WHIZ Sports 5-21: John Glenn Muskies Girls Take Home Division II District Track And Field Title

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BYESVILLE, OH- The final day of the OHSAA Division II District Track and Field Meet took place at Meadowbrook High School. It was a big day on the track as seven of our area high school teams participated in the meet and looked to advance to the Division II Regional Meet.

With temperature’s almost in the 90s, it added another dynamic to what was already a big meet.

The John Glenn Muskies ended up taking home the victory on the girls side, winning by 39 points. Morgan and the host Meadowbrook Colts appeared in the top five, finishing third and fifth. The Cambridge Bobcats were right behind them in sixth place, followed by Philo in ninth and the Maysville Panthers in 12th place.

St. Clairsville picked up the win on the boys side, barely edging out Steubenville. The top local team was John Glenn in third, followed by Meadowbrook and Cambridge in fourth and fifth. The West Muskingum Tornadoes came in tenth while Maysville finished in eleventh. The Philo Electrics came in twelfth and the Morgan Raiders finished thirteenth.

After the results were announced, John Glenn Head Coach Doug Joy touched on his team’s performance.

“With our kids, boys and girls, there’s expectations on them. It’s part of the program. I’m just extremely proud of how they reacted and how they competed,” said Joy.

The Muskies understood the importance of not only the meet, but pushing through the heat to turn in a good performance for their team.

You know, you have kids that normally run four events and it was truly a struggle to get them to run the events at the level they need to run for the Districts. Every week, the competition gets higher, and higher, and higher. So, you’ve got to bring your ‘A’ game every week,” added Joy.

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Name: Anthony Mitchell Title: Sports Director Anthony is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University. He was the head manager of the Bonnies Men's Basketball team during his time there. Anthony previously was a sports/news multimedia journalist at WKTV in Utica, N.Y. Anthony has a passion for professional, collegiate, and local high school sports.