MARION — On Tuesday, May 9, Galion traveled to Pleasant High School to begin the first day of the two-day Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference track and field championships.
Six events were scored on the day and preliminaries for sprinting events took place on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Tigers will be participating in the remaining relay events, the distance events and the finals of the sprints.
Marisa Gwinner is already a two-event champion for the Lady Tigers. Gwinner won the high jump on Tuesday, clearing a height of 5 feet, 4 inches to edge runner-up and teammate Kerrigan Myers (5 feet, 2 nches). Gwinner won the broad jump at 15 feet, 7.5 inches in the long jump to earn that title.
Bri Streib was second and third for Galion in the discus and shot put events, respectively. Streib threw the disc 120 feet, 7 inches to earn her runner-up finish while fellow Tigers thrower Anna Court captured fourth (111 feet, 2 inches). In the shot put, Streib recorded a toss of 34 feet, 6 inches to finish third.
Also scoring points for Galion’s girls squad on Tuesday were the participants in the 4×800-meter relay team and Mia Knipp. The relay group took second place behind Jonathan Alder and Knipp cleared 7-6 in the pole vault, good for sixth place.
After six events, the Galion Lady Tigers lead the Red Division with 56 points.
Qualifying in the sprinting events on Thursday are: 100-meter hurdlers, Myers and Brooklyn Cosey; 100-meter dash, Gwinner and Myers; 300-meter hurdles, Cosey; and 200-meter dash, Gwinner and Myers.
Through the six events on the boys side, Galion has a pair of champions in the field events.
In the shot put, Brett May took the top spot on the podium with a throw of 47 feet, 4 inches. May was joined by teammate and runner-up Mason Weldon (43 feet, 7.75 inches). May also earned fourth place points in the discus (125-11) and Noah Atkinson finished seventh (121-11).
Galion’s other champion in the field was sophomore Zhamir Anderson. Anderson outjumped the field in the boys long jump and took the title with a bound of 20 feet and one-half inch.
Takoda Crisman earned Galion some points in the high jump when he cleared 5-10 to earn sixth overall. Kelby Knight and Tanner Crisman, along with the 4×8 relay team rounded out the day one scoring for the Tigers. Knight cleared 11-6 in the pole vault, good for third place, while Tanner Crisman finished fifth, clearing 11 feet In the 4×8, Galion finished in sixth.
Qualifying in the sprinting events on Thursday are: 110-meter hurdles, Colin McCullough and Tanner Crisman; 100-meter dash, McCullough and Takoda Crisman; 400-meter dash, Harrison Ivy and Anderson; 300-meter hurdles, McCullough and Tanner Crisman; 200-meter dash, Takoda Crisman and Caleb Ivy.
After six events, the Galion Tigers, with 46 points, are a point ahead of River Valley in the boys team race
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