WL-S teams sweep home track meet


The West Liberty-Salem boys track team won a five-team meet at home on Tuesday.

WL-S was first with 138.5 points, Mechanicsburg was second with 105.5 and Triad was fourth with 37.

Earning first place for the Tigers were Logan Phillips 110m hurdles (16.28), Owen Harrison 800m (2:08.02), Jackson Steider long jump (19-0.50), Mark Bair shot put (42-11), Slayde Merriman pole vault (11-0), 4x100m relay of Gabe McGill, Jack Bahan, Jackson Steider, Logan Phillips (45.17) and 4x400m relay of Logan Phillips, Gabe McGill, Jake Lauck, Dylan King (3:47.39).

Finishing first for the Mechanicsburg boys were the 4×800 relay team (10:24.66), Kailen Butler in the 100 (11:74), Will Negley in the 1,600 (4:39.66), Beck Negley in the 3,200 (10:16.62) and the 4×200 relay team (1:52.11).

Placing first for the Triad boys were Awesom Mitchell in the 200 (23:77) and Tyler Gross in the discus (149-1).

The WL-S girls team won with 183 points, followed by Mechanicsburg with 99 and Triad with 56.

First-place finishers for the Tigers included Lena Kauffman pole vault (8-6), Lyndee Harrison shot put (31-03.5), Isabella Hardwick Discus (96-06), Chloe Griffith 100 meter dash (13.93), Claire Longshore 300 meter hurdles (50.63), Malia Miller 3200 meter run (12:50.62), the 4×800 relay team of Miller, Ashley Yoder, Teagan Boyd and Breece Gullett (10:46.85), the 4×200 relay team of Sophia Hardwick, Gwen McCullough, Claire Longshore and Mallory Bostick (1:53.87), the 4×100 relay team of Tori Douthwaite, Elise Longshore, Chloe Griffith and Gwen McCullough (54.38), and the 4×400 relay team of Claire Longshore, Gwen McCullough, Breece Gullett and Mallory Bostick (4:24.49).

First-place finishers for Mechanicsburg included Clair Rodgers in the 1,600 (5:46.60) and the 400 (1:05.62) and Isabelle Rodgers in the 800 (2:33.26).

For Triad, Cayla Eaton won the 100 hurdles (16.78), the 200 (28.07) and the long jump (15-5).

JH track

Graham competed in the Triad Junior High Track Invitational on Saturday.

Top finishers and earning medals for the GJHS boys included second-place finishes from Alex Daubenspeck in pole vault (6-6) and the 4×800 meter relay team of Jaxon Bowman, Dylan Clem, Hunter Demarco and Jessie Jenkins. Daniel Bonham was 3rd in high jump (4-10). The boys team finished 8th out of 14 teams.

For the girls, Grace Yukon was third in the 400-meter dash (1:11.10). The girls finished 11th out of 16 teams.

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