Eagle Boys Claim WTTL Championship
The Magnolia Blue Eagle Boys’ Track Team blew away Tyler, River and Paden City in the second session of the WTTL with 117 points with the nearest team, Tyler Consolidated took second with 69 points, while River and Paden City adding 40 and 33 points, respectively.
Brendan Kacor finished first in the 200 meter dash and first in the long jump with a jump of 20′.25, while finishing second in the 100 meter dash. The 100 meter relay team of Kacor, Steve Rogalski, Timmy Shreves and Lance Anderson crossed the finish line in first at a time of 45.9, along with the 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams.
Alec Hinerman and MHS teammate Bill Feeney placed second and first, respectively, in the 3,200 meter run, while Nathan Harshberger came in third and Feeney fourth in the 1,600 meter run.
Rogalski and Anderson finished second and third, respectively, in the 100 meter dash, while Anderson placed third in the 200 meter dash. Joe Feeney, Cameron Benson and Harshberger placed second, third and fourth in the 800 meter run, while their Magnolia teammate James Haught placed third in the 110 meter hurdles.
Rogalski finished in the top slot for the high jump at 5’10, while Matt Riggs won he shot put and discus with tosses of 46′ and 151.’ respectively. Anderson was fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18’2.
The Pilots’ Dylan Potts nosed out Blue Eagle Nick Blatt in the 400 meter dash, while the Wildcats’ Malakai Anderson finished third. Potts also placed runner up in the 200 meter dash, while the Wildcat 100 meter relay team nosed out the Pilots for second place in the 4×100 meter relay event.
Wildcat Josh Bennett finished one spot better than the Eagles’ Tim Shreves to win the 300 meter hurdles, while Bennett, Malakai Anderson, Taylor Still and Braxton Herrick won the 4×200 meter relay with an impressive 1:38 time.
The Lady Knights repeated week one in the WTTL, beating the Lady Pilots 103-79 points, while Magnolia and Paden City finished third and fourth, respectively, with 51 and 34 points.
The Pilots’ Emily Dierkes won the 800 meter run and the 4×800 team of Randa Imhoff, Laken Ramsay, Annie Turner, Emily Dierkes and the 4×200 meter relay team of Alexa Isaly, Laken Ramsay, Hannah Jones, and Cassidy McCullough. All placed first for the Lady Pilots in their respective events.
Christa Harshberger won back-to-back weeks in the 3,200 meter run while finishing second in the 800 meter run. Both Emily Patterson and Holly McDonald placed second in the 100 meter dash and the 100 meter hurdles, respectively, while Brittany Leek was third in the 100 meter hurdles and Paden City’s Stephanie West came in third in the 100 meter dash.
Alli Childers of Magnolia won her second straight high jump championship, while Courtney Prout from River finished third. Holly McDonald also won her second straight victory in the long jump, while the Wildcats Amanda Sellers finished second.
Imhoff of River beat out the Magnolia’s Jennie Emch in the 400 meter dash for second place, while Krista Emch finished one spot behind the Lady Cat Erika Sapp in the 1,600 meter run for third place.
The Eagles 4×200 meter relay team and the 4×400 meter relay team each finished in third place, while the ‘Cats’ 4×400 meter relay and the Pilots’ 4×400 meter relay teams came in third and second, respectively.
In the 4×100 meter shuttles the Magnolia team of Emily Patterson, Emily Amos, Holly McDonald and Brittany Leek finished first with a time of 1:09.5, while Paden City finished third.
Desi Hinkle and Chelsea Smith each placed first in the discus and shot put, while Hinkle placed second and JoBeth Haslam finished third in the shot put, respectively.
The Magnolia Boys claimed the Ritchie County Pizza House Boys’ Track Invitational with 87 points, while Ritchie County finished second with 80 points. Tyler Consolidated finished in a third place tie with Point Pleasant in the 12 team invitational.
Brendan Kacor won the only championship for the Magnolia boys in the long jump with a leap of 21′ Matt Riggs finished second in the discus and third in the shot put with a toss of 153′ and 43’6, respectively.
Kacor came in second behind Nate Taylor of Tyler Consolidated in the 100 meter dash in a close contest, 11.60 to 11.37, while finishing third in the 200 meter dash, with Taylor finishing first once again with a 23.14 time, with Kacor close behind at 23.80.
Aaron Estep of Tyler Consolidated won the 1,600 meter run and the 3,200 meter run and came in second in the 800 meter run, while Magnolia Joe Feeney placed fourth in the 1,600 meter run and the 800 meter run. Nick Blatt was fifth in the 800 meter run for Magnolia, while Nathan Harshberger finished third in the 3,200 meter run.
Steven Rogalski placed third in the 400 meter run with a time of 55.02, while finishing third in the high jump at 5’8. The Magnolia 4×100 meter relay finished second with a time of 46.54 to Williamstown’s 46.33. Tyler placed third with a 47.19 in one of the best races of the day.
The Knights shuttle team was second and its 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay placed fourth, while the Eagles 4×400 meter relay team finished third and the 4×200 meter relay team finished sixth. The Blue Eagle 4×800 meter relay team finished in fourth place for al the area scoring in the boys meet.
In the girls’ Invitational, St. Marys won with 142 points, while Tyler Consolidated placed fifth and Magnolia came in sixth.
Their were no winners, but the Eagles’ Alli Childers did place second in the high jump at 5′. Christa Harshberger placed fourth in the 3,200 meter run and was on the 4×800 relay team that placed sixth with Krista Emch, Bethany Butcher and Stina Petterson.
Holly McDonald placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles, while Brittany Leek finished sixth and fourth, respectively, in the long jump. McDonald, along with Emily Patterson, Emily Amos and Brittany Leek also placed fourth in the 4×100 meter relay event. Sarah Meuller placed fourth in the shot put.