VINCENT, Ohio — The track and field teams from Meigs and River Valley earned fifth and sixth places finishes last Saturday at the 2016 Warrior Invitational held on the campus of Warren High School in Washington County.
Morgan came away with the girls team title after scoring 120 points, finishing well-ahead of runner-up Warren (85). The Lady Raiders were fifth out of 10 teams with 47 points, while the Lady Marauders were sixth overall with 45 points.
The RVHS quartet of Sarah Moffett, Hannah Nutter, Beth Gillman and Ieva Katkauskaite won the 4x400m relay event with a time of 4:29.3. Katkauskaite was also the 400m dash runner-up with a mark of 1:02.5.
Brianna McGuire finished third overall in the discus with a throw of 92 feet, 1 inch. Gabrielle Adkins was also third in the high jump with a cleared height of 4 feet, 10 inches.
The Lady Marauders scored only three top-three finishes at the event, but two of those resulted in event titles.
Kassidy Betzing won the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 2.5 inches, and also placed second in the 100m dash with a time of 13.3 seconds.
Betzing, Keira McCourt, Sky Brown and Lydia Edwards also won the 4x100m relay with a time of 54.7 seconds.
Warren won the 10-team boys competition after scoring 111.5 points, with Maysville finishing second overall with 104 points. The Marauders (45) edged out the Raiders (44) by one point for fifth place.
The MHS quartet of Jake Swindell, James Parsons, Zach Bartrum and Dillon Mahr finished first in the 4x800m relay event with a time of 8:43.7. Bartrum, Swindell, Mahr and Grant Adams also placed second in the 4x400m relay with a mark of 3:48.45.
Adams was also the runner-up in the 400m dash with a time of 53.7 seconds, while Colton Lilly was third overall in the high jump with a cleared height of 5 feet, 8 inches.
The Raiders were led by Isaiah Beaach, who finished as the 110m hurdles champion with a time of 15.9 seconds. Mark Wray was also third in the 300m hurdles with a mark of 43.5 seconds.
The 4x100m relay squad of Wray, Jacob Campbell, Jarrett McCarley and Dayton Hardway earned runner-up honors with a time of 46.8 seconds.
Complete results of the 2016 Warrior Invitational are available on the web at baumspage.com
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.