CHARLESTON — The Gazette Relays at Laidley Field in Charleston evolved into a tour de force for the Jefferson High boys track team.
[cleeng_content id="436913126" description="Read it now!" price="0.15" t="article"]Competing at the site of the track and field state meet, the Cougars overpowered the field with 135 points and far outdistanced runner-up Point Pleasant, which had 55 points. Winfield was third with 54 points.
The team win was Jefferson’s fifth straight Gazette Relays championship.
Dante’ Price reeled off winning times of 10.92 and 21.85 in the 100 and 200. Price also ran legs on the meet-winning 4×100 relay and 4×400 relay teams.
Jefferson’s Warren Goode won the 400 with a time of 50.02.
Warren Gray was the winner in the 300 intermediate hurdles with his time of 40.48.
Jordan Hardiman took first in the high jump when he cleared 6-feet 6-inches. Martinez Grant had a winning leap of 21-feet 2.75-inches in the long jump.
The Cougars won the three of the relays — the 4×100 with Juwan Yates, Robert Douglas, Rynal Newman and Price, the 4×400 with Gray, Price, Phillip Holliday and Goode and the 4×800 with Andrew Milliron, Jackson Jacobs, Rhett Zillinger and Ryan Graf.
Finishing second in individual events were Graf (1600 and 3200 as well) and Gray (110 high hurdles).
Notching a third was Milliron (800). And finishing fourth were Graf (800) and Milliron (1600).
The Jefferson girls were fourth in their division at the Gazette Relays.
The Lady Cougars had Abby Colbert finish second in the 1600 and Kenya Price second in the high jump. Garnering thirds were Baylor (100) and Colbert (3200).
Three Jefferson relays — the 4×100 (Elizabeth Starliper, Desiree McCarroll, Monique Canino and Baylor), the 4×200 (Selena Renteria, Alexus Hockman, McCarroll and Baylor) and the 4×800 (Colbert, Malika Briggs, Anya Wallace and Maria Russo) all finished in third place.
Gahanna Lincoln won the girls division with 167 points, followed in order by Winfield (96), Hurricane (66), and Jefferson (52).[/cleeng_content]