Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone
FINDLAY — Area athletes earned regional spots in two events on Thursday and a number of others qualified for Saturday’s district finals on the first day of Division III girls district track competition at Liberty-Benton.
Upper Scioto Valley junior Aspen Rose earned a regional spot in the long jump for the second time in three years with a second place leap of 16-9 3/4.
Waynesfield-Goshen’s Ivy Horn won the event with a jump of 17-8 1/2.
Rose also has a chance to move in on the 100 and 300 hurdles. Rose’s 100 prelim time of 17.06 seconds won her heat and is the third fastest entering the finals, while her 300 time of 48.59 seconds was also first in her heat and is the second fastest entering the finals.
Hardin Northern will run at the regionals in the 3,200 relay after Molly Hipsher, Lindsay Walden, Mackenzie Shepherd and Carlie Stump finished third with a time of 10:51.75.
Bluffton easily won the race with a time of 10:04.87, while Carey was second in 10:41.59.
The Polar Bears Taylor Allen narrowly missed advancing in the pole vault as she cleared 9-8 to finish fifth.
USV’s Kelly Canfield added a point to the Rams teams total with an eighth place effort in the discus. Her top throw was 95-5.
The Rams Brittany Holbrook advanced to the finals in the 100 and 200 dashes. Her prelim time of 13.17 seconds in the 100 dash is the second quickest going into the finals, while her 200 time of 28.28 seconds is the fifth fastest.
Ada’s Morgan Rouch qualified for Saturday’s finals in the 800 run after running the prelims with the second fastest time of 2:36.71. She will be joined in the finals by Hardin Northern’s Molly Hipsher, who ran a 2:38.66 on Thursday, which is the fourth fastest time entering the finals.
The Bulldogs’ Kenzie Fell also made the finals in the 100 and 300 hurdles. She had prelim run of 17.59 seconds in the 100 hurdles and 51.50 seconds in the 300 hurdles. Both of those times are the fifth fastest going into competition Saturday.
Ada will also be competing in the 1,600 relay on Saturday as the team of Fell, Gabby Linnon, Morgan Rouch and Sarah Clum finished third in their heat with a time of 4:25.91. The Bulldog quartet has the sixth best time entering the finals.
Hardin Northern will also be competing in the 1,600 relay on Saturday as Stump, Lauren Hoffman, Taylor Allen and Hipsher ran a 4:33.77, which was the eighth best time in the prelims.
The meet continues at 11 a.m. Saturday.
By KENDRICK JESIONOWSKI
Times sports editor