In the 4x800 relay, Edison, Huron and Willard finished 2-3-4 to move on to regionals.
The Edison team of Lucas Wallace, Mike Blitz, Chris Hoffman and Clay Goodwin teamed up to finish with a time of 8 minutes, 14.48 seconds. Huron’s team of Ryan VanCauwenbergh, Kevin Tomczyk, Danzell Harris and Spencer Maddox finished next (8:14.95), then Willard’s Brady Deaner, Cory Barnett, Keaton Moore and Jay Cok finished in 8:22.34.
In the field event finals, Margaretta’s Trent Balduff finished first in the pole vault with a height of 14 feet, 6 inches, while Perkins’ Connor Trent was second (14-3) and Oak Harbor’s Austin Apple took third (13-0).
Edison’s Brandon Cushler finished first in the long jump (22-8.75), while Perkins’ Cameron Burrows was fourth (21-11).
Huron’s Zach Harkey qualified for regionals with a fourth-place finish in the discus (141-8).
DIVISION I Three relays, six individuals move on
At Tiffin Columbian, at the first day of the Division I district track and field meet Wednesday, three relays and six individuals in field events qualified for the regional meet.
For the girls, Norwalk’s 4x800 team of Sydnie Fetherolf, Alexa Perry, Kelsey McQuillen and Cora Grosswiler teamed up to finish third (10:02.56), while the Perkins’ team of Sheylyn Taus, Calah Bishop, Michaela Hermes and Jordyn Baker finished fourth (10:09.97).
The Norwalk boys team of Jared Lee, Caden Foos, Luke Landis and Quentin Howell finished first in 4x800 (7:56.70) to qualify. n
Sandusky finished 1-2 in the long jump to send Davion Fisher (22-5) and Korey Harper (21-2.5) to regionals, while Chance Ernsberger finished third for the Blue Streaks in the shot put (55-4.75) and Norwalk’s Dustin Hovatter was fourth (48-11.25). For the girls field events, Perkins’ Alyssa Johnson was second in the high jump (5-3), while Norwalk’s Morgan Turner was second in the discus (117-7). The remaining finals will he held Saturday at Tiffin Columbian.
DIVISION III Three Danbury girls, two SMCC and two Margaretta girls move on
At Fremont, seven individual girls finished in the top four at the first day of Division III track and field districts held at Fremont Ross. For St. Mary Central Catholic, Alexis McCabe finished second in the district 2 discus (112-10) to qualify, while Kennedy Gennari was first in the long jump (15-10).
For Margaretta, Aleah Bailey was first in the district 2 high jump (5-0), while Grace Kleinoeder was in a four-way tie for second-place (4-8). In district 1, Danbury had a trio of girls move on to the next level. Bri Adams was first in the high jump (4-10), while Erin Lavelle was fourth (4-8). Tori Wright added a third-place finish in the shot put (34-11.5).