CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — The Gallia Academy boys and girls track and field teams both took third place Friday night at the Circleville Invitational, in Pickaway County.
The boys competition was won by Sheridan with 169 points, followed by Bexley (117) and the Blue Devils (109). Circleville was fourth (80.5), Zane Trace took fifth (53.5), Chillicothe was sixth (51.5), Logan Elm finished seventh (43.5) and London rounded out the eight team field with 24 points.
Jacob Click led the Blue Devils with first place finishes in the 200m dash with a time of 23.00 and in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.00. Logan Alison took first in the long jump with a leap of 21-01, while finishing second in the high jump (6-00). Griffon McKinniss was second in the pole vault (11-6), Quenton McKinniss was third in the 110m hurdles (17.2) and Wes Jarrell was fourth in the high-jump (5-10).
The Blue Devils 4x100m relay team of Wes Jarrell, Allison, Wade Jarrell and Click (45.2) and the 4x400m relay team of Click, Blake Wilson, Griffon McKinniss and Winston Wade (3:35.6) both took first place, while the 4x800m relay team of Wilson, Isaiah Lester, Michael Edelmann and Wade (8:47.5) was third. The 4x200m relay team of Lester, Allison, Griffon McKinniss and Wade took fourth (1:39.1) for the Blue and White.
Click scored a maximum 40 points for the Blue Devils, as he finished first in both of his individual events and both of his relays.
The girls competition was won by host Circleville with 126.5 points, followed by Sheridan (109.5) and Gallia Academy (79). Zane Trace was fourth (76.5), Logan Elm was fifth (75.5), Bexley was sixth (75), Chillicothe took seventh (59), while London rounded out the eight team field (58).
Leading the Blue Angels were Hannah Watts with a first place finish in the 800m (2:14.5) and Madi Oiler with a first place finish in the 300m hurdles (49.9). Kathleen Allen was second in the 100m hurdles (18.4) and fourth in the 300m hurdles (1:52.4) for GAHS.
The Blue Angels relay team of Oiler, Haleigh Caldwell, Taylor Queen and Hannah Watts took first in the 4x200m (1:52.4) and second in the 4x400m (4:22.4). The Gallia Academy 4x800m relay team of Madison Holley, Ryleigh Caldwell, Mesa Polcyn and Mary Watts took second (11:03.9).
Complete results of the 2014 Circleville Invitational can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com