Warren is seeking an outcome similar to its last outing on the track in McConnelsville at the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League championship meet at Portsmouth High at 11 a.m. this Saturday.
In last Saturday's Don Marks Invitational, the Warrior boys and girls each claimed team titles in a double-digit field.
At the SEOAL meet, only six schools - Warren, Logan, Chillicothe, Gallia Academy, Jackson, and host Portsmouth - will be featured on the track - and the competition is expected to be fierce.
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Warren discus throw Emma Ryan, an Ohio University recruit, is a 3-time All-Ohio honoree in the event. On Saturday at the SEOAL meet in Portsmouth, she’ll also be shotputting.
"I look for a dogfight, where every point matters," said Warren girls coach Sally Maddox. "It's going to be really tough this year."
Chillicothe is the girls' defending league champion, while Logan is the boys' 2012 winner.
This spring, Warren and Logan have faced each other on the track more than one time. At the Mingo Relays, the Lady Warriors edged the Lady Chiefs, 64-62, but then were second to them at the Warren Invitational.
The Warren boys were runners-up in both of those same meets.
"We know what we're up against," said Warrior boys coach Al Riffey. "I mean, we know what they have, and they know what we have.
"We're going to need the other schools to step up and help out. We're just going to keep plugging along and get points."
Logan, of course, is hoping to do the same.
The Warren boys will be paced by Eli Duff, who was the high-point individual in the Don Marks Invite with 28-1/2 points, which included a first-place long jump of 19 feet, 1 inch. He was also third in the pole vault (13 feet), second in the 110 hurdles (16.07) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (43.57).
Cole Wigal won the pole vault, clearing the bar at 14-06, and Parker Blain was first in the 3200 in a time of 10 minutes, 25 seconds.
Warren's girls will be led by Raelyn Gardner, who was the high-point individual with 28 points, which including a win in the pole vault of 10-01. She was also runner-up in the 100 hurdles (15.71), third in the 300 hurdles (49.94), and a leg on the 4x100 relay team (54.14) which also included Danielle Church, Addie Barnes, and Josey Riffle.
Emma Ryan, an Ohio University recruit, was another point-getter for the Lady Warriors, winning both the discus (135-04) and shot put (36-10).
"We did well in the field events, but we need to do better on the track," Maddox said.
While Warren was collecting the first-place hardware in McConnelsville, Logan was competing in the Columbus area at the Hilliard Bradley Invitational in Hilliard. The boys finished fifth in a 16-school field while the girls were seventh in a 15-school field.
Four Chieftain thinclads broke meet records in Hilliard.
Grace Seibel pole vaulted 9-06 to win the event and put her name in the record book.
Allison McNeal threw a record 35-5 in the shot put.
Justin Doyle and Charles Bowlby each was a record-setter in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 14-0 and 12-6, respectively. Another girl to keep an eye on at the SEOAL meet will be Chillicothe's Megan Osborne in the 100 and 200 dashes.