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Lady Eagles take third at Gary Smith Worthington Invitational

Alex Hawley ahawley@civitasmedia.com

May 5, 2014

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — To know where you stand you have to go up against the best.


The Eastern girls track traveled to Thomas Worthington High School to compete in the Gary Smith Worthington Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Eagles took third of the 13 teams that posted a score.


Thomas Worthington defeated home turf and won the girls team competition with 152 points, followed by Watkins Memorial with 133.5 and Eastern with 79.


The Lady Eagles were led by freshman Laura Pullins with a first place finish in the high jump (5-02) and a second place finish in the 400m dash (1:01.82). Pullins won the high jump via tie breaker over teammate Maddie Rigsby, who took second.


Cassidy Cleland was second in the discus throw (126-03), Kelsey Johnson took second in the long jump (15-07), while Katie Keller was third in the shotput (35-08.5). Keri Lawrence was fourth in the 800m run with a time of 2:26.93 for the Lady Eagles.


The Eastern 4x800m relay team of Lawrence, Pullins, Taylor Palmer and Rigsby took first place with a time of 9:53.11.


Watkins Memorial won the boys championship with 144 points, followed by St. Ignatius (124.5) and Thomas Worthington (92).


Complete results of the Gary Smith Worthington Invitational can be found on the web at www.baumspage.com