Another weekend, another championship for the Grandview Heights High School girls track and field team.

Another weekend, another championship for the Grandview Heights High School girls track and field team.

The Bobcats blew away the competition in the 31-team Division III district meet that concluded May 21 at Gahanna by scoring 100.5 points.

Mount Gilead was a distant second with 69 points as 26 teams scored.

It was the fourth championship in as many weeks for Grandview, which won titles in the Bobcat Booster Invitational on April 29, Friday Night at Grandview Heights meet on May 6, MSL-Cardinal Division meet on May 13 at Berne Union and the district meet.

"It's great to win a title and this is the third year in a row that the girls have been district champions," coach Brian Schoch said. "I hope they understand how great of an accomplishment this is, especially with 31 teams in one district. But our kids expect to do well because they have had success in the past and expect to continue that."

Leading the way for Bobcats was senior Sarah Meier. After winning league titles in the 100 meters, 200, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles a week earlier, she won the 100 hurdles (15.27 seconds), 200 (26.33) and 300 hurdles (45.73) and also was a member of the winning 1,600 relay (4:09.66) with Jordan Fitzgerald, Caitlyn Saric, and Emily Lachey.

The top four finishers in each event advanced to the regional meet, which began May 25 and will conclude Friday, May 27, at Fairfield Union. The top four in each event at regional advance to the state meet June 3-4 at Ohio State.

Fitzgerald won the 400 (1:02), and Hannah Stefanoff won the 3,200 (11:51.78). Stefanoff joined Halli Bair, Anna Davis and Lachey on the winning 3,200 relay (10:08.57).

"One of the guys on the team said Jordan Fitzgerald was 'the quiet champion,' and I guess that's right," Schoch said. "She won the 400 and anchored both the (800) and (1,600) relays. She was seventh in the 400 (1:04.56) last year (at district) and won it by a second this time. It's great to see someone like Jordan excel the way she has been."

•The boys track and field team has a second-place trophy from the Division III district meet but maybe not for long.

At the conclusion of the meet on May 21, official results had the Bobcats finishing third (66.5) behind Columbus Academy (83.5) and Berne Union (67) as 20 teams scored.

"All I know is they gave us the runner-up trophy during the awards ceremony and no one has asked us to give it back yet," Schoch said. "As of right now, we still finished as runner-up in the district."

Joe Trapp led the Bobcats with a title in the 200 (22.7) and as a member of three regional-qualifying relays - the 400 (second, 44.74), 800 (second, 1:32.96) and 1,600 (third, 3:37.75).

Freshman Luke Evans was able to shake off a disqualification in the MSL-Cardinal meet in the 3,200 to win the event at district in 10:15.2. His finish was 10 seconds better than in the league meet eight days earlier.

Evans would have finished second in the 3,200 in the league meet but was disqualified because of a uniform violation, as a segment of half-inch gray stitching on one side of the black tights he wore underneath his uniform was showing.

"You talk about a chance for a comeback after what Luke had gone through at the league meet," Schoch said. "It was definitely one of the many highlights we had at district. For him to come back and win the two-mile shows that he not only has a lot of talent, but a lot of determination and he really showed his stuff."

•The baseball team finished 7-15 overall and 5-9 in the MSL-Cardinal behind champion Licking Heights (12-2).

The Bobcats lost to Worthington Christian 7-1 in the first round of the Division III district tournament.

Senior starting pitcher A.J. Finlay struggled with his control early, giving up five runs in the first two innings.

"Once A.J. got going, everything was fine," said coach Brian Thomas, who completed his second season leading the program. "When A.J. is pitching well, he can compete with anyone. But it was too late because we gave up too many unearned runs and (Worthington Christian) made some nice plays."

Finlay was 4-6 with a 3.88 ERA in 63 2/3 innings. He struck out 66 with 45 walks and hit 10 batters. He led the Bobcats at the plate, hitting .377 with nine doubles, two triples, one home run, 18 RBI, 19 runs and four stolen bases.

Senior outfielder Cam McLain batted .375 with seven doubles, two homers, 14 runs and 14 RBI. Senior infielder Alex Jones hit .319 with 22 runs, six doubles and 16 RBI. Senior outfielder Nate Webb hit .271 with one homer, 10 RBI and 13 runs. Senior outfielder Colin Ridgeway batted .242 with 15 runs and five stolen bases.

Senior pitcher Noah McKnight was 1-3 with a 4.75 ERA in 22 1/3 innings and had 16 strikeouts and 23 walks.

Rounding out the nine-player senior class was Greg Dam-schroder (INF), Eric Van Deusen (INF) and Kyle Wandel (1B).

"I think the seniors did a great job of working out in the offseason, but unfortunately it didn't equate into wins," Thomas said.

"But they really set the tone for the younger kids."

Two of the top players expected back are sophomore pitcher Nick Peck (0-4, 6.46 ERA, 26 innings, 18 strikeouts, 8 walks) and freshman catcher Josh Keller (.260 average, 13 runs, 8 RBI, 2 triples, 4 stolen bases).

"Josh Keller caught for us this year except for the week he missed with a concussion, but he got some great experience as a freshman," said Thomas, whose team had a .266 batting average and a team ERA of 4.60. "He will be playing with the (Columbus) Warhawks (travel team) this summer. We expect him to only get better. And Nick Peck will only get better. He threw a two-run, two-hit game (April 29) against Fisher Catholic, which reached the district final in the (Division IV) district tournament (losing 14-2 to top-seeded Newark Catholic on May 21)."

In addition to Peck and Keller, expected to return are junior Ethan Calvert (OF/P), sophomores Alex Cochran (OF/C), Nick Dunham (C/INF), Craig Flowers (INF), Max Joseph (OF) and Nick Perez (INF) and freshmen Gage Baskind (INF/P), David Kuruvilla (OF), A.J. Pinyerd (1B/P) and Nick Schopis (OF).