It was a good day all around for Chillicothe’s track teams at the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League meet at Portsmouth.
The girls finished second with 116 points, and the boys fourth with 56.
The Cavalier girls had a strong performance from freshman Tanea Cousins, who had first-place finishes in the 100 (13.3), the 200 (27.5) and the long jump (16-feet-4) .Chillicothe was without Megan Osborne, who suffered a hamstring injury Monday. Cousins was an intricate part of the team as they stepped up to fill in the gap.
“This was a very competitive meet and I’m very proud of the girls,” Cavs girls track coach Steve Semancik said
Elaine Wilson had second-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (17.1) and 300 hurdles (48.8). Kylie Bethel finished second in the high jump (4-10) and third in the 300 hurdles (49.6). Chillicothe also got thirds from the 3,200 relay of Katie Wetzel, Kaitlynn Mickey, Caussandra Parker and Lauren Price (11:39.1); Anna Degarmo in the 1,600 (5:47.4) and in the 3,200 (13.17.5); Jesse Pentecost in the discus (104-7) and Corinne Patino in the pole vault (8-6).
The boys got wins from the 3,200 relay of Ryan Mathis, Donovan Lowe, Jacob Scharfetter and Dalton Bettendorf (8:15) and the 1,600 relay of Jack Whalen, Mathis, Scharfetter and Bettendorf. Bettendorf also had a victory in the 400 (51.6). Ryan Mathis had a second in the 3,200 (10:35.2) and Mathis placed third in the 800 (2:07.1).