Piqua girls track wins rain-soaked Salzman Relays

Saturday’s sports events rained out

Staff Reports

GREENVILLE — The Piqua girls track and field team won the four-team Dwight Salzman Relays Friday night at Greenville High School, while the boys finished fourth.

Winning for Piqua girls were: the 6,400 relay, 29:24.65; the 400 relay, 56.09; the middle medley relay (800, 400, 400, 800), 8:01.54; the 800 relay, 2:00.42; the distance medley relay (800, 400, 1,200, 1,600), 15:31.09; the sprint medley relay (100, 100, 200, 400), 2:01.26; the 3,200 relay, 12:24.95; and the 1,600 relay, 4:51.19.

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MIAMI COUNTY — The nonstop rain on Friday washed away the majority of athletic events on Friday — and Saturday was no different.

A lot of Saturday’s events had already been cancelled as of Friday afternoon, but there was still some postponements left over — and in the end, the entire slate of events was postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

Troy Christian baseball was scheduled to play a doubleheader against Franklin Monroe on Saturday at Wright State University, but it was postponed. Now the teams will meet for a single game on Monday afternoon in Troy.

In a rare occurrence, all of Saturday’s track meets were rained out, beginning with Milton-Union’s Bulldog Classic, which Newton, Piqua and Lehman were also scheduled to compete at. Milton-Union still held a ceremony in its gymnasium to dedicate its track complex and rename it in Kenny Beard’s honor, the Kenneth A. Beard Track at Milton-Union’s Lowry Track Complex.

The Tippecanoe Invitational was also cancelled, as was the Southeastern Invitational, where Bethel was scheduled to compete.

Other Saturday baseball games that were cancelled were: Tippecanoe at Kenton Ridge, Milton-Union’s doubleheader at Arcanum, Miami East’s home doubleheader against Northwestern, Newton’s home doubleheader against Northridge, Piqua and St. Henry’s tri at Houston, Lehman’s home game against Lima Senior and Bradford at Botkins.

In softball, Newton’s Strike Out Cancer Classic tournament, which Covington was also scheduled to compete in, was cancelled. Milton-Union and River Valley’s tri at Fairbanks was also cancelled, as was Piqua and Bellefontaine’s tri at Greenon, Lehman’s game at Anna and Bradford’s game at Triad.

Saturday’s sports events rained out