St. Clairsville girls finish second in D-II district meet
BYESVILLE — St. Clairsville and John Glenn have waged some battles on the track at Eugene Capers Field at Meadowbrook High School over the years.
Saturday afternoon was no different as the Division II Eastern District Championship wrapped up under hazy and hot conditions.
The battle — this time around — went the way of the Lil Muskies, who re-gained the lead by two points entering the 4×4 and then defeated the Red Devils in the final event to seal the deal and claim the title with 132 points, which was three more than the Red Devils.
St. Clairsville, however, advanced to next week’s regional meet at Chillicothe in 13 events.
Leading the way for the Red Devils were three district champions.
Junior standout and returning All-Ohioan Emily Thompson ignited things for the Devils on Thursday when she won the pole vault with an 11-foot clearance.
She finished third in the high hurdles to begin Saturday’s running finals in a time of 16.66.
Senior Maggie Marody and junior Allyson Evonek were both impressive in the distance races. They each won a distance race and finished third in the other. Marody claimed the 3200 meter run in 12:56.71, while Evonek was third in 13:27.77.
In the 1600, Evonek took the top spot with a time of 5:46.31 and Marody crossed the line in third in 5:51.35.
Junior speedster Casadie DiBetta finished third in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes to advance. She posted times of 12.96 and 26.50.
Sophomore Lacy Tuttle was third in the 800 to advance, posting a time of 2:31.60.
Freshman Delaney Florence is headed to the regional with a personal-best time. She placed fourth in the low hurdles with a 49.60.
Junior Haven Brak was fourth in the 400 with a time of 63.22.
St. Clairsville’s 4×4 earned its way to the regional by virtue of a fourth-place finish in a time of 4:32.97.
The Red Devils’ 4×1 placed third with a 51.76. The Devils’ 4×2 team was second in 1:50.16.
During Thursday’s action, the Devils’ 4×8 placed second to advance.
Steubenville had a strong showing in the field and in the short sprints.
Big Red was third in the team standings with 110 points. Of those points, 80 came virtue of first-place finishes.
Leading the way was talented junior thrower Amya Livingston, who won both the shot put and discus throws with marks of 44-0 1/2 and 110-4, respectively.
Standout freshman Sabria Jones had another highly impressive showing. She won three individual titles and a fourth gold as part of a relay.
She got her day started by marking the sand at 17-5 1/2 to win the long jump.
Jones also completed the short sprint sweep, winning the 100 in 12.49 and the 200 in 25.28.
Isabella Yetts is the district champion in the 400 after a 61.52 effort. She also claimed the fourth qualifying spot in the 200 with a time of 26.52. She was also fourth in the 100 with a 13.04.
Big Red’s team of Madison Beadling, Madalyn Criss, Mya Stackhouse and Yetts teamed for a 4:18.10 to win the 4×4.
With Jones joining Stackhouse, Criss and Beadling, the Big Red 4×2 team turned in an impressive 1:45.21 to win the 4×2.
Beadling was also second in the 300 low hurdles in a time of 47.75.
Big Red’s 4×1 team was second, circling the oval in 51.04.
Union Local advanced to the regional in two events.
The Jets 4×2 team finished third in 1:50.46.
Junior Keira Gregor was fourth in the discus with a mark of 91-11.
Buckeye Local qualified in two field events.
Junior Mariah Pelkey will take part in the discus after placing third with a mark of 93-7.
In the shot put, freshman Pam Kamdrach qualified fourth with a mark of 33-10.
Indian Creek’s Madison Conrad placed fourth in the 800 with a time of 2:32.23.
Senior Amie Smith was third in the 400 with a 63.14.