CENTENARY, Ohio — The Gallia Academy girls and Warren boys came away with top honors Thursday during the 2012 Gallipolis Rotary Relays held at the Bob Eastman Athletic Complex on the campus of Gallia Academy High School in Gallia County.
Both the Blue Angels and Warriors showed their depth during the 14-event competitions, although each program went about winning its own team crown in different fashions. The Blue Angels scored 80 points and claimed a girls-best six event titles, while the Warriors netted just three event championships en route to 72 points and the boys trophy.
GAHS landed victories in the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400 relays, as well as the distance medley, long jump relay and shot put relay. Junior Hannah Watts also came away as the top point scorer in the girls division.
Those half-dozen wins — along with strong showings in eight other events — allowed the Blue Angels to claim an eight-point victory over runner-up Warren (72). Fairland was third with 40 points, while Point Pleasant (38) and River Valley (30) rounded out the top-five spots.
The Lady Knights won two event titles in the 800 sprint medley and the 4x100m shuttle hurdles relay, while the Lady Raiders captured one crown in the trimple jump relay. Warren claimed victories in the high jump, pole vault and discus relays, while Fairland won the 4x800m and 4x1600m relay events.
The Big Blacks won half of the 14 events held, but only managed to finish third in the boys competition. The eventual-champion Warriors — who won only three titles — edged out GAHS (70) by two points, followed by PPHS with 60 points. Fairland (54) and River Valley (18) rounded out the top-five positions.
Point Pleasant won the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, shot put and discus relays, as well as the 800 sprint medley and the 4x110m shuttle hurdles event. The Big Blacks also managed just four of their 60 team points in the other seven events. Junior Marquez Griffin was also the top point scorer in the boys competition.
The Blue Devils captured two crowns in the long jump and triple jump relays, while River Valley did not win a single event in the boys division. Warren won three championships in the 4x800m and pole vault relays, as well as the distance medley. Fairland also won two titles in the 4x1600m and high jump relays.
Complete results of the 2012 Gallipolis Rotary Relays are available on the web at baumspage.com