ANSONIA – Ten schools came together April 22 for the 2016 Tiger Relays at Ansonia High School. Ohio and Indiana teams converged on the event where individual performances are secondary to team performances. It was one relay after another in events like the shuttle hurdle relay and sprint and distance medley relays that aren’t run in a typical invitational. In field events it definitely takes a team to ascend to the top spot. The distances thrown or jumped and the heights reached of the top two competitors from each school are combined to determine the winner.
In the overall boys’ competition, South Adams took the top spot with 88 points. They were followed by Houston, Covington, Arcanum and Ansonia.
Covington took the overall top spot in the girls’ competition. Joining them in the top five were South Adams, Ansonia, Arcanum and Franklin Monroe.
Girls Shot Put – Arcanum, behind a solid performance from Erica Zimmer with a throw of 40′ 2″ and Michaela McGaffic with a throw of 34′ 7.5″ took the top spot and set a new Tiger Relay record with 74′ 9″. They were followed by Covington and Franklin Monroe.
Boys Shot Put – South Adams threw a combined 92′ 7″ to earn the victory over Arcanum by over 10 feet. Ansonia finished third.
Girls Discus – Arcanum came out on top after Zimmer threw for 124′ and McGaffic hit 100′ 8″ for a 224′ 8″ total. Franklin Monroe took second and Covington finished in third.
Boys Discus – South Adams threw for 230′ 7″ to take the top spot. They were followed by Tri-County North and Arcanum.
Girls Long Jump – Ansonia’s Lydia Sink led the way with a jump of 15′ 11″. Combined with teammate Bailey Stammen’s 14′, Ansonia took the top spot with a mark of 29′ 11″. Bradford and Covington rounded out the top three.
Boys Long Jump – Houston’s combined total of 37′ 2.5″ led Ansonia and Tri-County North.
Girls High Jump – Sink and Aliya Barga led the way in high jump with both hitting 4′ 10″ to earned a combine 9′ 8″ and win the event. South Adams and Arcanum finished in second and third.
Boys High Jump – Covington took the tie breaker with a combined 11′ 8″ to take a win over Ansonia and Franklin Monroe.
Girls Pole Vault – Arcanum’s strong performance led by Marina Mahaffie at 8′ 6″ and her teammate, Isabella Whiting’s 8′ vault put the team in first with a 16′ 6″ mark. Ansonia and Covington took second and third.
Boys Pole Vault – Tri-County North finished first with 20′ 6″. They were followed by Arcanum and Houston.
Girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay – Ansonia’s Bailey Stammen, Katie Werts, Stefani Garrett and Sink finished less than two-tenths of a second in front of South Adams for the win. Ansonia recorded a time of 1:12.22. Covington finished third.
Boys Shuttle Hurdle Relay – Houston came took the victory in a time of 1:09.30. They were followed by Covington and Tri-County North.
Girls 4x800m Relay – Covington came out on top with a time of 10:18.84. South Adams and Houston took second and third.
Boys 4x800m Relay – South Adams’ time of 8:44.81 was good enough to finish ahead of Arcanum and Houston.
Girls 800m Sprint Medley Relay – Covington took the top spot with a time of 1:58.10. South Adams and Bradford followed.
Boys 800m Sprint Medley Relay – It was South Adams with a time of 1:42.08 over Arcanum and Houston.
Girls Distance Medley Relay – Covington (13:47.54) finished ahead of South Adams and Union City.
Boys Distance Medley Relay – South Adams (11:30.21) took the top spot over Houston and Arcanum.
Girls 4x100m Relay – Ansonia’s team of Stammen, Garrett, Sink and Barga finished in time of 54.19 to take first. Tri-County North and Covington rounded out the top three.
Boys 4x100m Relay – It was Covington (45.53) over South Adams and Ansonia.
Girls Middle Distance Medley Relay – Covington finished less than a second ahead of South Adams with a time of 7:27.26 to take the victory. Bradford finished third.
Boys Middle Distance Medley Relay – South Adams finished 13-seconds ahead of Houston for the win. Union City finished third.
Girls 4x200m Relay – South Adams edged out Tri-County with a time of 1:58.47. Franklin Monroe finished third.
Boys 4x200m Relay – It was Covington over Ansonia by 9/10ths of a second, 1:38.05 to take the victory. Houston finished third.
Girls 4x400m Relay – South Adams (4:16.99) finished nearly three-seconds ahead of Covington. Bradford took third place.
Boys 4x400m Relay – South Adams (3:38.43) was less than a second ahead of Arcanum at the finish line. Bradford finished less than two-tenths of a second behind Arcanum.
The following is a complete list of results: