CHS girls finish second in the First Capital

The Circleville girls track and field team won three of four relays and turned in a number of other first-place finishes on Thursday to finish second at the Chillicothe Cavalier Invitational.

The Tigers and Cavaliers battled back and forth all night, with the hosts eventually edging the Tigers 165-162 for the top prize. Adena was a distant third in the eight-school field with 101 points.

The 3200-relay team of Maddux Bigam, Morgan Blakeman, Ava Justice and Ellie Patrick finished first in 10:34.50, the 400-relay team of Sydney Lattimer, Isabelle Perini, Payton Ford and Faith Yancey also claimed top-billing in 51.94 and the 1600-relay team of Yancey, Blakeman, Patrick and Bigam struck gold in 4:14.31.

Circleville’s Ava Justice helped the 3200-relay team finish first on Thursday. File photo by Hailey Fox/Pickaway-Ross CTC

The 800-relay team of Emma Groff, Kaylin Mankin, Bella Morningstar and Mya Nardi took second in 1:56.11.

Yancey won the 100 in 13.20 and the 200 in 26.46. Bigam took top billing in the 800 in 2:31.62 and teammate Ellie Patrick was third in 2:38.16.

Groff prevailed in the pole vault at 10-feet.

Members of the Circleville girls track and field team following a second-place finish on Thursday in the First Capital. Photo courtesy of Circleville track and field.

Lattimer won the long jump at 15-11.50 feet and was second in the high jump based on tiebreaker at 4-08 feet, with teammate Mya Nardi also jumped 4-08 feet and followed in third.

Cora Wilson finished second in the 100 hurdles in 19.08.

Morningstar was third in the 400 in 1:06.39 and Taegan Retherford finished third in the shot put with a toss of 31-01.50 feet.

Logan Elm was also on hand and placed fourth with 91 points.

Vera Henderly won the 3200 in 12:43.25. Claire King took top billing in the high jump on a tiebreaker at 4-08 feet and finished second in the 200 in 28.81.

Logan Elm’s Vera Henderly won the 3200. File photo by Hailey Fox/Pickaway-Ross CTC

Kinley Whited was third in the pole vault at 8-06 feet. Maggie Wilson claimed bronze in the discus with a heave of 100-09 feet.

Chillicothe also topped the eight-school boys field with 130 points, followed by Zane Trace (109.50) and Logan Elm (99).

Nate Edge won the 110 hurdles in 16.52 and was second in the high jump at 5-10 feet.

Logan Elm’s Nate Edge won the 110 hurdles at the Cavalier Invitational. File photo by Hailey Fox/Pickaway-Ross CTC

Drew Tomlinson was second in the 300 hurdles in 42.84 and Luke Thompson took second in the pole vault at 12-feet.

Michael Bock had a silver finish in the 100 in 11.53. Keegan Kidd was second in the 1600 in 4:58.91 and turned in a bronze showing in the 800 in 2:14.62.

The Braves finished third in the 1600-relay in 3:38.67.

Circleville finished eighth with 57 points.

Zach Buitendorp won the pole vault at 12-06 feet.

The 800-relay team of Omari Graham, Jake Yancey, Daniel Cutliff and Jacob Walker was second in 1:36.42 and the 400-relay squad of Graham, Yancey, Cutliff and Walker turned in a silver finish of 45.84.

Cutliff was third in the long jump at 19-02.50 feet.

Complete results from the First Capital

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