MHS Girls’ Runner-Up in AAA
The Magnolia boys track team finished in third place in the OVAC Class-AAA with 70 points, while Bellaire was second with 94 points, and Linsly the winner with 122 points.
River was fourth in the A/AA, with Shadyside winning with 122 points. Paden City was 11th, Hundred 14 and Valley didn’t get any points.
E.J. Weber of Paden City won the OVAC Class-A/AA shot title with a heave of (44-10.75), while Jakob Barrows of Magnolia was runner-up in the AAA at (50-00.50). Jared Barrows (139-00) was second in the discus, and his brother Jakob (126-08) third. In the boys long jump Michael Johnson of River was third at (19-03).
In the sprinting events, Cooper Brown of River was first in the 400 meter dash, and third in the 200 meter dash (232.37), while his teammate Alex Refener (24.25) was fourth in the 200 meter dash. Refener was also third in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of (43.87). Cooper Brown was third in the 100 meter dash at (11.44) in Class A/AA, while Beisel was second in the 100 meter dash in Class-AAA with a time of (11.51).
Jason Beisel of Magnolia was second in the 400 meter dash (52.69), while teammate Spencer Shepard (2:04.72) blew away his competitors in the 800 meter run. Refener (17.43) was fourth in the 110 hurdles.
In the relay events, the Hundred team of William Lemasters, Martin Baker, Joseph White and Jacob Kuhn (9:46.17) was fourth in the 4×800 meter relay. The River 4×100 meter relay team of (47.38) Ethan Goudy, Daniel Sweguard, Michael Johnson and Alex Refener finished finished third. The Magnolia 4×100 team of Sebastian Stickler, Jason Beisel, Kyle Thomas and James Stillwagner (46.21) placed fourth.
The Paden City 4×110 meter Shuttle-Hurdle Relay team of Alex McCoy, Parker Higgins, Jasup Spragg and Kyler Wade finished fourth at (109.84) in Class A/AA, while the Eagles 4×110 meter Shuttle-Hurdle Relay team of Logan Beegle, Sebastian
Stickler, Marcus Barnes and James Stillwagner (1:05.86) was nosed out by Linsly at 1:05.10) in a Jim-Dandy. However, the Magnolia 4×400 meter relay team of Spencer Shepard, Logan Beegle, Damon Shimp and James Stillwagner topped the meet-off with a first place finish at (3:38.20).
Mady Winters topped the Magnolia school record in the shot put with a heave of 39-7, as well as winning the Class-3A and overall shot distance to help Magnolia(123-points) finish second to Linsly (151-points)in the OVAC Class-3A Girls championship Saturday, May 4th at St. Clairsville High School. Livi Beard of River won the 3,200 (11:59.19) and 1,600 (5:35.04) meter run, while Abbe Stackpole (26.72) won the 200 meter run for Paden City in OVAC Class-1A/2A.
Those taking second place in their respective events were, Katherine Henderson (15-10) in the long jump and high jump (4-10) for Hundred, while Winters got second in the discus (117-5)and Kennedy Parsons (4-8) in the high jump for Magnolia. Also claiming second place was Jaci Rhode (13.37) in the 100 meter dash. Other Eagles claiming second place was Liza Clegg (18.15) in the 100 meter hurdles, as well as Jaci Rohde (27.49) in the 200 meter dash. The Eagles 4×100 team of Bre Herrick, Kennedy Parsons, Audrey Cross and Jaci Rohde (54.06), and the 4×200 meter relay team of Bre Herrick, Liza Clegg, Aubrey Cross and Kennedy Parsons (1:55.00) each took second place finishes for Magnolia. Also the Blue Eagles 4×4 team of Olivia Mensore, Bre Herrick, Aubrey Hall and Kennedy Parsons (4:32.96) also finished second.
Hallie McDonald of Paden City also placed second in the 100 meter hurdles (17.39), as well as the Wildcats 4×100 meter relay team of Hallie McDonald, Mallory Yeater, Maggi Still and Abbe Stackpole (53.21).
