Olentangy’s girls made the most noise among the four county squads competing in Thursday and Saturday’s OCC-Capital Division Championships at Hilliard Bradley, posting an impressive runner-up performance.
The Braves finished second with 104 points. New Albany took top honors (167.5) while Orange (102), Big Walnut (89.5), Worthington Kilbourne (89), Hayes (56), Mount Vernon (41) and Franklin Heights (10) smoothed out the scoring summary.
Local league champs included Olentangy’s Marinice Bauman, who won the 300-meter hurdles in 44.91 seconds; the Braves’ Cara Lucas, who won the pole vault with an effort of 10-0; Big Walnut’s Jamie Annis, who won the 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 14.65 seconds; Orange’s 4x200 relay team (Thelma Agyekum, Angel Frye, Udoka Durunna and Mikaela Lyons), which won its event in 1:48.05; and the Pioneers’ 4x400 relay team (Brynna Johnson, Frye, Bailey Hurley and Anna Dove), which won in 4:10.25.
Other top showings belonged to Bauman, who finished second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 100-meter dash in respective times of 14.86 and 12.64 seconds; Annis, who closed second in the 300 hurdles in 47.68 seconds; Hayes’ 4x200 relay team (Rylee Wright, Macie Wright, Tiarra Avant and Emily Richards), which finished second in 1:48.83; the Pacers’ 4x100 relay team (Sammi Smudz, Aly Wright, Avant and Macie Wright), which picked up second-place points in 53.20 seconds; Richards, who finished second in the 400-meter dash in 59.31 seconds; Big Walnut’s Avery Kerns, who closed second in the high jump with a mark of 5-0; Orange’s Lindsey Brandt, who finished second in the 3,200 in 12:30.28; Olentangy’s 4x400 relay team (Maddy Bull, Erin Wilt, Ireland Fallona and Bauman), which finished second in 4:12.90; Orange’s Ally Cummings, who finished second in the shot put with a heave of 31-05 1/2; and Lyons, who finished second in the long jump with a leap of 16-06 3/4.
•Junior Clair Wiles picked up first-place points in one event and freshman Abby Summers closed second in two others as Liberty finished third with an even 100 points during Thursday and Saturday’s OCC-Central Division Championships in Worthington.
Hilliard Davidson won the league crown with 165 points while Thomas Worthington finished second with 128.
Wiles powered the Patriots by winning the 1,600-meter run in 5:08.47. Summers, meanwhile, finished second in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in respective times of 12.63 and 25.88 seconds.
Other Patriot standouts included Alena Southwick, who secured runner-up honors in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.75 seconds; and Hailey Pickelheimer, who finished second in the 300-meter hurdles in 47.77 seconds.