BELPRE, Ohio — The Belpre boys and Morgan girls came away with top honors at the Belpre Shrine Track and Field Invitational held Saturday afternoon on the campus of Belpre High School in Washington County.
The Golden Eagles (131) outlasted runner-up Morgan (117) to win the boys title by 14 points, while the Lady Raiders (131) held off second place Waterford (118) by 13 points for the girls crown. There were a total of 17 events held in each competition.
The Southern boys had the high finish locally after placing sixth in the boys division with 25 points. South Gallia tied with Parkersburg Catholic for eighth place with nine points apiece. A total of 10 boys teams scored at least one point at the annual meet.
Brandon Grueser was the lone local to win an event championship as the SHS senior captured the shot put title with a heave of 42 feet, 6.5 inches. It was also the only top-four finish for the Tornadoes.
Isiah Geiger scored the lone top-four effort for the Rebels in the 100m dash after placing fourth with a mark of 11.86 seconds.
The Lady Rebels finished eighth out of nine scoring teams with 16 points, while the Lady Rebels were ninth overall with 10 points.
SGHS had two top-four efforts, led by Lexie Johnson with a third place finish in the shot put following a heave of 30 feet, 11 inches. The 4x400m relay team also placed fourth with a mark of 5:16.97.
Southern’s lone top-four effort came in the 4x100m relay as the Lady Tornadoes were fourth with a time of 1:03.93.
Complete results of the Belpre Shrine Invitational are available on the web at runwv.com