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The Owen County High School track teams took to the track twice last week and ran away with two-second place finishes.
The teams were in action April 8 at the third-annual GOPW Gold Medal Meet at Pendleton County.
The meet included teams from Walton-Verona, Pendleton County and Grant County high schools. Both the boys and the girls finished second behind the Bearcats from Walton-Verona.
The girls had some solid performances on the day. The 4x100-meter relay team of Ardri Hager, Andi Burford, Veronica Chisholm and Nicole Jacobs finished second. Also finishing second was the 4x200-meter relay team of Jessica Willhoite, Chisholm, Paula Rivera and Amber Gover. The 4x400-meter relay team of Chisholm, Gover, Jacobs and Jessica Willhoite also finished second.
Jacobs finished second in the 100-meter hurdles while Hager placed fourth.
Hager finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with Jacobs coming in fourth.
Chisholm was second in the long jump with Jessica Willhoite finishing in third place.
Rivera was second in the triple jump, shot put and discus.
Sarah Willhoite was third in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
Helena Kramer was seventh in the shot put while Danielle Roetker finished in ninth. Kramer was sixth in the discus and Roetker came in eighth.
In the 100-meter dash, it was Burford finished fifth; Sarah Willhoite, ninth; and Kramer, 13.
Burford was fifth in the 200-meter dash. Gover finished fourth in the 400-meter while Samantha Tamplin was eighth in the 800-meter dash.
Emily Bibb was sixth in the 1600-meter with Tamplin captured a seventh-place finish.
Bibb also finished third in the 3200-meter and Tamplin came in fourth.
The boys had some top finishes as well in Falmouth.
Paul Banks won the 200-meter dash with a new meet record. His time of 23.70 bested the time of Collin Trammel from last year’s meet.
Jeremy Smith finished ninth in the race.
Hunter Trenary sets new meet records in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs.
Cory Hudnall was seventh in the 1600-meter with Keith Stout finishing ninth and Logan Herring coming in 13th place.
Hudnall was fourth in the 3200-meter while Logan Bitler was fifth and Stout captured eighth place.
The 4x200-meter relay team of Banks, Chris Smith, Ian Oaks and Michael Wash finished first.
In other events, Banks was second in the 100-meter dash with Oaks taking third place.
Jace Bruener was second in the 400-meter dash while Evan Lozier placed ninth.
Trenary was third with Bitler coming in seventh place and Stout taking eighth place in the 800-meter.
Cody Downey finished second in the 110-meter hurdles and third in the 300-meter hurdles. Adam Hazlett was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Banks, Oaks, Bruener and Wash placed second.
It was a fifth place finish for the 4x400-meter relay team of Lozier, Bruener, Downey and Hudnall while the 4x800-meter relay team of Bitler, Herring, Hudnall and Stout finished fourth.
Bruener was third in the long jump with Chris Smith in sixth place and Lozier coming in ninth.
Chris Smith finished second in the triple jump with Downer third and Lozier seventh.
Ross Ford was sixth and Jeremy Smith seventh in the shot put.
Ford was also eighth in the discus with Jeremy Smith ninth.
On Friday, the teams headed to Carrollton for the Carroll County Invitational.
The girls finished second as a team, just seven points behind Henry County High School, Bellevue High School finished third and Carroll County came in fourth.
Burford finished second, Sarah Willhoite ninth and Kramer tenth in the 100-meter dash. Haley DeCandia was second in the 200-meter dash. Amber Gover was second in the 400-meter dash with Ashley Tyler third. Bibb was third in the 800-meter while Tamplin won both the 1600-meter and the 3200-meter. Hager was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with Jacobs fifth and Roetker sixth. In the 300-meter hurdles it was Jacobs fourth, Hager fifth and Roetker sixth. Burford, Chisholm, DeCandia and Amber Gover won the 4x100-meter relay. DeCandia, Rivera, Jacobs and Burford were second in the 4x200-meter relay while Gover, Chisholm, Tyler and Jacobs were second in the 4x400-meter relay. The 4x800-meter relay team of Bibb, Gover, Tamplin and Tyler finished first.
In the field events, DeCandia won the high jump while Chisholm finished second and Bibb fifth in the long jump.
Rivera was third in the triple jump with Chisholm fifth.
In the discus, it was Rivera coming in second place; Tyler, third; Sarah Willhoite, fifth; and Kramer, seventh.
Rivera also finished third in the shot put with Sarah Wilhoite coming in fifth and Kramer taking seventh place.
The boys also finished second in Carrollton.
The Rebels were just two points behind Henry County for the top spot. Bellevue was third with Carroll County fourth.
Results from the meet include Banks with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash with Oaks coming in second; James Stone, fifth; and Payton Lightner ninth. Banks also won the 200-meter dash with Bruener seventh.
Trenary was second in the 800-meter race with Hudnall, fifth; and Bitler, ninth.
Trenary won the 1600 meter with Hudnall coming in second.
Bitler finished second in the 3200 meter.
Downey finished fifth in the 300-meter hurdles.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Trammel, Chris Smith, Oaks and Banks finished first.
The same four also won the 4x200-meter relay. Trenary, Hudnall Downey and Bruener finished second in the 4x400-meter relay as did the 4x800-meter relay team of Bitler, Lozier, Herring and Hudnall.
In the field events, Oaks won the high jump.
Trammel won the long jump with Bruener coming in 10th; Stone, 12; and Lozier, 14.
Downey finished third in the triple jump with Chris Smith, fifth.
In the discus, it was Andrew Banks, ninth; Ford, 10th; Jeremy Smith, 11th; and Herring, 12th. Andrew Banks also finished eighth in the shot put with Ford coming in ninth; Lightner, 10th; and Jeremy Smith, 11th.