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23 track youths head to state meet

COAL GROVE — Just win, baby.

That’s what 23 youth track participants did and with those wins they earned a berth in the state finals.

A total of 40 youths ages 9-14 participated in the Hershey’s Track and Field Meet hosted by Western Southern Financial Group and the Ironton Recreation Department. The 23 winners in the meet will now compete in the state finals Saturday at Jesse Owens’ Memorial Stadium on the campus Ohio State University.

John Large of Western Southern Life thanked all the volunteers who worked the meet. He plans to host the meet again next year along with the IRD and Tri-State Rehab Preferred Fitness Center. Anyone interested in sponsoring the athletes to contact him at (606) 923-7764 or john.large@wslife.com

Meet Event Winners:

(Age, Event , Athlete, Time/Distance)

9-10 Girls

50 meter dash: Amaya Waulk, 7.84 secs

100 meter dash: Amaya Waulk, 18.00 secs

200 meter dash: Baylee Mcknight , 39.72 secs

Softball Throw: Baylee McKnight, 71-feet-7 inches

Long Jump: Amaya Waulk, 5-feet-2 inches

9-10 Boys

50 meter dash: Charlie Large, 7.07 secs

100 meter dash: Trey Ward, 15.72 secs

200 meter dash: Tanner Wilson, 37.12 secs

400 meter dash: Evan Holmes, 1:19.75

4 x 100 relay : Ty Gunther, Trey Ward, Evan Holmes , Charlie Large 1:05.62 (65 seconds)

Softball throw: Jeb Jones, 113-feet

Long Jump: Trey Ward, 6-feet-4 inches

11-12 Girls

100 meter dash: Kaylee Beals, 15.6 secs

200 meter dash: Kaylee Beals, 33.15 secs

Standing Long Jump: Kaylee Beals, 6 feet

11-12 Boys

100 meter dash: Andrew Scott, 14.22 secs

200 meter dash: Andrew Scott, 30.09 secs

400 meter dash: Jourdyn Barrow, 1:15.18

800 meter dash: Jordan Case, 3:16.15

4×100 relay: Tyler Ward, Gage Butler, Tre Neal, Jourdyn Barrow, 1:05.72

Softball Throw: Andrew Scott, 128-feet 7 inches

Long Jump: Tyler Ward, 6-feet 4 inches

13-14 Girls

100 meter dash: Jacy Jones, 14.63 secs

200 meter dash: Tori Starr, 28.96 secs

800 meter dash : Tori Holmes, 2:55.00

4x 100 relay: Tori Starr, Tori Koukos, Tori Holmes, Jacy Jones, 1:01.66

Softball Throw: Desiree Scott, 112-feet-4 inches

Long Jump: Jacy Jones, 6-feet-6 inches

13-14 boys

100 meter dash: Curtis McKnight, 18,.85 secs

200 meter dash: David Abrams, 31.28 secs

soft ball throw: David Abrams , 159-feet

long jump: David Abrams , 6-feet-10 inches