Impressive group of track athletes earn berth in D2 regional meet
ROCKSPRINGS — With their work at the district finished, local track athletes are headed for the second step in the postseason.
The top four finishers in each event at the Division II district track meet Saturday advanced to the regional tournament Thursday at 5 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Muskingum University in New Concord.
The Rock Hill Redmen finished third in the boys’ team standings with the Ironton Fighting Tigers seventh, Fairland Dragons 11th and Chesapeake Panthers 12th.
The Fairland Lady Dragons were seventh in the girls meet and South Point 12th.
In the girls 100-meter hurdles, South Point’s Elaysia Wilburn took first place with a time of 16.12 seconds. She also placed third in the 100 meters at 13.11 seconds.
Fairland’s Hunter Brewer was fifth in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles at 16.80 seconds.
In the boys’ 100-meters, Ironton’s Charlie Large ran 11.43 seconds and was fifth. Chesapeake’s Kamren Harless was seventh at 11.57 seconds.
The Fairland Lady Dragons’ 4×200 relay team of Morgan Webb, Julia White, Allie Marshall and Lexi Steele was seventh at 1:56.28.
In the boys’ 4×200, Rock Hill’s James Knipp, Blake Waller, Braydon Malone and Tyson Lewis ran a 1:41.83 and was eighth.
In the 1600 meters, Lady Dragons’ McKenna Pannell was fifth at 5:51.69 and Deanna Hall sixth at 5:57.65.
Pannell was seventh in the 3200 meters at 13:11.51.
Ironton’s William Harrison was seventh in the boys’ 1600 meters with a 4:59.08 clocking.
The Lady Dragons’ Morgan Webb, Steele, White and Taylor Webb ran a 56.83 to take seventh in the 4×100 relay.
Ironton’s quartet of John Higgins, Trent Hacker, Kameron Browning and Charlie Large ran a 44.95 and was second in the boys’ 4×100-meter relay. Rock Hill’s team of Knipp, Lewis, Malone and Cameron Donohue was seventh with a 47.52 time.
Rock Hill’s Noah Wood was second in the 400 meters with a 50l82 time while Fairland’s Spencer Harris was fourth at 51.67 seconds.
Gabe Kidd ran a 40.83 in the 300-meter hurdles for Rock Hill and placed third. Teammate Eli Baker was second at 1:57.40 and Victory Aguilera sixth at 2:04.39in the 800 meters.
Ironton’s Wesley Monroe ran a 2:06.08 time and was eighth in the 800 meters.
Marshall was third at 26.96 seconds to give the Lady Dragons a third-place finish in the 200 meters. Harris ran eighth for Fairland in the boys’ 200 meters at 23.91.
In the boys’ 3200-meter run, Fairland’s Ethan Lafon was fifth at 11:02.01 and Rock Hill’s Logan Boggs sixth at 11:06.67.
In the 4×400 relay, Hailegh Fuller, Olivia White, Morgan Webb and Steele ran a 4:51.68 to place seventh.
Rock Hill’s quartet of Aguilera, Wood, Kidd and Baker was second with a 3:28.89 clocking. Ironton’s team of Higgins, Browning, Large and Monroe ran a 3:47.12 and was eighth.
In the girls’ long jump, Marshall leaped 15-5 and was third while South Point’s Diamond Crawley went 15-1.25 to take fifth.
Ironton’s Hunter Humphreys took second place in the shot put with a heave of 49-4. Rock Hill’s T.J. McGinnis was third at 49-1.5.