Area track standouts advance to regionals in D2 meet

Published 8:24 pm Sunday, May 25, 2014

Jim Walker


NELSONVILLE — Forget the team scores. There’s still another track meet ahead.

The Chesapeake Lady Panthers had the highest team finish among area teams, but plenty of local track standouts have advanced to the regional meet.

The top four finishers in each event qualify for the regional meet to be held Thursday and Saturday at Muskingum University in New Concord.

Sheridan took the boys’ meet with 145.5 points followed by Gallipolis with 104 points, Athens 95 and Warrant 94.5.

Sheridan also won the girls’ meet with 108 points. Fairfield Union was second at 106.5, Gallipolis third with 79 points and Chesapeake fourth with 63.

Fairland junior Zach McKinney was third in the shot put at 44-11.5. South Point junior Ryan Webb was fifth with a 44-4.75 distance.

Dragons’ junior Josh Sifford ran a 2:05.73 and was fifth in the 800 meters and junior Jake Wireman was fifth in the 300 hurdles at 42.91 seconds.

Wireman did advance by placing fourth in the 110 hurdles at 16.93 seconds. Junior Darren Bishop was fifth at 17.06.

South Point junior Brady Sloan advanced as he cleared 6-2 in the high jump to place third. Pointers’ freshman Matt Keeney was sixth at 5-6.

South Point’s 4×100 relay team of juniors Gage Townson, Mason White, James Leonard and sophomore Stephen Wagoner were third with a 45.04 clocking. However, the same group ran a 1:34.22 to place second in the 4×200 relay.

The Pointers’ 4×400 relay team of freshman Chris Tatlonghari, juniors Tanner and Tyler Mathes and Wagoner was sixth with a 3:44.18 time.

Rock Hill sophomore Seth Miller ran a 10:06.23 time to finish third and freshman Brendon McCormick was eight at 4:51.59.

Fairland senior Taylor Lewis, junior Kevin Zhu and Bishop, and freshman Drew Blatt comprised the 4×100 relay team who ran a 48.07 to place eighth.

Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ senior Taylor Martin won the long jump with a leap of 15-10.25. South Point junior Tori Koukos was fifth at 15-1.5 and teammate Olivia Abner — a sophomore — was seventh at 14-4.25.

Koukos was second in the 100-meter hurdles at 16.47 seconds and fifth in the 300 hurdles with a 52.07 time.

Lady Panthers’ Jordan Porter — who already had a first place in the shot put — won the discus with a toss of 128-4.

Rock Hill junior Maddie Malone was third in the pole vault at 9-2 to advance. Fairland’s Jessica Price was sixth at 8-6 and Shelby Naegele eighth at 8-feet.

Price was third in the 800 meters with a 2:24.47 time.

In the 4×400 relay, South Point freshmen Selena Marcum and Brooklyn Badgett and seniors Bre Bacon and Taylor Dillow were sixth at 4:34.92. Fairland ran a 4:54.51 to place eighth in a team comprised of senior Briana Dickess, juniors Emmy Fulks and Price, and freshman Julie Price.

Lady Dragons’ junior Shanan Ashton was fifth at 12:42.39 in the 3200. Fairland junior Emily Conzette was third in the 100 meter hurdles at 16.90 seconds and sophomore Brooklyn Bennett sixth at 17.94.

Chesapeake sophomore Atiya Spaulding was second in the 200 meters at 26.85 seconds while Martin was fourth at 27.96. Martin was seventh in the 100 meters at 13.58 seconds.

Spaulding and Martin teamed with sophomore Bailey Mills and freshman Jaylynn Pine to finish fourth in the 4×100 relay with a 53.04 time.

South Point’s team of Bacon, Marcum, sophomore Daniella Spencer and freshman Cheyanne Berkley were fifth in the 4×100 relay at 53.08 and also ran a 1:54.74 to take fifth in the 4×200.

Spencer was eighth in the 100-meter dash at 13.85 seconds.