The high school track and field season is up and running, and a couple of Madison County schools got together for a non-league tri-meet Thursday, April 5.
Madison-Plains played host to both West Jefferson and Liberty Union in a match run in fair weather conditions. Chilly but manageable temperatures and a rare dry day gave the teams a chance to show what they’re capable of.
On the boys side, the Golden Eagles scored 66 points and edged past Liberty Union (56) and West Jeff (40). The West Jeff girls won their half of the meet, scoring 79 points and finishing well ahead of Madison-Plains High School (49) and the Lady Lions (17).
Madison-Plains High School picked up a number of first-place finishes in the meet, including a one-two-three finish in the pole vault. Ben Fisher won the event by clearing 10’-0”. He was followed by Griffin Jones (8’-06”) and Anthony Roby (7’-06”).
Trevor Null (37’-10”) won the shot put, while West Jeff’s Brenton Robertson (37’-01”) placed second. The 1,600-meter run championship was taken in by Plains’ Joey Grigsby in 5:45.9. Teammates Mason Bexfield (6:19.3) and Ken Shafer (6:23.9) were second and third.
West Jeff’s Conner Jeffers won the 800-meter (2:26.9), Thomas Farbacher placed first in the 400 (57.7) and Chris Wilhoit won the 3,200 (12:02), while Riley Stone was tops in the high jump (5’-8”).
The Madison-Plains High School 4×800 relay team of Fisher, Ken Shafer, Bexfield and Grigsby won in a time of 10:08. The Golden Eagles also won the 4×400 (4:08.2) with Grigsby, Fisher, Waylon Dyer and Ryan Bevington.
The West Jeff girls picked up a lot of points in winning the discus (Alexis Dingess. 71’-7.5”), high jump (Casey Chaffin, 4’-10”), long jump (Justice Holcomb, 14’-11.75”), 100 hurdles (Chaffin, 18.9), 300 hurdles (Jillian Flowers, 1:00.8), 800-meter (Hope Lewis, 2:50.8).
The team also had first-place finishes in the 4×800 (12:28) with Lewis, Sarah Haskins, Hope Schwind and Bella Harrison. It also had firsts in the 4×200 (2:11) with Flowers, Carlie Powell, Lauren Gabor and Laura Scott.
The Madison-Plains High School girls got a winning shot put toss from Samantha Powell (28’-02”), a first place from Sierra Lapasky in both the 100-meter (13.8) and the 200 (30.0) as well as Gracie Farmer in both the 1,600 (6:54.9) and the 3,200 (15:17).
The 4×100 relay team of Lapasky, Sarah Stonerock, Kerrigan Kelley and Hannah Dyer were victorious in a time of 58.5.
Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.
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