Gallia Academy, Hannan compete at GEICO Invitational

Alex Hawley

March 31, 2014

ONA, W.Va. — The Hurricane girls and Parkersburg boys track and field teams earned top prize at the 2014 GEICO Invitational at Cabell Midland High School.

The Big Reds of Parkersburg won the boys title with 86 points, followed by Winfield with 76 and Cabell Midland with 70. The Gallia Academy Blue Devils were sixth with 36 points, while Hannan was 13th of the 17 scoring teams with 10 points.

GAHS junior Jacob Click was first in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.3, while senior Logan Allison won the long jump with a leap of 20-02.5. Allison was tied for third in the high jump with a height of 5-06, matching teammate Wes Jarrell, while Griffon McKinniss was second in the pole vault (10-06).

The Blue Devil 4x100m relay team of Click, Payton Halley, Eli Miller and Allison finished fifth with a time of 48.86, the GAHS 4x200m relay team of Halley, Wade Jarrell, Wes Jarrell and Miller was fifth with a mark of 1:42.29, and the 4x400m relay team of Click, Isaiah Lester, Griffon McKinniss and Winston Wade finished fifth with a time of 3:57.13.

Hannan senior Zack Killingsworth won the shotput with a distance of 44-08.5.

The Lady Redskins of Hurricane won the girls championship with a score of 126, followed by Winfield with 115 and Parkersburg with 83. Gallia Academy was tied for sixth with Shady Spring at 24 points apiece.

GAHS senior Hannah Watts was first in the 4oom dash with a time of 59.77, while taking second in the 800m run with a time of 2:27.37.

The Blue Angel 4x400m relay team of Kathleen Alles, Haleigh Caldwell, Taylor Queen and Hannah Watts was fourth with a time of 4:44.19, while the 4x800m relay team of Ryleigh Caldwell, Madison Holley, Mesa Polcyn and Mary Watts finished fifth (11:22.08).

Complete results of the 2014 GEICO Invitational can be found on the web at