Ironton solid at field meet

Published 11:33 pm Saturday, May 2, 2009

CENTERVILLE — It wasn’t a meet of champions, but it could be a sign of good things to come for the Ironton Fighting Tigers.

Seven Ironton track players competed in the Somerlot Field Events Classic on Wednesday at Centerville High School.

“All our guys did pretty well. They competed against some good competition,” said Ironton coach Greg Cronacher.

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Leading the way for Ironton was Lukas Morris who placed in three events including a first place finish in the high jump when he cleared 6-foot-3. He was second in the long jump at 20-10 and third in the triple jump with a leap of 38-7.75.

Ironton placed two pole vaulters as Jon Monnig cleared 13-6 and finished sixth while Ryan Sias went 12-6 and placed eighth.

Sias was seventh in the high jump with a leap of 5-9.

Ben Wells competed in the discus and threw 126-1 but did not qualify for the finals.

Three Ironton runners were in the steeplechase event that is a college event. The runners circle the track five times and cover 2,000 meters and clear four barriers along the way.

There is one water barrier per lap.

Gary Monroe, Adam Stumbo and Pierce Reeves were all within a second and a half of each other.

Monroe was ninth at 7:29, Stumbo was 10th with a 7:29.5 time and Reeves was 11th with a 7:30 clocking.

Ironton ran in the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette Relay on Saturday.