The Galion girls and boys track and field teams gave a strong performance, while hosting the Galion Kiwanis Track Invitational on Friday.
This year’s field includes 16 teams from the local area and around the state. Those competing include: Ashland, Clear Fork, Colonel Crawford, Galion, Lexington, Mansfield Senior, Marion Harding, Marysville, North Union, Northwestern, Ontario, Pleasant, Shelby, Watkins Memorial, West Holmes, and Westerville Central.
“This is quickly becoming one of the marquee late season track meets in the region,” Athletics Director Kyle Baughn said. “I want to thank the Galion Kiwanis Club for their support of our student-athletes and the Galion City School District.”
The Lady Tigers placed second with 71.5 points, while the boys placed third with 68 points.
For the girls, Westerville Central placed first with 79 points, while Watkins Memorial tallied 62 points for third place, followed by Mansfield Senior (53), Lexington (46), Shelby (45), Ontario (44) and Clear Fork (42). County rival Colonel Crawford placed 11th with 38 points.
Dani Court notched the top spot for the Galion girls team after placing first in the discuss throw at 125-11.
Colonel Crawford’s Callie Ruffener broke a personal and meet record in the girls pole vault at 12-feet-3.
For the boys, Watkins Memorial placed first with 108 points, while Marysville racked up 99 points, followed by Galion, Mansfield Senior (64), Ashland (53) and Shelby (41.5). Colonel Crawford tied with Westerville Central for seventh place with 35 points, while West Holmes placed ninth with 33 points.
Galion’s Collin McCullough placed first in the 300 meter hurdles (39.59), while Houston Blair took first in the boys long jump (21-09.5).
Colonel Crawford’s Chad Johnson placed first in the 1600 meter run (4:20.12).
Galion competed at the Shelby 9/10 Invite. The boys and girls team both placed fourth with 77 and 64.5 points, respectively.
For full results go to www.baumspage.com/track/galion/2016/2016%20Results.htm.
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