NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Now that is how you soar past the competition.
In amassing 13 championships and four runner-ups in the 17 events, the Eastern High School girls track and field team racked up a whopping 205 points — easily capturing the team title at Thursday’s Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division championship meet at Boston Field in Nelsonville.
The 13 titles left only four events not won by Eastern, which Waterford won three, while Wahama sophomore Lizzy Mullins muscled a 13.25-second time to take the 100m dash.
That earned Mullins the 2016 title of “TVC-Hocking Fastest Woman”.
The Eagles, in winning the meet by almost 100 points, finished first AND second in two events — the 400m dash and discus throw.
Waterford was second to Eastern with 108.33 points, while Belpre was third with 55 and Trimble fourth with 44.
Wahama — which recorded a pair of runner-ups — had 40 points, as Southern scored 33.
Federal Hocking had 24.33 points, and Miller a mere three-and-a-third.
Of all the Eagle performances, none was better than that of junior Alia Hayes in the discus.
That’s because Hayes heaved for 127-feet and eight inches, setting a new TVC meet record in the process.
Athens’ Anna Pomento previously held the mark, which was 125-feet and four inches set six years ago.
Eastern junior Sabrina Lauer was the runner-up to Hayes, as Lauer launched the discus a strong 90-feet and seven inches.
The third-best throw was 69-6 — not even within 20 or 50-feet of the Eagle top throws.
Hayes was a double winner with the shot put championship, as she tossed the shot 34-feet.
The Eagles amassed two other double winners — Jessica Cook in the 1,600m (5:50) and 800m runs (2:25) and Kelsey Johnson in the two hurdles races (16.69 in the 100m hurdles and 51.52 in the 300m hurdles).
Eastern’s Laura Pullins posted a triple triumph, winning the 400m dash (1:01.47), 200m dash (27.10) and high jump (5-2).
Cook was the runner-up in the 400m dash, clocking the one-lap sprint in a minute and three seconds.
The Eagles’ other individual win was by Ally Durst in the 3,200m run (12:46).
Eastern also captured three of the four relay races, with Waterford winning the 4x400m in four-and-a-half minutes.
Durst, Taylor Parker, Kaitlyn Hawk and Rhiannon Morris mustered the 4x800m win, completing the distance in 11:03.
The Eagles then swept the sprint relays — claiming the 4x200m (1:50.99) and 4x100m (53.73).
The 4x200m was anchored by Pullins, and also included Johnson (second leg), Annalisa Boano (first leg) and Cierra Smeeks (third leg).
The senior Johnson anchored the 4x100m, and also included Boano (first leg), Smeeks (third leg) and senior Brittney Leach (second leg).
The Eagles’ 4x400m club crossed in 4:37, consisting of Cook (first leg), Leach (second leg), Parker (third leg) and anchor Hannah Hill.
Boano (13.31), by a minuscule six one-hundredths of a second, was runner-up to Mullins (13.25) in the 100m dash.
Speaking of Mullins, she ran the second leg of Wahama’s 4x100m relay, which completed the lap sprint in 55.17 seconds.
Rebekah Roach ran the opening leg, Skylar Riffle the third, and Kaleigh Stewart the anchor.
Stewart was the runner-up in the 200m dash, running the half-lap in 28.58 ticks.
Waterford’s wins, individually, were by Brianna Lewis (eight-feet, six-inches) in the pole vault and Bethany Dawson (14-feet, nine-inches) in the long jump.
Southern junior Kamryn Smith was second to Dawson with a best leap of 14-feet, five and three-quarter inches.
A complete list of results can be found on www.baumspage.com.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106
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