MHS girls earn 1st meet win of season

The Marietta High girls team won its first track meet of the season Tuesday evening at Don Drumm Stadium.

In a meet that five schools competed in, the Lady Tigers outscored second-place Cambridge 127.5 to 99.5 to take the crown.

“Tonight, we had good depth,” said Marietta girls coach Mollie Schramm.

“It was nice to see multiple placers in events. We haven’t had that in any meet at all this year.”

The Marietta boys team placed second, finishing behind only Cambridge.

“We really wanted to get a lot of younger kids involved tonight who don’t really get to compete in a relay meet or invitational,” said Marietta boys coach B.J. Mayer. “Let them do as many events as they can. It’s big for them. They work hard and deserve a chance.”

On the girls side, Marietta won six events.

Lizzie Crum hit the 10-feet mark to win the pole vault, Embrey Roberts claimed the 100 meter hurdles title with a time of 17.36 seconds and Kelsey Hall swept the long distance events. Hall was the top finisher in the 1600 (6 minutes, 18.18 seconds) and 3200 (13:35.01) meter runs.

The MHS ladies were also victorious in the 4 by 100 (55.25) and 4 by 200 (1:57.13) meter relays.

Marietta also got a big lift in the 300 meter hurdles. Behind winner Alexis Saunders (54.57, Parkersburg Catholic), Olivia Linscott and Embrey Roberts finished second and third, respectively, for the orange and black.

Also, Abby Robinson placed second in the 100 meter dash (14.26) and Hailey Bennett finished third in the discus throw, posting a personal record of 89-feet, 3-inches.

“We had some of our best times,” Schramm said.

“Our relay times were much-improved. We had some good individual improvements. It’s that time of year that students should be PR-ing and getting better and we had a good night to see that.”

The Marietta boys continue to be led by its sprinters and jumpers.

Quinton Coffield placed second in three events on the night. He was the runner-up in the 100 (11.25), 200 (23.47) and long jump (19-10). It was teammate Aaron Elliot who bested Coffield in the long jump with a mark of 20-02.

Marietta’s only other wins were Jordan Ritchey in the high jump (5-06) and the 4 by 400 relay race (3:41.78).

Caleb Hall took second in the pole vault, hitting the 12-feet mark.

“I’m really pleased with where we are as a team right now,” Mayer said. “The kids are really excited about Saturday.”

Saturday is the Noon Lions Invitational which, with around 16 teams scheduled to attend, will be Marietta’s biggest meet of the year thus far.