LOGAN, Ohio — The Meigs High School track and field teams competed on Friday evening as part of the annual Logan Mingo Relays, held inside Logan Chieftain Stadium.
Although the Marauders did not win any events as a team, the boys utilized depth to place second out of the seven squads which participated, while the girls finished sixth with one individual event victory.
The Marauder men finished 40 points behind team champion Logan (106), as Meigs scored 66 points to edge out a crowded field of second-thru-fifth-place finishers, which included third-place Circleville (64), fourth-place Logan Elm (63) and fifth-place Warren (62).
Morgan was sixth with 49 points, followed by Marietta with 29.
Speaking of sixth, the Lady Marauders mustered 44 points, finishing one point ahead of Logan Elm (43).
Logan completed the sweep of the team championships with 112 points, as second-place Marietta (74), third-place Warren and Morgan (68), and fifth-place Circleville (62) were all separated by a dozen points.
While relay invitationals are all team-oriented events, Meigs freshman Kassidy Betzing did jump 16 feet and three inches individually in the girls long jump.
The Meigs boys had multiple second or third-place finishes, including in the shot put relay with seniors Colton Atkinson (38 feet) and Nick Combs (46 feet, 11-1/2 inches).
The boys 1,600m sprint medley relay team of Jacob Roush, Devon Hawley, Grant Adams and Jake Swindell ran a runner-up three minutes and 52 seconds, while the distance medley quartet of James Parsons, Bailey Caruthers, Jared Kennedy and Zach Bartrum ran a 6:37.
The boys 800m sprint medley relay was third in 1:44, with Jacob Perry, Lane Cullums, Brady Smith and Nate Hoover making up that foursome.
The third-place 4x800m relay team, in running that event in 9:19, consisted of Parsons, Bartrum, Cole Betzing and anchor Tyler Fields.
The Marauders’ other third-place was in the discus throw relay, in which freshman Matthew Jackson (106-feet, five-inches) and Combs (110-feet, four-inches) combined for.
For the girls, in the 800m sprint medley, Betzing and fellow freshmen Cassidy Atkinson and Madison Fields joined junior Sky Brown to run two minutes and five seconds and place third.
Fields, Carmen Doherty, Madison Cremeans and Grace Hoffman were third in the 1,600m sprint medley, while Atkinson, Brown, Betzing and Lydia Edwards earned third in both the 4x100m (55 seconds) and 4x200m (2:01) relays.
The meet — contested amid windy and chilly conditions — was scored on a 10-8-6-4-3-2-1 point basis.
The remainder of the Marauder teams finished fourth thru eighth in events, as a complete list of results can be found on www.baumspage.com.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106