Tornadoes take 3rd at Logan meet

By Paul Boggs -

LOGAN, Ohio — The Southern Tornadoes track and field squads — both boys and girls — placed third in a five-team meet at Logan High School on Wednesday.

The Lady Tornadoes, thanks to four individuals, totaled 36 points —while the Southern boys scored 20 points over the course of 19 total events.

In addition to the 17 traditional meet events, Logan’s affair also included the shuttle hurdles relay and the triple jump.

For the Southern girls, freshmen Baylee Wolfe and Sydney Roush —along with sophomore Mallory Johnson and senior Kamryn Smith — combined for all 36 of the Lady Tornadoes’ markers.

Wolfe led the way with a dozen, placing second in the 400m dash, third in the high jump and fourth in the long jump.

Roush was the Lady Tornadoes’ only event winner —capturing the two-runner two-mile run (3,200m) in 13 minutes and 33 seconds.

She edged out Emma Lands of Logan Elm by a mere 14 one-hundredths of a second.

Roush also ran fourth in the 400m dash, as Johnson was third in the one-mile run (1,600m).

Smith was the runner-up to Logan Elm’s Lisa Bailey in the long jump, leaping exactly 14-feet and falling a half-foot shy of Bailey’s best.

Smith sprinted to a third-place effort in the 200m dash, as the meet was scored on an 8-6-4-2-1 points basis.

For the boys, junior Larry Dunn placed second in the 1,600m run and third in the 800m run, while Connor Wolfe was third in the mile and Gage Barrett took third in the 300m hurdles.

Dylan Smith in the 400m dash and David Dunfee in the shot put posted a single point apiece.

Host Logan swept the team championships, as the boys amassed 224 points — while Logan Elm amounted 82.

Wellston was one point better than Miller, 15-14, for fourth.

On the girls side, the Lady Chiefs (135.5) clipped Logan Elm (132) by a mere three-and-a-half points for the team title.

Southern nudged Miller by a single counter (36-35), while Wellston was fifth with 8.5 points.

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By Paul Boggs