SHADYSIDE, Ohio — The Eastern girls finished second and the boys placed 16th overall at the 43rd annual Shadyside Relays held at Fleming Field on the campus of Shadyside High School in Belmont County.
The Lady Eagles came away with championships in four of the 18 events held en route to a runner-up effort of 69 points. Martins Ferry won the girls title with 84 points, while Claymont placed third out of 20 scoring teams with 61 points.
Half of Eastern’s crowns came in relay events, with the same quartet of Keri Lawrence, Maddie Rigsby, Taylor Palmer and Laura Pullins bringing home the wins. The foursome posted a winning time of 4:17.00 in the 4x400m relay and won the 4x800m event with a mark of 10:11.11.
Rigsby also earned an individual title by winning the high jump with a cleared height of 5 feet, 2 inches. The senior also placed fourth in the 800m run with a time of 2:31.78.
Senior Cassidy Cleland — an Ohio University signee — won the discus event with a throw of 118 feet, 8 inches. Katie Keller also placed second in the discus (113-3) and third in the shot put (34-11).
Keri Lawrence placed fourth in the 1600m run (5:35.14) and Kelsey Johnson (51.81) was fourth in the 300m hurdles to round out the Lady Eagles’ top-four placements.
The Eagles had just two top-four efforts in the 18 events held, which led to 12 team points and 16th place out of 19 scoring squads. Martins Ferry won the boys title with 98 points, while Garaway (65) and St. Clairsville (58) rounded out the top three spots.
Brent Welch earned third place in the discus event with a throw of 132 feet, 6 inches. Daschle Facemyer was also third in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 6.25 inches.
Complete results of the 2014 Shadyside Relays are available on the web at baumspage.com