The Eastmoor Academy boys and girls track and field teams left the City League meet May 13 at Mifflin with similar impressions of their championship performances.

The Eastmoor Academy boys and girls track and field teams left the City League meet May 13 at Mifflin with similar impressions of their championship performances.

Both teams believed the league meet was a step in the right direction and the best should be yet to come.

Both squads are in the midst of dominating runs in the league, with the boys team winning its sixth title in eight seasons, including its third in a row, and the girls winning their fourth in a row.

"This was a good day for us," boys coach Jason Lewis said. "It's starting to come together. Now we're starting to get guys healthy."

"We have a lot of potential," girls coach Mark Anthony said. "And we're going to get better."

Coming up with a strong 1,600-meter relay has been among the Eastmoor boys team's goals all season, and the title won by Elijah Barber, George Daniels, Terry Johnson and Jalon Lewis in 3 minutes, 27 seconds proved to be an exclamation point for a strong City meet.

The Warriors scored 123 points to finish ahead of Walnut Ridge (82.5), Columbus East (72), Centennial (48), Independence (45), Whetstone (42), Linden-McKinley (40.5), Northland (39), Marion-Franklin (33.5), Beechcroft (26), Mifflin (24), Africentric (18), Columbus West (11), Columbus South (10.5), Briggs (8) and Columbus International (1).

Also winning titles for Eastmoor were Barber in the 300 hurdles (39.58), Daniels in the 400 (50.1), Omavi Hamilton in the 1,600 (4:46.27) and 3,200 (10:50.27) and the 3,200 relay of Sean Hathorn, Johnson, Michael Keels and Jalon Lewis (8:23.26).

Eastmoor has won four consecutive 3,200 relay titles in the league meet.

Jalon Lewis came in seeded first in the 800 but settled for second behind Independence's Jimelle Lumpkin (2:02.34).

Others who won City boys titles included Africentric's Michael Hartway in the 110 hurdles (15.17), East's Asa Burke in the 100 (11.05) and 200 (22.84), Orpheus Twyman in the discus (135 feet) and its 400 relay (43.74), Linden's Jeffery Floyd in the high jump (6-8) and Walnut Ridge's Tyrek Wright in the shot put (47-5) and its 800 relay (1:30.18).

The Eastmoor boys are competing in the Division II, district 2 meet that concludes Saturday, May 23, at Westerville South.

East, Linden and South are competing in Division II, district 1 and Beechcroft, Centennial, Independence and Marion-Franklin also are competing in district 2. Africentric is in the Division III district meet that concludes Saturday, May 23, at Whitehall.

Competing in Division I are Briggs (district 2), Northland (district 2), Walnut Ridge (district 3), West (district 1) and Whetstone (district 3). The meets conclude Saturday, May 23, at Hilliard Darby.

The top four finishers in each event in Division I advance to the regional Wednesday, May 27, and May 29 at Pickerington North. The top four in Division II advance to the regional May 28 and 30 at Lexington, and the top four in Division III advance to the regional Wednesday, May 27, and May 29 at Fairfield Union.

The Eastmoor girls are joined in the Division II district meet by Beechcroft, International, East, Linden, Marion-Franklin and South. Africentric is in the Division III district meet and Centennial (district 2), Independence (district 1), Mifflin (district 1), Northland (district 2), Walnut Ridge (district 2) and West (district 1) all are competing in Division I.

Cheyanne Carter led the Eastmoor girls in the City meet, winning the 100 hurdles (14.59) and 200 (25.95), finishing second in the long jump (16-5 1/2) and running on the winning 400 relay (49.7) with Shanayia McCrary, Janee Sims and Jennaia Williams.

Also winning for Eastmoor were Anee Braswell in the discus (118-10) and shot put (34-4) and the 800 relay of Madison Johnson, McCrary, Imani Stepney and Williams (1:47.4).

Carter's title in the 200 wrapped up the City title for Eastmoor (102), which was followed by Whetstone (97), Northland (96), Centennial (92), Walnut Ridge (61), East (40), International (35), Africentric (20), Beechcroft (18), Briggs (18), Independence (16), Mifflin (8), Marion-Franklin (6), South (5) and Linden (4).

"We have a balanced team," Anthony said. "They work hard on the field and on the track, too. Cheyanne had a real nice day again, and she's got her teammates motivating her. We can plug her into a lot of places."

Winning for Northland were Iyonna Ross in the 400 (59.5), Drake Kirkland in the 300 hurdles (47.51) and the 1,600 relay of Caitlin Dent, Kirkland, Jordan Saffold and Ross (4:13.2).

Walnut Ridge's Mylanda Bunch captured titles in the 800 (2:31.52) and 3,200 (12:45.43).

Others who won included Beechcroft's Dayana Banks in the 100 (12.75) and International's Charlea Henley in the long jump (16-6).

"We're probably about a year away from being City champs," Northland coach Tom Fast said. "This team reminds me of the (2006) season. We won the next year (and four of five from 2007-11)."

City baseball final to be held

The Briggs baseball team will play host to Whetstone or Centennial in the City championship game Thursday, May 21.

The Bruins finished 13-1 in the City-South Division. They lost at second-seeded Bexley 11-0 on May 14 in the second round of the Division II district tournament to fall to 15-8 overall.

Briggs, which was the 14th seed, beat visiting Centennial 7-6 on May 12 in the first round.

Whetstone had a 59-game City-North win streak snapped when it lost to Centennial 14-13 on May 6. The Braves and Stars tied for the league title at 11-1 and played a one-game playoff May 18 to determine which team would play Briggs for the City title.

Bruins, Stars play for softball title

On May 20, the Briggs and Centennial softball teams played for the City championship.

The Bruins were 19-6 before playing the Stars.

On May 12, 27th-seeded Briggs lost at home to 28th-seeded Franklin Heights 20-5 in the first round of the Division I district tournament.