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ST. PARIS — Ben Logan had several athletes earn regional spots on Thursday during the first day of Division II district track competition at Grahman High School.
The Lady Raiders’ Alex Thompson and Madison Leis both moved on with top four finishes in the high jump. Thompson’s leap of 5-0 was good for second place, while Leis cleared 4-10 to earn fourth place.
The top four in each event move on to next week’s regional meet at Dayton.
The Ben Logan boys also advanced two individuals as Dylan McGarry earned a regional spot with a second place leap of 19-8 in the long jump and Casey Greavu was fourth in the pole vault, clearing 12-0.
Also scoring for the Ben Logan boys was Landon Johnson, who was sixth in the discus (135-07) and Bryan Newland, who was seventh in the pole vault (11-6). The 3,200 relay team of Quint Terry, Paul Larsen, Patrick Graber and David Wenger was seventh with a time of 8:46.02.
Lady Raiders qualifying for Saturday’s district finals include Marissa Wilbur in the 100 and 300 hurdles and Monica Mannings in the 100 and 200 dashes.
Wilbur’s time of 16.39 seconds in the 100 hurdles is the second fastest entering the finals, while her 300 time of 49.72 seconds is the fourth quickest.
Mannings enters the finals with the second fastest time in the 100 dash (12.87 seconds) and the fifth fastest in the 200 dash (27.36 seconds).
Ciarra Wirick made the finals in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.25 seconds.
The Raiders also made the finals in the 400 and 800 relays.
In the 400 relay the foursome of Mannings, Carlie Henman, Lexi Coughlin and Johnna Putt ran the fourth best time of the day in 54.03 seconds, while in the 800 relay the quartet of Mannings, Wilbur, Wirick and Coughlin had the sixth best prelim time (1:53.97).
The Raider boys also qualified for the finals in a number of events.
The Ben Logan 400 relay team of Caleb Titus, Zak Wirick, Jeremy Brison and Colbyn Terrill had the fastest qualifying time, winning its heat in 44.30 seconds, while the 800 relay of Titus, McGarry, Wirick and Terrill qualified for the finals with the second fastest prelim time of 1:32.74.
Titus and Terrill both moved on to the finals in the 100 and 200 dashes. Titus ran a 11.46 on Thursday, while Terrill qualified in 11.77 seconds in the 100.
In the 200, Titus advanced with a time of 23.02 seconds, while Terrill ran a 23.54.
Greavu (16.45 seconds) and Eric Olson (16.52 seconds) also both made the finals in the 110 hurdles, while Wirick made the 300 hurdle finals (42.19 seconds).
Larsen will run in the 800 finals after running a prelim time of 2:10.02.
The finals will be held on Saturday with field events starting at 1:30 p.m. and running finals starting at 2:30 p.m.