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Track & Field

Laios propels Thomas girls to Dublin title


Cassandra Laios won both of her field events to help lead the Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field team to the championship in the Dublin Classic on April 19 at Dublin Coffman.

The Cardinals scored 101 points in the 13-team meet to edge runner-up Pickerington Central (92.5).

Laios won the discus with a throw of 112 feet, 11 inches and the shot put in 36-3 1/2. Ashley Forte won the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 20.63 seconds and Christina Nash placed second in the event (2:23.33).

Forte also teamed with Kiara Coleman, Ryanna Reid and Shay Davis to place second in the 800 relay (1:45.88) and teamed with Nash, Reid and Davis to finish second in the 1,600 relay (4:06.46).

Also placing in the top eight were the 3,200 relay of Nash, Hannah Moulton, Paige Narciso and Ariel Rittenhouse (fourth, 10:02.6), the 400 relay of Alexandra Brown, Coleman, Chandler Adamaitis and Liesl Ludwig (fifth, 51.3), Adamaitis in the 300 hurdles (third, 46.97) and 100 hurdles (sixth, 15.97), Rittenhouse in the 1,600 (third, 5:22.66), Claire Cellar in the high jump (fourth, 4-10), Reid in the long jump (fifth, 15-10 1/4) and 200 (sixth, 26.79), Annie Steele in the 3,200 (fifth, 11:45.18), Coleman in the long jump (sixth, 15-6 1/4), Davis in the 400 (sixth, 1:03.27) and Laura Hill in the 3,200 (eighth, 12:01.45).

The boys team finished sixth (51) of 14 teams in the Dublin Classic, behind champion Hilliard Davidson (135.5).

Jalen Wells won the 400 (49.64) and anchored the first-place 800 relay that also included Jason Baty, Garrett Featherstone and Malyk Burks (1:29.61).

Other top-eight finishers were the 1,600 relay of Baty, Featherstone, Burks and Wells (second, 3:23.1), Burks in the long jump (second, 21-11), Michael Wood in the high jump (second, 6-4) and long jump (eighth, 20-1), Spencer Rubinoski in the 300 hurdles (sixth, 43.02), Nick Fraley in the high jump (seventh, 5-10) and the 3,200 relay of Louis Fomby, Evan Miller, Jack Dotts and Andrew Morgan (eighth, 8:47.89).

Kilbourne boys, girls finish 11th at Dublin

The Kilbourne boys and girls teams both finished 11th in the Dublin Classic.

The girls team scored 25 points as Maggie Barrie placed second in the 400 (59.0) and third in the 200 (25.99) and Emily Stoodley placed fourth in the 3,200 (11:32).

Also finishing in the top eight were the 3,200 relay of Camille Rider, Leanne Wegley, Megan Thompson and Stoodley (sixth, 10:12.01), the 1,600 relay of Carolyn Haase, Thompson, Barrie and Samantha Ingham (seventh, 4:19.45) and Ndidiamaka Anaraodo in the shot put (eighth, 31-6 1/2).

The boys team, which scored 24 points, was led by Chandler Bridges, who won the long jump (22-1/2) and placed third in the 400 (50.78) and fourth in the 200 (22.67). Alex Meehan placed sixth in the shot put (47-1).