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Track & Field

Central girls earn pair of runner-up finishes

Wednesday April 17, 2013 12:54 PM

The Westerville Central High School girls track and field team finished second (81 points) in the Red Edwards Golden Eagle Relays on April 13 behind champion and host Big Walnut (92) as 14 teams scored.

Central won the 6,200-meter (23 minutes, 27.3 seconds), lap medley (13:36.3), 3,200 (10:37.2) and 1,600 (4:19.1) relays.

On April 9, the Warhawks finished second (42.5) behind host Olentangy Liberty (93) and ahead of Worthington Kilbourne (39.5) as Jessie Swisher won the pole vault (9 feet, 6 inches).

The boys team finished third (71) in the Golden Eagles Relays behind Big Walnut (91) and Olentangy (86.5) as 14 teams scored.

The Warhawks were first in the high jump (17-0), long jump (56 11 1/4) and 440 shuttle hurdles (1:03.1) relays.

Central finished second (67) behind Liberty (81) and ahead of Kilbourne (27) on April 9 as Charlie Moushey won the pole vault (13-0), 100 (11.4) and 300 hurdles (43.7).

North girls finish second at Stingel

The North girls team finished second (66.5) in the Stingel Invitational on April 13 at Pickerington North behind champion Gahanna (133) as 14 teams scored.

Finishing first were Heather Sandvik in the 1,600 (5:21.5), Heidi Engelhardt in the 3,200 (11:54.25) and the distance medley relay (13:04.86).

The boys team was fifth (56) in the Stingel behind champion Pickerington North (146.5) as 15 teams scored.

The Warriors won the 3,200 (8:24.45) and distance medley (11:03.23) relays.

South girls place third at Darby

The South girls team placed third (94) in the eight-team Panther Invitational on April 12 at Hilliard Darby behind champion Liberty (150).

Winners were Chasatea Brown in the 300 hurdles (47.44) and long jump (16-11 1/2),

Paichence Carter in the 100 (13.09), Tara Thompson in the 200 (27.54) and the 800 relay (1:47.63).

The boys team was fifth (64) in the 10-team Panther Invitational behind champion Hilliard Davidson (136).

The Wildcats won the 440 shuttle hurdles relay (1:06.06).

--Frank DiRenna

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