White Falcons, Tornadoes compete in N-Y meet

By Paul Boggs - [email protected]

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Wahama White Falcons and Southern Tornadoes were among the seven schools, with Wahama’s Wesley Jones stealing some of the show, as part of Tuesday’s track and field meet at Nelsonville-York High School.

Fairfield Union and Fairfield Christian dominated the team points, while Wahama’s boys were fourth with 84.

Southern’s boys were seventh with 52 points, while the Lady Tornadoes tallied 32 and the Lady White Falcons 20.

The meet was held at Nelsonville-York High School’s historic Boston Field.

For the boys, the senior Jones swept the sprint events (100m and 200m dashes), running the 100m in 11.43 seconds — and the 200m in 23 ticks flat.

Jones was also part of the winning Wahama sprint relay squads (4x200m and 4x100m relays).

Jones joined first leg Brady Bumgarner, second leg Nolan Pierce and anchor leg Austin Juelfs to run 1:37 in the 4x200m — and 46.27 in the 4x100m.

Individually, the senior Juelfs was third in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, six and one-quarter inches.

The White Falcons’ 4x800m relay quartet of sophomores Isaiah Pauley and Matt Wood and juniors Mason Hildreth and Travis Kearns claimed third in nine minutes and 12 seconds.

Finishing just ahead of them in 9:10 was the Southern foursome — of freshman Larry Dunn, senior Joe Morris and sophomores Jason Counts and Connor Wolfe.

Dunn was third in the 1,600m run in 5:04.

Southern senior Joe Beegle was second in both the discus and shot put, throwing 128-feet and one-inch in the disc and 45-feet and three-inches in the shot.

The Lady Tornadoes’ top finisher was junior Kamryn Smith, who leapt 13-feet and 11 and one-quarter inch for third in the long jump.

The White Falcons’ top finisher was sophomore Lizzy Mullins, who won the 100m dash in 13.27.

Fairfield Union swept the team championships, amassing 179.5 points in the boys division, which was 56 points better than runner-up and host Nelsonville-York (123.5).

Fairfield Christian was third with 85.5, edging out Wahama by a point-and-a-half.

Federal Hocking was fifth with 57.5 points, followed by Alexander (56) and Southern (52).

The Lady Lancers only had a dozen points for the girls chase, with Wahama (20) in sixth and Southern (32) in fifth.

Fairfield Union again dominated the ladies’ standings, amounting 164 points.

Fairfield Christian (127), Alexander (124) and Nelsonville-York (121) were all separated by six points.

A complete list of results can be found on www.baumspage.com.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs

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