Lady Tigers finish second

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 3, 2006

OAK HILL — Good, just not good enough.

It wasn’t first place, but coach Tim Thomas wasn’t totally disappointed as the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers finished as the Division II district track runners-up Saturday.

Gallipolis cruised to the district title with 161 points. Ironton had 73 followed by Athens with 66, Rock Hill 64 and South Point 47.5 points. Fairland was 11th with 25 points.

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“Obviously, we would have liked to have been first. But I guess second place is better than third or fourth,” Thomas said. “Gallipolis has a really strong team, but I was pleased with the effort of or girls.”

The top four finishers in each event qualify for the regional meet to be held Thursday and Saturday at Meadowbrook High School in Byesville.

Ironton was led by Mandi Boykin who won the 100- (12.2 seconds) and 200-meter (25.7) dashes and ran the anchor leg on the 4×100 relay that placed second with a 52.0 clocking. She was joined on the relay by Katie Washburn, Ciara Taylor and Cinnamon Fletcher.

The Lady Tigers 4×200 relay team of Lissa Hensley, Rachel Walker, Taylor and Fletcher had its best time of the year (1:54.2) to place second. Fletcher ran a 28.4 to take fourth in the 200.

Krista Markel went 6-6 to win the pole vault. Katie Washburn was second in the 100-meter hurdles (16.6).

Fairland’s Bethany Barbour was second in the shot put (34-11.25) and third in the discus (96-0). Emma Baker was second in the pole vault (6-6).

South Point’s Kayla Smith threw 32-4.5 to place fourth in the shot put. Ericka Leighty won the high jump (5-2), was second in the 400 meters (1:02.3) and third in the long jump (16-8.75).

Rock Hill’s Anna Bridges was second in the high jump (5-0) and fourth in the long jump (16-4.5). Brittany Ross was third in the high jump (4-10) and the pole vault (5-6). The 4×800 relay of Sarah Hartwin, Ashton Brammer, Amelia Zimmerman and Ross was third (11:02).

The Redwomen’s Brittany Carmon was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.4). Brammer was fourth in the 400 (1:04.2).