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Track & Field

Laios leads Cardinals at Stingel meet

Senior Cassandra Laios won the shot put (35 feet, 5 inches) and was runner-up in the discus (102-7) for the Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field team in the Stingel Invitational on April 13 at Pickerington North.

The Cardinals finished fifth (59) in the 14-team event behind champion Gahanna (133).

Senior Cheyenne Buckingham was second in the 3,200 meters (11 minutes, 58.86 seconds), junior Ashley Forte was third in the 800 (2:24.3) and junior Claire Cellar was fourth in the high jump (4-10).

On April 9, Thomas finished second (67.5) behind host Dublin Coffman (82.5) and ahead of DeSales (23). Individual winners were senior Casey Keegan (1,600, 6:13.4), junior Alex Brown (100, 13.6), junior Shay Davis (400, 1:04.8) and sophomore Holly Payne (800, 2:33.3).

The boys team finished seventh (44.5) in the 15-team Stingel Invitational behind champion Pickerington North (146.5). The Cardinals were led by junior Jalen Wells, who finished second in the 200 (23.33) and 300 hurdles (40.64).

Senior Tyrin Franklin was third in the 300 hurdles (41.55) and junior Malyk Burks was third in the long jump (20-8).

The Cardinals finished first (86) on April 9 ahead of Coffman (69) and DeSales (20), as senior Alex Randolph won the discus (122-11) and shot put (44-9).

Other winners were Burks (long jump, 20-8 1/2), junior Louis Fomby (200, 24.8), junior Austin LaFaber (110 hurdles, 18.9) and sophomore Jonathan Kissel (1,600, 4:55.3).

Bridges, Barrie, Hill pace Kilbourne

The Kilbourne boys team finished third (27) on April 9 behind host Olentangy Liberty (81) and Westerville Central (67). Junior Chandler Bridges won the long jump (20-5 1/2) and the 400 (51.5).

Junior Maggie Barrie won the 100 (13.0) and 200 (26.5) as the girls team finished third (29.25) behind Liberty (93) and Westerville Central (42.75). Senior Taylor Hill won the 400 (1:00.9).

On April 13 in the 14-team Red Edwards Golden Eagle Relays, the boys team finished fifth (51) behind champion and host Big Walnut (91). The girls finished sixth (40) behind champion Big Walnut (92).

--Scott Hennen

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