GAMS, EMS score at 1st OHSAA junior high track meet

A pair of local junior high teams fared well Saturday at the inaugural OHSAA 7th and 8th track and field championships held at Lancaster High School. Both the Gallia Academy boys and Eastern girls earned at least one podium finish (top-8) for a single point in their respective divisions. GAMS scored 21 points en route to a fifth place effort out of 71 scoring teams on the boys side, while EMS tied with Sheridan and Mathews for 75th place in the girls competition with a single point. Daunevyn Woodson — a seventh grader at GAMS — won state titles in both the 100m (11.65 seconds) and 200m (23.03) dashes, while the quartet of Woodson, Briar Williams, Tristin Crisenbery and Michael Beasey placed eighth in the 4x100m relay (47.68). Eastern eighth grader Layna Catlett was eighth overall in the girls discus with a throw of 90 feet, 10 inches. Only GAMS and EMS had participants at the event locally, with Gallia Academy producing six of the seven total entrants. The Austintown boys and Gahanna South girls came away with the first-ever team championships. Complete results of the first OHSAA 7th and 8th track and field championships are available on the web at (GAHS courtesy photo)