Southern competes at Marietta Noon Lions Invite

By Alex Hawley -

MARIETTA, Ohio — A total of four Tornado athletes in scored in the Marietta Noon Lions Invitational, on Saturday in Washington County, as the Southern girls track and field team took eighth and the SHS boys finished 11th.

The girls team competition was won by Athens, with a score of 205. Marietta came in second place with a total of 116, just one point ahead of third place Warren. With a total of 23, the Lady Tornadoes placed eighth among the 11 scoring teams.

SHS senior Kamryn Smith scored in each of her four events, with her best finish coming in the 400m dash, where she placed fifth with a time of 1:05.59. Kamryn Smith was sixth in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 5.25 inches, sixth in the 200m dash with a time of 28.91, and sixth in the high jump, clearing 4-2.

Southern’s top finish of the day was third place in the high jump, earned by freshman Baylee Wolfe, who cleared 4-8. Fellow SHS freshman Sydney Roush claimed fifth in the 3200m run, completing the eight-lap race in 13:08.37.

Parkersburg won the boys team competition with a score of 163.5, followed by Marietta (128) and Athens (120). With 13 teams scoring, the Tornadoes were 11th with eight points.

All eight of the Southern’s points came from junior Dylan Smith, who was fourth in the high jump at 5-6, and sixth in the long jump at 18-5.25.

Complete results of the 2017 Marietta Noon Lions Invitational can be found on the web at

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

By Alex Hawley