Carina Weaver

Lexington's Carina Weaver leads the field in the 3,200 meter run during Friday's Ohio Cardinal Conference meet at Ashland University. Weaver set a record in the event, helping Lady Lex to the team title.

ASHLAND — It was the dogfight both Lexington girls coach Michelle Smith and Madison’s Andrew Saris expected — and then some.

Lady Lex dethroned Madison by a scant three points, while the Ashland boys won their fourth straight team title in tightly-contested team battles at Friday’s Ohio Cardinal Conference meet at Ashland University’s Ferguson Field.

Lady Lex finished with 170 points to wrestle the title away from the Rams (167). On the boys side, the Arrows piled up 139 points to Lexington’s 133.

“We knew it was going to be close,” Saris sai