FINDLAY — Lexington and Madison duked it out Saturday afternoon during the final day of the Division I district track meet at Findlay High School.
Lady Lex swept the distance events and finished runner-up in the final team standings with 99 points. The Rams flexed their muscle in the sprints and finished third with 89.
Fremont Ross won the girls title with 106.5 points.
On the boys side, host Findlay won with 123 points, followed by Lima Shawnee (108.5) and Ashland (85).
Joanna Halfhill got things started for Lexington, winning the 1,600 meter run in 5:13.68. Lily Weeks followed suit with a victory in the 800 (2:19.20) and was followed across the line by teammate Elyana Weaver (2:23.35). Halle Hamilton completed the trifecta by coasting to victory in the 3,200 in 11:44.73, more than 30 seconds off the stadium-record time she set in 2019 but still more than 16 seconds ahead of runner-up Kelsie Weingart of Tiffin Columbian.
Madison’s sprint crew wouldn’t be outdone.
Kari Eckenwiler got things started by winning the 100 hurdles in a stadium-record 15.31 seconds. Freshman speedster Nevaeh Lewis followed by winning the 100 in 12.49. Lewis would also win the 200 in 25.96, beating teammate Alexsia Davis (26.52). Eckenwiler, Lewis and Davis teamed with Montana Walker to wi the 4x200 relay in 1:43.83.
Madison’s Isaac Brooks and Ashland’s Josh Hawley also won district titles Saturday. Brooks cruised to victory in the 300 hurdles, winning in 38.90. Hawley won the 800, breaking the tape in 1:55.85.
The top four finishers in each event qualified for next week’s regional meet in Amherst. The meet begins Wednesday and concludes Friday.