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Local athletes turn in strong efforts at Chieftain Relays

TOP: Benjamin Logan’s David Wenger, left, runs in the 6,400 relay event Friday during the Chieftain Relays at Bellefontaine. BOTTOM: Bellefontaine’s Rosie Hyden clears a hurdle during the shuttle hurdles. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MATT HAMMOND)

Bellefontaine’s girls used four first-place finishes to spearhead a third-place finish Friday at the Chieftain Relays inside Dodd Stadium.

Toledo Whitmer won the girls meet with 91 points, River Valley was second with 88 points, while the Chieftains tied for third with Upper Arlington with 74 points each. The Raiders earned a sixth-place finish with 43 points.

Whitmer also took home the boys title with 111 points. River Valley earned runners-up with 94 points, Marysville was third with 69 points and Ben Logan’s boys were fourth with 50 points. The Chieftain boys were eighth with 30 points.

Earning wins for the BHS girls were the shot put relay of Brenda Johnson, Shauna Smith and Jazmyn Haley with a new meet record of 107-8.

Other wins came from the sprint medley of Ashley Artis, Kameren Haley, Jessica Kinchen and Regan Price (1:58.9), the shuttle hurdle relay of Erin LeVine, Rosie Hyden, Kinchen and Rebecca Carman (1:10.0) and the 400 relay of Artis, Kinchen, Price and Kameren Haley (52.5).

Placing fourth were the discus relay of Johnson, Smith and Jazmyn Haley (243-4), the high jump relay of LeVine, Artis and Johnson (13-4) and the distance medley of Kenzie Harman, Olivia Breckler, Anya Smith and Amber Jones (11:40.5).

Adding fifth-place finishes were the pole vault relay of Jessica Haushalter and Emma Earick (8-0) and the 6,400 relay of Maddi Butler, Mallory Stolly, Destiny Brown and Amber Jones (26:32).

Leading the Ben Logan girls was the second-place long jump relay of Marissa Wilbur, Tayler Rose and Lindsey Longbrake (39-3).

Finishing third were the high jump relay of Alex Thompson, Ciarra Wirick and Kylee Smith (13-4) and the sprint medley of Lauren Oglesbee, Johnna Putt, Rose and Monica Mannings (2:02.3).

Taking fourth were the shuttle hurdle relay of Wilbur, Wirick, Smith and Rose (1:13.2) and the pole vault relay (8-0), while a fifth-place finish came from the 800 relay of Mannings, Wilbur, Oglesbee and Wirick (1:58.6).

Ben Logan’s boys were paced by third-place finishes from the discus relay of Landon Johnson, Michael Green and Robbie Eleyet (341-10), the shot put relay of Johnson, Green and Saul Boysel (117-7 1/2) and the shuttle hurdle relay of Trent Rees, Bane Dodson, Aaron Crosby and Craig Boling (1:08.7).

Coming in fourth were the 400 relay of Matt Wilt, Jeremy Brisson, Boling and Anthoni Roberts (46.2), the 800 relay of Wilt, Rees, Mack Horton and Brisson (1:37.8) and the high jump relay of Crosby, Horton and Ryan Sheeley (15-4), with fifth-place finishes coming from the 6,400 relay of David Wenger, Warren, Kuhmer and Gray (20:53) and the 3,200 relay of Wenger, Kuhmer, Warren and Gray (9:22).

The Chieftain boys saw a third-place finish from the pole vault relay of Chase Wilcoxon and Dalton Short (22-0) with a fourth-place finish coming from the distance medley of Cody Proffitt, Zach Smith, Austen Benton and Ryan Dunn (9:18.8).

Taking fifth were the discus relay of Cam Henry, Alex Schinker and Chantz Rose (323-8 1/2) and the 6,400 relay of Storm Harman, Wes Samuels, Proffitt and Dunn (20:53).

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