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Rock Hill’s Wood reaches finals

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COLUMBUS — Noah Wood lives to run another day.
Rock Hill Redmen senior sprinter Noah Wood qualified for the finals of the Division 2 state track meet in the 400-meter dash on Friday with the fourth fastest time in the preliminaries.
Wood ran a 49.53-seconds in the third heat to qualify for the finals on Saturday. Jordan Dean of Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph had a 47.66 clocking, Deasean Evans of Cleveland Glenville ran a 49.29 and Mason Louis of Bexley had a 48.34 time.
The finals will be at 3:10 p.m. at Pickerington North High School.
Ironton Fighting Tigers’ William “Quay” Harrison will compete in the high jump at 10 a.m.
In the Division 3 preliminaries on Friday at Westerville North High School, the Coal Grove Hornets’ senior Ben Compliment finished 11th in the shot put competition.
Compliment threw 49-feet, 5-inches as his top throw. He had a distance of 53-feet in the regional finals to place fourth.
Dawson Hildebrand of Newton Local won the event with a heave of 60-9.5.
In the D3 girls meet, the Coal Grove Lady Hornets had three relay teams competing.
The 4×100-meter relay team of Addi Dillow, Kylee Thomas, Kylie Montgomery and Maddie McDaniel was 14th with a time of 51.30. They team posted a 51.36 time in the regional tournament.
Both the 4×400 and 4×200 relay teams finished 16th in the preliminaries.
The quartet of Olivia Kingrey, Laura Hamm, Thomas and Montgomery ran a 4:16.30 time in the 4×400. They had a 4:12.99 in the regionals.
The 4×200 team of Montgomery, Thomas, Kingrey and McDaniel posted a 1:48.97 clocking. They ran an almost identical 1:48.99 in the regionals.