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BHS boys take fifth in tough field at Chieftain Relays

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Tough competition brought a major challenge for host Bellefontaine and Benjamin Logan’s track and field programs Thursday at the Chieftain Relays.

Toledo Whitmer won the boys 10-team title with 94 points. River Valley was second with 88 points, Marysville came in third with 77 points, Wapakoneta was fourth with 46 points and the Chieftains were fifth with 41 points. The Raiders finished eighth with 35 points.

Whitmer tied Upper Arlington for the top spot in the girls team race with 93 points each. Wapakoneta came in third with 52 points, Lima Shawnee edged Marysville 49.5-49 for fourth and the Chieftains were sixth with 47.5 points. The Raiders took ninth with 29 points.

Bellefontaine was led by a second-place finish from its 6,400 relay of Ryan Dunn, David Guajardo, Wes Samuels and Justin Clayton (19:47.3), while fourth-place efforts came from the discus relay of Chantz Rose, Ramon Garcia and Dylan Myers (324-7 1/2), the pole vault relay of Chase Wilcoxon and Nick Gingerich (23-0) and the shuttle hurdle relay of Nick Heydinger, Jacob Houchin, Lance Houchin and Wilcoxon (1:05.9).

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FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Bellefontaine’s Ryan Dunn competes in the boys 6,400 relay during Thursday’s Chieftain Relays at Dodd Stadium. ABOVE: Benjamin Logan’s Allie Wilson competes in the girls shuttle hurdle relay Thursday at the Chieftain Relays. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

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