Hillsboro and McClain track and field teams advance eight athletes to regionals


By Ryan Applegate - rapplegate@civitasmedia.com



Hillsboro High School’s boys and McClain High School’s boys and girls track and field teams traveled to Washington High School on Saturday to take part in the Southeast Ohio Div. II district track and field finals. Combined the three teams advanced eight individual athletes and five relay teams, across 13 different events, to the Div. II regional track and field tournament.

The athletes that competed in the finals on Saturday had to qualify on day one of the tournament which was held on Tuesday. The field events were contested first and started at 10am with the running events starting at 12pm.

Athletes and relay teams advancing to the regional tournament from Hillsboro are; Austin Goolsby in the boys long jump qualified with a distance of 22-06.00 and in the boys pole vault Goolsby qualified with a height of 15-06.00, Mark Gallimore in the boys pole vault qualified with a height of 12-00.00, the boys 4×100-meter relay team qualified with a time of 44.46, the boys 4×400-meter relay team qualified with a time of 3:37.86, Dion Burns in the boys shot put qualified with a distance of 44-02.25, and Jeremy Hayton in the boys high jump qualified with a height of 6-04.00.

Athletes and relay teams advancing to the regional tournament from McClain are; Chayden Pitzer in the girls 100-meter hurdles qualified with a time of 15.25, Landree Gray in the boys 110-meter hurdles qualified with a time of 16.03 and in the boys 300-meter hurdles Gray qualified with a time of 41.51, Tristan Pitzer in the boys 100-meter dash qualified with a time of 11.33 and in the boys 200-meter dash T. Pitzer qualified with a time of 22.81, the girls 4×200-meter relay team qualified with a time of 1:47.47, the girls 4×100-meter relay team qualified with a time of 51.25, the boys 4×100-meter relay team qualified with a time of 44.92, and Trevor Newkirk in the boys 400-meter dash qualified with a time of 53.03.

Teams from both schools will travel to will travel to Athens High School in The Plains on Thursday for the preliminary round of the Div. II region seven regional track meet. Field events start at 5pm and the track events will start at 6pm.

As previously reported Jaeleigh Hart of Hillsboro qualified for the Div. I Region 3 regional track meet in the girls 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.69. The Region 3 regional track meet preliminary round is scheduled for Wednesday at Pickerington High School North, field events start at 4pm and track events start at 5pm

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By Ryan Applegate

rapplegate@civitasmedia.com

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