Porter leads area regional qualifiersPublished 2:11am Wednesday, May 21, 2014
NELSONVILLE — The first day of the Division II district track meet produce some firsts for local track athletes.
Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ senior Jordan Porter threw the shot put 43-feet, 8.25-inches to win the event and advance to the regional meet.
Taylor Emily of Sheridan was a distant second at 34-6.
Chesapeake sophomore Cassidy Porter was sixth at 31-5.25.
The Lady Panthers’ sophomore Atiya Spaulding won the high jump at 5-feet, 2-inches. Rock Hill senior Brooklyn Massie was third at 4-11 to advance.
South Point freshman Mackenzie Fugitt was seventh at 4-6.
Fairland Dragons’ junior Zach McKinney hurled the discus 143-1 to place second and earn a trip to the regional meet.
South Point junior Ryan Webb was seventh at 120-2.
The Fairland Lady Dragons 4×800-meter relay team of Emmy Fulks, Paige Looney, Jessica Price and Shanan Ashton was fourth at 10:38.74 to qualify for the regional meet.
All are juniors except Looney who is a sophomore.
South Point junior Gage Townson was fourth in the long jump at 20-4.5 as he advanced. Chesapeake senior Drew Oxley was fifth at 19-7.5.
Fairland junior Josh Sifford was sixth at 12-feet and junior Jake Wireman seventh, also at 12-0.
The top for finishers in each event qualify for the regional meet to be held Thursday, May 29, and Saturday, May 31, at Muskingum University in New Concord.