SR girls win, Milan boys 2nd at ORVC
South Ripley captured the championship on the girls side while several locals starred on the boys side as part of the Ohio River Valley Conference championship meet on Tuesday at Switzerland County.
Ripley squeaked by Jac-Cen-Del to win the girls conference crown, scoring 110 points while the Lady Eagles placed second with 101 points. Switzerland County was a narrow third at 100 points while Rising Sun was fourth with 50 points and Milan placed fifth at 34 points. Southwestern (Hanover) and Shawe Memorial wrapped up the standings.
The Lady Raiders captured the title using 4 first place finishes and several top performances. Emily Campbell, Ava Ralston, Kylie Betz and Deborah Murphy won the 3200 relay in a time of 11:39.91 while Lanie Nicholson won the 800 run in 2:35.18 and the 3200 run in 13:04.15. Emily Flood won the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.58 seconds.
Flood was runner-up in three different events including two individual second place finishes. She ran second in the 200 dash in 28.02 seconds and the 100 dash in 13.33 seconds. She was part of the runner-up 400 relay team with Janire San Miguel, Shelby Bastin and Eva Ayala in a time of 53.98 seconds. Nicholson was second in the 1600 run in 5:41.12 and Lena Conradi ran the 400 dash in 1:06.50 to place second. Murphy was third in the 3200 run in 13:54.18.
Jac-Cen-Del’s Cloey Simon was a conference champion in the 300 hurdles in 48.34 seconds and in the high jump with a leap of 14 feet and seven inches. She was runner-up in the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.93 seconds. Shaylee Volz won the shot put with a throw of 30 feet and 5.5 inches. Kayla Simon ran runner-up in the 300 hurdles at 50.20 seconds and Lindsey Linville finished second in the shot put with a throw of 27 feet and 5.75 inches.
Third place finishers for the Lady Eagles included Kayla Simon in the 100 hurdles in 17.21 seconds and she was third in the 200 dash in 28.28 seconds. Both Simons, Megan Weber and Lauryn Dilk ran the 1600 relay in a third place time of 4:34.96 and Autumn Norman, Marie Gohr, Allison Peetz and Kinsey Rohls finished third in the 3200 relay in 12:54.03. Also finishing third in a time of 57.74 seconds was the 400 relay team of Regan Hughes, Dillan Hughes, Linville and McKenzy Gray.
Newhart was third in the discus at 80 feet and four inches.
Milan’s Issabella Knueven was the discus runner-up at 84 feet and four inches and she was third in the shot put at 26 feet and eight inches. Sophia Thomas was second in the high jump with a jump of four feet and eight inches.
Southwestern won the boys meet with 110 points and Milan came away runner-up, scoring 97 points on the evening. Jac-Cen-Del was third with 82 points, Rising Sun had 63 points for fourth and South Ripley was fifth with 51 points. Switzerland County and Shawe rounded out the field.
Milan’s boys were impressive with seven first place finishes on Tuesday. Peyton Cavins won the 100 dash in 11.71 seconds, the 400 dash in 51.58 seconds and the 200 dash in 23.37 seconds. He was also featured on the championship 1600 relay team that included Ben Riehle, Ayden Potts and Ethan Schwipps in a time of 3:39.15.
Potts, Schwipps, Evan Miller and Riehle won the 3200 relay in 8:55.62. Riehle won the 1600 run in 4:48.72 and was conference champion in the 800 run in 2:05.97. Jonny Volk, Christopher Phillips, Jonathan Aldridge and Brady Werner were third in the 400 relay in a time of 49.14 seconds.
Jac-Cen-Del had two conference champions as Josh Pohle won the 3200 run in 10:53.44 and Luke Comer won the discus with a throw of 138 feet and four inches. Corbin White was runner-up in the shot put at 41 feet and two inches, Christian Comer was second in the long jump at 18 feet and 11 inches and Yuki Casado ran second in the 400 dash at 53.98 seconds. The 400 relay team of Deshawn Sutter-Johnson, Jacob Jines, Christian Comer and Luke Comer ran runner-up in 48.27 seconds.
Pohle was third in the 1600 run in 5:00.84 and Luke Comer was third in the 200 dash in 24.52 seconds.
South Ripley’s lone ORVC champion was Ryan Miller who won the shot put at 45 feet and four inches. He was also third in the discus event at 113 feet and 10 inches. William Tunny was third in the 110 hurdles in 17.39 seconds and was runner-up in the high jump at five feet and 10 inches. Jaden Peetz finished just behind him at third place at five feet and six inches.
South Ripley, Milan and Jac-Cen-Del all compete in the IHSAA girls track and field sectional on Tuesday at East Central and run the boys sectional at East Central on Thursday next week.