Dragons’ Wireman leads qualifiers to D2 regional meet
OAK HILL — It’s on to Athens.
The top four finishers in the district meet qualified to the regional track meet Thursday and Saturday at Athens High School.
Minford won the boys’ meet with 118.5 points with the Fairland Dragons second with 114 points.
Fairland’s Raine Wireman won two events to lead the individual qualifiers.
Wireman won the 1600 meters with a 4:35.46 time. South Point’s Tyler Mathes was fourth (4:48.48) and Rock Hill’s Seth Miller was fifth (4:51.41).
Wireman also won the 800 meters with a 2:01.88 time and teammate Josh Sifford was second at 2:04.50. Chesapeake’s Drew Oxley finished third with a 2:05.08 time and teammate Austin Blankenship was sixth at 2:10.54.
Chesapeake’s Javon Thompson won the 400-meter dash with a 51.81 time. Fairland’s Taylor Lewis was third at 54.14.
Fairland’s Darren Bishop was fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (17.02) and teammate Jake Wireman (18.21) was eighth.
Wireman advanced in the 300 hurdles by taking fourth place with a 44.76 time. Bishop was eighth at 47.88.
The Dragons 4×200 relay team of Nathan Campbell, Jordan Holman, Lewis and Bishop was sixth (1:38.36). The 4×100 relay team of Kevin Zhu, Bailey Manns, Bishop and Campbell was sixth (47.17) and South Point’s foursome of Liam Huff, Gage Townsend, Mason White and James Leonard was seventh (47.79).
Fairland’s Logan Rowe won the 3200 meters with a 10:09.35 time. Mathes was third at 10:21.62, Fairland’s Chad McComas fifth at 10:42.43 and Miller was sixth with a 10:48.89 time.
The Dragons 4×400 relay team took first place as Sifford, Wireman, Holman and Lewis combined for a 3:36.33 time.
Chesapeake’s Tyler Sanders, Nick Duffield, Oxley and Thompson were second at 3:37.74.
Fairland’s Zack McKinney — who was second in the discus on Tuesday — was fifth in the shot put with a 41-11 heave. South Point’s Ryan Webb was eighth at 38-6.5.
In the high jump, South Point’s Brady Sloan went 6-feet to win the event.
In the girls’ meet, Gallipolis racked up 143.5 points to win with Athens the runner-up with 130.5 points.
In the 100-meter hurdles, South Point’s Elaine Gore was first at 16.32 seconds followed by Rock Hill’s Brooklyn Massie at 16.82 and Fairland’s Emily Conzett at 17.06. The Lady Pointers’ Tori Koukos was eighth at 17.76.
In the 100-meter dash, Gore was third (13.31). Fairland’s Hannah Moore (13.65) was fifth and Rock Hill’s Allie Sites (14.12) was eighth.
Chesapeake’s Tia Spaulding won the 300-meter hurdles with a 49.28 time. Koukos was seventh (55.17) and Rock Hill’s Maddie Malone eighth (56.48).
South Point’s 4×200 relay team of Tori Starr, Bre Bacon, Koukos and Gore was fourth with a 1:55.30 time. Fairland’s team of Moore, Conzett, Megan Castle and Briana Dickess was fifth at 1:56.59.
The same foursome for South Point was third in the 4×100 relay with a 53.07 time.
Ironton’s relay team of Hannah Cronacher, Alicia Murphy, Kelli Ferguson and Katie Barron was fifth with a 54.70 clocking. Chesapeake’s Taylor Martin, Bailey Mills, Lindsey Hawthorne and Lindsay Blake were eight at 55.63.
Cronacher did advance to the regional by finishing second in the pole vault as she cleared 8-6. She was also fifth in the 200 meters with a 28.20 clocking while Moore finished seventh at 29.03.
Malone was third in the pole vault at 8-6 and Fairland’s Jessica Price took fourth at 8-feet while teammate Shelby Neagele was eighth at 7-6.
The Lady Dragons Sydney Pettit took third in the 1600 at 5:35.40. Teammate Shanan Ashton was sixth at 5:42.78 but she advanced in the 3200 meters with a 12:30.76 time to take fourth.
Megan Ashton was sixth in the 3200 at 12:53.95.
Fairland’s Mariah Chaffin was eighth in the 400 meters (1:09.31).
In the 800 meters, Price was third at 2:29.34 while Ironton’s Ariel Schweickart finished seventh with a 2:35.11 time.
The Lady Dragons 4×400 relay team of Taylor Perry, Chaffin, Price and Pettit was sixth at 4:33.87.
Chesapeake’s Jordan Porter — who won the shot put on Tuesday — won the discus with a toss of 110-11. Teammate Melanie Noble was eighth at 82-7.
Murphy was sixth in the long jump with a leap of 15-2.5 and Massie was eighth at 15-1.5.