Baron girls secure district title


Chloe Dawson won a pair of district titles in the distance events and helped a relay team to a third to lead the Buckeye Valley girls track and field team at the Division II, District 1 championship over the weekend at Westerville North.

The Barons, who also picked up first-place points from Avery Meier, Ashley Beatty and Chloe Gibson, won the team title with 147 points. Olentangy Berlin was second with 88 while Bishop Hartley smoothed out the top three with 87.

Dawson won the 1,600 (5:26.48) and 3,200 (11:38.89), Meier won the 400-meter dash (1:01.17), Beatty took the title in the 800 (2:21.78) and Gibson won the long jump (16-06.75).

BV also won the 4×800 relay as Dawson, Jia Radloff, Bailey Kreft and Beatty teamed up to finish in 9:52.59.

Other standouts included Radloff, who finished second in the 400 (1:02.23); and Chayse Arnhold, who was second in the high jump (4-08).

Berlin’s best finishes came in the 300 hurdles and pole vault. Cara Susey finished second (48.28 seconds) in the hurdle event while Maggie Conrad was second (10-07) in the pole vault.

On the boys’ side, Berlin nabbed a third-place showing with 73.50 points while Buckeye Valley was fifth with 50.

Ethan Harsh was the Bears’ lone district champ, taking top honors in both hurdle events. He won the 110 in 16.01 seconds and the 300 in 41.67 seconds. The Barons’ Will Hook was right behind him in the shorter race, finishing second in 16.28 seconds.

BV’s Charlie Daily also nabbed a runner-up finish, closing second in the 400 (51.05 seconds) while Berlin’s Luke Waldon was second in the pole vault (14-0).

Division III, District 1 Championship

Delaware Christian junior Lyssi Snouffer continued what’s been a stellar spring, winning two events and scoring in two others to lead her team at the recent Division III, District 1 championship meet, which wrapped up Saturday at Watkins Memorial.

Snouffer had a big district meet in the field, winning the high jump (5-07) and long jump (17-02.50). She also finished second in the 400 (1:01) and fourth in the 200 (27 seconds), making her directly responsible for 33 of her team’s 38 points.

Village Academy had a district champ as well as Amelia Cameron won the 3,200 (12:20.52).

Division I, District 1 Championship

Ari Avant finished third in both hurdle events to lead the Delaware Hayes girls at the recent Division I, District 1 championship meet in Hilliard.

Avant finished the 100 hurdles in 15.38 seconds before closing third in the 300 hurdles in 45.81 seconds.

Olentangy was also in action. The Braves’ best finish came in the 100-meter dash as Muskan Arora nabbed runner-up honors with an effort of 12.97 seconds.

The Braves were eighth as a team with 34 points while the Pacers finished 12th with 15.

In boys’ action, Olentangy was seventh with 45 points and Hayes closed 13th with 16.50.

Carter Schaefer and Cade Carter provided some of the Braves’ highlights, winning the 3,200 (9:51.48) and pole vault (14-04), respectively.

Orion Ward, meanwhile, finished third in the long jump (21-09.75) to lead the Pacers.

Division I, District 2 Championship

Gracie Sprankle picked up a district title in the 3,200 to pace Olentangy Liberty’s girls at the recent Division I, District 2 championship meet in Hilliard.

Sprankle crossed the line in 11:34.75.

The Patriots finished third as a team with 96 points.

On the boys’ side, Liberty was third with 67 points and Big Walnut finished 12th with 14.

Luke Bendick led the Patriots, winning the pole vault with an effort of 15-06.

Jackson Podraza was solid for the Golden Eagles, finishing third in the high jump with a mark of 6-03.

Division I, District 3 Championship

Orange’s girls picked up district titles in four different events en route to the team title at the recent Division I, District 3 championship meet in Hilliard.

Sara Borton and Grace Frye were the Pioneers’ individual winners. Frye took top honors in the shot put (36-08.50) and discus (136-06) while Borton won the pole vault (11-0).

The other win came in a relay as Orange’s 4×200 quartet of Camille Barron, Kylie Hanson, Abby Faulkner and Ava Musgrove won in 1:45.21.

Big Walnut, which finished seventh as a team, was led by Colbi Borland and Kaley Rammeslberg. Borland won the 3,200 in 11:32.25 while Rammelsberg won the high jump with a leap of 5-05.

In boys’ action, Orange was second with 101 points. Pioneer winners included Jonathan Peterson in the pole vault (14-07) and Jaeschel Acheampong in the long jump (24-05).

Members of the Buckeye Valley girls track and field team pose with their trophy after winning a Division II district title Saturday in Westerville. of the Buckeye Valley girls track and field team pose with their trophy after winning a Division II district title Saturday in Westerville. Submitted

Gazette Staff

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