Despite unfavorable weather conditions, Chillicothe put on a strong showing in the boys and girls events Tuesday in a five-team meet with Athens, Jackson and Reedsville Eastern at Vinton County.
The Cavaliers boys finished first with a team score of 98.5, ahead of the Bulldogs (92), the Ironmen (90.5), the Vikings (34) and the Eagles (34). The girls finished third with a team score of 84. Athens took first (98.5) and Eastern was second (90). Finishing behind Chillicothe were Vinton County (47) and Jackson (33.5).
The boys grabbed six first-place finishes. Trevan Bond-Pennington won the 110 hurdles (16.7) and the 300 hurdles (41.1) and Ryan Mathis in the 800 (2:14.7). The boys 3,200 relay of Dalton Bettendorf, Jack Whalen, Lander Zook and Mathis also finished first (9:02.2) as did the 400 relay of Willie Beaux Johnson, Jonathan Brown, Bond-Pennington and Luke Barnes (47.5) and the 1,600 relay of Bond-Pennington, Mathis, Bettendorf and Jacob Scharfetter (3:41.9).
The girls had three victories. The 400 relay of Courtney Barnes, Tanea Cousins, Megan Osborne and Kylie Bethel finished first (53.7) as did Megan Conrad in the shot put (34-feet-0) and Savannah Bonner in the pole vault (8-6).
Chillicothe combined for 12 other top-three finishes. For the boys, Benjamin Haller finished second in the 1,600 (5:00) and third in the 3,200 (11:14.4), Bettendorf was second in the 400 (54.7), Whalen finished second in the 800 (2:15), Barnes took second in the high jump (19-1) and Levi Shumaker was third in the high jump (5-2). For the girls, Daesha Patterson was third in the 800 (2:51.8), Cousins took second in the 200 (29.2), the 3,200 relay of Katie Wetzel, Lauren Price, Patterson and Bethel finished second (4:40.5), Jessica Pentecost took second in the discus (97-3) and third in the shot put (28-9) and Corrine Patino finished second in the pole vault (7-0).