselin, Swalko, Russell) 10:18.72; 2, Kaiserslautern (Althoff, Babatunde, M. Smith, C. Freeman) 10:37.27; 3, SHAPE (Laura Fitzgerald, Gonzales, Myers, Lillian Pecoraro) 1:41.71; 4, Lakenheath (Frances Houck, Marceau, Amber Yakkel, Annie Keegan) 11:02.47; 5, Würzburg (Riley Dooley, Gray, Patterson, Diana Rosslerova) 11:04.38; 6, BFA (Boettcher, Chestnut, Moench, Christina Owen) 11:09.12.

1,600 sprint medley relay - 1, Kaiserslautern (Babatunde, Graves, M. Smith, C. Freeman) 4:40.60; 2, Würzburg (Claudia Carraux, Rosslerova, Porsche Leslie, Ryans) 4:41.70; 3, Lakenheath (Horan, Marceau, Yakkel, Houck) 4:43.46; 4, BFA (L. Robinson, Ashcraft, Davis, Moench) 4:44.90; 5, Heidelberg (Ashley Campbell, Denay Cooper-Smith, Katie MacEwen, Hokenson) 4:51.86; 6, Aviano ( Natosha Warner, Courtney Pietszak, Renee Worden, Shannon Tanner) 5:10.10.

Boys

100 - 1, Nick Trice (Heid) 11.13; 2, Darren Mercer (Lake) 11.45; 3, Anthony Stevens (Heid) 11.54; 4, Gerald Gilkey (Lake) 11.55; 5, Drew King (Mannheim) 11.66; 6, T.J. Nelson (Rams) 12.01.

200 - 1, Dajuan Johnson (Heid) 22.79; 2, Gregory Thompson (Kais) 22.93; 3, Mercer, 22.98; 4, Gilkey, 23.33; 5, King, 23.57; 6, Pat Myelle (Wies) 23.71.

400 - 1, Brandon Grant (Heid) 50.67; 2, David Forte (SHP) 52.37; 3, Aaron Ellison (Han) 52.47; 4, Mike McHugh (Hoh) 53.35; 5, Miguel Delgado (Brussels) 53.55.

800 - 1, Kenny Grosselin (Rams) 2:00.00; 2, Parker Cowles (Rams) 2:00.40; 3, Forte, 2:00.84; 4, Jamal Anene (Kais) 2:01.60; 5, Sam Dickenson (FIS) 2:04.72; 6, John Slappy (Wies) 2:04.96.

1,500 - 1, Grosselin, 4:07.88; 2, Cowles, 4:08.36; 3, Forte, 4:10.04; 4, Danny Edwards (Rams) 4:14.60; 5, Anene, 4:14.92; 6, Noah Sheppard (Rams) 4:18.68.

3,000 - 1, Cowles, 9:03.29; 2, Edwards, 9:10.13; 3, Sheppard, 9:11.81; 4, Forte, 9:18.93; 5, Jeremy Brady (Heid) 9:34.89; 6, Steven Burnett (Kais) 9:36.17.

110 high hurdles - 1, Dan Henry (Wzbg) 15.89; 2, Michael Westbrooke (Kais) 16.09; 3, Nate Tenorio (Napl) 16.13; 4, Jay Watson (Avi) 16.54; 5, Vandre Webb (Kais) 16.85; 6, Chris Steel (Rams) 17.01.

300 intermediate hurdles - 1, Thompson, 41.14; 2, Adam Golden (Ansb) 42.20; 3, Tenorio, 42.21; 4, Sung Byon (Hoh) 43.24; 5, Steel, 44.40; 6, Jaridd Leute (BFA) 45.92. High jump (ties broken by fewest misses) --1, Brandon Glenn (SHP) 6 feet, 4 inches; 2, Johnson, 6-0; 3, (tie) Joshua Fears (Napl) and Watson, 5-10; 5, Jason Parks (Hoh) 5-10; 6, Nate Idlet (Heid) 5-10.

