AKRON - The area's delegation of prep track and field athletes represented itself quite well at Saturday's Ohio Indoor Championship Meet, which is sponsored by the Ohio Association of Track and Field Coaches Assocation.
Outdoor season practice is well under way and the first official meets are just under a week away, so area individuals got their final official tuneup.
St. Clairsville junior Alyssa Robinson captured the title in the meet, winning the shot put crown with a mark of 41-ft-2 1/4.
Lady Red Devils' junior distance ace Amy Castle, who was the top seed in the 1600 meter run, finished second in a blistering 5:00.06. Junior Julianna Madzia finished eighth in the same event, posting a 5:24.43.
St. C. senior Andy Thornburg finished fifth in the 1600 meter run, posting a quick 4:26.73.
Martins Ferry had a strong showing. The Purple Riders of head coach Rich Materkoski were led by senior long jumper Richie Padyjasek.
Padyjasek finished third in the event with a mark of 21-ft-6, which came on his first jump of the competition.
Junior strongman Sean McGee finished eighth in the shot put with a heave of 50-ft-2 1/4.
Sophomore Taylr Jenkins, who qualified for the outdoor state meet last spring, finished sixth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 26.74.
The Lady Riders' 4x400 team of Sunshine Wrenn, Sarah Applegarth, Sunnie Ruble and Ashley Griffith teamed for a 4:22.13 and an eighth-place finish.