BW’s indoor thinclads place third in 167-team meet at OSU

By Gary Henery

February 26, 2014

The Golden Eagles girls indoor track team is primed and ready for the 2014 season.

At the Saturday, February 15, meet at The Ohio State University Joe Evener’s talented Big Walnut squad placed third out of 167 competing teams led by Olivia Small, Anna Mackey, Hannah Griffith and Avery Kerns who posted a total of six top 10 finishes for the Golden Eagles.

“In scoring the meet, we placed third out of 167 teams represented. I have to say, I was very impressed with that. We have the potential to finish this indoor season in an incredible fashion.”

Olivia Small led the way with firsts in the long jump at 17 feet, 11 inches and triple jump at 37-3.5. She tied for second in the high jump at 5-0. Mackey was fourth in the triple jump (31-9), Griffith was sixth in the weight throw (28-5) and Kerns was seventh in the high jump (4-10).

“This was another step in the right direction,” Evener said. “Our field event personnel is really doing a great job in scoring, and I think we have made progress in our running, especially in the relays. We have a little more work to do before the Central District Indoor meet, but I am confident that we will eventually put everything together.”

Big Walnut’s State performance list reads like a Who’s Who in indoor track.

Small is ranked first in both the long jump and triple jump as well as tied for 12th in the high jump. Mackey stands fifth in the triple jump, Jamie Annis 10th in the 60-meter hurdles, Kerns tied for 12th in the high jump, Griffith 24th in the weight throw, and the 4x400 relay team of Sara Althauser, Kristen Carty, Sam Godby and Catie Craig-Bowden is ranked 26th in the State.