Western Brown was forced to the final event before finally edging a surprisingly tough Bethel-Tate team in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division (SBC) girls track and field championships that took place in Mount Orab.
The Broncos (WB) tallied 123.5 points, the Tigers (BT) 122, Goshen (Gos) 73, New Richmond (NR) 26, and Clermont Northeastern (CNE) 8.5.
Emily Tyler, Bethel-Tate junior, was the day’s best performer winning four events. Staci Hicks, Goshen junior, took three events. Erinn Ballein, Bethel-Tate senior, Brittany Brannock, Bethel-Tate junior, and Kim Steele, Goshen junior, were victorious in two events each.
Tyler established a new SBC mark with a clocking of 15.5-second in the 100-meters high hurdles. The previous record was set in 1991 by former Clermont Northeastern great Melissa Sutton (15.8).
Discus: Nancy Regensburger (BT) 88-feet, 6.75-inches, Davis (WB), Stephenson (WB), Sarah Theiss (NR), Kelly Tucker (Gos), and Samantha Heist (BT). Shot put: Jessica Kretzer (BT) 30-0, Howard (WB), Tudor (WB), Alix Burnett (Gos), Heist (BT), and Kelly Tucker (Gos).
Pole vault: Ballein (BT) 8-0, Malicote (WB), Lindsey Schwartz (Gos), Davis (WB), Chelsea Carter (CNE), Carrie Willis (NR). High jump: Brannock (BT) 4-10, Noelle Schickling (NR), Davis (WB), Denise Floyd (BT), Theiss (NR), and Megan Keith (Gos). Long jump: Tyler (BT) 16-2, Aja Pettit (Gos), Howard (WB), Morgan Gill (BT), Alyssa Loch (CNE), and Heather Todd (NR).
3,200 relay: Western Brown 10:25.00, Goshen, New Richmond, and Bethel-Tate. 100 high hurdles: Tyler (BT) 15.50, Autumn Schellenberger (BT), Craycraft (WB), Cecil (WB), and Desiree Chandler (Gos). 100 dash: Tyler (BT) 12.60, Steele (Gos), Orr (WB), Davis (WB), Brannock (BT), and Deanna Althammer (CNE).
800 relay: Western Brown 1:53.70, Bethel-Tate, Goshen, Clermont Northeastern, and New Richmond. 1,600 run: Hicks (Gos) 5:18.80, Wright (WB), Tarah Cole (BT), Kelsey Gaffney (Gos), Alana Kennedy (NR), and Robinson (WB). 400 relay: Bethel-Tate (Schellenberger, Alissa Wallace, Ballein, and Brannock) 52.90, Western Brown, Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, and New Richmond.
400 dash: Steele (Gos) 1:01.80, Gibbons (WB), Kristin Mikula (NR), Wallace (BT), Wilson (WB), and Todd (NR). 300 low hurdles: Tyler (BT) 47.80, Schellenberger (BT), Cecil (WB), Craycraft (WB), Chandler (Gos). 800 run: Hicks (Gos) 2:23.80, Cole (BT), Gaffney (Gos), Rhodes (WB), Sutherland (WB), and Andrea Belmont (NR).
200 dash: Orr (WB) 27.30, Davis (WB), Elizabeth McDavid (BT), Ballein (BT), Sarah Scroggins (Gos), and Chelsea Carter (CNE). 3,200 run: Wright (WB) 12:15.20, Kennedy (NR), Moon (WB), Jessica Fischer (BT), Savannah Sullivan (Gos), and Jamie Lavely (NR). 1,600 relay: Goshen (Chandler, Steele, Gaffney, and Hicks) 4:20.40, Western Brown, Bethel-Tate, New Richmond, and Clermont Northeastern.