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Viking teams second in 4-way meet at Wapahani


SELMA - The Blue River Valley High School girls and boys track & field teams traveled to eastern Delaware County Thursday evening for a quadrangular meet against Union City, Seton Catholic, and host Wapahani, and placed second in both.

Girls Meet

The host Raiders won the meet with 98 points, followed by the Vikings in second place with 80 points. The Indians were a distant third with 27 points, and the Cardinals were fourth with seven points.

For the Blue River girls, Joslynn Witham was first in the 100 hurdles in 17.65 seconds, first in the 300 hurdles in 55.03 seconds, second in long jump, and third in the 100m.

Ally Madden tied for first in high jump at 4-8, was second in the 400, and fifth in shot put. Lexi Whitinger placed second in the 1600, third in the 800, and third in high jump.

Brooke Taylor finished second in discus and third in shot put. Emma Claar was third in discus and second in long jump. Emma Blackburn was second in the 100m and third in the 200m.

Also, Malory Polston was third in the 1600 and fifth in the 800, and Cheyanne Keck finished fifth in the 100m hurdles and fifth in the 300m hurdles

The 4 x400 relay team of Madden, Whitinger, Sami Loveless, and Brylee Kanouse placed first in a time of 5:00.9. Finishing second were the 4 x 100 relay team of Claar, Blackburn, Angelina Grasse, and Jordan Flynn, and the 4 x 800 relay team of Loveless, Kanouse, Polston, and Grasse.

Boys Meet

The Blue River boys team finished with 51 points, which was second to Wapahani who won with 99 points. Union City was third with 45 points and Seton Catholic fourth with 30 points.

The Vikings were led by first places from Joey Liles in high jump and the 400, Noah Graat in the 200, and Andrew Whitinger in the 1600 and 800. Second places was captured by Cole Cross in the 100 and the 4 x 400 relay team of Noah Graat, Bryce Klein, Whitinger, and Liles.

The Vikings competed at the Randolph Southern Small School Invitational Saturday.