LOGAN, Ohio — It was Gallia Academy’s final Southeastern Ohio Athletic League track and field meet.
Madi Oiler made sure she cleared every hurdle.
And that she did, as Oiler was the Blue Angels’ — or even the Blue Devils’ — only all-league performer, capturing the championships in both SEOAL girls hurdles races on Saturday inside chilly Logan Chieftain Stadium.
The final four-team SEOAL meet featured only a few of Gallia Academy’s athletes, as most of them had competed just 18 hours earlier on Friday night in the Ohio Valley Conference championship meet.
To earn all-SEOAL status, an individual had to win his or her event, and Oiler swept the girls hurdles races for half (12) of the Blue Angels’ 23 points.
The junior won the 100m hurdles in 16.93 seconds, as the next closest competitor was over a full second slower (18.03).
In the 300m hurdles, Oiler amassed a victorious time of 49.46 seconds — the only lady to run under 50 as the runner-up almost ran a flat 52 (51.97 seconds).
Oiler’s teammate in the hurdles, senior Jamie Canfield, finished fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 300m.
Oiler also anchored the Blue Angels’ runner-up 4x400m relay team, which ran the four-lap race in four minutes and 32 seconds — and trailed Logan’s foursome by only slightly over a second (4:31.02).
Fellow junior Mary Watts was the third leg for GAHS, while freshman Erin Lincoln opened and sophomore Hailey Deem was the second.
Lincoln finished fourth in the 100m dash (13.95 seconds), while sophomore Grace Martin placed fifth in the 400m dash (1:10.51).
For the GAHS boys, they fielded fewer athletes — boys or girls — than any other club.
The Blue Devils placed in just three of the 17 events, scoring only 10 points.
The 4x400m relay quartet was runner-up to Logan, as the Blue Devils’ unit of sophomore opening leg Zac Bokal and juniors Dylan Nunn (second leg), Kaleb Crisenbery (third leg) and Isaiah Lester (fourth leg) ran a 3:38.
Crisenbery was the runner-up to Logan’s Isiah Smith in the high jump, as both men cleared six-feet, but Smith won the fewer misses tiebreaker.
Oliver Davis, in clearing nine feet in the pole vault, finished fourth for the Blue Devils.
The meet was scored on a 6-4-3-2-1 individual-point basis, as all relay races were scored on a 6-4-2 scale.
In both the girls and boys team rankings, Logan dominated — with Warren finishing second, Jackson third and Gallia Academy fourth.
The Logan boys amassed 124 points, followed by Warren with 79 and Jackson 40.
The Lady Chiefs collected 111.5 points, as Warren added 67.5 and Jackson 53.
Besides Oiler, the only non-Logan ladies’ wins were five by Jackson and two by Warren.
Jackson senior Hanah Johnson won the 100m, 400m and 800m events, with her sister Mika Johnson winning the 200m dash.
The Johnson sisters also teamed up with freshman Emma Stroth and senior Abby Waugh to win the girls 4x200m relay.
Warren’s wins on the girls side were by Caitlyn Burroughs in the 3,200m run and Erin Bogard in the pole vault.
Warren’s boys won three events — Brent Ash in the 3,200m run, Liam Keller in the pole vault and Mason Pilkey in the discus throw.
Jackson junior Blake McCoy was the only other non-Logan boys winner, claiming the long jump championship.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106
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