The Barnesville Junior High Track teams recently completed their 2018 season. The girls’ record in dual and tri meets was 4-2. The boys’ record was 5-1. The girls’ team had the following finishes in Invitationals: Barnesville 8th place out of 16 teams, Union Local 4th out of 12, Buckeye Trail 8th out of 15, St Clairsville 3rd out of 15, and Bellaire 3rd out of 10. The boys’ team had the following results in Invitationals: Barnesville 3rd place out of 15 teams, Union Local 3rd out of 12, Buckeye Trail 4th out of 14, St Clairsville 2nd out of 17, and Bellaire 1st out of 10 teams.
Some of the leading point contributors for the girls’ team throughout the season were Marly Keiser 100/200 hurdles, 100, 4x1; Halle Markovich High Jump, 100/200 hurdles; Anna Yater Discus; Kaylee and Karlee Wehr Pole Vault; Emily Baldridge Discus; Mia Yee 400; Emma Helmick 1600; Kendall Lucas 800; Blayne Carpenter, Alyssa Carter, Kynlie Cline, Lilly Ford, Samantha Murphy, 4x1, 4x2 relays; 4x800 team of Jordyn Strous, Kaylee Graham, Helmick and Lucas; 4x400 team of Aubrey Johnson, Yee, Graham, Lucas and Helmick.
The boys’ team scoring leaders were led by Tyler Jenkins 1600, 800, 4x4; Owyn Wise High Jump, 200; Caiden Thornton 100, 4x2, 4x4; Avery Clouse Shot, Discus; Ethan Van Horn 100/200 hurdles; Griffen Stephen Pole Vault, 4x4; Jett Stephen Pole Vault; Spencer Bliss, Colin Hannahs, August Schmidt 4x1, 4x2; Logan Shepherd Shot; Orion Smith 4x4.
The boys’ 4x100 Relay team of Hayden McCrate, Chase Conner, Owyn Wise and Caiden Thornton set a McDonald’s of Barnesville Invitational meet record of 49.23. The boys’ 4x800 team of Tyler Jenkins, Logan Dodd, Bryce Castle, and Tre Haney set a school record of 10:52.19. Hayden McCrate set two school records during the season in the 110 Hurdles 16.36 and 200 Hurdles 27.92. Anna Yater set meet records in the Shot Put in every Invitational during the season as well as setting a new school record in the Shot Put of 40’3." Yater was the only member of the Junior High track team to win every competition in an event, shot put, during the season.