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Magnolia Track Teams Fare Well In Invitationals

By Staff | Apr 28, 2010

The Magnolia Blue Eagle boys and girls track teams competed in different invitationals this past weekend. The boys went to the Bellaire Relays and finished in seventh place out of 19 teams, while the girls went to Point Pleasant to participate in the Paul Wood Memorial Invitational and placed fourth in an eight- team invitational.

In the Bellaire Relays, a powerful Gahanna Lincoln High School came out on top with 94.5 points, while the Eagles finished with 38 points and River was last with a half a point.

Eagles’ strongman Matt Riggs twirled the discus 148′ 1, while Aaron Schnied, son of former MHS Track Coach Craig Schnied, placed second with 141′ 7. Riggs and Schnied traded places in the shot put, with Schnied taking first with a toss of 50’9, while Riggs placed second with a toss of 48′

The Eagles’ Brendon Kacor also won an event in the long jump with a leap of 20’8.5″. The Eagles finished third in the 400 meter relay; third in the 1,600 meter relay; and sixth in the 800 meter relay. Nathan Harshberger placed fourth in the 3,200 meter run, while teammate Alec Hinerman finished sixth for the Blue Eagles. The Pilots Journey Wayts was the only trackster to score for the Pilots, when he tied for sixth in the pole vault. *****

The Magnolia girls had a good showing in the Paul Wood Memorial with a fourth place finish against the likes of St. Marys, River Valley, Poca, Wayne, Scott, Point Pleasant and Roane.

The Eagles’ Ali Childers tied the MHS school record in the high jump with a leap of 5’2 and took home the blue ribbon. The Lady Eagle shuttle team crossed the finish line in first place, while their 4×100 meter relay team placed second behind River Valley High School.

Christa Harshberger placed second in the 3,200 meter run and fifth in the 1,600 meter run. The 4×400 and the 4×800 meter relay team each came in fifth place, while the 4×200 meter relay team placed sixth. Holly McDonald finished third in the long jump at 15’3, while placing sixth in the 100 meter hurdles. Teammate Brittany Leek came in third in the 100 meter hurdles, while Emily Patterson came in fifth in the 100 meter dash. This is the 51st year of track at Magnolia.