Cadet girls PVC champs
BEVERLY – The Fort Frye girls track team is the 2014 Pioneer Valley Conference champion.
The Lady Cadets scored 148 points in Tuesday’s league meet, compared to second-place River’s 93, to claim the league crown.
MaryKate McElroy had a huge day for Fort Frye. She set the meet record in the 1600 meter run with a time of five minutes, 24.32 seconds, won league titles in the 800 and 3200 and was also a leg in the winning 4 by 400 relay team. She was joined by Natalie Hart, Katelin Hart and Hunter Moore.
McElroy edged Caldwell’s Jenna Furr in the 800, 1600 and 3200.
Natalie Hart claimed the 100 meter hurdles title (17.15) while KyLynn Buchanan was a league champ in the pole vault, posting a mark of eight feet, six inches.
The Fort Frye boys finished fourth at the league meet with 83 points.
Warren boys 2nd in SEOAL meet
GALLIPOLIS – Warren competed in the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League Championship meet Tuesday night. The boys team was the runner-up with 103 points, behind only Logan’s 118. The Lady Warriors were third with 76 points. Logan (136) was the girls champ while Gallia Academy finished second (96).
On the girls side, Raelyn Gardner was a two-time league champ. She won the 100 meter dash in 13.19 seconds and also won the pole vault, setting the Warren record with a height of 11-6.
Gardner also teamed up with Katie Rauch, Brianne King and Natalie O’Dell to win the 4 by 200 relay (1:53.10) and the 4 by 100 relay (53.31).
Kayla Maze won the league title in the discus throw, hitting the 99-2 mark.
The Warren boys had their share of SEOAL champs as well. Matthew Neehouse bested everyone in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.15. Brent Ash nipped teammate Sam Goodman in the 3200 by just under half a second for the league title. Ash ran it in 10:27.64 with Goodman right behind at 10:28.09.
Ash and Goodman joined forces with Neehouse and Colton Cantley in the 4 by 800 relay for a league crown (8:47.14).
Cole Wigal recently returned to pole vaulting after a back injury kept him out most of the season and looked to be in midseason form. His height of 13-6 was best in the league.
Mason Pilkey finished first in the discus with a throw of 133 feet. Teammate Chris Massey was the runner-up with a 131-4 mark.