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Spaulding leads area regional qualifiers

Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ track standout Atiya Spaulding (right) qualified for four events — three first-place finishes — in the Division II regional track meet to be held Thursday and Saturday in New Concord. ( Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ track standout Atiya Spaulding (right) qualified for four events — three first-place finishes — in the Division II regional track meet to be held Thursday and Saturday in New Concord. (
Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

NELSONVILLE — Atiya Spaulding only qualified in four events because that’s all the rules allow.

The Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ junior track standout won three events and finished third in another as she led area qualifiers at the Division II district track meet on Saturday at Nelsonville-York High School.

The top four finishers in each event qualify for the regional meet Thursday at Saturday at New Concord John Glenn High School.

Spaulding wont the 100-meter dash with a 12.91 time, the 200 meters at 26.94 seconds and was third in the long jump at 15-5.5. She also won the high jump at 5-3 on Thursday.

Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ Tori Starr was fourth in the 200 at 28.06 to advance. Starr was also seventh in the 100 meters (13.54).

Chesapeake’s Jaylynn Price was third in the 100 meters with a 13.3 time.

South Point Lady Pointers’ Tori Koukos was second in the 100-meter hurdles with a 16.63 time. Fairland Lady Dragons’ Ciarra Brown was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (17.14).

Lady Dragons’ Jessica Price cleared 8-10 to finish fourth in the pole vault. Chesapeake’s Kelly Romans was sixth at 8-feet.

Also advancing was Fairland’s Shanan Ashton who was fourth in the 3200 with an 11:52.96 time.

Ironton’s Lexi Wise was eighth in the 300-meter hurdles with a 53.3 clocking. The Lady Fighting Tigers’ 4100 relay team of Peyton Arden, Autumn Shope, Starr and Wise ran a 55.5 to finish seventh.

South Point’s 4×200 relay of Selena Marcum, Mallory Wells, Cheyanne Berkley and Koukos was eight at 2:02.45.

Sheridan won the meet with 128 points. Chesapeake was fifth with 45 points.

The boys’ meet featured a new district record by Rock Hill’s Seth Miller in the 3200-meter run with a 9:52.07 time. South Point’s Tyler Mathes was fourth with at 10:01.32.

Chesapeake’s Cecil Fletcher won the 400 meters at 51.09 seconds and also advanced in the 100 meters with an 11.47 time to finish fourth.

South Point’s Brady Sloan took second in the high jump with a leap of 6-1.

Fairland’s Jake Wireman extended his season with a 16.42 time to place third in the 110-meter hurdles. Sloan was fifth at 17.10 and Rock Hill’s Dylan Avery seventh at 18.63.

Wireman advanced in two events as he finished third in the 300 hurdles with a 42.23 time.

The South Point 4×100-meter relay team earned a trip to the regional meet by winning that event as Stephen Wagoner, Trent Paterson, Mason White and Keion Dre’ Hill had a 44.861 time, just edging Sheridan at 44.864 seconds.

White placed seventh in the 200 meters (24.01) and joined Gate Stephens, Chris Tatlonghari and Paterson to finish sixth in the 4×200 relay at 1:36.5.

Chesapeake’s 4×100 relay team of Logan McCloud, Seth Marlow, Tyler Sanders and Grant Hawthorne was eight at 48.18 seconds.

In the 1600, Rock Hill’s Brendon McCormick was sixth at 4:41.03 and South Point’s Tanner Mathes eighth at 4:50.84.

Fairland’s Zach McKinney was third in the shot put with a heave of 46-3.25 and South Point’s Ryan Webb seventh at 42-5.

McKinney finished second in the discus on Wednesday.

In the 4×400 relay, Chesapeake’s team of David Dotson, Kodey Hager, Sanders and Fletcher was seventh at 3:42.25l and South Point’s quartet of Micah Harris, Wagoner, Stephens and Tatlonghari was eighth at 3:44.20.