Individuals stand out at MSL


By Chris Miles - [email protected]



London’s Destiny Clifton won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the MSL Ohio championship meet.


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None of the Madison County track and field teams competing at the Mid-State League Ohio Division last week finished high enough to claim a team trophy last week at Whitehall, but there were plenty of standout performances turned in by competitors from West Jefferson and London high schools.

Grandview swept both the boys and girls team championships. As for the county teams, the London girls placed fifth with 66 points. West Jefferson was seventh (out of seven) with 37.5 points. The London boys finished with 46 points and was sixth, West Jefferson scored 19 and was seventh.

The Red Raiders’ Destiny Clifton won the championship in both the 100-meter dash (13.07) and the 200 (27.02). She was also fourth in the 400 (1:02.82).

Mikayla Martinez won the pole vault (9-00) and was fifth in the 1,600 (5:31.54), while Maddie Martinez was fourth in the 300-hurdles (51.72).

The two Martinez girls, Emily Fraysier and Clifton combined to finish fourth in the 4×400 relay (4:27.97). The Martinez girls, Fraysier and Hannah Coleman were third in the 3,200 relay (10:32.01).

West Jeff’s Casey Chaffins (5-00) and Zoie Fisher (5-00) were third and fourth respectively in the high jump. Chaffins was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (19.42).

The Roughriders’ Justice Holcomb (15-10.5) and Madeline Jennings (15-01.5) placed second and third in the long jump.

On the boys side, Nicky Alexander was second in the 800 (2:02.13) for London. He also came in fifth in the 1,600 (4:36.10). Ethan Pozy placed sixth in the 400 (53.90) for the Raiders.

West Jeff’s Gabe Casey was sixth in the 300-hurdles (44.27) and seventh in the 110-high hurdles (18.04). He also cleared 5-08 in the high jump for fourth place. Teammate Riley Stone was sixth in the high jump (5-06).

In the pole vault London’s Derek Maschmann (10-06) and Lance Cahill (10-00) were third and fourth. Gavin Bonn leaped to sixth in the long jump (17-05.5).

London’s Destiny Clifton won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the MSL Ohio championship meet.
http://madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_LHS1.jpgLondon’s Destiny Clifton won both the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the MSL Ohio championship meet. File photo

By Chris Miles

[email protected]

Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.

Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.

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