In boys action, the Huron 4x800 team of Ryan VanCauwenbergh, Kevin Tomczyk, Danzell Harris and Spencer Maddox took third in 8:04.76. The time was also a new program record at Huron.
Behind them in fourth place was Edison’s team of Lucas Wallace, Mike Biltz, Chris Hoffman and Clay Goodwin in 8:07.25.
In the girls 4x800, Edison’s team of Cassidy Pierce, Tori Stallkamp, Kristin McCarthy and Madison Moyer took third in 9:47.21.
Also on Thursday, the area took 1-2 in the girls high jump. Clyde’s Paula Wollenslegel won the event with a jump of 5-feet-5, while Vermilions’ Hannah Bartlome was second at 5-4.
Area competitors also took the top two spots in the boys long jump. Edison’s Brandon Cushler (21-feet-10) took first, while Perkins’ Cameron Burrows (21-6.5) was second.
Also qualifying for state from the area Thursday was Huron’s Zach Harkey, who took third in the discus with a throw of 156-feet-11. Port Clinton’s Morissa Mallory was second in the girls shot put with an effort of 40-feet-1.