Southern girls 4th, boys 5th at NYHS Open

By Alex Hawley -

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Score two for the home team.

The Nelsonville-York boys and girls track and field teams both claimed team titles in the NYHS open, on Wednesday night at Boston Field in Athens County.

The Lady Buckeyes’ total of 152 was just six ahead of second place Athens. Belpre was third at 74, followed by Southern with 55 and Logan with 43. Miller rounded out the six-team field with 28.

The Lady Tornadoes claimed two event championships, with freshman Sydney Roush winning the 800m run with a time of 2:43.98, and fellow freshman Baylee Wolfe winning the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches. Roush also turned in a third place performance in the 3200m run, posting a time of 14:26.70.

SHS senior Kamryn Smith earned two second place finishes for the Purple and Gold, running the 400m dash in 1:05.40, and leaping 14-10.75 in the long jump.

On the boys side, Nelsonville-York finished with 178, a full 58 ahead of second place Belpre. Athens was third with 97, Logan was fourth at 65, while Southern and Miller tied for fifth with 24 apiece.

Southern freshman Gage Barrett had the Tornadoes’ top finish, placing second in the long jump at 19-2. Dylan Smith claimed third in the 400m dash for the Purple and Gold, completing the one-lap race in 59.68.

Complete results of the Nelsonville-York Open can be found on the web at

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

By Alex Hawley