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Lumberjacks Win First OVAC Track Championship

By Staff | May 9, 2012

The Valley Lumberjack Track Team displays its Class 1-A first place trophy from the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference track championship May 5 at Saint Clairsville. From left, kneeling, are Spencer Mason, Casey Pingley, Dylan Edgell, and Chuck Roberts. Back row, Head Coach Leslie Lively, Brett Christiansen, Josh Baker, Clay Ueltschy, Jon Smallwood, Troy Hubbard, Trey Smith, and Assistant Coach Richard Duffield.

Valley High School picked up its first OVAC track title May 5 at the conference championships at Saint Clairsville, scoring 40.5 points to win the Class-1A title and a 14th place in overall results from 52 teams competing in the event.

And, for the third consecutive year, the Magnolia High School Track Team won first place in Class 3-A.

Blue Eagle Stephen Rogalski took first place in the Boys’ 400 Meter Dash, while River High School’s Cassidy McCullough took the gold in the Girls’ 300 Meter Hurdles. McCullough also took the second spot in the Girls’ 100 Meter Dash and 200 Meter Dash.

Lumberjack Spencer Mason came in second in the shot put event, scoring 49-11.00 to break the school record of Jim Coen in 1985. Mason also led in the discus event with a toss of 132.8. The shuttle team of Trey Smith, Dylan Edgell, Clay Ueltschy, and Troy Hubbard ran a time of 1:07.35, lopping off 12 seconds from their qualifying time.

Casey Pingley, who broke his 100 Meter time in the qualifying rounds, ran a time of 11.06 to finish fourth in the finals. He also broke his own school record in the 200 Meter by running it in 22.93, making him the top Class 1-A runner in both events.

Magnolia High School seniors, from left, Bill Feeney, Nick Blatt, and Alec Hinerman pose with the school’s championship trophy in OVAC Class 3-A. (Photo by Sandy Hinerman)

“This was an objective this year,” said Head Coach Leslie Lively. “The boys worked very hard all season. We are proud to bring the trophy home to the school and are thankful for all the community support.”

In addition to Valley, Magnolia, and River, Paden City High School also qualified athletes for the conference championship. In overall girls’ events, River placed seventh with 49 points, while Paden City was 31st with 13.5 points. Magnolia was in 32nd place with 12 points and Valley placed last with an overall two points.

In overall boys’ competitions, Magnolia was fifth at 68.5 points, while Valley placed 14th place with 40.5 points. River boys came in 21st with 25 markers and Paden City was 38th with five points.


100 Meter Dash: 2 Cassidy McCullough, RHS, 12.59;

200 Meter Dash: 2 Cassidy McCullough, RHS 26.53;

800 Meter Run: 8 Lauren Cline, MHS, 2:33.72;

3200 Meter Run: 14 Christa Harshberger, MHS, 13:35.56

100 Meter Hurdles: 3 Cassidy McCullough, RHS, 16.09; 6 Taylor Parsons, PCHS, 16.60;

300 Meter Hurdles: 1 Cassidy McCullough, RHS, 45.82; 5 Taylor Parsons, 49.69;

4×200 Meter Relay: 13 PCHS, 1:59.40;

4×400 Meter Relay: 12 MHS, 4:35.19;

4×800 Meter Relay: 1 RHS, 10:57.95; 10 MHS. 10:58.01;

High Jump: 9 Courtney Imhoff, RHS, J4-06.00; 13 Abagail Willey, VHS, 4-02.00;

Shot Put: 14 Tori Johnson, RHS, 27-04.50;


100 Meter Dash: 4 Casey Pingley, VHS, 11.34; 10 Stephen Rogalski, MHS, 11.44;

200 Meter Dash: 4 Casey Pingley, VHS, 22.93; 19 Stephen Rogalski, MHS, 23.52;

400 Meter Dash: 1 Stephen Rogalski, MHS, 49.67; 10 Nick Blatt, MHS, 53.62; Kennedy Cain, PCHS, 55.63;

800 Meter Run: 5 James Haught, MHS, 2:05.77;

1600 Meter Run: 6 Alec Hinerman, MHS, 4:40.04; 9 Bill Feeney, MHS, 4:43.92;

3200 Meter Run: 5 Bill Feeney, MHS, 10:16.66; 8 Alec Hinerman, MHS, 10:20.71

110 Meter Hurdles: 10 VHS, 46.32;

4×200 Meter Relay: 6 MHS, 1:33.82; 10 RHS, 1:37.21; 13 PCHS, 1:42.35;

4×400 Meter Relay: 6 MHS, 3:39.76; 8 RHS, 3:43.33; 13 VHS, 3:48.94

4×800 Meter Relay: 5 MHS, 8:37.18; 14 VHS, 9:27.75;

4×100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle: 19 VHS, 1:07.35;

Pole Vault: 11 Josh Baker, VHS, 9-06.00;

Long Jump: 6 Dallas Necessary, RHS, 19-01.50; 7 Kage Rohde, MHS, 18-11.25;

Shot Put: 2 Spencer Mason, VHS, 49-11.00; 5 Jared Hinkle, RHS, 48-03.50; 14 Keith Hardbarger, PCHS, 40-03.75;

Discus Throw: 6 Spencer Mason, VHS, 132-08; 12 Thomas Tharp, RHS, 117-08.