Blue Devils qualify for state in five events

Alex Hawley

June 2, 2014

NEW CONCORD, Ohio — The Gallia Academy boys track and field team has earned five spots in next week’s state meet.

GAHS as a team sixth was sixth in the Division II Region 7 meet at Muskingum University and earned two championships, one on Thursday and one on Saturday.

Blue Devils junior Jacob Click took first in the 300m hurdles with a time of 38.91, while senior Logan Allison won the long jump with a leap of 22-9. GAHS senior Winston Wade is also headed to Jesse Owens Stadium as an individual after scoring a runner up finish in the 800m run with a time of 1:59.86.

Two Gallia Academy relay teams qualified for state, the 4x400m relay team of Click, Blake Wilson, Griffon McKinniss and Wade which took third (3:28.04), and the 4x100m relay team of Wade Jarrell, Allison, Wes Jarrell and Click which was fourth (44.06).

The 2014 Division II Region 7 boys Track and Field championship was won by Sheridan with 58 points, followed by St. Clairsville with 54 and Cambridge with 51. GAHS was sixth with 42 points, while River Valley tied with Morgan, McClain and Rock Hill with three points.

Allison also scored in the 100m dash with a seventh place finish (11.44), while he was 10th in the high jump (6-00). Quenton McKinniss was 11th in the 110m hurdles (16.4) and 14th in the 300m hurdles (44.62). The 4x800m relay team of Isaiah Lester, Blake Wilson, Michael Edelmann and Winston Wade took eighth (8:30.52), adding one point to the GAHS score.

RVHS freshman Andrew Moffett accounted for all three of the Raiders points, finishing sixth in the 100m dash. Moffett finished 13th in the 400m dash (54.14) and the 200m dash (23.94), while River Valley’s 4x400m relay team of Mark Wray, Austin Hamilton, John Qualls and Moffett was 15th after failing to post a time due to disqualification.

Complete results of the Division II Region 7 Track and Field Championships at Muskingum University can be found on the web at