MHS cruises to OVAC boys’ track championship

CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — The Morgantown High boys’ track team claimed the OVAC team championship Saturday May 5.

Behind three individual conference champions and a first-place finish in the 4×200-meter relay, the Mohigans tallied 152 points, which easily outdistanced St. Clairsville (122).

In a meet featuring 39 schools, Clay-Battelle finished 17th with 50 points and the Cee-Bees saw Nathan Swaniger win Class A-AA championships in the 100 (11.78) and the 200 (23.55).

In the girls’ meet, Wheeling Central won the team title with 116 points. MHS placed sixth with 102 points, while University High (58) was 14th, Clay-Battelle (56) placed 15th and Trinity Christian (26) was 26th.

The MHS boys were led in the field events by Brendan Jones, who won the high jump after clearing 6-feet. Gabe Stover won the long jump with a leap of 20-2.25.

Freshman Michael Hoefler won the 3,200 in a time of 10:09.83.

The MHS boys’ 4×200 relay team won the conference title in a time of 1:345.69.

For the C-B boys’, the Cee-Bees also won the 4×200 (1:36.08) and the 4×100 (45.89).

The MHS girls’ won three individual conference titles and two relay titles.

Samantha Hatcher won the 1,600 in a time of 5:13.53 and Amber Dombrowski won the 400 in a time of 57.84. Avigail Radabaugh won the 3,200 in a time of 11:30.67.

MHS also won titles in the 4×800 relay (9:40.90) and the 4×400 (4:09.86).

University High’s Zoe Shetty won the 800 meters in a time of 2:25.93.

Trinity’s Reagan Sharp won the long jump with a leap of 15-4.

Clay-Battelle’s Addison Ammons won the pole vault after clearing 10-0, Hailey Carreon won the 100 hurdles (16.48) and the shuttle hurdle relay team took first in a time of 1:08.73.

The MHS boys also got a strong performance from Alajuan Robinson, who took second in the 100 (11.36), while Tre Tarantini took second in the pole vault (9-06) and Chase Wisman was second in the discus (124-07).

Mikael Virji was second in the 3,200 with a time of 10:14.34 and the 4×800 relay team also took second place (8:26.83).

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