May 24, 2013
Buckeye Valley’s boys and girls track and field teams didn’t win Saturday’s Chris Diller Invitational, but both represented themselves well at their host event.
The girls finished second with 107 points — a mark bettered only by North Union’s 123.
Baron standouts included Cassie Ingram, who won the high jump by clearing 4-8 and took third in the pole vault with an effort of 7-0; Cori Ray, who took top honors in the shot put with a heave of 32-6 and finished second in the discus; and Molly Davenport, who picked up first-place points in the 400 by crossing the line in 1:04 and closed second in the 200 with a time of :29.07.
BV’s 4x100 quartet of Rebecca Penrod, Ingram, Bailee Hart and Paleeza Sagraves was also solid, finishing second in :57.6.
The Baron boys finished third with 79 points. North Union won the meet with 125 points while Worthington Christian smoothed out the top two with 88.
BV winners included Logan Dziak, who won the shot put with an effort of 41-9; Davey Ballard, who took top honors in the 400 with a time of :55.10; Austin Hilt, who won the 300 hurdled in :43.97; and the Barons’ 4x800 relay team of Matthew Stewart, Ballard, Tommy Jarvis and Jordan Knieper, which won its event in 9:09.
Knieper also represented himself well in the 1,600, nabbing runner-up honors in 5:02.