GAHS girls place 2nd in OVC, Blue Devils 5th

By Alex Hawley -

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — The Gallia Academy track and field team claimed first place in seven events in Friday’s Ohio Valley Conference meet, hosted by Fairland High School, as the GAHS girls team finished second and the boys team took fifth.

The host Lady Dragons scored 181.5 to win the girls team competition, while the Blue Angels were second with 143.5. Portsmouth (89.5) placed third, Coal Grove (85.5) was fourth, followed by Chesapeake (55), Rock Hill (39), South Point (32) and Ironton (26).

The GAHS 4x400m relay team of Erin Lincoln, Abby Cremeans, Hailey Deem and Madi Oiler placed first, with a time of 4:24.82. The quartet of Varna Thayaparan, Jamie Canfield, Ashton Webb and Grace Martin (1:58.78) was second in the 4x200m relay, while the team of Deem, Cremeans, Sabrina Manygoats and Caitlin Caldwell (12:03.73) finished third in the 4x800m relay.

Oiler won both the 100m hurdles (16.43) and the 300m hurdles (47.39), while taking second in the 200m dash (27.29). GAHS junior Mary Watts — who won the 800m run (2:36.53) and the 1600m run (5:39.23) — finished third in the 3200m run (12:52.89) and fourth in the high jump (4-10).

Mesa Polcyn won the 3200m run, with a time of 12:30.88, while finishing third in the 1600m run (5:46.30). Lincoln was second in the 400m dash (1:04.83), fourth in the 100m dash (13.90) and fourth in the 200m dash (28.57), while Martin was fourth in the long jump, with a leap of 13-9.5.

Fairland also won the boys team competition, scoring a 143.33, while South Point (104) was second and Rock Hill (95.83) was third. Next was Chesapeake (82), followed by the Blue Devils (80), the Trojans (71), the Hornets (44.83) and the Fighting Tigers (40).

The Blue Devil 4x800m relay team of Kyle Greenlee, Zac Bokal, Cade Mason and Caleb Greenlee finished third, with a time of 9:08.14.

GAHS junior Kaleb Crisenbery won the 800m run (2:04.11), while placing second in the high jump (6-3) and fourth in the 1600m run (4:43.66). Isaiah Lester (51.25) took second in the 400m dash, Drew VanSickle (111-01) was fourth in the discus throw, while Ezra Blain was fourth in both the 110m hurdles (19.78) and the 300m hurdles (44.79).

Complete results of the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference meet can be found on the web at

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By Alex Hawley