RUSHVILLE, Ohio — All good things must come to an end.
The 2014 season officially ended for the boys programs at Eastern, Southern and South Gallia Friday night following the conclusion of the Division III Region 11 Track and Field Championships being held on the campus of Fairfield Union High School in Fairfield County.
Neither the Eagles, the Tornadoes nor the Rebels had an athlete advance to next week’s state meet, as only Eastern managed to reach an event final and score a team point at the regional event. EHS finished in a four-way tie with Gahanna Christian Academy, Northmor and Portsmouth Clay for 29th place with four points.
Columbus Academy captured the D-3 boys crown with 70 points, followed by runner-up Grandview Heights with 59 points. Berne Union was third out of 40 scoring teams with 51 points.
Eastern senior Brent Welch was the lone local to earn a podium finish after placing fifth in the discus event with a throw of 140 feet, 6 inches. Welch missed a top-four finish — and a state berth — by four and a half feet.
The quartet of Daschle Facemyer, Jett Facemyer, Clayton Ritchie and Tanner Palmer came up short of the finals in two relay events. The foursome finished 11th in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:43.19 and was also 12th in the 4x200m relay with a mark of 1:38.16.
Daschle Facemyer also missed the final of the 400m dash after placing 13th overall with a mark of 54.83 seconds.
Isiah Geiger competed in two events and was the lone representative for SGHS. Geiger was ninth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.78 and placed 10th overall in the 200m dash with a mark of 24.27 seconds.
Southern’s lone representative, Bradley McCoy, finished 15th in the 800m run with a time of 2:12.32.
Complete results of the 2014 Division III Region 11 Track and Field Championships are available on the web at baumspage.com