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Centennial Roundup

Girls seek defense of City track title

The Centennial High School girls track and field team will be looking to defend its title when it competes in the City League meet Monday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 15, at Whetstone.

The Stars scored 106 points in the meet last year to win their first City championship.

Eastmoor Academy finished second (95.5), followed by Brookhaven (67.5), Marion-Franklin (49), Whetstone (46), Walnut Ridge (30), Independence (29), Columbus West (24), Africentric (21), Beech-croft (20), Linden-McKinley (15) and Mifflin (11).

Centennial scored 18 points in the 800 meters, as Emiyah Kelly won the event in a program-record 2 minutes, 22.25 seconds and teammate Catherine Ryan placed second (2:24.76).

The Stars also scored 18 points in the 1,600, with Kelly finishing first (5:27.07) ahead of runner-up Ryan (5:29.14).

On May 1, Centennial finished ninth (24) in the 16-team Braves Invitational at Whetstone, behind champion Eastmoor (101).

Ryan won the 1,600 (5:54.85) and finished second in the 800 (2:32) and Aubri Caslin placed fifth in the shot put (34 feet, 9 inches).

Boys track team set for league meet

The boys track and field team is looking to improve on its finish in the City League meet a year ago.

Centennial placed sixth (40) in the meet last season, behind Eastmoor (153), Brookhaven (88), Independence (75), Northland (65.33) and Walnut Ridge (59) and ahead of Whetstone (34.33), West (28), Beechcroft (19.33), Mifflin (16), Marion-Franklin (15), Linden McKinley (13), Columbus East (12), Columbus South (2) and Briggs (1).

The Stars finished ninth (23) of 16 teams in the Braves Invitational, behind champion Eastmoor (95).

Devante Brown, Jirequez Fair-Harris, John Neutzling and Kevin Adams combined to win the distance medley relay (11:44.76) and Chisom Ifedi placed second in the high jump (6-2).

--Aaron Blankenship