NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Eastern girls and Lancaster boys came away with top honors Saturday at the 2014 Rocky Brands Track and Field Invitational held at Boston Field on the campus of Nelsonville-York High School in Athens County.
Both the boys and girls divisions had 20 different teams score at least one point, although more than 20 schools competed at the annual event.
The Lady Eagles scored a winning tally of 88 points and beat the rest of the girls division by 25 points. Lancaster was the runner-up with 63 points, while locals River Valley (35) and Gallia Academy (24) respectively placed ninth and 11th overall.
Meigs was 18th out of 20 scoring teams with seven points, while Southern did not score a point in the girls division.
Eastern won championships in three of 17 events held, including a pair of relay events. The quartet of Keri Lawrence, Maddie Rigsby, Laura Pullins and Taylor Palmer captured first in both the 4x200m relay (1:55.51) and 4x400m relay (4:19.86) competitions.
Cassidy Cleland won first place in the discus event with a heave of 110 feet, 11 inches. The 4x400m relay squad also set a new Rocky Brands record with its winning mark.
Keri Lawrence placed second in the 100m hurdles (16.61 seconds) and third in the 800m run (2:28.12), while Kelsey Johnson was the long jump runner-up (15-5.5) and also finished fourth in the 300m hurdles (52.68) event.
Maddie Rigsby was fourth in both the high jump (4-11) and 400m (1:04.35) dash, while Katie Keller was fourth in the discus with a throw of 92 feet, 6 inches.
The Lady Raiders had one event champion as Ramsey Warren won the 100m dash with a time of 13.58 seconds. Warren was also fourth in the 200m dash with a mark of 27.97 seconds.
The 4x100m relay team of Warren, Rachael Smith, Abby Campbell and Rachel Haddad placed second with a time of 54.85 seconds, while Warren, Smith, Haddad and Karly Williamson finished second in the 4x200m event with a mark of 1:57.62.
The Blue Angels had one event champion in Hannah Watts, who set a new stadium record in the 800m run with a time of 2:21.12.
On the boys side, the Gaels posted a winning tally of 155 points and Parkersburg was the overall runner-up with 92 points.
Gallia Academy led the locals by finishing ninth with 28 points, while Eastern was 14th with nine points and River Valley was 17th with eight points. Neither Meigs nor Southern scored a team point at the event.
The Blue Devils had one event champion in Logan Allison, who placed first in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 8.5 inches. Allison was also third in the high jump with a cleared height of 5 feet, 10 inches.
The Raiders earned one top-four finish at the event as Andrew Moffett placed fourth in the 200m dash with a mark of 23.80 seconds.
The Eagles had one top-four effort as Brent Welch was fourth overall in the discus event with a heave of 125 feet, 7 inches.
Complete results of the 2014 Rocky Brands Invitational at Nelsonville-York High School are available on the web at baumspage.com