Area girls placing third from Paden City was Hope Weber (93-09) in the discus, the Eagles Bre Herrick (1:05.82) in the 400 meter dash, and Jaci Rhode (14-10.75 in the long-jump. Karina Patel (13:34.19) in the 3,200, and Liza Clegg ( 53.36) in the 300 meter hurdles each finished third place, along with the Blue Eagles 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle team of Alyssa Kocher, Sarah Morgan, Lenieca Grimm and Lisa Clegg. Carmen Hinerman of River also finished in third in the 300 meter hurdles at (51.08).
Finishing in fourth place for River in the 100 meter hurdles was Carmen Hinerman at (17.59) in the 100 meter hurdles, as well as Camryn Caldwell (6:05.61) in the 1,600 meter run. Magnolia’s Lenieca Grimm (54.57) was fourth in the 300 meter hurdles, and 100
meter hurdles (18.66). Audrey Cross also was fourth in the 100 meter dash at (13.46), as well as their 4×800 meter relay team of Olivia Mensore, Mikalyn Renner, Abby Clegg and Aubrey Hall at (11:26.53), and Kyndra Pilant (33-00.75) in the shot-put. Also in the shot in class-A/AA was Brittany Kennedy at (29-02) of Valley.
OVAC CLASS 1A/2A QUALIFYING
The first steps toward an OVAC track and field championship were taken Monday evening at Red Devil Stadium by Hundred, Paden City, River and Valley in OVAC Class-1A/2A, with Magnolia competing in the 3A.
Qualifying – With only the top four qualifying to move on to the championship round Saturday in the OVAC Cal Giffin Track and Field Championship the athletes were competing like never before in one of the largest conference meets in the country.
The Blue Eagles Jason Beisel won the 100 meter dash at 11.73, and was second in the 400 meter dash behind Linsly’s Corban James-Barrett 52.48 to 54.54, while helping the Blue Eagles 4×100 meter relay team with Jacob Miller, Damon Shimp and James Stillwagner that placed second behind Linsly at 45.54 to 46.25.
The Magnolia shuttle team of Stillwagner, Sebastian Stickler, Marcus Barnes and Logan Beegle won their race at 1:06.86, as well as the 4×400 meter relay team with Spencer Shepherd, Shimp, Beegle and Stillwagner at 3:41.09 which took first place.
Jacob and Jared Barrows went third and fourth in the discus at 137-04 and 132-05, respectively, behind Bellaire’s Colt Sechrest at 154-03. Jakob would move up a couple spots to second in the shot-put 53-03.50 to Cole LaRoche also of Bellaire at 59-05.50.
The Blue Eagles’ Spencer Shepherd finished second to Barnesville’s Ryan Lucas in the 800 meter run, 2:08.39 to 2:07.76 to finish out the Blue Eagles boys who qualifies for the championships Saturday.
In the Girls Class-3A, the Magnolia’s 4×100 meter relay team of Bre Herrick, Kennedy Parsons, Audrey Cross and Jaci Rhode had the best time at 54.13 as did their 4×100 meter shuttle hurdle relay team of Alyssa Kocher, Sarah Morgan, Lenieca Grimm and Liza Clegg at 1:15.47.
The Eagles Mady Winters won the shot-put at 37-06.50, while teammate Kyndra Pilant was third at 33-02.50. Winters, placed third at 105-09 in the discus behind Bellaire’s Katelyn Hart at 124-05.
Jaci Rhode won the long-jump at 15-08.75, while MHS teammate Kennedy Parsons finished third behind the Big Reds Michaela Flaherty, 4-8 to 4-10 in the high jump. Rhode placed second to the Linsly Cadets Sydney Glessner, in a barn-burner 27.76 to 27.80 in the 200 meter dash.
