Porter, Dragons’ 4×8 relay advance to state track meet
THE PLAINS — Jordan Porter is going to take a shot at the state meet.
The Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ junior track standout was second in the shot put event at the Division II regional meet’s first day on Thursday with a heave of 39-2.5 to earn a trip to the state meet.
The top four finishers in each event advance to the state meet next weekend at the Jesse Owens’ Stadium in Columbus.
Fairland’s 4×800-meter relay team also advanced to the state meet as the quartet of Raine Wireman, Logan Rowe, Taylor Lewis and Josh Sifford placed fourth with an 8:19.33 time.
Preliminaries were held in other events with all remaining finals scheduled for Saturday at Athens High School.
Chesapeake’s Javon Thompson qualified for the regional finals. Thompson ran a 50.65 to place second in the preliminaries.
The Lady Panthers Atiya Spaulding was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a 48.19 time.