Indoor athletes place at district

By Chris Miles -

The London and Madison-Plains boys and the Golden Girls girls track and field teams stayed busy over the weekend, participating in the Division 2-3 Central District Indoor Track Championships at Capital University.

The London boys were fourth overall with 44 points and Madison-Plains boys placed sixth with 37.5 points. On the girls side Madison-Plains placed 13th overall with 17 points.

The Golden Eagles results included a second-place pole vault finish for Dillan Rice (11’-0”) as well a sixth-place finish for Ben Fisher (10’-0”).

Levi Gardner was third in the triple jump (35’-3.5”), Jaxson Hay (32’ 6”) was fifth in the same event. In addition to his strong finish in the pole vault Rice was also fifth in the long jump (18’-.75”), Gardner finished with a leap of 17’-6”.

Griffin Jones finished in sixth place in the weight throw (33’-01”), Hay placed seventh in the 55-meter hurdles (10.09) and Rice was fifth in the 200-meter (25.07). Also placing was the 4×200-meter relay of Gardner, Jones Rice and Hay which came in fifth (1:43.44).

Other events in which Madison-Plains High School boys competed included Jones in the shot put (32’-2.75”), Gardner (7.36) and Jarrett Hill (7.67) in the 55-meter dash, Fisher (5:34.11) and Hay (6:21.76) in the 1,600, Fisher in the 800 (2:34.17) and Jones (26.85) in the 200-meter dash.

London was led by strong performances from a number of individuals. Junior Nicky Alexander won the 800-meter run in 2:05, Andrew Fulmer was second in the high jump (5’-06”) and third in the 55-meter hurdles (9.02), Lance Cahill placed fifth in the 3,200 (11:08.06) and teammate Eric Noble was seventh (12:14.60). Cahill was also fourth in the pole vault (10’-0”)

The Red Raiders 4×400-meter relay team was third (3:54.05) with Alexander, Fulmer, Gavin Bonn and Ethan Pozy.

Bonn came in seventh in the long jump (17’-11”).

Madison-Plains High School event placers on the girls side were Blair Bryant in the high jump (4’-08”, third), Madeline Manning in the long jump (12’-3.25”, eighth) and weight throw (21’-5.75”, fifth), Sierra Lapasky in the 55-meter (8.03, sixth place) and in the 200-meter (29.92, sixth).

Manning also participated in the shot put (23’-11”) and Elizabeth MacDowell (11.69) in the 55-meter hurdles.

By Chris Miles

Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.

Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.