Lady Eagles win TVC Hocking title

Alex Hawley

May 9, 2014

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Lady Eagles are making a habit of this.

The Eastern girls track and field team earned its fifth consecutive Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division Hocking Division title Thursday night at Meigs High School.

The Lady Eagles marked 174 points, followed by Waterford with 133 and Federal Hocking with 81. Belpre was fourth (72), Trimble was fifth (24), while South Gallia was sixth (23). Southern was seventh with eight points, Wahama was eighth with six, while Miller was ninth with one point.

EHS senior Keri Lawrence was the high-point girl on the day, finishing first in the 300m hurdles with a time of 48.29, finishing first in the pole vault with a height of 7-2, while taking second in the 100m hurdles (16.01). Maddie Rigsby was first in the high jump, clearing 5-2, while finishing second in the 800m run (2:26.55) and third in the long jump (14-9.5). Laura Pullins won the 400m dash with a time of 1:02.03, while taking second in the high jump (5-0), and third in the 200m dash (27.77).

Asia Michael was first in the 3200m run (12:24.61) and second in the 1600m run (5:41.41), while Taylor Palmer was first in the 1600m (5:39.43) and third in the 800m run (2:37.66). Katie Keller was second in both the shotput (36-4.75) and the discus (112-01), while Cassidy Cleland was first in the discus (116-01). Kelsey Johnson was second in the long jump (15-05) and fourth in the 300m hurdles (52.09) for the Lady Eagles.

The EHS 4x400m relay team of Lawrence, Rigsby, Pullins and Palmer took first and set a new TVC record with a time of 4:07.63, while the 4x100m relay team of Johnson, Keller, Palmer and Sabrina Lauer was second (56.44). Rigsby, Pullins, Lawrence and Palmer finished in the top four in all four of their events.

South Gallia’s Alana Riggle was fourth in the 200m dash (29.45) and the lone Lady Rebels individual in the top four. The SGHS 4x200m relay team of Riggle, Kelsey Corbin, Sara Bailey and Mariah Chapman was second (2:03.6), while the 4x800m relay team of Corbin, Chelsea Woerner, Ciera Small and Bailey was fourth (11:55.74).

The Southern 4x100m relay team of Haley Wilson, Cassie Roush, Cierra Marcinco and Bethany Theiss was third (1:01.07), while Wahama’s Kyle Oliver was third in the 100m dash (13.76).

Complete results of the 2014 TVC Hocking championships can be found on the web at