Three of the Madison County track and field teams got together for a Mid-State League Ohio Division tri-meet Tuesday, April 8, at West Jefferson High School.
The host Roughriders proved to be too much for their neighboring rivals in winning both the boys and girls meets. The boys meet score had West Jeff first with 78 points, London second with 57 and Madison-Plains a distant third with 25.
West Jeff was dominant in winning 10 of the events on the boys side.
Senior Tre Cahill won the 100-meter dash (10.9), the 200-meter dash (24.0) and the 400 (56.8).
The Roughriders’ Mitch Denes soared to 20 feet 8.5 inches to win the long jump and Ilya Peshko won the high jump after clearing 5 feet 8 inches.
Jacob Kean of West Jeff won the 1,600-meter run (5:29.9), just edging Madison-Plains’ Domonic Brohard (5:31).
The host team also cleaned up in the relays, winning all four, which included the 3,200 relay (10:43.3), the 800 relay (1:41.3), the 400 relay (46.3) and the 1,600 relay (3:53.0).
London’s Keith Wright was a double winner sweeping both the 110-hurdles (18.3) and the 300-intermediate hurdle race (46.0). Plains’ Kenny Hull was second in the 110 race (19.5) and second in the 300 hurdles as well (51.2).
The Red Raiders Kyle Riegel was first in the 800 (2:27.1) and Josh Bujan won the 3,200 (12:41.6).
Despite the third-place finish Madison-Plains High Schools’ Connor Cooley swept the throwing events with a 41 foot 02 inch heave in the shot put and a 134 foot 07 inch throw in the discus.
The team scores were much closer on the girls side as West Jeff’s 62 points were slightly better than London (51) and Madison-Plains (44).
The Roughriders got a pair of first-place finishes from sprinter Megan Jester. She won the 100-meter hurdles (17.3) race by a 10th of a second over Plains’ Addison Davison (17.4) and also was tops in the long jump (15 feet 2.5 inches).
Claire Sterling won the discus (92 feet 9.5 inches) and Ellie Frank the 200-meter dash (29.9) to account for West Jeff’s other individual champions. The team also won the 3,200 relay (13:02.8), the 800 relay (2:04.1) and the 400 relay (57.4).
London won seven events in the meet, most coming on the track. Those that came in the form of field of events were a shot put win by Jen Darling (30 feet 03 inches) and a high jump victory for Kali Boyd (4 feet 09 inches).
In what was a theme in the girls competition, London girls won a number of races and were followed closely by kids from Plains.
Mikayla Martinez won the 1,600 (6:10.9) outdistancing runner-up Amanda Crowe of Plains (6:42). The Red Raiders Jessica Stewart cruised in the 800 (2:32.9), finishing ahead of the Golden Eagles’ Emma Sampson (2:45).
The Raiders Maddie Martinez won the 300 hurdles (55.1) and Madison-Plains High Schools’ Lindsey Bennett was right behind (56.98). London’s Hunter Mouser came away with a win in the 400 (1:05.6) and Sarra Taylor was all alone at the front in the 3,200 (12:15.7).
The lone wins for Plains were turned in by Davison in the 13.4 in the 100-meter dash and the 1,600 relay team (5:13.8) which was made up of Davison, Crowe, Kacie Karner and Abbey Stonerock.
Chris Miles can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 18 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.