Eastern 2nd at Warren tri-meet

By Bryan Walters - [email protected]

VINCENT, Ohio — Two different routes to the same destination.

The Lady Eagles were dominant and the Eagles didn’t finish last, but both Eastern track and field programs finished ahead of Waterford and behind Warren Tuesday night during a tri-meet at Warrior Stadium on the campus of Warren High School in Washington County.

Numbers ultimately worked in favor the host Warriors, the lone non-Division III program competing at the event. EHS, however, almost shocked Warren in the girls division after falling by less than three points in the overall standings.

The Lady Eagles won 10 of the 17 events held and scored 71 points, which was just behind the Lady Warriors and their winning tally of 73.5 points. The Waterford girls finished well behind in third place with 29.5 points.

Eastern claimed wins in all four relay events in the girls division, not to mention added another 14 top-three efforts in the remaining 13 events. EHS also had a trio of runner-up efforts on the evening.

Laura Pullins, Brittney Leach, Katlin Fick and Cierra Smeeks collectively earned first place in the 4x100m relay with a time of 55.7 seconds, while Pullins, Smeeks, Jessica Cook and Kelsey Johnson won the 4x200m relay with a mark of 1:55.9.

Pullins, Cook, Fick and Smeeks claimed first in the 4x400m relay (4:41.2), while the quartet of Johnson, Smeeks, Cook and Kaitlyn Hawk won the 4x800m relay with a mark of 10:59.54.

Pullins came away with first place in the 800m run (2:33.0) and was second in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches. Johnson won both the 200m dash (28.5) and 100m hurdles (17.43) while also earning runner-up honors in the long jump with a distance of 14 feet, 8.5 inches.

Alia Hayes won both the shot put (33-3) and discus (124-0) events, while Cook captured the 1600m run title with a mark of 5:59.3.

Hawk was second in the 1600m run with a time of 6:09.5, while Taylor Parker was third in the same event with an effort of 6:13.5. Hawk was also third in the 800m run (3:00.2).

Leach finished third in the 100m dash at 14.1 seconds, while Sabrina Lauer placed third in the discus with a heave of 98 feet, 4 inches.

Warren ran away with the boys title after scoring 112 points, followed by EHS with 33.5 points and the Wildcats with 29.5 points. The Eagles won two of the 17 events and a total of 11 top-three efforts.

Noah Browning won the 800m run with a time of 2:10.0 and was also third in the high jump with a cleared height of 5 feet, 2 inches. Jett Facemyer captured Eastern’s other first place performance by winning the 1600m race with a mark of 4:54.6.

Clayton Ritchie was second in the 300m hurdles (46.4) and tied for second in the 100m hurdles (17.7), while Corbett Catlett was the discus runner-up with a throw of 111 feet, 3 inches.

The quartet of Ritchie, Browning, Catlett and Blaise Facemyer finished second in the 4x200m relay with a time of 1:45.9, while Browning, Catlett, Ritchie and Jett Facemyer ended up as the 4x400m relay runner-up with a mark of 3:54.4.

Tyler Davis was third in both the shot put (36-1) and discus (111-1) events, while Caden Goff was third in the 3200m run with a time of 13:27.8.

Complete results of the Warren tri-meet are available on the web at baumspage.com

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters

[email protected]