Locals compete at Meigs Open

By Bryan Walters - bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com

Warren and Vinton County respectively took the top two spots in each competition, but six local programs also made an impression on Tuesday at the Meigs Open track and field meet held at Farmers Bank Stadium on the campus of Meigs High School.

Gallia Academy, River Valley, Wahama, Southern and South Gallia all joined host Meigs in the 9-team event. The half-dozen Ohio Valley Publishing area programs also combined for 16 event crowns and 15 runner-up performances from the boys and girls meets.

Warren captured the girls title with 169.5 points, while the Lady Vikings were next with 121.5 points. Gallia Academy (110.5), River Valley (58) and Meigs (50.5) completed the top five spots, while Southern (28), Wahama (27) and South Gallia (20) ended the day in the seven through nine spots.

The Blue Angels came away with five event titles, which included a new school record by Callie Wilson in the pole vault with a winning height of 11 feet, 3 inches.

Sarah Watts won both the 1600m run (5:21.25) and 3200m run (11:34.13) events, while Makayla Bryant was first in the 200m dash (30.11).

Wilson, Bryant, Gabby McConnell and Alivia Lear won the 4x100m relay with a time of 54.36 seconds. Jayln Short, Kennedy Smith, Courtney Corvin and Koren Truance were also second in the 4x800m relay with a mark of 12:19.43.

Lauren Twyman came away with the lone top-2 finishes for the Lady Raiders after winning the 400m dash (1:02.89) and ending up second in the 3200m run (12:29.74).

The quartet of Charlotte Hysell, E.J. Anderson, Maggie Musser and Andrea Mahr came away with the lone Lady Marauder title after winning the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:41.60. Hysell was also second in the 200m dash with a mark of 30.44 seconds.

Kayla Evans paced the Lady Tornadoes with a runner-up finish in the high jump (5-0), while Abbie Lieving and Lacie Neal respectively led the Lady Falcons with second place efforts in the long jump (15-2.25) and 100m dash (14.25) events.

Ryleigh Halley led the Lady Rebels with a second place performance in the discus, recording a distance of 93 feet, 2 inches.

Warren won the boys title with 181 points and VCHS was second with 94 points. Gallia Academy was third with 80.5 points, while both River Valley and Wahama shared fourth place with 74.5 points. South Gallia (57), Meigs (46.5) and Southern (15) finished sixth through eighth out of nine scoring teams.

Riley Starnes posted wins in both the shot put (45-0.5) and discus (157-10) events for GAHS, while Daunevyn Woodson won the long jump with a distance of 20 feet, 4.5 inches. Tristin Crisenbery won the 100m dash (12.60) and was also the 300m hurdles (42.79) runner-up.

Woodson, Nate Yongue, Adam Stout and Coen Duncan also won the 4x100m relay with a time of 46.19 seconds.

Ethan Schultz won the 800m run (2:18.19) for RVHS, while Andrew Huck also came away with the pole vault title with a height of 11 feet, 4 inches. Nathan Young was also the 110m hurdles runner-up with a time of 19.43 seconds.

Schultz, Cody Wooten, Ryan Lollathin and John Siciliano also combine to place second in the 4x800m relay with a time of 9:05.11.

The foursome of Josiah Lloyd, Jackson Young, Ethan Cochran and Ryker Humphreys placed second for Wahama in the 4x400m relay with a mark of 4:26.86. Lloyd was also the runner-up in both the 800m run (2:20.78) and 1600m run (5:06.35).

The Rebels came away with two event champions as Garrett Frazee won the 1600m run (4:52.09) and Levi Wolford was first in the high jump (5-8). Reece Butler was also the high jump runner-up with a height of 5 feet, 6 inches.

The host Marauders had two runner-up efforts from Matthew Barr in the pole vault (11-0) and Conlee Burnem in the 100m dash (12.67).

Isaac McCarty was the 200m dash runner-up with a time of 26.05 seconds, recording the lone Tornado top-2 effort in the process.

Eastern at NYHS Open

The Lady Eagles placed second and the Eastern boys finished seventh on Wednesday at the Nelsonville-York Open held at Nelsonville-York High School.

Logan won the girls title with 130.33 points, with EHS following up with 92 points for the runner-up spot out of 11 scoring teams.

The Lady Eagles claimed three event titles and added another trio of second place efforts. Erica Durst won the 400m dash (1:00.08) and was second in the 200m dash (27.52), while Layna Catlett captured the shot put (35-0) crown and was the discus (91-4) runner-up.

Emma Hayes won the discus title with a heave of 101 feet, 9 inches. The quartet of Durst, Brielle Newland, Emma Doczi and Karey Schreckengost were also second in the 4x400m relay with a mark of 4:36.32.

Both Belpre and Nelsonville-York shared the team crown on the boys side with identical scores of 102. The Eagles ended up in the middle of 12 scoring teams with their 54 points.

Steven Fitzgerald won titles in both the shot put (46-0.5) and discus (131-6) events, while Bryce Newland claimed the 800m run crown with a time of 2:14.27.

The foursome of Newland, Brayden O’Brien, Rylee Barrett and Koen Sellers placed second in the 4x800m relay with a mark of 9:16.47. O’Brien was also the 1600m runner-up with a time of 4:46.94.

Visit baumspage.com for complete results from the Meigs Open and Nelsonville-York Open held on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

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By Bryan Walters


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

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