By Julie Billings

News Watchman Sports Editor

After a year hiatus due to COVID-19 cancelling the season, Pike County's track and field teams returned to action in 2021.

Both Western and Eastern had teams that were small in number. Western's athletes mostly competed in field events. Eastern had a multitude of throwers on the roster. But the strengths for EHS came in distance races and sprints. 

Piketon had a strong campaign in field events. The athletes competing in shot put, discus, long jump, high jump and pole vault all provided a big boost in points. 

Both the Waverly Tigers and Lady Tigers finished second in the Division II portion of the Southern Ohio Conference meet. 

For Waverly, the Lady Tigers had seven total runners qualify for the regional meet, while the Tigers had five.

The teams should have many athletes returning to competition again for the 2022 track and field season, along with those moving up from junior high.