The Eagles Karina Patel was third to Union Locals Hannah Kemp, 13:17. 88 to 12:14.58 in the 3,200 meter run. Also placing third was the Blue Eagles 4×400 meter relay team of Olivia Mensore, Bre Herrick, Aubrey Hall and Kennedy Parsons at 4:36.15 to Linsly’s 4:25.47. Herrick was second in the 400-meter dash at 1:03.95 to the Cadets Maddie Campsey at 1:00.58.
Getting third and fourth on the 300 meter hurdles was Liza Clegg (53.30) and Lenieca Grimm (54.12) to Kylie Pell (51.30) of Linsly.
Also getting third was the Eagles 4×200 meter relay team of Herrick, Clegg, Cross and Parsons at 1:57.03 to Linsly at 1:51.92. Rhode (13.53) and Cross (13.97) went second and fourth, respectively in a very close race to the Cadets Sydney Glessner (13.53) in the 100 meter dash. Clegg was second at (18.82) and Grimm third (19.05) to the Cadets Kylie Pell at 18.34 in a close 100 meter hurdle event.
The Magnolia foursome of Olivia Mensore, Mikalyn Renner, Abby Clegg and Audrey Hall finished fourth at 11:31.94 to the Lady Cadets at 10:44.18 in a very tough 4×800 meter relay event Magnolia’s OVAC final qualifiers.
In the Class-A/AA field, the Paden City 4×200 meter relay team of Hallie McDonald, Mallory Yeater, Cora Anderson and Abbe Stackpole took top honors with a solid time of 1:53.51, while their 4×100 meter relay team of McDonald, Yeater, Maggi Still and Abbe Stackpole finished a close second to Wheeling Central 52.42 to 53.02. The Cat’s will head to Saturday’s championship.
The River Pilots’ Livi Beard was again at the top of her game in the 1,600, and 3,200 meter run, winning with times of 12:25.19 and 5:49.95, respectively, while her teammate Camryn Caldwell finished fourth at 6:12.62. The Pilots’ Carmen Hinerman placed a close second to Addison Ammons of Clay-Battelle, 17.04 to 17.92 in the 100- meter hurdles. Hinerman also will compete Saturday in the 300 meter hurdles as she placed fourth to Kaylie Laskody of Trinity 48.02 to 52.02.
The ‘Cats speedster Abbe Stackpole finished a very close second to Kennedy Martin of Weirton Madonna 27.03 to 27.18 in the 200 meter race. Paden City’s Hope Weber placed third to Martin in the discus, 107-05 to 89-06, while the Valley Lumberjills Brittany Kennedy placed third to Martin in the shot, 33-10.50 to 31-05.50.
The Hundred Hornets’ Katherine Henderson finished third to Karlie Vanderbourne of Wheeling Central 15-10 to 15-02.50 in the long jump, and second to Laskody 5-0 to 4-10 in the high jump.
In the OVAC boys meet, the Pilots’ Cooper Brown won the 400 meter dash at 51.25, while teammate Alex Refener finished fourth in the 200 at 23.57. Brown also placed second in the 100 meter dash to Nathan Swaniger of Clay-Battelle by a whisker 11.68 to 11.72. Refener won the 300 meter hurdles at 43.51, and was fourth to Jakob Klug of Shadyside, 16.61 to 16.80 in the 110 meter hurdles. The Pilots 4×100 meter relay team of Refener, Ethan Goudy, Daniel Sweguard and Michael Johnson was second to Southern Local 46.06 to 47.05. Johnson also was fourth to Zach Stackhouse 20-06 to 19-0 in the long jump.
The Paden City shuttle hurdle team of Alex McCoy, Parker Higgins, Jasup Spragg and Kyler Wade was fourth to Cameron 1:03.81 to 1:11.19, while teammate E.J. Weber was third to Kevin Herink of Bridgeport, 45-04 to 43-03.50 in the shot-put.
The Hundred Hornets 4×800 meter relay team of Joseph White, Martin Baker, William LeMasters and Jacob Kuhn was fourth place at 10:05.87 to 9:09.34 to Caldwell.