McARTHUR, Ohio — A trio of champions and a runner-up finish overall.
The Waverly boys track and field team won with a total of 131, while the second place Marauders had 111.5, winning two relays and one individual title in the process. With 11 teams scoring in the event, the Eastern boys team placed ninth with a total of 30.
The MHS relay championships came in the 4x800m and the 4x100m, while Jared Kennedy won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 7 inches. Kennedy was also fourth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 44.6.
The 4x800m relay team of Zach Bartrum, James Parsons, Cole Betzing and Dillon Mahr posted a time of 8:43.4, a 2.2 second victory over the field. In the 4x100m relay, the quartet of Jacob Perry, Cole Adams, Lane Cullums and Grant Adams came in with a time of 45.5, just .1 ahead of the second place team.
Meigs was second in the 4x200m relay, as the Perry, Landon Acree, Grant Adams and Nate Hoover turned in a time of 1:34.8. Taking third in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:38.4 was Bartrum, Mahr, Hoover and Grant Adams.
MHS junior Bailey Caruthers took second in the high jump at 6-2, and finished sixth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 18.1. Cole Adams was third in the 100m dash at 11.6, fourth in the 200m dash at 24.3 and eighth in the long jump at 17-10, while Cole Betzing was fifth in the 1600m run at 5:02.7 and sixth in the 3200m run at 11:10.0.
Finishing third for the Marauders were James Parsons in the 800m run, with a time of 2:11.2, and Riley Ogdin in the shot put, with a distance of 41-3.5.
At 8-6 in the pole vault, there was a tie for fourth, which included Joseph Billingsley. Garrett Buckley was fifth in the shot put at 40-11.75, Bartrum was sixth in the 400m dash at 55.3, Matthew Jackson claimed sixth in the discus throw at 125-03, while Devon Hawley was sixth in the high jump at 5-8.
Hoover took seventh in the 400m dash with a time of 55.3 for Meigs, while Grant Adams was eighth in the 200m dash at 24.9.
The Eagles were led by senior Clayton Ritchie, who was second in the 300m hurdles with a time of 44.2 and third in the 110m hurdles with a time of 17.1.
EHS senior Jett Facemyer was second in the 1600m run with a time of 4:55.0, while Corbett Catlett was fourth in the discus with a throw of 130-4. Tyler Davis rounded out the EHS total, placing seventh in the shot put at 39-11.5, and taking eighth in the discus throw at 114-08.
Complete results of the 2017 Vinton County Invitational can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.
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