Long jump (ties broken by second-longest jump) - 1, Anthony Winn (Wzbg) 20-6.25; 2, Justin Gennings (Wzbg) 20-4.75; 3, Dameon Outley (Ansb) 20-1.25; 4, Fears, 19-9.75; 5, Gary Smalls (Mann) 19-9.5; 6, Thompson, 19-9.5.

Triple jump - 1, Thompson, 43-7.25; 2, John Hunt (Kais) 42-2; 3, T.J. Trice (Heid) 41-10.25; 4, Fears, 41-7; 5, Glenn, 40-10.75; 6, Jermie Hunt (Kais) 40-7.25.

Shot put - 1, Chris Eubanks (Bitb) 46-6.5; 2, Brandon Simmons (Heid) 42-7.5; 3, Mike Ewing (Ansb) 40-9; 4, Chuck Madden (Kais) 40-8; 5, Bo Bartlett (Hoh) 39-3; 6, Brian Greeley (Rams) 38-5.25.

Discus - 1, Eubanks, 147-6; 2, Madden, 125-6; 3, Ewing, 124-6; 4, Chris Van Duyne (AFNORTH) 123-0; 5, Gary Lakey (Heid) 122-4; 6, Nick Dybdahl (Lake) 118-10.

400 relay - 1, Heidelberg (Johnson, Grant, Sean Tucker, Idlet) 44.32; 2, Lakenheath (Justin King, Fred Henley, Gilkey, Mercer) 45.28; 3, Naples (Tenorio, Ivan Nguyen, Andrew Seaman, Francois Morin) 46.18; 4, Ansbach (Golden, Outley, Vic Green, Carlos Sanchez) 46.49; 5, Kaiserslautern (Qunten Long, Webb, Greg Peresly, Westbrooke) 46.62; 6, Mannheim (D. King, Jermaine Jones, Alex Sokirkin, Smalls) 46.80.

1,600 relay - 1, Kaiserslautern (Anene, John Hunt, Peresly, Jermie Hunt) 3:37.37; 2, Ramstein (Rob Cocharan, James Hamlett, Ben Eller, Jose Figueroa) 3:39.29; 3, Naples (Tenorio, Nguyen, Seaman, Morin) 3:40.61; 4, Würzburg (Eugene Boateng, Tim Parker, Robert Fleck, Winn) 3:41.25; 5, Heidelberg (Will Dawson, Aaron Duncan, Anthony Lecounte, Grant) 3:33.33; 6, BFA (Matt McCord, Leute, Jonathan Zub, Chris Hildebrand) 3:47.69.

3,200 relay - 1, Ramstein (Grosselin, Cowles, Cochran, Steel) 8:26.50; 2, SHAPE (Steve Beckman, Will Fastenau, Forte, Matt Reimann) 8:37.46; 3, Kaiserslautern (Anene, Burnett, Jermie Hunt, Donte Lewis) 8:43.14; 4, Wüzburg (Fleck, Jesse Painter, Jonathan Painter, Tim Strobel) 8:56.74; 5, BFA (Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Laughlin, McCord, David Thornton) 8:59.30; 6, Heidelberg (Brady, Dawson, Duncan, Brandon Fett) 9:00.42.

1,600 sprint medley relay - 1, Würzburg (Gennings, Winn, Boateng, Fleck) 3:50.67; 2, Ansbach (Green, Outley, Sanchez, Golden) 3:50.68; 3, Ramstein (Whitney McCloud, Hamlett, Allen Weaver, Cochran) 3:51.95; 4, Kaiserslautern (Peresly, Westbrooke, John Hunt, Burnett) 3:53.79; 5, Naples (Seaman, Matt Budyka, Nguyen, Scott Gainey) 3:54.03; 6, SHAPE (Anthony Marquez, Ian Cummings, Sean Corcoran, Beckman) 3:58.23.

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