Vikings claim MSL Buckeye crown

LANCASTER — Teays Valley’s boys only won three races Friday night, but kept accumulating points on the way to claiming the Mid-State League Buckeye Division Track and Field championship.

The Vikings ended the night with 154 points while host Fairfield Union came in second with 143.

Logan Elm finished fifth with 79 points, Circleville was seventh with 34 and Amanda-Clearcreek was eighth with 27.

It was 2010 the last time Teays Valley came out on top in the MSL championships and getting another trophy is something the Vikings have been focused on in the last few years.

Teays Valley came into Friday’s running finals with a two-point lead over the Falcons and added a win by Dylan Pennington in the 100 meters (11.61 seconds) , one from Cody Tripp in the 800 meters (1:58.66) and Pennington teamed up with Taylor Robinson, Adjrain Settler and AJ Warren to win the 400-meter relay (44.47).

While the Falcons won five events Friday night, the Vikings were able to come out on top by having multiple runners score in all but one of the individual races and by coming in second in the 1,600-meter relay and third in the 800-meter relay.

The only other area athlete to claim a title Friday was Logan Elm’s Keiffer Mosmeier who had a big night. He was first in the 1,600 — about 12 seconds ahead of TV’s Tripp and Dylan Pettit — and first in the 3,200 — this time his teammate Matthew Agosta was second and TV’s Kirk Tucker was third.

Complete results from the MSL championships can be found at www.baumspage.com.

Team scores: Teays Valley 154; Fairfield Union 143; Liberty Union 84; Hamilton Township 83; Logan Elm 79; Bloom-Carroll 52; Circleville 34; Amanda-Clearcreek 27.

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