Wednesday Division III track results
By ROB HAMILTON
After the first day of activity at the Division III regional track meet at Fairfield Union High School, two individual athletes and one relay team had qualified for the state meet.
Mount Gilead’s girls’ 3200 relay team took third in their race with a time of 9:48.66 to advance. In the girls’ shot put, Northmor’s Kris Pfister took fourth with an effort of 35’1”. Also, the boys’ pole vault had Ethan Nichols placing fourth by clearing 13’4”.
In Wednesday’s action, finals were held in half the field events and the 3200 relays, while preliminary heats were held in the sprints, hurdles and the other three relay races.
Many other local athletes participated in field events and the 3200 relays. Mount Gilead’s boys placed eighth in the 3200 relay in 8:38.57; while Northmor also ran in the event.
Danny Bruce of Gilead Christian barely missed moving on in the long jump, as he placed fifth with a leap of 19’10”. Also, Cardington’s Zach Zvansky placed seventh in the pole vault by clearing 12’8”.
Logan Chapman (discus) and Ethan Harris (long jump) of Mount Gilead; as well as Northmor’s Tyler Beck (discus), Jamie Baldridge (pole vault) and Kyndall Williams (shot put) also competed in field events.
A number of local runners qualified for Friday’s finals.
For the Northmor girls, their 400 relay finished prelims with the fastest time of 52.3, while Allie Tupps had the third-best time in the 400 at 1:01.68. On the boys’ team, Clint Crose qualified eighth in the 100 with a time of 11.62.
Mount Gilead’s boys had Harris qualify sixth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.55. For the girls, their 1600 relay qualified fourth in 4:14.35, Rachel Bush had the fifth-best time in the 300 hurdles (48.41) and Shelby Rizor qualified eighth in the 200 in 27.65.
Gilead Christian’s Bruce took the sixth spot in the boys’ 200 in 23.35; while Lyndee Sayers took the eighth qualifying position in the girls’ 300 hurdles in 49.3.
Also running in preliminary races, but not advancing to the finals were Mount Gilead’s Harris (110 hurdles), Jason Heacock (400) and the boys’ 1600 relay; as well as Northmor’s Tayler Coulson (200), Clint Crose (200) and boys’ 800 relay.