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Wireman 8th at state track meet

Fairland Dragons’ junior distance runner Raine Wireman (15) battles his way through the pack of runners to place eighth in the 800-meter run at the Division II state track and field meet Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the Ohio State University campus. (The Ironton Tribune / Courtesy Paul Boggs of The Jackson County Times-Journal)

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

 

COLUMBUS — There was rain on Friday and then there was Raine on Saturday.

Fairland Dragons’ junior distance runner Raine Wireman enjoy the sunny weather as he placed eighth in the 800-meter run at the Division II Ohio High School Athletic Association state track and field meet held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University.

Wireman finished eighth with a 1:58.10 clocking as he edged out Tyler West of Columbus St. Francis DeSales who ran a 1:58.35 time.

Finishing in seventh place just ahead of Wireman was Ryan Adams of Cuyahoga Falls CVCA who had a 1:57.78 time.

Jared Fleming of Van Wert won with a 1:54.01 time.

Wireman ran a 1:56.56 in the regional meet and was third behind Jarrod Hart of Hillsboro and Adrian Ross of Unioto. Hart finished sixth at the state meet and Ross was 11th.

Fairland teammate Tanner Mattie ran well in the 3200 as he finished 10th with a personal-best 9:55.15 time.

Ironically, Mattie ran a 10:04.51 in the regional meet to place third behind Zak Geiger of New Concord John Glenn and Matt Bromley of Sheridan. Geiger was sixth at the state meet and Bromley 11th.

Samuel Prakel of Versailles won the event with a 9:16.14 time.