NEWCOMERSTOWN – Malvern and Sandy Valley track team members earned individual championships at the Inter Valley Conference (IVC) league meet last weekend at Newcomerstown High School.
Malvern sophomore Zoe Moser won the 100-meter with a time of 12.56 and the 200 with a time of 25.98. Senior Kelsi Hulit won the girls discus throw with a distance of 135’ 7”.
Hulit placed second in the shot put (40’ 6”) and Jasmine Goldsworthy finished second in the high jump with a height of 5” 3”. The girls 4×100 relay team of Goldsworthy, Hulit, Lauren Foster and Moser placed second with a time of 51.54.
Overall the Lady Hornets placed third with 83 points behind Tusky Valley (119) and Indian Valley (88.5). Sandy Valley finished sixth with 49 points.
“We waited all year to show what we could do at the IVC meet,” said girls coach Jeremy Maher. “Every girl who participated gave 100 percent effort and the girls who didn’t participate were there to support them. Coach Barrino and myself could not be prouder of these girls. To place third in a 13-team field and trail second place by five points without a pole vaulter is amazing. We are peaking at the right time and are very excited to see what we can do at the district meet.”
The highest placing for the Malvern boys team was Jake Moser, who finished fifth in the 400 with a time of 53.59.
On the boys side, Sandy Valley place 12th with 10 points and the Hornets 13th with six points.
“This was a great meet for us, even if the score didn’t indicate it,” said boys coach Seth Goshorn. “We had a lot of personal records and it was great for our younger kids to get to run against such great competition.”
In regular season action last week, the Lady Hornets won a quad meet with Garaway Claymont and Tuscarawas Central Catholic (TCC) and finished second in a triangular with United Local and Southern Local. The Hornets tallied 92 points compared to 60 for Garaway, 53 for Claymont and 46 for TCC. United Local won the triangular with 112.5 points, Malvern was second with 42.5 and Southern Local third with 14.
On the boys side, the Hornets placed second (41 points) in a triangular with United Local (88) and Southern Local (35).
SANDY VALLEY IVC RESULTS
Junior Halie Sciury placed second in the 400 (1:04.02) and third in the long jump (16’11”) and was a member of the third place 4×400 relay team along with Kiannah Sarver, Mercedes Sarver and Andrea Frank (4:35).