WL-S girls win Graham Invite


Citizen staff report



Urbana’s Devin Trent launches himself over the high jump bar Friday night at the Graham Invitational.

Urbana’s Devin Trent launches himself over the high jump bar Friday night at the Graham Invitational.


ST. PARIS – West Liberty-Salem won the girls’ portion of the Graham Invitational on Friday. Graham was 8th, Mechanicsburg was 10th, Triad was 11th and Urbana was 13th.

Winning events were the WL-S 4×200 team, Caylee Karg (WL-S, 300H), Reghan Bieleski (WL-S, 800) and the WL-S 4×400 team.

Earning second were the WL-S 4×800 team, Reghan Bieleski (WL-S, 1,600), Emily Wilson (MHS, long jump), Hannah Walls (THS, shot put) and Janie Kopus (WL-S, pole vault).

Taking third were Caylee Karg (WL-S, 100H), Janie Kopus (WL-S, 400), Morgan Freyhof (WL-S, 200), Natalie Seeberg (UHS, discus) and Aubry Gale (GHS, pole vault).

On the boys’ side, Mechanicsburg was 3rd, West Liberty-Salem was 11th, Urbana was 12th, Graham was 14th and Triad was 16th.

Winning events were Joey Adams (WL-S, 1,600, 3,200), David Harvey (MHS, high jump, long jump) and Phil Cook (MHS, pole vault).

Taking second was Mechanicsburg’s 4×200 team.

Earning third were Bryce Waring (MHS, 100), Urbana’s 4×100 team, Jared Butcher (MHS, high jump) and Josh McManaway (THS, discus).

Junior high track

The WL-S junior high girls won the Ben Logan Invitational Thursday night. The Tigers broke two meet records with relays, and two other individual school records – one of them also a meet record.

The 4×100 relay broke the meet record with a time of 54.31. That relay was composed of Camrin Rice, Caidryn Wade, Julia Ames and Alex Burton.

The 4×200 also broke the meet record with a time of 1:56.82, consisting of Megan Dillon, Lydia Moell, Sophie Cole and Gracie Estes.

Alex Burton broke the 100-meter meet record, setting a school record as well. Her time was 12.98. Gracie Estes in a second place finish broke the school record in the 200-meter hurdles with a time of 30.77.

Other firsts for the Tigers were Gracie Serna in shot put (32-9) and discus (87-11), Camrin Rice in long jump (13-4), Kate Stapleton in the 800 meters (2:36), Maddie Bahan in the 1,600 (5:49) and the 4×400 relay of Payton Umphries, Kaitlyn Michael, Selena Weaver and Kate Stapleton (4:37).

Urbana’s Devin Trent launches himself over the high jump bar Friday night at the Graham Invitational.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/04/web1_DevinTrent041516.jpgUrbana’s Devin Trent launches himself over the high jump bar Friday night at the Graham Invitational.

Citizen staff report