Haley Gregory has few equals on the track.
The evidence was there Friday as the John Glenn junior won four titles and led the Muskies to their first Muskingum Valley League title since the 2002 during the league meet at Maysville High School.
Gregory broke her meet record in the 100 hurdles in 14.84, tied the meet record in the 100 at 12.5 and captured the 300 hurdles in 47.4 to become a three-time champion in each event. She also ran 1:00.33 to win the 400 for the first time.
“Everyone is still after me. They’re chasing me so it makes me push myself harder,” she said. “I want to race in four events each year. This was the toughest since I ran the 400 and not on the relay.”
John Glenn finished with 1532⁄10 points to beat Sheridan (126) and Tri-Valley (118½). Muskie coach Doug Joy gave credit to several contributors.
“I did some things I wouldn’t usually do, but we withstood Tri-Valley’s strength in the field events,” Joy said. “We experimented Haley in the 400 and 300 hurdles in practice, and she did a good job. Emily (Brown) had a good day with a couple of wins, Rheanna (Wilson) paced herself in four distance events, and Theresa Kuhns was able to help us after splitting time with track and softball all season.”
Brown was the only other John Glenn girl to place first, taking titles in the 200 (26.8) and long jump (16-1½
“The first year (I won the 200), I was shocked. But this time, I improved my time and I’m happy with where I am,” she said.
West Muskingum junior Lauren Paul won in three events. She took the 800 in a meet record of 2:20.45, then captured the 1,600 (5:28) and 3,200 (11:52). Paul is a three-time champ in each event.
“I don’t really think about the past, I just focus on the race in front of me,” Paul said.
Tri-Valley won two girls relays, the 400 (:51.68) and 800 (1:49.3). Jade Hawkins was first in the pole vault (10-6) and Kaylee Antill captured the shot put (39-9) and discus (140-2).
Philo was first in the 1,600 relay (4:16); Sheridan won the 3,200 relay (10:08); and the Generals’ Natalie Eberts took the high jump (4-10) to highlight other girls champions.
On the boys side, Sheridan outscored Tri-Valley 137-128, with Maysville third (126½).
Matt Bromley highlighted the Generals’ effort, taking the 1,600 (4:40) and 3,200 (10:11).
“It’s nice to finally get those MVL titles,” Bromley said. “I had a fast time and competed well (in the 1,600). My times are good, but I should be able to continue to improve them.”
Sheridan added titles in the 1,600 (3:32.18) and 3,200 (8:26) relays. Justin Snider was first in the high jump (6-2).
Morgan senior Clinton Campbell won two events, the 200 (22.88) and the 300 hurdles in a meet record of 38.54. Campbell capped his career as a three-time champ in the 300 hurdles.
“I fell down in the hurdles my sophomore year, and I don’t want to get beat again,” he said. “It’s really good to end my MVL career with three straight.”
Austin Ebert grabbed Crooksville’s first boys title since Scott Wolfe in 2006 when he won the 400 in a school record time of 51.05. Ebert edged Sheridan’s Matt Freville by .4 seconds.
“You feel someone on you so you push yourself,” he said. “It means a lot to set the record and grab that title.”
Kris Michael captured the 110 hurdles for the third consecutive year in 15.53, Collin Prouty was first in the discus (164-8) and Chase Alfman won in the long jump (20-3¾) for Tri-Valley.
“Time-wise, I’m faster than I have been the past couple of weeks. But hopefully, I can trim it and get to the state,” Michael noted.
Other boys champions were Dylan Winnenberg in the 100 (11.3) and the 400 relay (44.32) from New Lexington, John Glenn’s Woody Jamiel in the 800 (2:01.13), Maysville’s Chase Himmelspach in the pole vault (14-0) and the 800 relay (1:33.88) and Philo’s Elijah Talk in the shot put (52-10).