HUBER HEIGHTS — Ansonia’s Samantha Shook won the girls pole vault and Greenville’s boys 4x800-meter relay team broke a school record at the prestigious Wayne Invitational track and field meet, which was held Thursday and Friday.
Greenville’s Aaron Balsbaugh, Calen Bruner, Jacob Butsch and Bailey Hartle ran the 4x800 relay in 8:04.45 on Thursday to break the Greenville school record. The Green Wave quartet finished second to St. Xavier, who won the race with a time of 7:59.49. In addition to being a school record, the Greenville squad’s time also was the fourth fastest time in Division I throughout the state this year.
Ansonia’s Shook won the girls pole vault as she cleared 11 feet. Five girls cleared 11 feet in the competition, including Shook and Greenville’s Paige Keller, but Shook won via a tiebreaker. Keller placed fifth in the competition.
Greenville’s Keller finished sixth in the girls long jump with a career-best jump of 16 feet 6 inches. She was just 2.75 inches off Greenville’s school record in the event.
Greenville’s Balsbaugh finished sixth in the boys 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.68.
Bradford’s Shay LaFollette tied for seventh place in the girls high jump by clearing 4 feet 9 inches.
The Greenville boys finished 16th in the meet with 11 points. Pickerington North won with 82 points.
With Shook’s 10 points, Ansonia finished 19th in the girls competition. Keller’s seven points had the Greenville girls finishing 25th while LaFollette’s 0.6 put Bradford in 39th place. Mason won the girls meet with 90.6 points.
For complete results from the Wayne Invitational, visit http://www.finishtiming.com/meet_details.php?uniqueid=529632E883C.