Back on track with Red Raider Relays

(Posted March 29, 2021)

By Pat Donahue, Staff Photographer

London High School’s track program hosted the annual Red Raider Relays on March 27. Seven teams competed.

Overall team results for the boys were: first, Harding (117 points); second, Olentangy Berlin (108); third, Madison-Plains (68); fourth, London (66); fifth, Bishop Ready (18), and seventh, Delaware Christian (8).

Overal team results for the girls were: first, Olentangy Berlin (112); second, Harding (84); third, Bishop Ready (58); fourth, London (48); fifth, West Jefferson (32); sixth, Delaware Christian (30); and seventh, Madison-Plains (24).

London pole vaulter Riley Colestock was flying high at the London Red Raider Relays. Higher than ever! She reset her personal record three times at this year’s track opener on March 27. It was the first time Colestock had pole vaulted in an event since seventh grade when her personal best was 7’0. The London freshman cleared 7′-6, 8′ and 8′-6” (shown here) to take second place at this year’s relays.
London freshman Riley Colestock celebrates after setting a personal best in the pole vault .
London senior Kylee Scott finishes the final leg of the girls’ 4×400 relay, taking her team to a second-place finish. The Red Raiders claimed the No. 2 spot in six events on the day, but thrower Isaiah Jones wasn’t having it. The London junior took first place in the shot put with a toss of 45′-5 1/2″ and first in the discus with a throw of 128′-3″. Overall, the London boys’ and girls’ teams both finished fourth.
London senior Ashton Wolford (left) takes the handoff from junior Gordon Zavior for the final leg of the boys’ 4×100-meter relay. The Raiders finished in fourth place.
Shortly after taking first place in the high jump with a jump of 6′-3″, Madison-Plains senior Paul Bryant helped his team take second place in the 4×100-meter shuttle hurdle relay.
Madison-Plains sophomore Kinsey Null (left) takes the baton from junior Addisyn McPherson to run the second leg of the girls’ mid-medley. The Golden Eagles placed second in the race.
West Jefferson sophomore Owen Clerico cleared 5′-4” in the high jump. With that jump, he claimed a share of fourth place.
Jacob Kronk, a West Jefferson sophomore, gets some air time on his way to long jumping 16′-8” and taking fifth place. Kronk’s teammate, junior A.J. Keyt, placed second place with a jump of 19′-2 1/2”.
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