JACKSON, Ohio — The River Valley track and field programs produced a combined 11 individual champions, and the Raiders came away with the boys team title Tuesday night at a five-team meet held at Jackson High School in the Apple City.
The RVHS boys posted a winning team tally of 113 points, which was 17 points ahead of the rest of the field. Jackson was the runner-up with 96 points, while Alexander (67), Trimble (31) and Wellston (24) rounded out the top-five spots.
The Raiders had five individual champions in the 16-event competition and also came away with 20 top-four efforts overall.
Aaron Harrison land a trio of those first place efforts, as the senior won the long jump (20 feet), 110-meter hurdles (16.33 seconds) and 300m hurdles (43.3 seconds) events. Harrison was also second in the 200m dash with a time of 23.8 seconds.
Patrick Williams was first in the 100m dash (11.44 seconds) and second in the long jump (17 feet), while Justin Mabe won the high jump (5-foot-4) and placed third in the 110m hurdles (19.79).
Jarred Mabe was the runner-up in both the 400m (58.1) and high jump (5 feet) events, while Nathan Shuler was second and fourth in the 3200m (12:15) and 1600m (5:21) runs, respectively. Bill Workman (16-5.5) and Jon Campbell (4-9) each finished third, respectively, in the long jump and high jump events.
Jon Kostival was fourth in the 110m hurdles with a mark of 21.07 seconds, while John Qualls was fourth in the 400m dash with a mark of 59.8 seconds. The 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relays teams placed second overall, while the 4x800m squad finished third overall.
The Lady Raiders finished third overall in the girls competition after scoring 103 points. Jackson (110) edged out Alexander (109) for the team crown, while Trimble (9) and Wellston (1) rounded out the top-five positions. The RVHS girls had six individual titles in 16 events and also posted 17 top-four efforts.
Ramsey Warren won titles in both the 100m and 200m dashes with respective times of 13.01 and 28.4 seconds, respectively. Kaitlyn Tiller was first in the 100m hurdles (19.59) and also placed third in the 300m hurdles (57.4).
The 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relay squads also won first place, while the 4x800m team finished third overall.
Katie Blodgett was the runner-up in both the 1600m (5:48) and 3200m (12:47) races, while Tyler Wray was second in the 300m hurdles with a time of 57.1 seconds. JaiNai Fields was second in both the 200m (28.6) and 400m (1:03) dashes, and also placed third in the 100m dash with a mark of 13.62 seconds.
Sheyan McGrath was third in the 800m run with a time of 2:48.9, and Rylie Hollingsworth was fourth in the long jump at 13 feet, 10.5 inches. Emily VanSickle was also fourth in the discus event with a throw of 62 feet, 7 inches.