COLUMBIANA - The South Range boys and girls successfully defended their team titles at the 12th annual Clipper Invitational on Saturday.
Tanner Greene, Caleb Chaffee, Bryce Allen and Adam Meloy swept the 400- and 800-meter relays to lead the South Range boys, who scored 77 1/2 points to top the 13- team field at the Ward Athletic Complex.
South Range's Raianne Mason set a meet and stadium record in the 300 hurdles (46.4 seconds) and also won the 100 hurdles, while Catherine Schuler captured the shot put to lead the South Range girls to 138 points.
United's Allison Parks also set meet and stadium records in winning the 800 run (2:21.3) and 1600 run (5:19.8).
Akron Springfield's 800 relay team also set a meet and stadium record (1:51.9).
Other area winners were Columbiana's Addie Dunlap in the discus for the third straight year and United's Claudia Rockhold in the long jump.
Akron Springfield freshman Jada Mowery received the Rhonda Colbrunn Girls MVP high points award with 25 points. Mowery was first in the 100 and 200 dashes and the 400 and 800 relays.
Tying for the Boots Hawkins Best Girls Field Event Performer award with 12 points were Columbiana'a Addie Dunlap, South Range's Christina Coler, Berkshire's Alexis Johnson and Akron Springfield's Desire Thomas.
Boys meet record were set by East Liverpool's Zack English in the 400 dash (52.6) and Lowellville's Nick Lucente in the 800 run (2:01.8).
East Palestine junior Nick Monteleone received the William Entriken Boys MVP high points award with 20 points. Montelone won the 100 dash and long jump.
Other area standouts who won events were United's Jacob Wolni in the 300 hurdles, Lisbon's Jason Thompson in the 200 dash, United's James Kataro in the 1600 run and East Palestine's Ronnie Knight in the high jump.
United's Lucas Cooper was second in the discus and shot put Boots Hawkins Best Boys Field Event Performer award with 16 points.